Easy and healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl, made with just 4 ingredients. It’s naturally sweet, super creamy and the perfect summer breakfast or snack! And with strawberries in abundance in the markets right now, it’s just time to try this classic smoothie recipe!
Strawberry banana smoothie is one of the most popular smoothie combos. They are both very nutritive and the two flavors pair well together. Strawberries, unless they are very ripe, tend to be on the tart side, but the banana helps balance the tartness. This recipe calls for frozen strawberries. You can freeze your own but it’s often easier to just buy them already frozen.
Tips for the best strawberry banana smoothie
Don’t add any sugar. You don not need to add any sugar to a full fruit smoothie. For sweetness, rely on whole fruit and sugar-free plant-based milk. And if you still need to sweeten your smoothie, choose honey, maple syrup, agave syrup or fresh dates like I’ve done for this recipe.
Froze your own fruit. Banana adds sweet, flavor and creaminess to your blend. So you can’t go wrong with bananas in your smoothie base. And freezing them is just a matter of minutes. Peel them, cut in quarters and store in a sealed container in your freezer.
For other fruits you will have to core them or remove the pits, and chop them into small bite-sized pieces. Berries and other small fruits can be left whole.
Ice cubes. I do not tend to put ice in my smoothies unless it’s terribly hot and I’m looking for a lighter and less creamy smoothie. Using a frozen banana in the recipe keeps the drink cold, but it doesn’t water it down.
Liquid ingredients. Milk and yogurt are those I use the most. As you may have noticed, if you have spent some time in my blog, I love plant-based milks, specially oat, coconut and almond milk. Coconut and soya yogurt are great alternatives too. You can also use regular milk for a vegetarian option.
For the Smoothie:
- 3 cups frozen strawberries
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 fresh dates, pitted
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (optional)
For the Toppings:
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, halved
- 1/4 cup blueberries, halved
- 1/2 cup granola
- 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
- First, soak the dates to soften them. If your dates are really fresh and moist, you can skip this step. Place dates in a small bowl with boiling water and let them soak for about 15 minutes, or until they are soft enough to remove the pit by hand. Remove the dates from the soaking water and pit them.
- Combine frozen strawberries, frozen bananas, coconut milk and dates in a blender. Purée until completely smooth.
- Divide the smoothie mixture between bowls and top with fresh strawberries, halved blueberries, granola and dried cranberries. Enjoy!
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