Bucha Buddha’s Strawberry Banana Kombucha Smoothie

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Upgrade this classic smoothie combo to a healthy strawberry banana kombucha smoothie. Use fresh, local strawberries when they’re in season for an even more intense sweet flavor. 

Use either fresh or frozen fruit in this versatile kombucha smoothie recipe. Make it with your own kombucha or use store-bought kombucha. Try some of the add-ins to vary the flavor and increase the nutrition.


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Strawberry Banana Kombucha Smoothie

  • Total Time:
    5 minutes

  • Yield:
    1 Serving 1x


Any kombucha works in this recipe—try it with white tea or green tea kombucha. You can even make this with flavored kombucha. Frozen fruits are recommended, but fresh fruit with a handful of ice cubes is fine too.



  • 3/4 cup kombucha
  • 3/4 cup strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana


  1. Add the frozen strawberries to a high-speed blender. Pulse a few times until they start to break apart.
  2. Add the banana and kombucha to the blender.
  3. Blend on high until the mix is smooth and creamy.
  4. Add 1 or more of the add-ins suggested below (optional). Blend until combined.
  5. Pour into your serving glass.
  6. Garnish with fresh fruit if desired.


If you don’t have strawberries on hand, try raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, or peaches.

Add extra ice to your kombucha smoothie, pour it into a bowl, and garnish with fresh fruit, acai berries, or pomegranate seeds to make a smoothie bowl.

Add one of the following for extra flavor and health benefits: 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp soaked chia seeds, 1 tbsp ground flax seeds, 1/4 cup almond milk for a thinner texture.

  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

What Does a Strawberry Banana Kombucha Smoothie Taste Like?

A strawberry banana kombucha smoothie tastes like the classic strawberry-banana smoothie. It’s silky and creamy. The sweet banana combines beautifully with the sweet tartness of the strawberries. You won’t taste much, if any, tang from the kombucha—the fruit is the star of this smoothie recipe!

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What Are the Health Benefits of a Strawberry Banana Kombucha Smoothie?

Kombucha is a good source of antioxidants and probiotics. Antioxidants help keep your skin and cells healthy. Probiotics help improve your gut health by increasing good bacteria, leading to better digestion and overall health. Kombucha is also high in vitamin C, which helps support your immune system and increases iron absorption.

Strawberries are a low-glycemic fruit. They contain sugars, but their fiber helps slow down the absorption of those sugars and helps keep your blood sugar stable.


  • Are high in vitamin C. A half cup of strawberries provides 47% of the daily value of vitamin C.
  • Are low in calories.
  • Contain flavonoids, which can help boost your memory.
  • Have folate to help keep your red blood cells healthy.


  • Are a good source of manganese, which helps regulate blood pressure and blood sugar. It also promotes healthy bones.
  • Contain vitamins A, B6, and C—these vitamins are crucial for your body.
  • Are full of fiber. Fiber promotes healthy digestion, helps regulate blood pressure, and can help lower cholesterol.
  • Are great for your heart and loaded with 9% of your daily potassium.

How Much Caffeine Is In a Strawberry Banana Kombucha Smoothie?

A strawberry banana kombucha smoothie has around 10 mg of caffeine when made with 3/4 cup of black tea kombucha. White and green tea kombucha contain less caffeine—around 4 mg per 3/4 cup serving. Caffeine is an essential ingredient in fermentation as it helps the SCOBY ferment properly.

How Many Calories Are In a Strawberry Banana Kombucha Smoothie?

A strawberry banana kombucha smoothie has around 165 calories per serving. Homemade kombucha varies in its calories depending on how long it ferments. Bananas also vary in size and calories, so it’s difficult to calculate the exact calories in this smoothie.

Some of the optional add-ins will add more calories—between 10 and 35+ calories, depending on your choice.

Should You Make This Recipe with Young, Sweet Kombucha or Older, Sour Kombucha?

Young, sweet kombucha is the better choice for this smoothie. Sweeter kombucha pairs better with bananas and strawberries. Older, sour kombucha will also work, but your smoothie will be tangier.

Alternatively, save your older kombucha to start a SCOBY hotel.

Sarah Pearce

Sarah first tried kombucha in 2015 and she was hooked. Her favorite flavor is ginger, but cranberry comes in a close second. She made her own for many years and loved experimenting with fruit flavors.

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