Strawberry Protein Smoothie

5 from 43 votes

This Strawberry Protein Smoothie is creamy and rich with a natural sweetness from the fruit and loaded with protein to give you energy & fuel!

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For a refreshing and enriching smoothie, try this strawberry protein smoothie made with fresh strawberries, bananas, greek yogurt, milk and protein powder. It’s quick to whip up with 21 grams of protein per serving!

Two cups of strawberry protein smoothies topped with slices of strawberries

Ingredients & substitutions

  • Milk: You can use any type of milk for this smoothie. 2% milk will give it a creamier flavor and texture as compared to skim milk, or you can use any plant based milk like almond, coconut, oat or soy.
  • Banana: Use a frozen banana for the creamiest texture and eliminate the need for ice. The banana should be ripe or overripe for the best flavor.
  • Strawberries: You can use fresh or frozen strawberries. Cut in half before adding to the blender so that they combine easily.
  • Yogurt: Use Greek yogurt for an extra boost of protein, though you can make it with plain as well. A vanilla flavored yogurt will add a little extra sweetness, and you can use other flavors like strawberry.
  • Protein powder: Adding protein powder makes this smoothie an ideal breakfast or pre or post workout drink.
Ingredients to make the smoothie: milk, strawberries, banana, greek yogurt and protein pwoder

how to make strawberry PROTEIN smoothie

  • Add the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy with no chunks of fruit.
2 image collage showing ingredients in blender before and after mixing

Tips for making smoothies

  1. Freeze the banana ahead of time. Whenever you have bananas that are going to go past their best, pop them into the freezer to stop the browning process. You can then add them right into smoothies for a really creamy texture and cold sip.
  2. Don’t add ice. The frozen banana means you won’t have to add ice, which can water down and thin your smoothie.
  3. Skip the protein powder. Adding protein powder to smoothies gives them an extra energy boost, but you can make this drink without if you prefer.
  4. Use a high speed blender. This will get the ingredients nice and smooth. If you don’t have a high speed blender, you may need to stir it a few times, and blend for slightly longer til all of the banana has broken down.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make it ahead of time?

Smoothies are best enjoyed as soon as you’ve made them. Once the fruits are blended, they start to loose their vitamins. If you can’t enjoy your strawberry protein smoothie right away, keep it covered in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

Can you make it with other fruits?

The beauty of smoothies is that they are so easy to adapt to your taste. Try to keep the banana as it really helps with the texture, but the strawberries can easily be swapped for other berries or fruits. Try it with raspberries, mango, blueberries and anything else you like!

Can you make it sweeter?

This smoothie is sweet enough as it is especially with the vanilla yogurt and ripe fruits. But if your bananas or strawberries aren’t ripe enough then you can add a sweetener. Liquid sweeteners are best to use, like honey, maple syrup or liquid allulose, so that they blend in easily with the other ingredients.

Top down view of strawberry protein smoothie with slices of strawberries on top

This strawberry protein smoothie is perfect when you need a bit of a pick-me-up. Great for a quick and easy breakfast or to enjoy as a mid afternoon snack when your energy levels are low. Ready to enjoy in minutes, it’s perfectly creamy and delicious.

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Strawberry Protein Smoothie

This Strawberry Protein Smoothie is creamy and rich with a natural sweetness from the fruit and loaded with protein to give you energy & fuel!
5 from 43 votes
Servings 2 servings
Course Drink
Calories 309
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend for 60-120 seconds until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Taste the smoothie, adding more milk if it is too thick or adding more sweetener if it’s not sweet enough for you. Pour into a cup or mason jar. Enjoy immediately, or store in fridge for up to 24 hours.

Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight mason jar. It will stay fresh for up to 24 hours. But ideally, it’s best to consume immediately after making. You can also try adding a squeeze of lemon juice or lime juice to help prevent the fruit from oxidizing.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Instead of regular milk, you can use any other plant-based milk to make this vegan, including almond milk, cashew milk or coconut milk.
  • Instead of Greek yogurt, you can use plant-based yogurt or even plain yogurt.
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.  This information should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Nutrition

Calories: 309kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 49mg, Sodium: 134mg, Potassium: 782mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 352IU, Vitamin C: 90mg, Calcium: 305mg, Iron: 1mg

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  1. I find you can also use frozen strawberries and fresh banana. I typically like to have frozen berries on hand but don’t always have frozen banana. 🙂