When I want a fruity drink that’s not just full of empty calories, I make myself a smoothie. And normally I add a bit of sweetener to it, but with this recipe, you really don’t need to. This healthy strawberry banana smoothie is perfectly sweet just as it is, and it’s made with almond coconut milk and Greek yogurt, so it’s good for you without adding tons of calories. That’s a lot of calcium, protein and a healthy dose of fruit in each serving, folks!
Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
And, to be honest, this is a great way to help my kiddo fit in a little more calcium and protein. While he loves fruit (strawberries and bananas are his favorites, actually), he’s not crazy about yogurt and doesn’t drink milk nearly as often as he used to. But put those ingredients in a blender to make a colorful, tasty drink? He’s all over that. And who can blame him? It’s delicious.
If you can, freeze the fruit and fruit juices first. It only takes a couple of hours to get them nice and frozen, and it makes a big difference in the consistency of the smoothie. Unfortunately, our strawberries were only partially frozen here, so we had to add some ice. If your fruit is frozen, you should need little to no ice. No one wants a watered-down smoothie, after all.
This healthy strawberry banana smoothie recipe makes two large servings (two big mason jars full), but if you’re making them for the kids, you’ll have 4 servings easily. Top them with whipped cream and fresh strawberries to finish them off.
Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 1 c. strawberry halves frozen
- 1 medium banana frozen
- 1 c. vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 c. almond coconut milk
- 1/2 c. orange juice
- Add all ingredients to a blender. Pulse or blend until smooth.
Want to try some of our other smoothie recipes? Here are two of our favorites!