Skinny Strawberry Banana Milkshakes.

Smooth, creamy thick strawberry milkshakes made from only 3 healthy ingredients.

3 ingredient Skinny Strawberry Banana Milkshakes. by

 Have you ever had a banana whip before?

What’s a banana whip, you ask?  There’s a little spot on the boardwalk that sells pure frozen banana whips.  Frozen banana chunks blended into ice cream consistency… and it tastes EXACTLY like vanilla soft serve.

I make it at home all the time.  Peel your rotten bananas, chop them up, freeze the chunks, and blend them. Boom!  Healthy 1 ingredient vegan vanilla soft serve. ↓

1 Ingredient Frozen Banana Soft Serve

This frozen banana whip is the base for my strawberry banana milkshakes. I make these fruity milkshakes all the time.  They’re one of my favorite afternoon snacks, especially when all I want is something sweet and refreshing. Sometimes I add different fruits to the banana base, but it’s usually strawberry.  I like pink drinks. ;)

Thick strawberry milkshakes are a weakness of mine.  But let’s face it, I’d rather eat my calories in chocolate chunk cookies than drink them.  You can have a strawberry milkshake that tastes exactly like the kind from your favorite drive-thru – and it’s made from pure fruit! Pretty hard to believe, right?!

The milkshakes are super thick, practically too thick for my pink chevron straws! Courtesy of Sweets & Treats Boutique. Love ‘em.

3 ingredient Skinny Strawberry Banana Milkshakes. by

The milkshakes are made from frozen banana chunks, a few fresh strawberries, and a splash of milk.  You may keep them vegan by using soy or almond milk.  Make sure the bananas you freeze are extra ripe.  I usually buy a few bunches of bananas simply for the purpose of letting them rot and freezing the chunks to make milkshakes. :)

The riper the bananas, the sweeter they are, and the better your strawberry milkshakes will taste.

Sort of like how banana bread works, too. The more ripe your bananas, the better the bread will be.  Looking for banana bread?  You can’t miss my favorite banana bread recipe.

3 ingredient Skinny Strawberry Banana Milkshakes. by

These milkshakes are a non-recipe recipe.  All you’re doing is blending three ingredients together!  But it’s incredible how amazing they taste considering how easy they are to make.  Simple, fresh, healthy ingredients make the best milkshakes and smoothies.

I always feel good drinking these. 3 ingredients, 5 minutes, done!!

Skinny Strawberry Banana Milkshakes by



Strawberry Banana Milkshakes

Smooth, creamy thick strawberry milkshakes made from only 3 healthy ingredients.

Yield: 2 milkshakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 3 large bananas, peeled, cut into chunks, & frozen
  • 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk (or regular milk)
  • 8 medium strawberries, sliced in half


Blend the frozen banana chunks and milk together until thick, creamy, and smooth - about 4 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.

Add the strawberries and continue to blend until smooth.

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Another one of my favorite snacks?  Chocolate Covered Cherry Protein Smoothie.

I drink it after my workouts. 14g protein and SO refreshing!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie


I am in love with my Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Smoothies.

23 grams protein!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Smoothie-7


Speaking of healthy snacks, I can never get enough of my Tropical Granola.

I made this all the time last summer and again last weekend. It’s vegan and quite addicting!

Tropical Granola-6


Pre-run brownies made with healthier ingredients. ;)

Skinny Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies – one of the most popular recipes on my website.

Skinny Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies


Gluten Free Fudge No-Bake Cookiestaste like fudgy candy bars!

Gluten Free Fudge No-Bake Cookies-19


Speaking of cookies, you have to try my Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.

I can eat pumpkin all year long. And I do!

Low Fat Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies-9


Best breakfast: Skinny Banana Blueberry Muffins.

Made with whole wheat flour, honey, bananas, and greek yogurt.

Skinny Banana Blueberry Muffins-8



What are your favorite healthy snacks like?

See all of my healthier recipes.




97 Responses to “Skinny Strawberry Banana Milkshakes.”

  1. #
    Ikhlasposted May 14, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Yum, these look so cool and refreshing! I can’t say no to pink either! hehe :)


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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted May 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I love a simple smoothie like this. So tasty looking!!


