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Easy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

This Strawberry Smoothie recipe is thick, refreshing, and packed with fresh strawberry flavor. It has just 4 ingredients: strawberries, bananas, and pineapple blended together with coconut milk or your favorite base.

This strawberry banana smoothie will give you some serious feel-good energy in the morning!

Easy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe served in cups with strawberry and banana garnish

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Strawberry Smoothie Recipe:

We love summer strawberries when they are at their peak of sweetness because they really shine in smoothies. There is nothing like a Strawberry Smoothie in the morning to give you a cool and refreshing jolt before your day starts. Since the main ingredient is strawberries, it has an intense strawberry flavor that our whole family loves.

This has the classic taste of a strawberry banana smoothie, but you can change up your smoothie based on what you have on hand. For a different flavor twist, check out the Apricot Strawberry Smoothie, or our popular Strawberry Cherry Smoothie Recipe. You could also serve this as a smoothie bowl with fun toppings.

Close-up of Strawberry Smoothie with Strawberry and Banana Garnish

Ingredients for Strawberry Smoothies:

  • Strawberries: The main ingredient! I love using fresh strawberries, but frozen strawberries are an option. Remove strawberry tops to preserve the pretty pink color.
  • Coconut Milk: My favorite base giving this smoothie a tropical flavor. See below for other options.
  • Bananas: A staple ingredient for many smoothies, gives a nice creamy texture.
  • Pineapple: More tropical flavor for this delicious treat and the frozen chunks serve as a flavorful “ice” so this smoothie is packed full of flavor!

Coconut milk, frozen pineapple, bananas, and strawberries to make this simple and delicious Strawberry Smoothie recipe.

How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie:

  1. Combine all of your ingredients in your blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and serve to the folks who have probably formed a line behind you.

Smoothie Pro Tip: Be sure to put the liquid ingredients in first, and then the frozen ingredients. The liquid helps with the blending process and prevents your blender from locking up on the hard frozen fruits!

Strawberries, pineapple, bananas, and coconut milk in blender to make strawberry smoothies

Can I use a Different Kind of Milk?

Smoothies are so versatile! You can make them using just about any milk or liquid base. My favorite option is to use Coconut Milk for Strawberry Smoothies, which adds a slight tropical taste and is a great dairy-free option if you have allergies or other health concerns.

Other liquid options include:

  • Regular Milk: Creamy traditional smoothie base
  • Nut Milks: Almond, Cashew, etc – add a nice nutty flavor and are a great dairy-free option
  • Fruit Juice: An extra punch of sweetness without needing to add sugar
  • Water: If you are counting those calories!

Can I use Frozen Strawberries for Smoothies?

Frozen strawberries work great for smoothies so you can enjoy strawberry smoothies year-round. Using frozen fruit in your smoothies helps keep them chilled and thick. If we have leftover fruit or a bumper crop of berries, we often store them in freezer-safe bags to make a quick smoothie another day.

Easy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe with frozen strawberries served in cups

How to Hull Strawberries:

The hull is the green leafy cap at the top of a strawberry. We hull strawberries to keep the color consistent in the smoothie. Hulling a strawberry is easy – using a small pairing knife, make a circular cut around the top, aiming towards the center to remove the top like a cork.

A strawberry huller makes this job really quick and easy with minimal waste since you remove the hull with one circular motion and you don’t have to cut away any portion of the strawberry flesh.

More Summer Strawberry Recipes:

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

5 from 14 votes
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Strawberry Smoothies garnished with strawberry and banana

This easy, simple, and delicious Strawberry Smoothie recipe combines strawberries, coconut milk, bananas, and pineapple to give you a refreshing burst of summer flavor.

Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3-$4
Keyword: Strawberry Banana Smoothie, Strawberry Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Course: Beverage, Drinks
Calories: 170 kcal
Servings: 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk original (or almond milk, or regular milk)
  • 1 cup strawberries hulled and halved
  • 1 banana peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks frozen

Instructions

  1. Combine all of your ingredients in the order that they are listed (liquid on the bottom and frozen on top).
  2. Blend until smooth and serve right away.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 330mg9%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 43IU1%
Vitamin C 44mg53%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Grampa Joe
    July 6, 2020

    Fantastic, our favorite kind of drink on a hot day. Your E-Mail just came in as we poured the creamed coconut
    (more intense flavor)into the blender. To your recipe we added 1 cup of vanilla ice cream, 1 cup crushed ice cubes and a cup of dark rum (for therapeutic purposes only) Your recipes are out of this world. Thanks again. Grampa Joe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 6, 2020

      You’re welcome, Grampa Joe! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Matt Taylor
    June 10, 2020

    Yummy!! I love a good strawberry smooth recipe. So refreshing!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 10, 2020

      Isn’t it the best Matt! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Valentina
    June 10, 2020

    This strawberry smoothie recipe is my go-to breakfast! So easy to make and so delicious!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 10, 2020

      We love our morning smoothies!

