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Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

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This easy Strawberry Smoothie recipe calls for only 4-ingredients and is full of berry flavor. Easy for kids to make making this a healthy option for the entire family. Made with fresh berries, yogurt, and milk for a healthy sweet treat.

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Recipe Features

  • Quick and Easy Recipe: This smoothie is ideal for a quick breakfast, snack, or sweet fix. Less than 5 minutes to make.
  • Minimal Ingredients: The base recipe uses only 4 ingredients and still delivers bold berry flavor.
  • Easy to Customize: Looking to add more to your drink? Toss in extra berries, your favorite greens, or seeds!

This is a go-to for my 13 year old. I’m constantly nagging him to skip the chips and opt for something healthier as his after school snack, and this strawberry banana smoothie is an easy winner. He can make it on his own and we ALWAYS have the ingredients on hand.

Between this smoothie, apple peanut butter and jelly, or a handful of homemade granola, he’s got a good snack to keep him satisfied until dinner.

yogurt, honey, and fresh strawberries on a white table

What is a Strawberry Smoothie made of?

Did I mention that my kid used to be anti-smoothie? He’d shy away from the blended drinks after a sip or two when he was younger, always assuming I was sneaking in a healthy snack. Luckily THIS recipe was sneaky. The secret is to make it just a tad thicker, with the help of frozen berries, which gives it that classic ice cream texture.

Kids, and adults, will dive right into this treat. Here is what you need to make a strawberry smoothie with yogurt:

  • Berries: Fresh or frozen strawberries can be interchanged in this drink. The difference you will get is all in the texture. For a more juice like experience, use fresh berries. If you are on the hunt for somethin thicker and frosty, use frozen berries.
  • Yogurt: This adds a dose of protein and a little dairy. Be a smidge more conscience of the ingredients label if you are hoping for a healthy treat. Flavored yogurts are delicious, coconut is my fave, but they do have a decent amount of added sugar. Opt for a non fat plain Greek yogurt if you’d like to keep this more healthy.
  • Banana: Like the berries above, you can use either fresh or frozen banana. Make sure it is extra ripe so you get the added sweetness.
  • Milk: Cows milk, almond, coconut… The options here are nearly limitless and any variety will do.
  • Honey: Completely optional, but a go-to if your berries and banana are slightly tart and need a little kick of sweet.
blender bottle filled with yogurt and sliced strawberries

How to make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Yogurt

  1. Layer the milk, berries, banana, and yogurt in a blender. Always add the liquids to the blender first. This will help blend all of the ingredients more evenly without adding too much stress to the machine.
  2. Pulse for 1-2 minutes, until smooth.
  3. Taste and add honey if needed.

Could it get any easier? A few quick tips. Make sure you use very ripe bananas. This will add sweetness, making the need for honey or sugar less likely. You can also cut a freeze your berries ahead of time to make your smoothie more frosty.

Looking to turn this into a full-on dessert? Swap the yogurt for frozen sherbet!

berry smoothie in a glass with a strawberry on the rim

Frozen Fruit Smoothie Tips and FAQs

Can you make a smoothie dairy free?

Yes. You can swap cows milk for your favorite non-dairy option as well as the yogurt. We have found that coconut based yogurts make excellent smoothie options. Just be sure to double check the label to ensure it’s dairy free.

Can you substitute other berries in a strawberry smoothie?

Yes. While strawberries are delicious, we have used blueberries, peaches, mango and even blackberries in this recipe. You can even mix and match fruits for a mixed berry version! Just be sure to taste as you go, since some of the more tart fruit will require sweetener.

How can you make a smoothie more filling?

This is such a great question. We find that this recipe is best made as a snack or side, not a meal replacement. However, there are a few different ways you can make your smoothies more filling.
– Add a scoop of chia seeds or hemp hearts right to your blender with the other ingredients. These will offer some excellent health benefits as well as some added protein.
– Add scoop of protein powder. We’ve tried vanilla and strawberry- both taste delicious.
– Mix in a spoonful of nut butter.
– GREENS. A handful of spinach will give you a fantastic filling boost.

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Easy Strawberry Smoothie

Easy Strawberry Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This easy Strawberry Smoothie recipe calls for only 4-ingredients and is full of berry flavor. Easy for kids to make making this a healthy option for the entire family. Made with fresh berries, yogurt, and milk for a healthy sweet treat.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries, sliced
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1-1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • honey, optional

Instructions

  1. Layer the milk, berries, banana, and yogurt in a blender. Always add the liquids to the blender first. This will help blend all of the ingredients more evenly without adding too much stress to the machine.
  2. Pulse for 1-2 minutes, until smooth.
  3. Taste and add honey if needed.

Notes

Fresh berries can be used in place of frozen.

 Make sure you use very ripe bananas. This will add sweetness, making the need for honey or sugar less likely.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 429Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 274mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 5gSugar: 53gProtein: 21g
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