  3. #
    Leighposted May 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    This looks super yummy!


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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girlposted May 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I literally just cut up a banana and put in the freezer. Making this very soon!


    • Sallyreplied on May 14th, 2013 at 3:43 pm



      • LissaCoffeyreplied on November 11th, 2013 at 5:47 am

        wow amazing….. I just love easy smoothie recipes!!!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confectionsposted May 14, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Pink treats do tend to taste better ;) Love this milkshake!


    • Sallyreplied on May 14th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      I couldn’t agree more, Carla!


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    Jessica Piekenbrockposted May 14, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Oh yumm, I make banana whip all the time but I never thought of using it to make a smoothie! I can’t wait to try this.
    It’s so funny you mentioned your banana bread too because I just used one of your recipes to make banana bread last night…I couldn’t decide between the cinnamon swirl and the dark chocolate raspberry so I combined them and did the cinnamon swirl with chocolate chips lol it was delicious!


    • Sallyreplied on May 14th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      Hi Jessica! I’m so glad that you made that banana bread. Cinnamon Swirl + dark chocolate sounds incredible. :) And banana whip in smoothies is the best. You have to try it!


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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Lifeposted May 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    We always have a bag of frozen bananas for smoothies! I just love easy smoothie recipes!!!


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    Katy @ Katy's Kitchenposted May 14, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Banana soft serve is my absolute favourite healthy snack! It’s kind of my excuse to eat ice cream everyday. This shake is healthy, yummy, and basic and that’s the best part! Love those straws and I wish we had a place here that served banana whip!


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    Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggiesposted May 14, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I love doing this! Sometimes, I’ll use a little cocoa powder with my banana and make a chocolate milk shake. Bonus when I have malted milk on hand to make a malt :) Strawberry sounds like a tasty way to go!


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    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Healthposted May 14, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Strawberry & banana is my favorite combo for milkshakes and smoothies. And I love your tip for frozen banana whip, I’m going to have to give that a try! I am still waiting for those strawberry shortcake cupcakes…can’t wait to see them! :)


    • Sallyreplied on May 14th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      I’m posting the cupcakes on Friday. :) Thanks Sarah!


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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweetposted May 14, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I bet adding the almond milk makes these even more irresistible! Love the straws!


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    Jessica@AKitchenAddictionposted May 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Great idea to use banana whip as the base! We’re always making “ice cream” out of ripe frozen bananas!


    • Sallyreplied on May 14th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      it’s truly the best ice crema i’ve ever had!


  13. #
    Joyposted May 14, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Sally,

    Just found this blog about a week ago. I love it, especially because I am diabetic and a sugarholic. I can’t wait to try a lot of your healthy sweet treats.

    I am getting healthier myself but can’t go sweet-less and I have re-started Weight Watchers (on my own-no meetings). Do you have a place on this site with nutrition info for each recipe. I use it to calculate WW points but especially to determine the carbs I am consuming at any given time.

    Could spend–who am I kidding–have spent hours here already!!



    • Sallyreplied on May 14th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Hi Joy! I’m so glad you found my website and are loving it so far. I do not post nutritional information on my website since its focus is not nutrition, jut sharing my love for baking. Thanks for the sweet comment – it made my day.


  14. #
    Eva @ Eva Bakesposted May 14, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Sounds awesome! Love the pink chevron straws – so adorable!


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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted May 14, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I have a strawberries and cream smoothie on my site and this reminds me to remake it! Your pics are so vibrant and pretty, Sally! My pics are a couple years old in that post and don’t quite pop as much. I love the pink straw you used, too :) And now…I’m thirsty!


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    Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Lifeposted May 14, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I love making these kind of treats! Your pictures are so fun – I love those straws. Banana whip is the best and right now, with all this heat, it sounds amazing! I would’ve made it this afternoon, but guess who forgot to freeze her bananas?! Now I’m, doubly motivated and off to the freeze some bananas!


    • Sallyreplied on May 15th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      I always have a bag of frozen bananas in the freezer ready for these milkshakes! Let me know when you have your frozen banans and make these, I think you’ll love them Mary Frances!