      Reply

  • Toni
    June 10, 2020

    What a delicious and refreshing smoothie! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 10, 2020

      You’re welcome, Toni! I hope you love it!

      Reply

  • Lucy
    June 9, 2020

    The smoothie looks amazing! I’m going to try and make my own. Do you by any chance have a recipe on how to make açai bowls?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 9, 2020

      Hi Lucy, thank you for that suggestion! We have a Green Smoothie Bowl here. There’s no açai in it, however.

      Reply

      • Lucy
        June 10, 2020

        Ok thank you! I’ll try that instead. It looks delicious!!!!!

        Reply

  • Mary
    May 25, 2020

    Please, your recipes are so excellent, BUT I cannot copy them from your text. So very
    frustrating for I spend a long time trying to copy them. Please make them user friendly.

    Reply

  • Melissa
    October 9, 2019

    My whole family liked this smoothie. It’s simple, healthy and delicious. Who could ask for more? 5 stars!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 9, 2019

      That’s so great, Melissa! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Barbara
    June 22, 2019

    May I share my banana milkshake recipe: pour a pint or more of milk in the blender with 1 cut up big banana vanilla, 3 ice cubes, and sugar to taste. Froth up the drink until all is mixed well. So easy and so rich tasting!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 24, 2019

      That sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing that Barbara!

      Reply

  • Zarina
    May 22, 2019

    Hello Natasha! Can I substitute pineapple? My younger daughter doesn’t like it – it gives her stomach aches. Can I omit it or add more strawberries instead? Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 22, 2019

      Hi Zarina, we love it in this smoothie but you can definitely omit or substitute.

      Reply

  • Ash Glyde
    January 13, 2019

    Great smoothie 👍👍 you gotta balance between the strawberries and the pineapple. Too much pineapple gives it a strong favour. Next time I’m gonna add more strawberries and less pineapple.

    Fantastic recipe

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Mital B.
    August 2, 2018

    Looks so easy, Can’t wait to try it out.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 2, 2018

      It is so good! Thank you for following our blog!

      Reply

  • Nina
    November 25, 2017

    What can I sub for strawberries?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 26, 2017

      Hi Nina, most berries would be a good substitution here.

      Reply

  • Emily
    May 17, 2017

    Yum! I like my smoothies green so I added frozen kale and it was a perfect additions to an already great smoothie 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 18, 2017

      Great suggestion Emily! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

      Reply

  • Katie
    February 20, 2017

    So good, hubby and I loved it ♡

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 20, 2017

      Awesome! I’m glad to hear you both enjoyed it as much as I do Katie!

      Reply

  • Lita
    February 4, 2017

    Hi Natasha , l love your recipe I was wondering how come I cant get them on you tube?you got good ones there but even better on Facebook.it would be nice to haven them on YouTube also,

    Reply

  • Kristina Bezuglov
    November 21, 2016

    Hey, natash this is kristina again I absolutely love this recipe it tastes very good how do you make it have a very good taste.?☺☺

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 21, 2016

      Kristina, thank you for the nice review. The list of ingredients and proper amounts make one good tasting smoothie.

      Reply

      • Kristina
        October 2, 2017

        Thx😗 I am russian too

        Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          October 3, 2017

          You’re welcome Kristina!

          Reply

  • Lori
    January 25, 2016

    Love this smoothie! I added a tsp of chia seeds to it,

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 25, 2016

      I love that idea!

      Reply

  • Jessica
    November 12, 2015

    So delicious!! thanks!

    Reply

  • megan
    July 5, 2015

    that looks good

    Reply

  • Roshi
    January 13, 2015

    This is technically a “Strawberry, Banana, Pineapple Smoothie” and if made milk is a milk shake (and not a smoothies 🙂

    Reply

  • Maia
    November 27, 2014

    So yummy! I used fresh pineapple instead of frozen and one and a half bananas instead of just one because it wasn’t creamy enough for my liking when I did just one but it was delicious, I drank it all! 😀

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 27, 2014

      Thanks for the great review Maia and great job improvising :D.

