This homemade creamy strawberry banana milkshake recipe is everything you want in a milkshake. Thick, creamy, and bursting with banana and strawberry flavor. This healthy recipe will be a family favorite.
This recipe really came by accident. We had loads of strawberries in the freezer from strawberry picking and lots of bananas from recipe testing my favorite sourdough banana bread.
I added them to the blender with some extra creamy milk (aka I forgot to shake my non-homogenized milk giving me extra cream) and it was absolutely divine. So thick and creamy.
With super simple ingredients, this is one of my favorite easy milkshake recipes ever and now my family’s favorite treat.
Why you will love this recipe:
Super fast and easy: 5 minutes and you are on your way to a delicious dessert
Healthy: Packed with vitamin C, potassium, and other nutrients. This milkshake is actually… dare I say… healthy-ish.
Thick and creamy: Everything you want in a milkshake.
- Freeze bananas when they are super ripe and about to go bad. You can chop them up or just cup them in half and place them in a freezer safe Zip-lock bag and place in the freezer in one layer.
- Frozen or fresh fruit will work in this recipe. I like to use frozen because it is way faster and makes this milkshake thick and creamy.
- Check out the extra add-ins below to add extra nutrients.
- If you don’t have maple syrup you can swap it out with honey, dates, or even a little sugar.
- Don’t have bananas? No biggie, add a few extra strawberries and make a strawberry milkshake.
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Are banana and strawberry smoothies good for you?
Yes. Still, you always have to consider what ingredients are added. Strawberries and bananas contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Whenever you are making a smoothie, it is a good idea to try to balance out the carbs, protein, sugars, and fats so that you don’t just get a sugar rush and crash from drinking a smoothie that is just made out of just fruit.
Is a banana milkshake healthy?
This is totally dependent on the ingredients used to make the milkshake. Most milkshakes are full of sugar which is associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other problems. But creating your own delicious homemade milkshake can have some benefits if you are choosing quality ingredients and limiting the amount of added sugar.
What does strawberry and banana do for you?
They are full of vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, fiber, and magnesium to name a few. They help fuel your body with the beneficial nutrients.
Are strawberries and bananas a good combination?
Yes! They are super delicious together. Bursting with fresh fruit flavor.
Strawberries: Fresh or frozen strawberries will work. I like to use frozen because they are already cored for you. This makes it way easier
Bananas: Fresh or frozen. Use super ripe bananas to add more sweetness and banana flavor. Frozen will add a thickness and extra creaminess compared to fresh bananas.
Milk: I like to use whole milk with 1 tbs of heavy whipping cream for the ultimate silky strawberry banana shake. You can also make this vegan by using oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk or whatever your favorite milk alternative is. You do not need to fear saturated fat. The fat in milk has been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease and our risk for diabetes. It’s even better if you can chose milk from grass fed cows as it is higher in Omega 3 fats and CLA (a heart healthy fatty acid). source
Maple Syrup: Feel free to adjust the amount here to your liking.
Vanilla: Since I don’t usually add ice cream to this I like to add a splash of vanilla extract. It basically makes ice cream in the blender.
How To Make Strawberry Banana Milkshake
Remove stems from fresh strawberries if using. I usually use frozen.
In a blender, add strawberries, frozen bananas, one cup milk, two table spoons cream and maple syrup. You can also add any extras you would like at this time.
Blend until smooth. Top with fresh whipped cream and fresh strawberry slices if desired.
- Collagen peptides: Probably my favorite thing to add to smoothies and shakes. Not only does it add 9g of protein per scoop of collagen, but it also makes it fluffier and creamier. Adding protein will also help slow down any blood sugar spikes. You could also use a scoop of vanilla protein powder instead.
- Peanut butter or other nut butter
- Chia seeds: Add some fiber and omega 3’s with a table spoon of chia seeds.
- Greek yogurt: For an even thicker milkshake add a 1/4 cup of greek yogurt. This also adds more protein.
- Vanilla Ice Cream: While I normally make this recipe without ice cream (you seriously won’t even miss it) you could add 1-2 scoops of vanilla or strawberry ice cream.
- Handful of spinach: Yea I went there. You seriously can’t taste it though.
Find More Healthy Recipes:
- Strawberry Dole Whip
- Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake
- Strawberry Chia Jam
- Sourdough Banana Bread (Active Sourdough Starter Or Discard)
- Easy Sourdough Pumpkin Bread Recipe
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- 1 cup milk of choice - I like whole
- 1 banana - frozen
- 1 cup strawberries - frozen
- 2 tbs cream
- 2 tbs cream
- 1/2 tbs maple syrup
- 1/2 tbs maple syrup
- Splash of vanilla extract
- Splash of vanilla extract
- Add ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until smooth
Frozen or fresh fruit will work in this recipe. I like to use frozen because it is way faster and makes this milkshake thick and creamy.
If you want to make this a true milkshake, add 1 scoop vanilla or strawberry ice cream.
If you don't have maple syrup you can swap it out with honey, dates, or even a little sugar.
Don't have bananas? No biggie, add a few extra strawberries and make a strawberry milkshake.
Make it dairy free. Use a dairy free milk and 2 tbs coconut cream
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 127mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 7gSugar: 42gProtein: 11g