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    Caleyposted May 14, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I love the pink touches in this post! So gorgeous and summery. Strawberry is my very favorite ice cream ever (even more than cake batter from Coldstone, which is an amazing flavor), and this milkshake looks fabulous! I had no idea bananas could be made to be like soft-serve…what a great idea, with so many options for lovely summer fruits.


  18. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted May 14, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Say whaaat? Just three ingredients to make these mine? OH, these are happening! Thanks, Sally!


  19. #
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted May 14, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I am so making that banana concoction soon. Oh the possibilities!


  20. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungryposted May 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Only three ingredients to a healthy milkshake?! Hell to the yes.


  21. #
    Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchenposted May 14, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    This looks lovely! I love how pink it is!


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    Anna {Herbivore Triathlete}posted May 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I love making ice cream with bananas!! It really does taste just like soft serve. I never thought to use it as a base for a milkshake, that is pure genius. I have a feeling I will be making lots of different fruit milkshakes this summer. Thanks for the great idea Sally!


    • Sallyreplied on May 15th, 2013 at 11:52 am

      You are welcome! Perfect for workout recovery drinks too :)


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    Megan @ For the Love of Cookiesposted May 14, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I love making banana “ice cream”! I make mine with cocoa powder so it’s chocolatey :) How fun to make a strawberry milkshake out of it! And of course I’m in love with those straws!


    • Sallyreplied on May 15th, 2013 at 11:52 am

      Hey Megan! I make it with chocolate all the time too. Can’t wait to share that on my blog. Thanks!


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    Marjory @ The Dinner-Momposted May 14, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Awesome combination! My daughter is allergic to soy, egg, dairy and peanuts…luckily she is not allergic to banana and she loves them! This would be great with rice milk too!


    • Sallyreplied on May 15th, 2013 at 11:51 am

      How perfect, Marjory! Hope you both enjoy these. :)


  25. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweetsposted May 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Love frozen bananas to make icecream milkshakes! Love those pink chevron straws too! CUTE.


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    Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry!posted May 14, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I love pink drinks too! Those straws are adorable. Fruity milkshakes will totally hit the spot as the weather starts to warm up!


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    Tieghanposted May 14, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    I guess we both had healthy cold summer treats on the mind today!

    Your pics are so pretty! I just love that strawberry shot and those straws are so cute! I want some! I also on one of these shakes! They are perfect and I LOVE the strawberry banana combo! It is on of my favorite smoothies!


    • Sallyreplied on May 15th, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Thank you for the compliment on the photos, Tieghan! I have a lot of trouble shooting drinks sometimes. I’m glad these turned out! :)


  28. #
    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onionposted May 14, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    skinny and delicious , i’m in!


  29. #
    Amyposted May 14, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Yum! My brother always used to order a strawberry smoothie when we went to In-N-Out. Now he orders strawberry milkshakes from our favorite breakfast restaurant too! He’d love this recipe, especially because he’s the “Master Smoothie Maker” in our family!


    • Sallyreplied on May 15th, 2013 at 11:12 am

      Master smoothie maker, huh? I bet he has some great smoothie recipes up his sleeve Amy!


      • Amyreplied on May 15th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

        He definitely does, Sally! He had to modify quite a few of them once he discovered he was allergic to oranges and some other fruits (come to think of it, he might be allergic to bananas too…), but he helped me make the copycat Jamba Juice Strawberry Surf Rider smoothie for me to post on my blog. If I had tried to do it myself, I would’ve broken our 20+ year old blender!

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    marcie@flavorthemomentsieposted May 14, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    This looks luscious and so simple! I love everything banana. I’ve never had a whipped banana before, but I know I’ll love it. Great flavor combo, and those straws are cute!


  31. #
    Erikaposted May 14, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Genius! And so pretty too!


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    Mimi @ Culinary Coutureposted May 14, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I have ALWAYS wanted to try this banana whip you speak of! The idea of putting it into a milkshake is genius. Imagine how delicious this would be with some chocolate? Oh man. I am making these soon, for sure.


    • Sallyreplied on May 15th, 2013 at 11:11 am

      Banana milkshakes with chocolate – I’ve tried it! Stay tuned for the recipe. :) Thanks Mimi!


