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 brown spotty 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.

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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!!

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Skinny Strawberry Banana Milkshakes

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American


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


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


  1. Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender that will blend up the frozen banana. I like this Ninja or this Vitamix.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the strawberries and continue to blend until smooth.

Keywords: skinny strawberry banana milkshake, strawberry banana milkshake

More refreshing milkshakes and smoothies to try: raspberry mango tango smoothieskinny cookies ‘n cream milkshake, berry purple power smoothieskinny funfetti milkshake, pumpkin pie protein smoothieskinny almond joy milkshake, skinny mint chocolate milkshake, chocolate peanut butter protein smoothiekey lime pie milkshake, and peanut butter & jelly protein smoothie.


  1. 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.

  2. 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!

      1. 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?

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

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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 🙂

  10. 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?! 😀

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

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

  13. 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.

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

  14. 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.

  15. Summer here we cooome!!! 🙂 This is probably THE perfect snack to have after a long run!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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!!!

    1. 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.

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

  20. 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!! 🙂

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

  22. OMG! Your picture looks so ‘pinklicious’. As with any other gal, pink has always been my weakness.

    I’ve always used to blending my banana, strawberry and the ice together. Freezing the banana is something for me to try out.

    But I’ve got 1 question. You mentioned ‘rotten banana’ and freeze them up. Does it have to be rotten?

    1. Hi Stephanie. It should be incredibly ripe– the riper, the sweeter the banana and the less “banana-y” it tastes after being frozen then whipped.

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