This Strawberry Blueberry Banana Smoothie blends fresh or frozen strawberries and blueberries with ripe bananas to create a naturally sweet and creamy antioxidant-packed treat.
Perfect for a nutritious, downright delicious breakfast or snack!
When summer is in full swing, there’s no better way to savor seasonal berries than showcasing them in this vibrant strawberry blueberry and banana smoothie!
But when the seasons change and berries are no longer at their peak, have no fear! Frozen berries offer the same satisfaction all year long!
Instead of relying on refined sugars and processed additives, a humble banana is the secret to this smoothie’s sweetness and thick, silky consistency.
Moreover, bananas are an excellent canvas for a world of ingredients.
The customization possibilities are endless, from peaches and pineapple to raspberries, blackberries, or even a handful of leafy greens!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Here’s why this strawberry blueberry banana smoothie recipe belongs in your smoothie recipe repertoire:
- Fresh or frozen fruit. You can use fresh or frozen strawberries, blueberries, or any mixed berry medley variety you like!
- Customizable. Banana provides a sweet and creamy base that you can easily blend with other natural ingredients and customize your smoothie from top to bottom.
- Dairy-free/vegan friendly. You can use whole milk or your favorite plant-based milk for a dairy-free and vegan version.
- Meal prep. This simple smoothie is perfect for portioning in bags and storing in the freezer to grab, blend, and go!
Here is everything you’ll need to make this banana strawberry blueberry smoothie:
Here is a brief overview of the ingredients:
- Strawberries – Strawberries are a good choice for fruit smoothies because of their impressive antioxidant and vitamin content. If using fresh strawberries, look for firm, deep red berries, and opt for organic, if possible, for the best results.
- Blueberries – Blueberries are also an excellent source of antioxidants. If buying fresh blueberries, look for plump, firm berries with a deep blue color and a silvery-white bloom.
- Banana – Bananas tend to overpower other flavors. For this reason, I only used half of a banana, which is just enough to sweeten the smoothie and give it body and creaminess. Make sure to use a ripe banana for better flavor and creamy texture.
- Milk – You can use regular milk or any other type of milk, including dairy-free alternatives, such as almond, cashew, coconut, oat, or soy milk. Just remember that the consistency will vary based on what type of milk you use.
- Vanilla – Vanilla is optional but highly recommended! It adds a hint of aromatic, sweet flavor for the most delicious smoothie. Use only good quality, 100% pure vanilla extract, none of that artificial stuff.
- Maple syrup – Maple syrup is optional if you are trying to reduce your sugar intake, but a touch improves the depth of flavor with a rich, caramel-like sweetness. You can always add more if your smoothie is not sweet enough.
How to Make a Smoothie with Strawberry, Blueberry, and Banana
Here is how to make this delicious smoothie recipe:
- Prepare the berries: If using fresh berries, start by hulling the strawberries and thoroughly washing the berries. If using frozen berries, there’s no prep work necessary.
- Blend the ingredients: Place the strawberries, blueberries, banana, milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in a food processor or blender. Give everything a few quick pulses, then blend until smooth.
Here are a few tips to help you make the best smoothie:
- You can use either fresh or frozen fruit for this smoothie. If using fresh fruit, make sure everything is perfectly ripened, especially the strawberries.
- If you prefer thick, cold smoothies, use frozen berries. They’re easier to puree into a smooth consistency. You can also use a frozen banana.
- For an easy smoothie on the go, prepare some smoothie packs by freezing strawberries, blueberries, and bananas in portions.
Here are some berry banana smoothie customization ideas to consider:
- Liquid base – The liquid you use doesn’t necessarily have to be milk. You can also use coconut water or fruit-infused water, such as blueberry water or pineapple water.
- Leafy greens – Feel free to sneak in a handful of kale, spinach, or chard.
- Fruit and berries – Mix and match the strawberries and blueberries with fresh or frozen apricots, peaches, pineapple, mangoes, raspberries, blackberries, kiwi, etc.
- Sweetener – You may not need extra sweetener depending on your taste preference and the ripeness of your berries and banana. If it isn’t sweet enough, besides maple syrup, you can use honey, agave nectar, or a pitted date for sweetness.
- Filling add-ins – For a nutritional boost and to make your smoothie more filling and satisfying, add chia seeds, flax seeds, cacao nibs, protein powder, shredded coconut, toasted coconut flakes, or creamy nut butters, such as almond or cashew butter.
Storing & Freezing
Storing: If you have an extra strawberry blueberry banana smoothie, refrigerate it in an airtight container and consume it within 1-2 days.
Freezing: To freeze, pour the smoothie into ice cube trays or silicone molds. Once frozen solid, transfer the smoothie cubes to a resealable freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few related questions about making smoothies:
Are strawberry, blueberry, and banana smoothies good for you?
Yes, strawberry, blueberry, and banana smoothies are good for you! They are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, such as vitamin C, fiber, and anthocyanins.
Just be aware of the portion size so your smoothie remains a nutritious choice in your balanced diet.
What is a good substitute for bananas in smoothies?
For volume and creaminess, you can try swapping the banana for ripe avocados, silken tofu, or Greek yogurt. However, the taste will be completely different.
Can I use ice instead of milk?
Yes, you can use ice cubes instead of milk in smoothies. Doing so creates a refreshing, slushy texture while keeping your smoothie cold.
Just be mindful of the excess water content ice adds. If it becomes too watery, add more frozen berries or bananas.
More Berry Recipes
If you have any blueberries or strawberries left after making this smoothie, check out these delicious recipes:
- Blueberry Kale Smoothie
- Strawberry Soda
- Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
- Blueberry Sauce
- Homemade Blueberry Juice
- 8 medium fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/2 banana, peeled
- 1 cup 2% milk or dairy-free milk of your choice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp maple syrup
- If using fresh berries, hull the strawberries and thoroughly wash all the berries.
- Place the strawberries, blueberries, banana, milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup into a food processor or blender. Pulse a few times and then puree until smooth.
You can use either fresh or frozen fruit for this smoothie. However, if you love thick cold smoothies, I recommend using frozen berries. Frozen fruit is also easier to puree into a smooth consistency.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1/2 of recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 213Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 20mgSodium 118mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 4gSugar 25gProtein 9g
Nutrition facts provided on this website are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a qualified health care provider for personalized diet advice and make sure that each of the ingredients is allowed in your diet.