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    laurasmessposted May 15, 2013 at 12:50 am

    I’ve always wanted to try banana whip, but I’m worried that my lil’ old blender isn’t strong enough to create a beautiful smooth consistency. I’m thinking of investing in a Vitamix, but my husband and bank account are kinda not in agreement…! This smoothie looks gorgeous though. I just ate a fresh banana and now I wish that I froze it for a smoothie instead. Wah!


    • Sallyreplied on May 15th, 2013 at 11:05 am

      I wish I had a vitamix! I just have a Ninja blender – I think it was about $50 at Walmart.


      • laurasmessreplied on May 15th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

        I keep hearing about these Ninja blenders! I think I’ll have to invest in one, as everyone’s been giving postive reviews. Are you happy with it?

        • Sallyreplied on May 16th, 2013 at 8:31 am

          best blender ever. and it is SO cheap! I make smoothies, juices, peanut butter, mash bananas, make hummus, guacamole – everything! it’s amazing.

  34. #
    Caddieposted May 15, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Sally, that looks divine – could you use Rice Milk instead of Almond Milk?


    • Sallyreplied on May 15th, 2013 at 10:50 am

      Hey Caddie – you may use any kind of milk. Rice would be fine.


  35. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted May 15, 2013 at 3:53 am

    I could have this milkshake every single morning!


  36. #
    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?!posted May 15, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I LOVE simple smoothie recipes like this! Or, milkshakes, rather, like this one. :) It looks amazing, Sally! So pretty too.


    • Sallyreplied on May 15th, 2013 at 10:48 am

      Hey Colleen! Thanks – I think they are pretty too :D


  37. #
    Tina @ Tina's Chic Cornerposted May 15, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Love those straws! Hehe. I love adding bananas to my fruit shakes too! I’m with you…save my calories spending on cookies. ;)


  38. #
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)posted May 15, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I love super easy smoothie and milkshake recipes. I adore it and its vegan! Awesome!


  39. #
    Beth @ The Collegiate Bakerposted May 15, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    These are so pretty and pink! I bet these are perfect for a summer snack. :)


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    Kateposted May 15, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Quick question – does the banana whip or the strawberry smoothie have a banana taste? One of my daughters isn’t a banana fan. The recipe looks delicious, though!


    • Sallyreplied on May 15th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      Yes, you can definitely taste bananas in both.


  41. #
    Laura Dembowskiposted May 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I keep thinking about making smoothies. They sound so good especially in this hot weather. Strawberry banana smoothies got me through my first year of high school.


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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted May 16, 2013 at 12:03 am

    I loveeeee making banana “ice cream” too! It is so heavenly. I usually just throw in a big spoonful of Nutella. This shake looks so yummy!


    • Sallyreplied on May 16th, 2013 at 8:29 am

      Adding Nutella – genius. LOVE you for that!


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    Ari @ Ari's Menuposted May 16, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Sally, these photos are absolutely GORGEOUS! Some of my favorites! Also, I love the simple, healthy, and short list of ingredients!


    • Sallyreplied on May 16th, 2013 at 8:28 am

      You are the sweetest. Thanks Ari xo


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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachelposted May 16, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Wait… what…? Banana that tastes like vanilla? lol If that’s true then I’m so in! But honestly I can’t stop staring at the giant strawberry on the glass mmm. I might have to go chow down on some.


    • Sallyreplied on May 16th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      Rachel – I promise. Whipped bananas = vanilla soft serve. It’s weird. But amazing at the same time.


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    Jenna @ Sensationallyseasonal.composted May 16, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    This is perfect! I have been missing ice cream too a ridiculous degree lately. (A really bad stomach situation has me on a really strict- read: boring, bland- diet these days and ice cream is not allowed until it’s fixed.) I was just thinking how I could so go for a strawberry shake. And now I can! I can eat this. I am literally jumping for joy! Thanks for sharing!


    • Sallyreplied on May 16th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

      That’s great to hear. :) I hope you enjoy it! I make these all the time.


