This healthy Strawberry Smoothie recipe is easy, delicious and totally customizable! With lots of options for making it your own, there’s something for everyone to love!
Here we are again with the non-recipe recipes.
The thing is, we love smoothies. And I love making them.
And I like sharing them.
So I think that’s reason enough to bring you this pretty pink drink today, as I’m pretty sure this Strawberry Smoothie (and this Pineapple Smoothie and this Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie) are going to be getting us through our busy Spring and Summer days.
As far as I’m concerned, smoothies are win-win around here.
The kids love drinking them — they are like a sweet treat that’s relatively easy to take on the go when they’re outside playing.
And I love that I can pack them full of basically everything they need: fruit, protein, fiber, grains — even veggies if I was really trying!
The recipe I’ve included for this strawberry smoothie is a basic one — why complicate things unnecessarily?
But I’ve also included lots of options in the variations below to boost the protein and fiber and add in all kinds of important vitamins and nutrients if you want to make an even healthier treat for yourself or the kiddos.
How do you make a strawberry smoothie?
- However you want.
- I’m kidding. But not really.
- Always start with the liquid on the bottom to help with pureeing. For this recipe, I use milk (you could also use water, juice, or kefir for a probiotic twist), then strawberry Greek yogurt.
- Add the fruit: a bit of frozen banana (makes it thick and creamy!), frozen strawberries (obviously!), and some ice cubes (I like my smoothies thick and ice cold!).
- Blend it up and serve! If your strawberries aren’t very sweet, you may want to swap the milk for juice or a bit of honey.
How do you make this strawberry smoothie dairy free?
You can easily make this strawberry smoothie dairy free by omitting the milk and yogurt, and substituting for almond or coconut milk.
If you like, you can include a non-dairy yogurt in place of the yogurt, or you can simply leave it out.
Variations on this strawberry smoothie:
- You can always make things more interesting by mixing up the fruit: throw in some raspberries, pineapple, mango… really, anything goes!
- Add grains — they’re a great source of fiber, protein, and varying vitamins and minerals. Add quick oats, ground flax, or wheat bran to give your smoothie a boost and give it more staying power.
- Swap the yogurt and milk for probiotic yogurt and kefir — I’m a big believer in the power of probiotics and this is an easy way to get them!
- Add a scoop of protein powder if that’s your schtik.
- Add a scoop of peanut butter or a spoonful of cocoa powder for a dessert-like treat.
- 1 cup low fat milk (or juice)
- 1/2 cup strawberry Greek yogurt
- 1 frozen banana cut in chunks
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
- Place ingredients in blender in the order written.
- Puree until smooth, add a bit more milk or water if smoothie is too thick to blend. Taste and add a bit of honey if desired to sweeten.