Strawberry Banana Mango Lava Flow Smoothie
A classic lava flow smoothie! Strawberry puree is layered with a creamy banana mango smoothie made from light coconut milk, greek yogurt, frozen banana.
Oh smoothies, how I love you. Is there anything more refreshing? No, no there is not.
I have been blessed to have had a lot of really good smoothies in my life. You see, almost every summer my family travels down to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.
We spend a week sitting by the pool and beach all day long. Obviously, that part is great. But oh man, the smoothies. The smoothies are the absolute best part.
And they are not just any smoothies. They are Pool Bar Jim’s smoothies.
Pool Bar Jim’s is essentially an open-air bar at our family’s timeshare property (run by a guy named Jim)–and it is a Hilton Head Island institution. The guy has PBJ bumper stickers. I mean, I think that says something.
My absolute favorite PBJ smoothie is the banana frost. It creamy, coconut-y, full of fresh banana, and includes a hefty splash of half and half. It is glorious. I’m the boring person in my family who gets the same drink every single day without fail, because it is that good and I can’t stand the thought of not getting it every single day.
Occasionally, I decide to be slightly less boring and get the lava flow, which is my go-to runner-up drink. It is essentially a thin layer of strawberry puree topped with a banana based smoothie. The layering effect gives the drink a fun, swirly appearance–and you get varying amounts of fresh strawberry in each sip!
Obviously, the classic lava flow is a bit more indulgent, but this lightened-up version is just as flavorful.
This version is made from a pure strawberry puree (literally, strawberries pureed in a blender) and topped with a thick and creamy banana mango smoothie made with light coconut milk, greek yogurt, frozen banana, fresh champagne mango, and a touch of vanilla extract.
To make clean up a breeze, puree the strawberries, place the puree in the bottom of the glass of your choice, rinse the blender lightly with water, and then blend up the rest of the smoothie ingredients. Pour and drink.
Strawberry Banana Mango Lava Flow Smoothie
- 4-5 large strawberries stemmed and cored
- ½ cup (120 mL) full-fat or low-fat coconut milk
- ½ cup (115 g) greek yogurt
- 1½ frozen bananas
- ½ ripe Champagne mango
- ½ pure teaspoon vanilla extract
- Make the Strawberry Puree: Place the strawberries in a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour the strawberry puree into the bottom of a wide-rimmed glass (or divide between two glasses, if serving two).
- Make the Smoothie: Rinse the blender with water. Place the remaining smoothie ingredients in the blender, in the order listed above, and puree until smooth.
- Pour the smoothie gently on top of the strawberry puree to fill the glass. Serve immediately.
53 Comments on “Strawberry Banana Mango Lava Flow Smoothie”
Strawberry Banana & Mango!!! Three in one. Basically I used before Strawberry & Banana. Thanks for your great share.
Enjoying this smoothie right now as I type this. Absolutley delicious!
Oh yay!!! Thanks so much!
I am so ready for smoothie mode to take over this year, as it absolutely must when the weather gets warmer. And now I’m just kind of sad that there’s no PBJ’s near me! Guess I’ll just have to make my own! That swirl is just too fun.
Yum and yum! I would love a very big glass of this!
Thanks Russell!!! 🙂
Oh Laura, this looks luscious! I haven’t been able to get enough fresh fruit lately, and I know I’d love this scrumptious smoothie! Slllurrrpp!
Thanks Georgia!! I’m dying for more fresh fruit–summer feels too far away right now.
Stunning pictures, lady! I could definitely go for one of these smoothies!
YUM this looks awesome chica! def thinking about throwing in some of my vanilla protein powder and giving this a whirl (a swirl?) today 🙂
Such a treat! I love photos of contrasting stuff mixing together. Looks delicious too x
Thanks so much Trisha!
Wow, what gorgeous smoothie! So making this tomorrow morning! 🙂
This might be the most gorgeous smoothie I’ve ever seen, and I love that it is healthy. Can’t wait to try it!
Thank you so much Katie! That means a lot!
Omg I’m a total smoothie addict! This one sounds phenomenal, and your photos are gorgeous!
Thank you so much Allie!
Oh how I love smoothies too… so much so that I just posted my own recipe… but yours is so much more fun!! Can’t wait to perk up my offering with a lava flow – how inspired 🙂 Pinned!
I’m a sucker for strawberry smoothies! Yours looks so good!
This will become my breakfast as soon as our strawberry farm opens again! Super delicious and Pool Bar Jim sounds like someone good to know 🙂
We are tight 😉
Wow that is probably the fanciest looking smoothie I have ever seen.
I don’t drink them very often. Even though they are often healthy, I can feel my baby piglet mentality kicking into high gear—More More More.
This one would be an instant activator.
Hahaha! I totally know what you mean!
Oh I’ve been transported to the beach…for just a moment. This looks delicious!
With strawberry and mango in season right now, this smoothie sounds incredibly delicious! I would love this every day. Bravo!
I’ve been waiting for strawberries to arrive for a long time!! And I’m in love with champagne mangos!
Well, even though I read Pippa’s “rude” comment, I am definitely trying this! However, that being said, extending the “smoothie drinking” season may also be dangerous! I have know the truth for years, though, it is not the family time or the beautiful beach that beckons, it’s Pool Bar Jim! I hope he sees this post!
This looks so good! I love the little bit of drama the strawberry puree adds to the smoothie. It’s going to be nearing 90 degrees where I live this week, this will make a perfect breakfast! Pinned! : )
Oh man–that is HOT. You definitely need this drink! Thanks Crystal!
I’m coming on vacation with y’all next time, ok? thanks for the invite 😉
Oooh, yes!! That would be so much fun!
What perfect name, I just love a good swirl! Looks so delicious and refreshing!!
Mmmmmm smoothies. I have one almost every day, but none as interesting as this! You’re making me want to lay by a pool….
You and me both! 🙂
Pool Bar Jim’s sounds like a fun place, and these smoothies look amazing. Love that bright red swirl.
Oh my gosh, it is the BEST place ever. I could live on those smoothies. Thanks Jennie!
Oh man…that looks so good. Pinned!
I don’t know about this….. does it even compete with the original recipe?! If it does, I’ll make it.
How rude!!!!! 🙂
This is simply stunning! Can’t wait to give my smoothie a lava-style face lift tomorrow morning!
Yay! Let me know how it goes! Cute new profile picture too!!
Laura, can you believe that I had my first lava flow only last year? Where has that been my entire life! And I am so jealous of your weekend by the beach and pool 🙂 This smoothie sounds totally amazing–and looks beautiful to boot!
Thanks so much Amy!
This is incredible!! I have a smoothie everyday, but this makes it a little more fancy! Totally gonna try this today!
This is so awesome. I so need this in my life soon!
This makes me want to run to my kitchen and make this immediately! Gorgeous!
Thank you, thank you!
Nope, not much is better than a smoothie! Love this flavour especially. Totally killer!
Beautiful! I love a good smoothie, especially during the summer 🙂
I love a good smoothies. Will definitely try this one.
Let me know if you do!
This needs to flow over by me! Gorg & pinned!
Hahah! Thanks Averie!