Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Looking to brighten up your day? Then blend this strawberry banana smoothie ASAP. Deliciously sweet and cheerfully colored, this will put a pep in your spring step.

strawberry banana smoothie

Sneak more veggies into your day with this sweet + creamy strawberry banana smoothie recipe. Loaded with nutrient-rich cauliflower and vibrant strawberries, this healthy veggie-packed smoothie works well as a filling breakfast or healthy mid-morning snack. Let’s talk about how to make a strawberry banana smoothie that everyone will love, and hope that the blender can keep up with the demand for this delicious treat!

ingredients for a strawberry banana smoothie recipe

Using veggies in a smoothie

First I wanna talk about the cauliflower in the room. If you already read the ingredients for this smoothie and that one threw you off, don’t fear! I know adding cauliflower to a fruit smoothie might sound odd, but it is a super mild veggie that adds nutrition + creaminess.

When using frozen cauliflower, I don’t even notice the flavor of it in my smoothie! While using fresh can produce a different taste, this smoothie tastes like bananas and strawberries all the way.

I often throw veggies in my smoothies like carrot, sweet potato, cauliflower, leafy greens, cabbage, and celery. They each provide a whole host of health benefits, as well as blend seamlessly into smoothies with a variety of other ingredients. Try tossing one of these vegetables into your next smoothie, and then let me know how it worked out!

delicious smoothie full of plant based ingredients

How to make a strawberry banana smoothie

This smoothie is even easier to blend up than a traditional green smoothie, because you don’t need to blend the liquid and leafy greens first. Just toss all the ingredients into your blender and blend! A high powered blender will break down the chia seeds as well as the strawberry seeds.

If you want to make this smoothie a little lower in sugar, then swap the measurements for the banana and cauliflower. Using 1/2 a banana and 1 cup of cauliflower will lower the sugar by 5 grams.

Ingredient swaps

Looking for a berry smoothie with no strawberries? Swap in blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, etc to blend up an equally delicious smoothie.

Oat milk, cashew milk, or hemp milk are great stand-ins for the almond milk, as well as refrigerated coconut milk.

If adding cauliflower to this strawberry banana smoothie isn’t possible, then add a half cup of dairy free yogurt instead.

Protein boost for smoothies

If I’m blending this smoothie for breakfast, then I want to make sure it has enough protein. I like breakfasts smoothies that keep me full for the morning. Adding 1 serving of Protein Smoothie Boost will give this strawberry banana smoothie recipe an additional 10 grams of plant powered protein, as well as 4 grams of healthy fats. That turns this smoothie into long lasting energy without any sugar crash!

freshly blended strawberry banana smoothie

Strawberry banana smoothie benefits

Regular consumption of fresh strawberries has been linked to less inflammation and lower risk of heart disease. The antioxidants in strawberries are a great defense against various types of cancer. Cauliflower contains vitamin C, folate, and potassium. It’s definitely not just for looks in this recipe! Chia seeds are a superfood with protein as well as healthy fat. These tiny seeds gel up when added to liquid, and help thicken a smoothie as well as provide additional nutrition.

drink to your health with this non-green smoothie

More non-green smoothie recipes

Whether you’re out of greens for the week, or just want a change, I’ve got several smoothie recipes without greens for you to try:

Smoothies don’t need leafy greens to be chock full of whole foods, yet feel free to add greens to any of these smoothie creations. Now, don’t forget to blend this strawberry banana smoothie, then leave a rating + review to let me know how you liked it!

strawberry smoothie recipe
strawberry banana smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Blend up this strawberry banana smoothie as a fun family treat, or a bright + refreshing morning breakfast. One sip of this smoothie will put a smile on anyone's face; it's truly a smoothie for all ages. 
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast / Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based / Vegan
Servings: 16 oz smoothie
Calories: 16kcal
Author: Simple Green Smoothies



  • Blend all ingredients until smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy!



  • If using fresh cauliflower, make sure to use 1 frozen fruit for a refreshingly cool smoothie


Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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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 realistic plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Kat says:

    Classic smoothie, but with that cauliflower twist. Fun and yummy!

  2. Kimberly says:

    This one is so good and took no time to make. love it!

  3. Erin says:

    My daughter is on a strawberry kick, thanks for another great recipe!

  4. Kim says:

    I was skeptical about the cauliflower but it totally works! Even my kids love it. Thanks for finding easy (and sneaky!) ways to get my kids to eat their veggies.

  5. Dani says:

    I made this after I saw your Instagram story and it was sooo good! I couldn’t believe there was cauliflower in it!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Cauliflower can totally fly under the radar like that. A total rawkstar in the world of cruciferous veggies!

  6. Amanda says:

    Love this classic recipe! This one reminds me of the Smoothie King ones I’d grab to work on the Subway – but so so much better + healthier.

  7. Bella says:

    Do you think i could use avacado instead of cauliflower?

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Hi Bella! You could totally use avocado instead of cauliflower here. It would up the creamy factor of the smoothie in the same way cauliflower would. However, it will def change the nutritional profile. While they have nearly the same protein content, avocado is higher in calories, potassium and good fat. Plus you lose your ‘cruciferous veggies points’ when you leave out the cauliflower. Something to consider! Let us know if you try it + what you think.

  8. Erin says:

    My toddler gave this recipe a ‘Yum!’ So that’s a 10 out of 10!

  9. Betty Burrier says:

    This looks very nice, I wonder though why I am getting “free” stuff but unless I under this I am not going to participate. I really don’t want “free” to turn into “300.00. But if free is really free I am so willing to participate, A hundred years ago I used to use “green< everyday and loved it. I hope this is available.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Our blog-based recipes and green smoothie challenges are totally free Betty! Happy blending!

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