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!

strawberry banana smoothie

If your kids are new to the world of smoothies, this is a great starter. Smoothies for kids are typically a bit sweeter yet still full of whole foods that will give them energy and boost their servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

Table of Contents
  1. Using Veggies in a Smoothie
  2. How to Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie
  3. Ingredient Swaps
  4. Strawberry Banana Smoothie Benefits
  5. More Fruit Smoothie Recipes
  6. 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 fruit smoothies 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.

ingredients for a strawberry banana smoothie recipe

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.

Ingredient Swaps

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.

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 vegan 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 my homemade protein powder 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 Fruit 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 banana smoothie
4.56 from 346 votes

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. 
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Serves: 1 16oz smoothie

Ingredients  

Instructions 

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

Video

Notes

  • If using fresh cauliflower, make sure to use 1 frozen fruit for a refreshingly cool smoothie.
  • Make sure to use at least one frozen fruit for a refreshingly cool smoothie.
  • Swap the almond milk for the dairy-free milk of your choice.
  • Feel free to add up to 1 cup of leafy greens for even more nutrients.

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcal, Carbohydrates: 59g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Sodium: 338mg, Potassium: 978mg, Fiber: 13g, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 137IU, Vitamin C: 112mg, Calcium: 413mg, Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Surprisingly great! Didn’t even taste the cauliflower! I had unsweetened vanilla almond milk open so used that instead of regular almond milk.

  2. 4 stars
    I tried fresh strawberries, and will use frozen next time. Not my favorite smoothie, but still really good!

  3. 5 stars
    Day #2 – I really liked this smoothie. Very nice taste. No problem with adding cauliflower.

  4. 4 stars
    Was surprised that cauliflower was included , but what a surprise couldn’t taste it and it added some extra nutrition and creaminess. Yum.

  5. 5 stars
    Banana and Strawberry is an amazing combination! This smoothie is healthy and delicious!

  6. 5 stars
    Yum. A strawberry-banana smoothie has always been a favorite. The addition of some cauliflower was new for me.

  7. 4 stars
    This one was very thick – needed to add a little extra almond milk. Very creamy though!

  8. 4 stars
    This was delicious, just a little sweet for me so I’ll balance it out next time. Smooth, beautiful colour and delicious though! I would have never thought of adding cauliflower to a smoothie – digging it!

  9. 4 stars
    Glad to use cauliflower in a smoothie! Not as fond of the almond milk in it but still tasted good.

    1. I never thought about adding cauliflower to a smoothie! Thank you for expanding my palate.