This healthy strawberry banana smoothie is made without yogurt and is completely dairy free, paleo and vegan friendly! This nutritious smoothie is made with frozen strawberries, ripe bananas and contains hidden veggies such as cauliflower and beet root powder. It's an excellent smoothie for kids and adults.
It may still be the middle of winter, but I have been on a smoothie kick lately. And I don't see it stopping anytime soon!
This healthy strawberry banana smoothie (as well as my avocado chocolate smoothie) has made a frequent appearance at lunch. As, it's super easy to throw together, nutritious, delicious AND my kids love it.
I'm always looking for ways to get my kids to happily eat veggies that they don't love. For instance, the cauliflower in this recipe. This paleo smoothie does the trick since they all enjoy the flavor and texture.
This strawberry banana smoothie recipe is paleo and vegan friendly. It is made without yogurt and is completely dairy free. In addition, it contains hidden veggies like cauliflower and beet root powder. Furthermore, this smoothie is made with healthy fats from avocado and hemp seed, which improve the taste, texture and nutrient content.
It's the perfect smoothie for sharing as a snack or eating on your own as a meal replacement.
Here's what you need to make this vegan strawberry banana smoothie:
- frozen strawberries
- ripe bananas
- cauliflower (steamed then frozen)
- hemp seed
- beet root powder
- coconut milk (or any plant based milk)
Although this smoothie contains ingredients like cauliflower, avocado and hemp seed, you cannot taste anything except the strawberries and banana. Which makes this the ultimate strawberry banana smoothie for kids (and picky adults).
Are all of these ingredients required? No, you can remove or replace any of the ingredients except the strawberries and bananas. However, I don't recommend making this smoothie without avocado. The avocado really helps with texture, making the smoothie extra creamy.
How to Make a Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie
You'll need a high powered blender or food processor to make this smoothie.
First, add all ingredients to the blender. Turn the blender on and blend the ingredients, starting at a low speed and gradually increasing the speed. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape the sides when/if necessary.
Next, pour the smoothie into a couple glasses and serve immediately. Depending on how much liquid you add, this smoothie can be thick like ice cream or thin enough to drink through a straw.
Additional Smoothie Mix-Ins and Toppings
There are many ways to customize this strawberry banana smoothie recipe. Here are some more mix-ins or topping suggestions:
- add more hidden veggies: zucchini, peeled cucumber, spinach
- increase the nutrient content with: chia seeds, ground flax, superfood powders, nut butter
- up the protein content with: protein powder or collagen peptides
- sweeten with: dates, maple syrup or honey
- top with: coconut butter, cacao nibs, bee pollen
More Healthy Smoothie RecipesPrint
This healthy strawberry banana smoothie is perfect for a meal replacement or shared snack. This recipe is paleo, vegan and whole30.
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 1 cup frozen cauliflower*
- ½ large avocado
- 1 Tbsp hemp seed
- 2 tsp beet root powder
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- Place all ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor.
- Turn the blender on and blend the ingredients, starting at a low speed and gradually increasing the speed. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape the sides when/if necessary.
- Pour smoothie into a couple glasses and serve immediately.
*steamed then frozen cauliflower florets
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