Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe - bakedbyrachel.com

Okay, so these smoothies. They’re thick, delicious and only three ingredients! THREE! Bananas, strawberries and yogurt blended together. Does it get any easier than that? I think not. Well, besides buying a smoothie but it’s not anywhere as quick or cheap! The first time I made something similar, it was way too banana-y (totally a word, just go with it) for my liking. I don’t mind bananas, but I really wanted the strawberries to stand out… because strawberries are delicious and awesome. In this version, you get more strawberry with a hint of banana. It’s still there, just not screaming at you. I like that.

We’ve really enjoyed whipping up fruity concoctions over the last few weeks. My kids have especially enjoyed it. Like me, they love their fruit. I’m still hesitant to add veggies to my smoothies. The whole green (or sometimes brown-ish) drink thing going on just isn’t my style. If I see it or know it’s in there, I’m less likely to try it. I’m such a kid. However, if I don’t know it’s in there and it’s not a funky color, I’m totally okay with trying it. Surprise me and make me like something with hidden veggies. I dare you. Okay maybe not because then someone is bound to try to trick me into eating tomatoes and that goes against everything I believe in. Only half joking. ;)

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe - bakedbyrachel.com

On a totally different subject, why do kids seem to grow up so fast? I’ve adjusted well to our oldest going to school. She’s in kindergarten now so we’ve had plenty of time to get use to it, especially since she went to school last year too. Only now I have a bigger adjustment, or so it feels. Next Fall, two kids will be in school. TWO. How is that even possible?  I mean I can do the math and get that part but it just doesn’t seem time. Our youngest daughter, the wild middle child (is that just standard for the middle child btw?) is totally excited to ride the bus and to go school like her big sis. I’m excited for her but it’ll be a sad day too. They need to slow down a bit. My babies are growing up too fast!

Now I need to go make an adult smoothie to drown my sorrows and stress in… ;)

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe - bakedbyrachel.com

Yield: 2 1/2 cups

Total Time: Under 5 minutes

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

A simple and delicious strawberry banana smoothie, requiring only three ingredients.

Ingredients:

1 Banana, peeled
2 cups frozen strawberries
12oz strawberry yogurt

Directions:

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately or chill.

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Other delicious strawberry recipes to try:
Strawberry banana fruit leather
Strawberry and fudge swirl ice cream
Strawberry banana muffins
Strawberry s’more tarts
Cream puffs with whipped cream and strawberries
Berry parfait


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31 Responses to “Strawberry Banana Smoothie”

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — April 10, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Why are smoothies so damn delicious?

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2013 @ 8:27 am

      The beauty of blending anything you want… oh this is going to mean trouble ;)

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    Tracey — April 10, 2013 at 7:48 am

    You can’t beat the simplicity of this one, love it!! I’m a huge fan of the strawberry-banana combo. Now I just need to win your giveaway so I can make more smoothies :)

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2013 @ 8:28 am

      Haha good luck!!

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    Amy @Very Culinary — April 10, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I have Trevor in the palm of my hand when I make anything involving strawberries. And wouldn’t you know…I just created a smoothie board. Love these.

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2013 @ 9:51 am

      Strawberries are up there with apples in my world. So good! Love that you have a smoothie board now :)

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    Erin|The Law Student's Wife — April 10, 2013 at 9:11 am

    So pretty in pink! My first job was at Jamba Juice, and I’ve had a mega soft-spot for them ever since. Yours looks so fresh and healthy! Helllllo breakfast!

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2013 @ 9:51 am

      I’ve heard of jamba juice but I honestly can’t say I’ve ever seen one. I feel like I’m missing out!

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — April 10, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I love smoothies! I just bought strawberries AND bananas (I only have vanilla yogurt} but either way this most likely will be happening… ohhhh TODAY! I love this classic flavor combo!

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2013 @ 9:51 am

      Sounds like a must make today then ;)

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — April 10, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Simple, perfect flavors!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — April 10, 2013 at 10:22 am

    My girl is only 4 1/2 months old and she is in daycare. I really hope that it prepares me for when she goes to actual school. Great smoothie!

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2013 @ 10:35 am

      I bet it will be a little easier, but still hard knowing she’s growing up!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — April 10, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Beautiful smoothie Rachel – love the color! And I LOVE that these are only three ingredients. Sometimes smoothie recipes overwhelm me, and I frankly can’t be bothered with more than 3 ingredients first thing in the morning :) Have everything for these at home, so going to make these for me and the hubby tomorrow morning!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — April 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I freaking LOVE smoothies. Have them more often than I care to admit – almost everyday. Yeah, I’m addicted. Strawberry and bananas together are the best! Prettiest smoothie ever, Rachel. ;)

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — April 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Smoothies are my go to breakfast in the mornings. You cant beat the strawberry banana combination.

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — April 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Hands down one of my very favorite smoothies! And it will be a sad day :( BUT just think of all the time you get with little man. He’s going to love his mama time!

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2013 @ 1:40 pm

      I know! I’m excited for that and concerned with how it could be too – will I get anything done… ever?! lol

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — April 10, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    GAH! I really need to win your giveaway! I love, love, love me some smoothies! Strawberry is by far my fav!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — April 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I’m also not down with green stuff in smoothies. Other than avocados. Everything else… not going to happen!

    And I make this exact smoothie all the time. SO good!

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    Megan @ megbakes — April 10, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I’m also a little wary to add vegetables to my smoothies. I don’t think I could drink it if it wasn’t a pretty color. Yours is just that and I bet it’s delicious.

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

      Exactly! If it was a pretty color and I had no idea there were veggies in it, no problem! :)

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    Mr. & Mrs. P — April 10, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Making some of these for breakfast tomorrow.. Best way to get the day going!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — April 10, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Haha! Im not too sure how tomatoes would taste in a smoothie… even for a tomato lover ;) But this smoothie looks super tasty! I agree that I would want the strawberries to shine more than bananas :D

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

      Haha definitely no tomatoes in a smoothie even if that’s possible to do.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — April 10, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    wanna know something creepy although it shouldn’t surprise either of us…i made a strawberry banana smoothie this morning (that IG you saw was a S&B smoothie) haha and i have leftover ingredients to make another one tomorrow morning…and i have a blendtec…and we might as well be twins ;)

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

      haha! absolutely twins. :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — April 10, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Yum, this looks perfectly tasty :)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 11, 2013 at 2:48 am

    I don’t have kids of my own but I do have 2 nephews and a nice (all under the age of 6) and they really do grow up so fast! I get worried about the day that they no longer want to play with me doing pirate party, whatever that is.

    Anyway, love the smoothie! It’s perfect for breakfast on the go, or even as a post workout-snack!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — April 11, 2013 at 9:45 am

    This one looks perfect to me. A perfect smoothie for summer!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — April 11, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I could live on smoothies! This looks so refreshing!

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