This angel food smoothie king recipe is a healthy and delicious way to start your day! The sweet, dreamy strawberry banana smoothie is made with frozen fruit, maple syrup, and a special ingredient that makes it extra creamy. Blend it up for a tasty breakfast or snack!
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What is in Smoothie King’s angel food smoothie?
The angel food smoothie from Smoothie King is made of strawberries, bananas, non-fat milk, and turbinado sugar, all blended together. It’s a wonderfully lush and creamy banana strawberry drink!
Homemade angel food smoothie king recipe
Almost all copycat angel food smoothie king recipes you find online use strawberries, bananas, granulated sugar or turbinado sugar, milk powder, water, and ice cubes. While I’m sure they taste good, my recipe is a little different.
For one, we’re ditching the water and ice as they only water down the flavors and create a slightly grainy texture (especially if you don’t have a high powdered blender.) Instead, we’ll use frozen strawberries and bananas for a deliciously thick consistency.
Next, I recommend maple syrup or honey in place of sugar. Sugar doesn’t dissolve well in cold liquids, and tiny granules will remain in your drink. Using a liquid sweetener takes care of this issue and gives you that smooth texture you’re looking for.
Though I’ve never used milk powder in a smoothie before, I highly recommend adding a scoop. It makes such a difference! Milk powder brings out a delicious milky flavor and thickens the smoothie beautifully. It’s exactly what you want in your angel food smoothie!
In this post, I’m sharing lots of tips and tricks to make the best angle food smoothie. However, if you just want the recipe, CLICK HERE for the instructions, or tap the Jump-To-Recipe button on top of the page.
Reasons to love angle food smoothie
- Incredibly delicious: Strawberries and bananas are a heavenly combination, and this smoothie is the perfect fruity breakfast or snack.
- Easy to make: All you need is a handful of ingredients and five minutes to blend everything together. Simple!
- Packed with nutrition: This angel smoothie is packed with healthy carbs, fiber, and protein, which will keep you satisfied for a while.
- Kid-friendly: When it’s pink, creamy, and tastes like dessert, I think it qualifies as kid-friendly for sure.
It only takes a handful of simple ingredients to make this refreshing strawberry banana smoothie. It’s also easy to customize – check out the variations section for ideas. Measurements for each ingredient are listed in the recipe card below.
- Strawberries: Be sure to use frozen strawberries. They will make your angel food smoothie nice and thick, and you don’t have to use any ice.
- Banana: Same here, frozen banana slices are ideal as they will add even more creaminess to this Smoothie King smoothie recipe.
- Milk: Really, any kind of milk works here. Feel free to use non-fat, 2%, or whole milk. Or try a dairy-free alternative like almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk, or soy milk.
- Milk powder (optional): A scoop of milk powder takes this smoothie to the next level! Not only does it add protein and sweetness, but it will make your angel food smoothie super creamy.
- Vanilla extract adds a bit of warmth and flavor to this angel food smoothie.
- Maple syrup amps up the sweet factor and makes it a smoothie-shop-worthy drink.
How to make an angel food smoothie king
This frozen fruit smoothie takes less than 5 minutes to blend up. In a few quick steps, you’ll have your homemade angel food smoothie ready to sip!
- Add liquids. Pour the milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup into the bottom of a high-powdered blender. It’s important to add liquid before solid ingredients, so the smoothie blends up nice and creamy.
- Layer frozen fruit. Next, place the frozen strawberries, frozen banana slices, and milk powder on top.
- Blend until smooth. Blend the ingredients on high until everything is well combined, smooth, and creamy. I like to stir the mixture with a spoon to check for remaining fruit chunks and blend some more as needed.
- Adjust consistency. If necessary, add more frozen fruit to thicken the smoothie. And to thin it out, add more milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you achieve your desired consistency.
- Garnish. Optionally, decorate the top of your smoothie with a strawberry half and a few banana slices.
- Serve. This angel food smoothie tastes best fresh, so enjoy it right away!
