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How to Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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Today, I’m showing you how to make a strawberry banana smoothie topped with a strawberry rose. This thick smoothie is made of frozen strawberries, fresh banana, non-fat Greek yogurt, skim milk, ice cubes, honey and vanilla. It takes less than one minute to blend up using the Vitamix Blender A3500.

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Learning how to make a strawberry banana smoothie can be fun, especially if you top it with a strawberry rose!

I’m excited to share this recipe with you, because I recently won a Vitamix Blender A3500 at the Everything Food Conference in May. And, I’ve been itching to blend up some creative recipes.

For this strawberry banana smoothie, I’m using fresh strawberries that I picked at a local farm in Northern California. When I got home, I washed off these gems, removed the stems and popped them in the freezer.

ingredients to make a strawberry banana smoothie is sitting on a table, including: a Vitamix blender A3500, frozen strawberries, fresh banana, skim milk, Greek yogurt (plain), vanilla extra, honey, and ice.

It takes less than a minute to blend up a strawberry banana smoothie in the Vitamix blender A3500.

Tips on How To Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

  1. The key to making a thick smoothie is to blend it slowly. If you have a Vitamix blender, you’ll want to blend it on variable 1 for 30-45 seconds.
  2. If you’re using a Vitamix Blender, make sure to add the ingredients in the order that they appear in this recipe.
  3. Since strawberries have very different sweetness levels, it’s best to add the base amount of honey in this recipe, then add more honey 1 tsp at a time.

Watch My Video To See How to Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie

If you’re not feeling the banana vibe, no hard feelings. You can scrap the fresh banana and double the quantity of frozen strawberries in this recipe.

If you want a rich, creamy strawberry smoothie, then ditch the yogurt, vanilla extract and honey. Instead, add 2 scoops of your favorite vanilla ice cream. This is more like a dessert strawberry smoothie.

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How to make a strawberry smoothie the easy way.

How to Make a Smoothie With Frozen Fruit

Blending up a medley of your favorite frozen fruits is a great way to add more texture to a smoothie without diluting it with excessive ice cubes.

To speed things up, you can premeasure and prepackage fresh fruit into small freezer bags. I like to label the freezer bags too. Then, when you’re ready to make a smoothie with frozen fruit, you’re fruits are all ready to go.

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Check out how to make a smoothie with frozen fruit by pre-washing and freezing your summer fruits in freezer bags.

How to Make a Smoothie With Yogurt

For a healthier kick, I like using plain non-fat Greek yogurt instead of ice cream. This also allows me to control the sweetness level and vanilla flavor.

If you want to replace the plain Greek yogurt with your favorite vanilla yogurt, power to you! Just make sure to remove the vanilla extract in this recipe. And, taste the smoothie before adding the honey; otherwise your smoothie might be too sweet.

If you’re lactose free, then you can replace the Greek yogurt with lactose-free coconut yogurt, which adds a tropical hint to this strawberry banana smoothie recipe.  

How to Make a Smoothie Without Yogurt

To make this smoothie without yogurt, use 1.5 cups of skim milk.

If you’re not a fan of skim milk, you can also use unsweetened soymilk or unsweetened almond milk. When I tested this recipe with cashew milk, the cashew flavor was a bit strong for my taste. But if you’re a fan of cashew milk, then go with your taste buds.

Let’s Talk About How To Make a Strawberry Rose

If you want to dress up this healthy strawberry smoothie recipe to serve at a party, then you can top it with an adorable strawberry rose. My tip is to carve all the strawberry roses and store them in an airtight container in the fridge before you make the strawberry banana smoothie. That way, when the smoothies are done you can quickly garnish the glasses with the strawberry roses without your smoothie becoming a messy goo.

Watch the smoothie video here to see how to make a strawberry rose. (I fast forwarded the video to where the strawberry rose starts).  It takes less than a minute to carve this easy strawberry rose. You just need fresh strawberries, a sharp pairing knife and straws.

strawbery rose with a banana slice on a green straw

Brighten up your strawberry banana smoothie with this strawberry rose.

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How To Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Today, I’m showing you how to make a strawberry banana smoothie topped with a strawberry rose. This thick smoothie is made of frozen strawberries, fresh banana, non-fat Greek yogurt, skim milk, ice cubes, honey and vanilla. It takes less than one minute to blend up using the Vitamix Blender A3500.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry banana smoothie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Chewable Structures

Ingredients

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt plain
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 fresh banana
  • 1 cup ice
  • 4 fresh strawberries optional: for the strawberry rose

Instructions

  1. To make a strawberry banana smoothie and strawberry rose, watch this video tutorial: https://youtu.be/sfh8NgrH7mE
  2. For the strawberry banana smoothie, add the milk, yogurt, honey, vanilla, frozen strawberries, banana and ice in the Vitamix blender container (in the order listed above) and secure the lid.
    ingredients to make a strawberry banana smoothie is sitting on a table, including: a Vitamix blender A3500, frozen strawberries, fresh banana, skim milk, Greek yogurt (plain), vanilla extra, honey, and ice.
  3. Select variable 1 and blend for 30 seconds.
  4. Pour the strawberry banana smoothie into glasses.
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  5. Carve the strawberry rose and add to the glass. Serve immediately.

    strawbery rose with a banana slice on a green straw

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

For a thicker strawberry banana smoothie, the key is to keep the Vitamix Blender on low (ie. Variable 1) to slowly blend it together. If you want a thinner smoothie, press the smoothie button.

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