Low-fat Banana Strawberry Smoothie

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Not to brag, I promise, but the gorgeous photo below is going to be my view in two weeks.


So, naturally, I’m frantic because I’m nowhere NEAR bathing suit ready. I mean, I’m probably as far as they get. That is why when I was asked by DailyBuzz Healthy Living to try, review and recipe create with the new Diet Cranberry juice from Ocean Spray, I was ALL OVER IT. In addition to tasting it, I also added it into this super light and fruity low-fat banana strawberry smoothie.

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We were asked to whip up our own version of their very berry smoothie and I immediately thought strawberry banana. It’s one of the most popular fruit flavors ever and I actually had the ingredients on hand. WIN.


I could definitely get on board with having one of these everyday. It’s light and frothy, super fruity and flavorful with just the right amount of sweetness. I hate when you order smoothies from restaurants or fast food joints and they taste like the person who made it added 14 cups of sugar. This low-fat banana strawberry smoothie has NO added sugar whatsoever. The only sweetness you get is from the fruit and a bit from the juice. Plus, the addition of the Chobani gives each serving (1/2 mason jar) a whooping 8 GRAMS of protein. Isn’t that amazing?

Low fat diet cranberry smoothie

In regards to the actual diet cranberry juice, I’ll say, I’m a fan. I NEVER buy, drink or support store-bought fruit juices because they are awful for your health. Each jug is loaded with ingredients I can’t pronounce and more sugar than two giant candy bars. However, this Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry Juice is far from that. In fact, each 8 ounce serving has less than 1 gram of sugar and just 5 calories.


It’s not something I’ll drink everyday, but it’s a great low calorie mixer for cocktails and makes a fabulous addition to lighter smoothies. Ocean Spray, you did good.

Low-fat Banana Strawberry Smoothie

Fruity smothie

Yields about 1 pint (serves 2). Recipe slightly adapted from Ocean Spray.
Prep time: >5 minutes


  • 3/4 cup Diet Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice (or your favorite light juice)
  • 6 ounces Chobani banana yogurt
  • 3/4 cup frozen strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup fat free reddi whip cream


  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smoothie. Garnish with additional whipped cream, strawberries or sliced banana. 

Nutritional information per serving (1 cup): 

Calories: 172
Fat: 1.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 28 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 8 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 4

I have partnered with Ocean Spray through DailyBuzz to help promote their new Ocean Spray Diet product. I have been compensated for my time commitment to work with this product, however my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

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  1. Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
    Yum!! Now this is a smoothie I could drink every day - so light and such a great color!
  2. Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
    I love Ocean Spray's diet cranberry! AND Chobani's new banana flavor. AND making smoothies with frozen bananas. AND of course, whipped cream. I'm sorry but did you make this for me?! I'm obsessed with everything used! I'm trying this ASAP. I always drink smoothies!
  3. Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
    I love a smoothie and one that's lower in sugar/calories? Always a plus!
  4. Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
    I love the addition of a little fat free whip to make it taste indulgent. Makes me think of it more like a milkshake instead of a healthy smoothie. And I can't get enough of the new banana Chobani yogurt. I used to always use strawberry yogurt in my strawberry banana smoothies, but that's now been replaced with banana. Yummm
  5. Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
    I am so jealous! If you ever need a trip buddy...
  6. Posted by Laura (Tutti Dolci) on
    Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
    I want that view! What a delish smoothie!
  7. Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
    im a big fan of smoothie and this diet cranberry makes a perfect mixer with vodka- its the best :)
  8. Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
    These looks delicious. I am always anti bottled juices because they are normally so laden with sugar, but this seems like a great alternative to those who are open to it.
  9. Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
    No way!!! That view looks uberly fantastic. If you need someone to carry your luggage, I'm available! ;-) P.S. The smoothie looks delicious too!
  10. Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
    I love it!!! The smoothie looks amazing and so pretty!
  11. Posted by Bree {Skinny Mommy} on
    Monday, March 11th, 2013
    Jealous! Looks gorgeous you lucky girl!
  12. Posted by Jeannette on
    Sunday, November 29th, 2015
    I'm sorry if I missed it in the article above but no where did I see what the sugar content in this smoothie was, which well I thought was weird as it listed as a low sugar smoothie. Can someone please tell me what the sugar content might be?