This strawberry banana smoothie is a copycat recipe of Smoothie King’s Angel Food smoothie. It’s bursting with sweet strawberry flavor and budget-friendly to make at home.
Why You’ll Love it:
My daughter loves Smoothie King’s angel food smoothie. On occasion, we will go together and share one. Unfortunately, the prices are steep. One smoothie can set you back 10 bucks!
Making them at home is WAY more cost effective. So I created this angel food smoothie king recipe for my kiddos. It’s easy to make and customize!
Smoothie King uses turbinado to sweeten it, so I picked some up at Publix. I prefer to use less added sweeteners, but you can add as little or much as you like.
Banana – Bananas create an ultra creamy texture! Use a ripe, yellow banana for the best results. They naturally sweeten the smoothie too. If you can’t have bananas, try one of these substitutes.
Milk powder – Milk powder creates the same creamy flavor as Smoothie King’s Angel Food. You can find it in the aisle with canned milk. The nice part about this ingredient is it doesn’t perish quickly. If stored correctly, it will last for a year and you don’t need regular milk to make this smoothie.
Turbinado – What is turbinado? Turbinado is a less-refined version of sugar that still contains molasses. It has a caramel-like color and flavor. It isn’t healthier than regular sugar though, so keep that in mind. I don’t normally add it to smoothies, but this is a copycat recipe.
Frozen strawberries – Frozen strawberries thicken the smoothie and add strawberry flavor! Strawberries go in ALL kinds of smoothies – green, chocolate, peanut butter, etc. I keep two huge bags in my freezer at all times.
Water – For the liquid base!
Ice – I don’t typically add ice, but Smoothie King does and it helps achieve the same texture.
How to Make Angel Food Smoothie:
Now that you have the right ingredients, the rest is simple!
Combine ingredients: In the pitcher of your blender, combine the banana, milk powder, turbinado, frozen strawberries, ice, and water. Start with the softest ingredients closest to the blades.
Blend: Blend until smooth and creamy. Start with the blender on low speed, then increase the speed to high. Adjust the consistency as desired. I like my smoothies on the thicker side. If you prefer a thinner consistency, add a splash more water.
Serve: Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately. This makes two small smoothies or one regular size.
- If possible, use a high-speed blender. A high-speed blender has a powerful motor that effectively pulverizes frozen ingredients. It creates a super smooth texture! I highly recommend a Vitamix, but if you can’t afford one, a Ninja is a great budget-friendly option.
- It’s easy to adjust the consistency of your smoothie. I prefer mine on the thicker side so I opt for less liquid. If you like a thinner smoothie, add more liquid, a little bit at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
- Be sure to use frozen strawberries. This is what thickens the smoothie. If you only have fresh, you will need to add more ice.
This Smoothie King Angel Food recipe is easy to customize! Try one of these simple variations:
- Sweetener – If you avoid added sugar, omit the turbinado. Or for a natural option, use honey or maple syrup.
- Fruit – Switch things up and swap the strawberries for pineapple, berries, peaches, or a combo!
- Protein powder – Add a scoop of vanilla or strawberry protein powder for a boost of protein!
- Oats – Rolled oats add texture and a subtle oatmeal flavor. Plus they add filling whole grains and plant-based protein. Add 1/3 cup old fashioned oats before you blend.
- Nut butter – For a peanut butter and jelly vibe! Add a scoop of nut butter. Peanut, almond, and cashew are great options.
- Chia seeds – Add a tablespoon for a boost of heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids.
- Greek yogurt – Adds creaminess and a good source of protein. Add 1/3 cup of unsweetened Greek yogurt.
Smoothies are best enjoyed fresh! But you can store this smoothie in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, although I recommend up to 4 hours.
Pour the smoothie into an insulated cup or thermos and refrigerate. Stir before drinking!
You can also make it into smoothie pops! Pour it into popsicle molds, add popsicle sticks, and freeze overnight. My kiddos love smoothie pops!
More Copycat Smoothies:
- Smoothie King Pineapple Surf Copycat
- Detox Island Green Copycat Recipe
- Smoothie King The Hulk Copycat
- Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie Copycat
- Smoothie King Banana Boat Copycat
Angel Food – Smoothie King Copycat
- 1 banana peeled
- 1-2 tablespoons turbinado sugar See note*
- 3 tablespoons nonfat milk powder
- 1½ cups frozen strawberries
- ½ cup ice
- ¾ cup cold water
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- In the pitcher of your blender, combine the banana, turbinado sugar, nonfat milk powder, frozen strawberries, ice, vanilla, and water – in that order. Placing the soft ingredients closest to the blades helps everything get moving.
- Blend until smooth and creamy. Start with the blender on low speed, then increase to high.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately!