Healthy Strawberry Banana
Smoothie Recipes

Nutritional Benefits of a
Healthy Fruit Smoothie

Strawberry banana smoothie recipes can make you some of the most nutritious — and delicious — meals on earth. Healthy fruit smoothies are loaded with phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes that come in a whole-food form.

The fruits and vegetable blended together in healthy smoothie recipes provide vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fiber that will do wonders for your health — and build up your body’s defenses against disease.

In addition, when fruits and vegetables are blended, the plant fibers are broken down just like when you chew them; the blender literally does most of the “chewing” for you. And chewing food more thoroughly means that you'll absorb more of the nutrients.

Healthy fruit smoothies retain the fiber from the fruits and the vegetables you use. The fiber works to improve digestion and helps your body naturally rid itself of toxins. Fiber also helps you feel more satisfied, and maintains that feeling longer.

Strawberries and Bananas Make Great Smoothie Ingredients

Strawberries are among the most popular ingredients used for fruit smoothie recipes — for many reasons. They're easy to blend, and add lots of flavor without adding tons of sugar or calories. Bananas add just the right amount of sweetness, and they'll thicken your smoothie as well as add fiber. This is an unbeatable combination for making a healthy fruit smoothie.

Learn more about strawberries at
The World's Healthiest Foods/Strawberries

Learn more about bananas at
The World's Healthiest Foods/Bananas

All these strawberry banana smoothie recipes I've collected here are just a starting point for you to experiment with and customize to your own taste. I've also including a list of my recommended optional ingredients that you can add to all of the strawberry banana smoothie recipes to make them more nutritious.

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipes

Most smoothie recipes call for a liquid ingredient to allow the solid components to move around inside the blender and give your smoothie the right thickness. The beverage you choose will largely determine how healthy your smoothie turns out.

What are the best beverages to use to make your smoothie as healthy as possible? The most common choices are  water, cow's milk, yogurt, soy milk, nut milks, or fruit juice. To discover the pros and cons of each one, click on the link below to see my page on how to make a smoothie the healthy way.

Complete Guide to Making a Healthy Smoothie
Everything you need to know!

Making Your Smoothie Recipes
into Complete Meals

Many smoothie recipes are relatively low in protein, so they're not complete meals by themselves. The easy solution is to add a protein source to any healthy smoothie recipe.

The simplest way to do this is by adding a couple of raw organic eggs to your basic recipe. Raw eggs won't change the taste of your smoothie at all, and the argument that they're bad for you because of the cholesterol content is just not true. Eggs are one of the most beneficial foods you can eat, especially when consumed raw.

You can also increase the protein content of your healthy smoothie by adding a protein powder.  Be sure to use a high quality product; most cheap protein powders are excessively heat-processed and aren't really good for you.

There are many other ways to transform your ordinary smoothie recipe into one with enhanced nutritional value. You can add superfood powders, healthy fats, herbs, spices and extra fiber. My complete guide to making a smoothie has lots of tips and tricks to make your smoothie better.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipes

When a recipe calls for milk, I suggest you use any type of non-dairy milk product — there are many different ones: hemp, almond, soy, rice, etc. They're a healthier alternative, and easy to keep on hand.

  1. Start by pouring the liquid ingredients for each smoothie recipe into your blender.
  2. Toss in your solid ingredients: fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables.
  3. Add any optional ingredients, if you like — blending as you go.
  4. Add more liquid to reduce the thickness of your smoothie, ice to chill it, or more fruit to thicken your smoothie.
  5. You can substitute ingredients at your whim — it's fun to experiment!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie
1-1/2 cups frozen strawberries
1 frozen sliced banana
1 cup milk

Strawberry Banana Pineapple Peach Smoothie
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen peaches
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup milk

Strawberry Banana Peach Smoothie
1/2 cup frozen bananas
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen peaches
12 oz. milk

Strawberry Banana Orange Smoothie
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup  milk

Strawberry Banana Blueberry Smoothie
1/2 cup strawberries
1 frozen fresh banana
1/2 cup blueberries
1 cup milk

Strawberry Banana Date Smoothie
1 cup strawberries
3 fresh dates
3 frozen sliced bananas
1 cup of milk

Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie
2  frozen bananas
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup pineapple juice

Strawberry Tropical Smoothie
1/2 cup of strawberries
1 frozen or fresh banana
1/2 cup mango
1/2 cup pineapple
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup milk

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More Information on Healthy Smoothies

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Complete Guide to Making a Healthy Smoothie
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For great smoothies, make sure you have a quality blender.

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