  46. #
    Sineadposted May 17, 2013 at 5:36 am

    I absolutely love this idea! I always make milkshakes throughout the summer, so glad to find a healthy version – you’ve just saved me a ton of calories :-)


  47. #
    Jess @ On Sugar Mountainposted May 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    See I’m always such a purist with milkshakes – either vanilla or chocolate and NOTHING ELSE. But now…..hmmm….Sally you may have changed my mind with this gorgeous pink milkshake. How can I say no to those flavors or that color?! :D


    • Sallyreplied on May 17th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      Drinking pink things just makes everyone happier. ;) Give them a try! And I have to admit. Vanilla will always be my favorite milkshakes!


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    Luv What You Doposted May 17, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    This looks right up my alley! I love fresh milk free smoothies in the summer time!


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    Nutmeg Nannyposted May 19, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Mmm, this looks tasty :) and so cute too!


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    Victoria B.posted May 21, 2013 at 7:39 am

    I love how easy this is! I am thinking of creating this into a popsicle since my toddler doesn’t like smoothies or milkshakes. This would be a great way to get him to eat his fruit!


    • Sallyreplied on May 21st, 2013 at 9:23 am

      I would love these as popsicles – what a great idea.


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    Alexisposted May 24, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    I made these for the second time today! So easy and yummy; it’s a milkshake without the guilt! Both times I used frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones, but it turned out well. The first time I made them I didn’t freeze the bananas, and they weren’t super ripe yet. Today I used much riper, frozen bananas, and the consistency was sweeter and thicker. Thanks for sharing! I used my Ninja blender, too; that thing can blend anything!


    • Sallyreplied on May 25th, 2013 at 7:13 am

      Yep, you can’t make the banana whip base without frozen bananas. They are key to the recipe! Glad you loved it.


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    Erin @ Texanerin Bakingposted May 25, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Oh, yummy! I’ve been making something like this a lot lately. So good! I love how healthy it is but it still tastes like dessert.

    And I love your glasses! Are they wine glasses? I ordered something similar from Amazon but they’re… squattier. If that makes sense.


    • Sallyreplied on May 25th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      Hi Erin!! Yep, they are stemless wine glasses. I love them! I got them from Home Goods.


      • Erin @ Texanerin Bakingreplied on May 26th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

        I keep hearing about this Home Goods place! I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for the reply! :)

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    Lisaposted May 29, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Just made this today and wow! So good that I had to share and I linked back to your blog! I see myself making this with all kinds of fresh fruit all summer long.


    • Sallyreplied on May 29th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      Great! I can’t wait to check it out on your blog.


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    Yvonne @ bitter bakerposted June 2, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Summer here we cooome!!! :) This is probably THE perfect snack to have after a long run!


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    Lizposted June 14, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Officially obsessed with your blog.

    And I totally agree-whocould turn down such a pink drink? Can’t wait to try your banana freeznig method. Thank you for your awesome recipes.


    • Sallyreplied on June 14th, 2013 at 6:17 am

      Thanks Liz! Let me know if you try it sometime soon :)


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    Mary @ Fit and Fedposted July 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    So simple, and perfect for this time of year when it’s starting to get hot and is the height of strawberry season! It’s also a pretty pink– and I love the cool straw.


    • Sallyreplied on July 2nd, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      The pretty pink color makes the milkshake even more fun to drink. ;) Thanks Mary!


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    Lauraposted July 30, 2013 at 6:18 am

    I am on a calorie controlled diet and have lost 10 pounds in 16 days so far. could someone help me to find out how many calories are in these shakes cause they taste so good!!!


    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      Hi Laura – it’s easy to calculate these calories. Just add the calories in a banana, strawberries, and the milk. Feel free to look those up online.


  58. #
    Maddieposted January 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    I had the strawberries frozen as well- whoops! The smoothie was delicious, and I ended up with strawberry chunks along with blended smoothie


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    Kathryn Cothernposted April 21, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    I just picked 55.75 lbs of fresh strawberries at a local farm so what perfect timing to find this recipe! I look forward to my green / strawberry smoothie every day for lunch…yummo!! :)


    • Sallyreplied on April 22nd, 2014 at 7:43 am

      Enjoy, Kathryn!


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    Kathryn Cothernposted April 21, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    One more thing…I LOVE the straws you used in the photo. Absolutely adorable!! So pretty and cheerful! :)


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