Healthy strawberry banana smoothie recipe

Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie

POSTED ON 12.17.2018

Our Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie includes iron-rich spinach and is completely plant-based. It only has 143 calories too!

The most popular smoothie combo might be strawberry banana. It’s a blender classic! When recommending recipes to anyone new to green smoothies, I always recommend Beginner’s Luck, but also any simple smoothie with familiar flavors. Strawberry banana smoothies are a favorite of many, which is why I wanted to create a healthy strawberry banana smoothie that was dairy-free and plant-powered.

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Ingredients for a healthy strawberry banana smoothie

What is The Best Time of Day To Drink a Green Smoothie?

We get this question a lot. The answer is simple: drink your smoothie when you feel like it best fits into your day.

Some of our team love a green smoothie as a breakfast meal replacement. Others drink a green smoothie once or twice a day as a snack.

If you do use a green smoothie to replace a meal, please read this post as a guide. You’ll want to add in extra protein and healthy fats to make your smoothie more filling.

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Strawberry and Banana: A Smoothie Dream Team

Strawberries and bananas are both nutritional powerhouses, and the two flavors pair well together. Banana can be overpowering sometimes, but combined with strawberry, it’s almost like they become one flavor.

Bananas and strawberries are both low glycemic fruits. They contain heart healthy dietary fiber that also keeps the bowels moving smoothly. The vitamin C in both fruits helps the body better absorb the iron in the spinach. Both strawberries and bananas can help with weight management and blood sugar regulation.

Strawberries, particularly if you didn’t pick them fresh from your garden, can be on the tart side. The sweetness of the banana balances out the tartness just right. Bananas also make smoothies extra creamy.

For more banana and berry smoothie combos click here.

And if you’re not a fan of bananas or have an allergy…bananas can easily be substituted with avocado or any of the suggestions found in this post.

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Healthy strawberry banana smoothie recipe

Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie


  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

I grew up loving strawberry milkshakes that my dad would make. This is my healthier take on that—one that fuels me up and keeps me going. We also call this smoothie Strawberry Blast.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 banana

Instructions

  1. Place spinach and almond milk in blender. Puree until smooth.
  2. Add remaining fruit and blend again.

Notes

Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.

  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: strawberry banana smoothie

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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Josh says:

    I use water and add flax seeds. Taste great in vitamix!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Flax seed is so great for added protein, omega-3’s and fiber. Way to blend it Josh!

  2. Kayla says:

    Can I use water instead of any type of milk?

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Hey Kayla – great question! Yes, you can def use water any time instead of milk. This will result in a smoothie that is a touch less creamy, yet lower in calories and protein.

  3. Ellie says:

    What would be the net calories per serving for this smoothie? And can i replace almond milk with soy or coconut milk?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Ellie! There are 145 calories per serving for this smoothie. For additional nutrition info, check the Nutrition Facts directly below the recipe. You can use any type of liquid base you choose. Plant-based milks we often use are almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, and cashew milk. (We prefer to stay away from soy milk as soy is a common allergen.) Happy blending! 🙂

  4. Sarah Boone says:

    could i blend this in a nutribullet?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Sarah, our smoothies are meant to be blended in any blender out there! Many people in our community have and love Nutribullets. 🙂

  5. Amy says:

    Correct if I’m wrong but I’m pretty sure bananas are high glycemic index. My trainer never wanted me eating these in the morning because of that. Hope this helps

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Amy,

      Bananas are actually known to be low on the GI scale and their GI value is only a 51.

      Hope that helps!

  6. Shari says:

    Who doesn’t love the combination of strawberries and banana. Creamy, berry goodness.

  7. Christina says:

    Love the simple flavors. I am enjoying this smoothie challenge!

  8. Patricia says:

    Tasty the second time around.

  9. Julie says:

    This was one of my first smoothies. Always a good one to fall back on.

  10. Beth says:

    This is one of my all time favorite smoothies. When I am craving chocolate, I’ll add chocolate protein powder to it for an added kick.

  11. Meagan says:

    I used frozen strawberries…I hate frozen strawberries. They have zero flavor. I added a beet to give it flavor. Next time I make, I’ll have to make it with fresh strawberries & then it might be a 5

  12. Jackie says:

    This was quite tasty with the banana adding a nice fullness. I think this would be really nice with some fresh sunshine ripened strawberries when the summer arrives!

  13. Patti says:

    I loved this one! I love the creaminess of the banana!
    I must admit, I don’t measure now, just grab handfuls, 1/2 handfuls, it’s all good!

  14. Cecily says:

    I am loving all these smoothies, so yummy and my kids are starting to ask to try more and more as well. Yeah!

  15. Neal says:

    This was ok, nothing special. Maybe more strawberries next time !

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