      Reply

  • sarah
    September 16, 2014

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I recently figured out after a long rough year that I have an intolerance to dairy 🙁 I have been craving a smoothie but it just isn’t the same without yogurt. I make spinach smoothies all the time but sometimes I just want a creamy consistency. This recipe is so yummy. I just finished my container of coconut milk so I used a lactate free milk. Added just a smudge of honey. Im happy again. I think I will also make popsicle out of what I didn’t drink for my evening snack.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 16, 2014

      Goodness that would make a good popsicle! My husband has pretty much switched over to almond milk; he loves the stuff and we do love coconut milk in our smoothies. I’m so happy to hear you liked the smoothie 🙂

      Reply

  • Diana
    June 26, 2014

    Natasha thank you so much fir this recipe. I just made this and it’s delicious! I don’t like to drink milk by itself so this is a good way for me to get my calcium. Thanks again.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 26, 2014

      You’re so welcome. I’m so happy you enjoyed it and you’re getting your calcium ;). It’s also great for an energy boost.

      Reply

  • Crystal
    June 2, 2014

    Delicious! My son couldn’t get enough!

    Reply

  • Kiley- Rooks to Cooks
    May 14, 2014

    This looks so great, and so easy to make! I like how you added pineapple to give it something extra, definitely a great idea 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 14, 2014

      Thank you Kiley, I always make sure to have frozen pineapple in the freezer, since we drink smoothies almost daily :).

      Reply

      • Eileen
        June 10, 2020

        can you use canned pineapple or does it have to be frozen

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          June 10, 2020

          Hi Eileen, I haven’t tested that with canned pineapple but it may work! If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

          Reply

  • Alex
    April 14, 2014

    Thanks so the recipe, I literally just made it! Tried it and love it. Also tried a banana for the first time, yum! As a young vegetarian i’m finding it hard to shake up my meals, and this was a great new one.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 14, 2014

      Oh wow you are brave! vegetarian?! I’d have to have some incredible will power to do that, but I do have some great vegetarian dishes here; sweet and savory. I hope you love everything you try! Are you ok to eat fish and dairy or is it more strict?

      Reply

  • Nadia
    March 10, 2014

    I continue to watch your blog and I love your recipes. With the smoothies, do you like the “blend tech”? Nadia

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 10, 2014

      Thank you Nadia. I do love Blendtec, because it whirls food up to 300 MPH and pulverizes them into submission. I no longer crave Jamba Juice :).

      Reply

  • Erica
    March 8, 2014

    1/2 cup water
    the juice from half a lime
    2 tbsp mint
    2 cups of fresh, chopped pineapple
    1 banana, (fresh or frozen)
    1 cup of kale or spinach
    1 handful of ice, if you use a fresh banana

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 8, 2014

      That sounds so fresh and nice, especially with the mint. yum! Thanks so much for sharing!

      Reply

  • Tatiana
    March 6, 2014

    I recently unpacked my blender and now looking for smoothies recipes. This one looks delicious! Definitely need to try it :). Thank you, Natasha, for sharing!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 6, 2014

      You’re welcome! Is it a new blender or did you move to a new place?

      Reply

      • Tatiana
        March 9, 2014

        It’s an old one, just have not used it for a while. Now there is a reason to use it again!

        Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          March 9, 2014

          🙂 Yay!! I’m happy to be a source of inspiration 😉

          Reply

  • Ani
    March 6, 2014

    Tried the recipe this morning for breakfast and it was delightful! Hubby and I both really enjoyed it! Thanks for such an easy and yummy recipe Natasha!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 6, 2014

      You’re welcome!! Thanks for reporting back 🙂 It always makes my day to hear that someone enjoyed one of my recipes 🙂

      Reply

  • Alona
    March 5, 2014

    My husband bought a whole case of coconut milk and I didn’t know what to do with it. Natasha thank you for your inspiration!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 5, 2014

      Oh awesome!! My husband started the trend in our house too. I just went along with it and loved it! 🙂

      Reply

  • Deloris
    March 5, 2014

    This sounds delicious –does the pineapple have to be frozen?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 5, 2014

      No but it’s nice to have at least one fruit that is frozen 🙂

      Reply

  • Oksana
    March 4, 2014

    This is a nice recipe to have. I just found out that I have some negative reactions to dairy, and have to experiment with different kinds of milk (like the almond or coconut). As soon as I can get my hands on frozen pineapple, I would like to make this creation.
    Here’s an idea for a good protein snack, soak up some almonds overnight (You can buy big bag at costco, but I really like trader joe’s brand). Just drain off the water and eat. The skin peels off easy, and they are so delish and kind of addictive too.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 5, 2014

      I’m sorry to hear about your dairy reaction. That’s tough since so much food has dairy in it. Is it all dairy? Thanks for the tip about almonds! Sounds great!

      Reply

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