Rating: 5.00

Copycat Panera Bread Strawberry Banana Smoothie

By Rachel
April 14, 2024

This copycat Panera Bread strawberry banana smoothie is bright, creamy, and flavorful. Bananas, strawberries, Greek yogurt, and milk blended together. 4 simple ingredients is all you need for this refreshing beverage. Just like the classic smoothie from Panera, this is so easy to make at home and cost a fraction. You can also easily customize this by adding in other fruits, spinach, protein, or desired superfoods!

If you love Panera smoothies, you’ll love this at home version! This creamy smoothie is the perfect choice for an on the go delicious breakfast or quick snack.

Highlights of the copycat smoothie:

  • Naturally sweet from the bananas and strawberries
  • Extra rich and creamy texture
  • Numerous health benefits from whole ingredients
  • Full of protein
  • Great choice for breakfast smoothie
  • No added sugar
  • Great way to easily incorporate extra nutrients
  • Can be customized
  • Simple fresh ingredients
  • Budget friendly to make at home
  • No added artificial or natural flavors

For a creamy texture freeze milk in an ice cube tray, use frozen bananas, and blend just until smooth. All ingredients can be added to the blender at the same time, start with less milk and add more as needed for the best texture.

Tools used for this delicious smoothie recipe:

  • Rubber Spatula – perfect for easily scooping out the blended smoothie
  • Blender – This is the best affordable high-speed blender, perfect for blending this drink

Grocery List & Substitutions for the classic strawberry banana smoothie recipe:

  • Oat milk, whole milk, or any other dairy-free milk like almond milk, coconut milk or soy milk will work as well
  • Ripe bananas or frozen banana, could also use banana puree
  • Fresh strawberries, or frozen strawberries, could also use strawberry puree
  • Whole milk plain Greek yogurt, or substitute coconut yogurt or vanilla yogurt (any non-dairy yogurt will work)
  • Add in ice cream for a sweet milkshake like texture

Simple steps for this perfect smoothie:

  • Add banana, strawberry, yogurt, and milk to a blender
  • Blend until smooth
  • Serve immediately

What can I substitute for yogurt in a banana smoothie?

A thick milk like oat milk or whole milk can be substituted for a rich, creamy texture. Cottage cheese could also be added and blended for a thick smoothie.

How do you thicken a banana smoothie?

Using frozen fruits help thicken a smooth. Greek yogurt also adds a rich, thick texture.

Can I make this smoothie ahead of time?

This smoothie is best enjoyed immediately, to make ahead of time freeze banana chunks so they are ready. Or if needed, blend smoothie as recipes states, pour into an ice cube tray and freeze, then re-blend with milk when desired.

Creamy yogurt and whole milk add a thick, richness to this copycat panera strawberry smoothie recipe.

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Simply combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth!


  • In a blender combine bananas, milk, strawberries, and Greek yogurt. Blend until smooth, 45-60 seconds. Serve immediately.

Smoothie add-ins:

  • Mix in chopped kale or baby spinach for extra nutrients or other leafy greens for a green smoothie
  • Chia seeds or chopped peanuts
  • Nutella
  • Cocoa powder
  • Hemp seeds
  • Fruit juice, like orange juice or white grape juice concentrate
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh fruit
  • Cinnamon
  • Maple syrup for a sweeter smoothie
  • Protein powder is a great addition for a more filling smoothie

Copycat Panera Bread Strawberry Banana Smoothie

5 from 1 vote
Rich, creamy strawberry banana smoothie
Servings 2 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • Blender


  • 1 large Bananas, frozen
  • 1/2 cup Whole milk, or non-dairy milk
  • 2 cups Strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cups Greek yogurt


  • In a blender combine bananas, milk, strawberries, and Greek yogurt. Blend until smooth, 45-60 seconds. Serve immediately.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 9gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 43mgPotassium: 626mgFiber: 5gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 162IUVitamin C: 91mgCalcium: 157mgIron: 1mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 174kcal
Cost: $
Course: Beverages, Breakfast
Keyword: Banana Smoothie, Copycat Recipe, Panera Bread, Smoothie, Strawberry

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