Tips for success
After testing many variations of this angel food smoothie recipe, I’ve come up with a few tips that will help you make it the best strawberry banana smoothie:
- Use frozen strawberries and bananas: I’ve mentioned this already, but frozen fruit is best to create a thick, creamy consistency.
- Start with less milk: I always like to start with slightly less milk than the recipe calls for. You can always add more milk later and adjust the consistency from there.
- Milk powder rocks: When developing this smoothie recipe, I went back and forth about whether or not to use milk powder. At the end of the day, an angel food smoothie with milk powder is just better than one without. It contributes to the thickness and sweet, milky aroma.
- A liquid sweetener is key: There’s nothing worse than undissolved sugar in fruit smoothies. I tested the recipe with different kinds of sweeteners, and maple syrup and honey won over and over again.
- The blender matters: This might be an obvious tip, but your blender makes all the difference. A high-powered blender that can puree everything until nice and smooth is ideal.
Variations & add-ins
The great thing about this angel food smoothie king recipe is that you can customize it with lots of different mix-ins and extra ingredients. Here are a few of my favorites to try:
- Flax or chia seeds: For extra nutrition, add 1 teaspoon chia seeds or flax seeds.
- Oats: Rolled oats are great to add texture and whole grains. Include 1 to 2 tablespoons.
- Peanut butter: For a PB&J flavor, prepare the recipe with 1 to 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter. Of course, you can also use another nut butter.
- Chocolate powder: Want it sweeter? Add a scoop of chocolate powder.
- Swap the berries: Feel free to replace strawberries with frozen raspberries or blueberries. Frozen peaches and apricots are delish, too.
- Tropical smoothie: For a tropical angle food smoothie, add 1/2 cup frozen pineapple or mango chunks.
- Protein smoothie: To make an angel food protein shake, substitute the milk powder with 1/4 vanilla protein powder for an extra protein boost.
- Green smoothie: Want more nutrients in your diet? Sneak in a handful of your favorite leafy greens, such as spinach or kale.
- Smoothie bowl: Prepare the recipe with only 2/3 cup milk, and your smoothie will turn out nice and thick. Serve it in a bowl, topped with fresh strawberries, bananas, nuts, and granola.
How to store angle food smoothie king
For the best taste, enjoy it immediately after preparing. Store leftovers in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for no longer than 2 days.
How do you make the angle food smoothie king thicker?
This copycat angel food smoothie turns out pretty thick. But if you’d like it thicker still, try adding more frozen bananas or incorporate another half scoop of milk powder.
Do you put ice in a smoothie?
Short answer: NO! When using frozen fruit like in this angel food smoothie recipe, there’s no need for ice because of the frozen fruit. Ice tends to water down the flavor of the smoothie.
What if I only have fresh fruit?
If you don’t have frozen fruit, try one of these options:
- Freeze fruit: Strawberries and bananas freeze well! First, line a baking sheet with parchment (baking) paper. Then, peel and slice the bananas; leave the strawberries whole. Arrange the fruit pieces on the prepared baking sheet, ensuring they aren’t overlapping. Freeze for 1 to 2 hours or until hard and frozen.
- Add ice: This would be my last resort only since ice dilutes your smoothie and makes it grainy. Still, it’s a good option if all you have is fresh fruit. Simply add a handful to chill the smoothie.
Can I make it with juice instead of milk?
Absolutely! If you’d rather make your angel food smoothie king with juice than milk, go for it. Orange juice is a tasty option.
Is the angle food smoothie king vegan?
No, the angel food smoothie isn’t vegan. But you can easily make it a vegan-friendly drink by swapping out a few ingredients:
- Replace dairy milk with coconut milk or almond milk.
- Use maple syrup or agave syrup as a sweetener.
- Add coconut milk powder instead of regular milk powder.
Is angel food smoothie king good for you?
Yes, this homemade angel food smoothie recipe is good for you because it’s packed with real fruit and wholesome ingredients. Of course, you also need to consider your specific dietary needs and restrictions.
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