Start your mornings right with a homemade strawberry smoothie without yogurt, blending the sweetness of frozen strawberries, a ripe banana, fiber-filled oats and a splash of your favorite milk.
If you're in search of a creamy and satisfying strawberry smoothie without yogurt, you're in for a treat. This easy-to-make breakfast drink combines the sweetness of frozen strawberries, the creaminess of a ripe banana, an extra fiber boost from rolled oats and the smooth texture of your preferred plant-based or regular milk.
In this recipe, I'll guide you through the steps to make a tasty strawberry banana smoothie. Whether you're lactose intolerant, following a dairy-free lifestyle, or simply prefer a yogurt-free option, this recipe is perfect for you.
Ingredients for strawberry banana smoothie
- STRAWBERRIES: I typically use whole frozen strawberries, but sliced frozen strawberries work equally well.
- BANANA: One medium-sized banana.
- OATS: Use rolled oats, also known as old-fashioned oats.
- MILK: Unsweetened soy milk or your favorite plant-based milk or cow’s milk.
See recipe card below for full ingredients list & recipe directions.
One of the fruits should be frozen to achieve the frosty texture. However, using two frozen fruits (i.e., both frozen strawberries and frozen banana), the smoothie is too thick and can cause the blender engine to seize.
Use either frozen strawberries and fresh banana, or fresh strawberries and frozen banana slices or chunks.
Substitutions and Additions
▪️ FRUIT: Alternatively, you can use fresh strawberries and a frozen banana. Or try a mixed berry blend. We use the Costco three berry blend a lot. It’s a mixture of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.
▪️ MILK: Swap the soy milk for oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or any other plant-based milk. If you're not following a vegan or dairy-free diet, regular cow's milk can be used as well.
▪️ SWEETENER: If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, you can add a touch of honey, maple syrup, or your preferred sweetener.
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How to make strawberry smoothie without yogurt
STRAWBERRIES AND MILK: Pour the milk into the blender (this one is on my wishlist). The amount of milk required may vary depending on your blender's power and the consistency you desire. Add the frozen strawberries and blend until smooth. If the mixture is too thick for your blender, add a little more soy milk and give the mixture a stir.
BANANA AND OATS: Add the banana chunks and oats. Blend the ingredients on high speed until everything is smooth and well combined. If needed, adjust the amount of milk to achieve your desired thickness.
SERVE: Pour the smoothie into 1 or 2 glasses or small mason jars. This recipe makes 16 ounces of smoothie, which can be served as one large smoothie or two smaller ones.
Take care not to stress or burn out your blender’s engine by trying to blend with an insufficient amount of liquid. If the mixture is seizing up, add more soy milk and give the mixture a stir as needed. For safety, unplug the blender before stirring the smoothie with a spoon.
What to serve it with
While this strawberry smoothie is delightful on its own, you can also pair it with some other simple breakfast or brunch foods. Here are a few ideas:
▪️ Enjoy it with a slice of whole grain toast spread with nut butter for a balanced and satisfying meal or try it with my Apple & Peanut Butter Granola Snacks.
▪️Pour the smoothie into a cup with a lid and straw, and grab a healthy muffin for an easy on-the-go breakfast. Try a dairy-free muffin, such as Banana Carrot Muffins, Banana Blueberry Muffins or Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins.
▪️ For an extra indulgence, top your smoothie with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of granola.
Meal Prep and Storage
If you're short on time or prefer to have your smoothie ready in advance, you can prepare it ahead of time:
- Blend all the ingredients as instructed.
- Pour the smoothie into an airtight container or individual mason jars.
- Store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
- Give it a good shake or stir before serving to ensure the ingredients are well mixed.
If you happen to have some leftover smoothie or want to prepare a larger batch for later:
- Transfer the remaining smoothie into a sealed container.
- Place it in the refrigerator and consume within 24 hours for optimal freshness and taste.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can swap in quick-cooking oats for the rolled oats. Both blend well in smoothies.
Absolutely! If you opt for fresh strawberries, use a frozen banana or consider adding a handful of ice cubes to achieve the desired thickness and chilliness.er
Of course! You can substitute the soy milk with your preferred plant-based milk or even regular cow's milk. Almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, or any other milk alternative would work well in this recipe. Feel free to choose the one that suits your taste and dietary needs.
The amount of milk required may vary depending on the strength of your blender and the consistency you desire. If you prefer a thicker smoothie, use less milk. For a thinner consistency, add more milk gradually until you achieve the desired texture.
Yes, you can! If you want to boost the protein content of your smoothie, feel free to add a scoop of your preferred protein powder. Choose a flavor that complements the strawberries, and blend it along with the other ingredients for an extra nutritional kick.
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Strawberry Smoothie (without yogurt)
- 1 cup unsweetened soy milk (See Note 1)
- 1 ½ cup whole frozen strawberries (See Note 2)
- 1 medium-sized banana (See Note 3)
- ¼ cup rolled oats (also known as old-fashioned oats)
- Pour the soy milk into a high-speed blender. Add the frozen strawberries. Blend until smooth. If the mixture starts to seize up, give it a stir and/or add more soy milk. If stirring, unplug the blender (safety first!)
- Add the banana and rolled oats. Puree until smooth.
- Pour into 2 glasses or small mason jars. Serve.
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