his Banana Peanut Butter Strawberry Smoothie is like your breakfast PB&J in a glass. Using only F-O-U-R easy ingredients, you can immediately jumpstart your day with a glass or two of this healthy, creamy, and delicious fruity smoothie recipe.
Busy morning person? Make this smoothie your go-to tasty breakfast on the go.
I love smoothies! Perhaps, the hardest part of being a smoothie aficionado is choosing between all the flavors available to you.
And with most ingredients very accessible to most of us, how can I say no to a nutrient-dense yet easy and delicious meal in a glass?
Simply throw in all the ingredients in a blender, blend for a few minutes (we’re talking less than 5 minutes here, depending on your consistency preference), and then you’re all set!
Could there be any harder than that?
BANANA STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS
You don’t have to look any further when it comes to making this easy fruit smoothie recipe. In fact, I bet 100% all of the ingredients below are already in your pantry.
- Frozen Strawberry – frozen strawberries are actually more affordable than the fresh ones. But if you have fresh ones in your kitchen, just freeze them for 2 hours before using.
- Frozen Banana – it won’t be a frozen smoothie if we’re using fresh ones, right? By using frozen banana, you’re adding a natural creaminess into the mix. Not to mention all that natural sweetness coming from the bananas. Oh so good!
- Peanut Butter – our very source of protein to keep us going. I prefer to use unsweetened nut butter to keep this smoothie recipe healthy. So better “skip” that Skippy PB in your pantry.
- Milk – cow’s milk, almond milk, oat milk, whatever milk you prefer, totally works in this recipe.
A dash of cinnamon or nutmeg would add a nice warmth and sweetness to this banana peanut butter strawberry smoothie here.
If you’re using unsweetened milk, you can absolutely sweeten it with a bit of honey, around 1-2 tablespoons.
Want to make this extra healthy (’cause why not?)? Then throw in some chia seeds into your glass. Flax seeds also work great, too.
Adding a vegetable to a fruity smoothie can be a little intimidating. But don’t be. It’s a great way to boost your produce intake without detecting its taste. If you have kids, it’s a great way to sneak in some veggies.
No strawberries? You can always replace it with raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries.
Instead of peanut butter, you may use cashew, almond, hazelnut, walnut, or pecan butter.
TIPS IN MAKING A HOMEMADE FROZEN FRUIT SMOOTHIE
Commercial smoothies often get a bad rap for being loaded with so much sugar. Sadly, it’s true.
That’s why I prefer making smoothies at home coz you know what’s going into your drink and you can customize it based on your preference.
So here’s what you need to keep in mind when making one…
- As a rule of thumb, always go for only either 1 or 2 fruits.
- You can sneak in veggies in a fruity smoothie. My go-to are usually spinach, kale, and cauliflower.
- Add a good fat into your drink. This could be nut butter, avocado, chia, or flax seeds.
- Frozen fruits are better when it comes to making smoothies. If you only have fresh ones, diced them up the night before and freeze. So you already have frozen fruits the following day.
- Amp up the flavors by adding a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, or ground ginger. Mint and basil leaves also do the trick.
- Always keep the portion size in check. Ask yourself if you would eat all that you’ve added into your smoothie in one sitting if it wasn’t drinkable.
IS BANANA STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE HEALTHY?
Absolutely! This strawberry and banana smoothie is packed with healthy fat, fiber, vitamins, and of course, antioxidants.
DO I NEED AN EXPENSIVE BLENDER?
While we don’t want a chunky fruit smoothie, it doesn’t mean that you’ll go all out and purchase top of the line blenders. There are mid-priced blenders that are powerful enough not to leave any chunks.
WHAT SHOULD YOU NOT MIX IN A SMOOTHIE?
Added sugar. Okay, I’d sometimes love to add a teaspoon of honey to my smoothie to amp up the flavors, but too much of it is a big no. Fruits are already natural sweeteners, so you better skip those flavored yogurts.
CAN I ADD IN SOME ICE INTO MY SMOOTHIE?
If you want more volume, feel free to add ice to your smoothie. And if you haven’t noticed, cold sips take more time to drink. This means that you linger over your drink – making it enjoyable and more memorable for you!
MORE SMOOTHIE RECIPES LIKE THIS
BANANA PEANUT BUTTER STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE
- 1 cup Frozen strawberry
- 1 cup Frozen banana
- ¼ cup Peanut butter
- 1 ½ cup Milk
- Put all the ingredients into a blender one by one and blend them well until you get a smoothie consistency.
- Serve cold and garnish it with a slice of banana or strawberry.
- If you want a sweeter smoothie, you can add a tablespoon of honey into your blender.
- If you want a thinner smoothie, add more milk. For a thicker consistency, add less milk and a bit of ice.
- Any type of milk will work for this recipe.
- Feel free to use any kind of nut butter you have on hand.
- Serve it at breakfast, during snack time, or as a post-workout energizer. Enjoy!