This strawberry granola smoothie makes a sweet and filling breakfast! Granola adds a bit of texture and Greek yogurt boosts the protein. It’s taste-tested and kid approved.
Smoothie with Granola:
I’m a huge fan of texture in smoothies – oats, chia seeds, granola, I love it all. This strawberry smoothie with granola is a family favorite. It’s lusciously creamy from the whole milk and naturally sweet from the strawberries and banana.
It tastes like a classic strawberry smoothie with tiny bits of crunchy granola blended throughout. I like to top it with more granola for extra crispy crunchy goodness and a generous dollop of whipped cream.
Greek yogurt and whole milk boost the protein to 10 grams per serving. It’s low in sugar and incredibly delicious. My kiddos slurp it down and promptly ask for more.
Banana – Bananas are naturally sweet and creamy, so they’re a perfect base for smoothies! I use them in most of mine. The difference is significant! A smoothie with a banana is MUCH creamier than one without.
Greek yogurt – Greek yogurt adds high-quality protein! And it doubles the creaminess of the banana. I use unsweetened yogurt to avoid added sugar, but sweetened works fine too.
Granola – Use your favorite granola! I used Kind Oats and Honey granola. It’s naturally gluten-free, tastes delicious, and low in added sugar. If you want a healthy smoothie, look for a healthy granola that’s low in saturated fat and sugar.
Frozen strawberries – Be sure to use frozen strawberries! They thicken it up and give it the right texture. They’re also packed with antioxidants and vitamin C. I buy two big bags at Costco so I rarely run out.
Milk – Whole milk creates a lusciously rich consistency. You can use any milk you like or have on hand – dairy or plant-based. Try almond, cashew, or oat milk!
How to Make this Strawberry Granola Smoothie:
This smoothie with granola is a breeze to make! Here’s what you need to do:
Combine ingredients: In the pitcher of your blender, combine the banana, Greek yogurt, granola, frozen strawberries, and milk – in that order.
Placing the softest ingredients (banana & yogurt) closest to the blades helps everything get moving! The liquid will sink to the bottom anyway, so you can add it last.
Blend: Blend until creamy and smooth. The smoothie should be thick but pourable. If it’s too thick, add a splash more milk and blend to incorporate.
Serve: Pour the strawberry smoothie into two small glasses and enjoy immediately! Top with more granola for extra crunch.
- If possible, use a high-speed blender. A quality blender with a powerful motor creates a smoother consistency! I highly recommend a Vitamix, or for a more budget-friendly option, a Ninja.
- Use frozen strawberries, not fresh! Frozen strawberries thicken the smoothie. If you use fresh, you will get a juicy pureed consistency. Frozen strawberries are less work too, since you don’t have to hull or wash them first.
- Check the nutritional label when you buy granola. Not all of them are created equal. Some are high in added sugar and saturated fat! I prefer Kind Brand or Purely Elizabeth. Kind Oats and Honey is what I used and it only has 2.5 grams of fat and 5 grams of sugar per serving.
Smoothies are best enjoyed fresh, but you can store them in the fridge. I only store mine for up to 4 hours, but you can store it for up to 24 hours if you like. To me after 24 hours, I notice a change in flavor.
For best results, pour the smoothie into a thermos or insulated tumbler first, then refrigerate.
You can also freeze any leftover smoothie into pops! Pour the smoothie into a popsicle mold, add popsicle sticks, and freeze overnight.
- Dairy-free or vegan: Swap the Greek yogurt with vegan yogurt and the milk with almond or cashew milk.
- Gluten-free: Use a brand of granola that’s labeled gluten-free!
- Berries: Try a mixture of frozen strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Or swap half of the strawberries with mango.
- Protein: For even more protein, add a scoop of vanilla protein powder.
- Refined-sugar-free: To make this smoothie free of refined sugar, swap the granola with 1/4 cup of rolled oats.
- Chia seeds: A tablespoon of chia seeds adds antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids.
Yes! When you add granola to your smoothies, you add a little bit of crunchy texture to an otherwise smooth drink. The texture contrast is delicious! Plus, if you choose a healthy granola, you get added health benefits too. Granola can be a good source of healthy fats, whole grains, and antioxidants, depending on the brand.
Yes! Oats are a delicious addition to smoothies. They add a slight oatey flavor and subtle chew. They’re hearty and filling, plus they contain antioxidants, fiber, and protein. There’s no need to cook them first! Start with 1/4 cup in your next smoothie.
Greens! There are plenty of healthy additions to smoothies, but leafy greens are nutrient-dense and low in calories. Add a handful of greens to your next smoothie for a boost of vitamins and minerals.
More Strawberry Smoothies:
- Strawberry Tofu Smoothie
- Mango Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Strawberry Cucumber Smoothie
- Strawberry Apple Smoothie
Strawberry Granola Smoothie
- high-speed blender
- 1 medium banana peeled
- ⅓ cup unsweetened Greek yogurt
- ⅓ cup granola plus more for topping, I used Kind Oats & Honey Clusters
- 1½ cups frozen strawberries
- ⅔ cup whole milk or milk of choice (almond, cashew, oat, etc.)
- In the pitcher of a high-speed blender, combine the banana, Greek yogurt, granola, frozen strawberries, and milk – in that order.
- Blend until creamy and smooth.
- Pour into one regular glass or two small glasses. Top with granola and enjoy immediately!