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- Strawberry smoothie
A great combination of strawberries, bananas and low-fat yoghurt make this smoothie healthy and refreshing.
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- 450g fresh strawberries, hulled
- 2 bananas, peeled and sliced
- 3 mugs of ice cubes
- 450g plain yoghurt
MethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10min
- Blend strawberries, bananas, half the ice cubes and yoghurt in a blender on high until smooth. Add remaining ice and blend further until smooth again. Serve immediately.
Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(17)
Reviews in English (14)
Not bad for a smoothie type of shake - I cut this way back and used fat free vanilla yogurt and less ice. To make it a little sweeter and to add a little more strawberry flavor I added some strawberry jam.-15 Oct 2010
Frosty cold, that's for sure, but only average in flavor. Even tho' I used strawberry yogurt the banana flavor still dominated. It could also stand to be a tad sweeter. Finally, unless you like mammoth-sized smoothies, scaling this recipe to one serving still made two, good sized drinks.-02 Oct 2010
This shake was good and not too sweet. The only additions I added were 1/2 scoop of soy protein and 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed.-19 Nov 2007
Strawberry & Banana Greek Yogurt Smoothie
This greek yogurt smoothie recipe made with strawberries, bananas, greek yogurt and almond milk is the perfect way to start your morning! This classic fruit combination goes perfectly with creamy greek yogurt in a smoothie!
This fruit and yogurt smoothie is a perfect way to start your morning with a healthy breakfast. This makes a great post workout shake when you add protein powder to it or a fun toddler smoothie that you can feel good about serving to your family.
Learning to make smoothies at home was a game changer for me. Really, they are so simple! The most difficult part is the order of your ingredients.
Once you master the simple technique for making smoothies at home, you’ll be making them with all kinds of different combinations.
Valentine’s Dark Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie
Raise your hand if you love chocolate covered strawberries… Are you raising your hand? If so, you’ll love this Dark Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie! I’m definitely a believer that chocolate makes just about everything and anything better, and a healthy morning smoothie is no exception!
This Dark Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie is a perfect sweet treat to make for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. It looks and tastes deceivingly decadent, but is actually made with healthy Greek yogurt, frozen berries, and delicious dark cocoa powder for a bold chocolate taste.
The unsweetened dark cocoa powder contains flavonoids, which act as antioxidants in plants and can reduce inflammation without the added sugar most chocolate squares contain. So, yeah, this decadent Valentine’s Day treat is actually good for you!
Recipe Tips & Tricks
In the spirit of this day of love, stick two straws in this smoothie so you can share with your Valentine. After all, this recipe makes enough for two! Who knew a healthy Valentine’s Day treat could be this sweet?!
When you make this smoothie, be sure to use frozen strawberries to get the thick and frosty consistency without needing to add any ice. If you only have fresh berries on hand, add about 1/2 cup of ice so that you can get the perfect thickness.
If you can’t get enough of this sweet Valentine’s Day treat, head over to Lively Table for another yummy version – Kaleigh’s White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie!
MAKING YOUR Healthy STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE:
Step 1: Gather ingredients & blender
Step 2: Add ingredients to the blender
Step 3: Blend & serve
INGREDIENTS FOR a HEALTHY STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE:
Gather your blender and the ingredients.
CAN YOU MAKE A SMOOTHIE WITHOUT A BLENDER?
It is definitely possible to make a smoothie without a blender. Trust me – I have experience.
I will never forget the day we were without electricity & my daughter wanted a smoothie… It was time to get creative!
My daughter used a fork to mash the fruit. Then, she added her mashed fruit, yogurt, and milk to a mason jar to shake.
PRO TIP: I highly recommend using soft fruits like ripe bananas or canned peaches if making a smoothie without a blender.
Add the frozen strawberries to the blender. Using frozen fruit in your smoothie will help keep it creamy – no need for ice!
PRO TIP: Frozen bananas can be added to smoothies instead of ice. If you have bananas turning brown on your counter, peel, and freeze.
Next, add the milk to the blender. If you are looking for a dairy-free smoothie, you can use nut, soy, rice, or coconut milk.
CAN YOU MAKE SMOOTHIE WITH WATER INSTEAD OF MILK?
If you prefer your smoothie a little less sweet, water is the perfect ingredient swap. By swapping the milk for water, you will lower the fat, sugar, and calorie content of the smoothie.
Swapping the milk for water will also make your smoothie less creamy. A great option if you prefer to taste the freshness of the fruit.
WHAT CAN YOU USE INSTEAD OF YOGURT IN A SMOOTHIE?
There are many other options other than yogurt to add to a smoothie. Ingredient swaps:
- Dairy or plant-based milks
In this strawberry smoothie recipe without yogurt, I used kefir.
Kefir is a thick and creamy milk drink packed with calcium, vitamin D, probiotics, and protein.
CAN I LOSE WEIGHT DRINKING SMOOTHIES?
Smoothies can be a great meal alternative if you are looking to swap your drive-thru combo meal with a healthier option that is packed with a serving of fruit.
Add a veggie or protein boost to your smoothie to create a complete meal.
- Nut butter
- Hemp seeds
- Chia seeds
- Flax seeds to boost
- Protein powder
This strawberry smoothie has just 123 calories per serving!
PRO TIP: Blend a smoothie in the morning to take on-the-go and shake just before drinking. A great option for busy parents or for kids packing lunch, going to sports games or attending after-school activities.
Pour your strawberry smoothie into smoothie glasses and add reusable straws. Enjoy!
MORE SMOOTHIE RECIPES:
- High Fiber Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Powder Smoothie
- Blueberry Smoothie with Cottage Cheese
- Tropical Smoothie Bowl
- Healthy Raspberry Smoothie Bowl
- Banana Smoothie Popsicles
- Kids Protein Shake
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Recipe: Strawberry Smoothie
There are certain things in life that simply aren’t worth messing with, and a classic strawberry smoothie is one of them. When juicy strawberries, a ripe banana, and tangy yogurt combine, it makes for a not-too-sweet, not-too-fussy smoothie — one that’s great for breakfast or a snack.
There’s not a chia, hemp, or flax seed in sight, and I love that you can count the ingredients on one hand. Yes, it’s the smoothie your kids want, but it’s also the smoothie you secretly want — one that’s pure and simple, and all about the fruit.
A Classic 3-Ingredient Smoothie Worth Memorizing
Make this smoothie once, and you’ll hardly need to reference the recipe again. Because it’s so simple, the ingredients shine instead of getting muddled together. The strawberries are front and center, with subtle sweetness from the banana and a touch of tang from the yogurt.
Two Smart Tips for Thicker, Creamier Smoothies
Using a frozen banana will thicken your smoothie. The ripeness of the banana is also important, because it will ultimately determine how sweet this smoothie is. For the sweetest smoothie, peel and freeze it once it’s covered with brown spots, although even the ripest bananas will result in smoothies that are just slightly sweet. If you crave a little more sweetness, go ahead and drizzle in a little honey.
Opting for Greek yogurt also helps thicken the smoothie and gives it plenty of body, meaning there’s no need for ice. I prefer whole-milk Greek yogurt, which makes for the thickest smoothie, but nonfat and 2% yogurt are great as well.
Strawberry smoothie – a Yummy refreshing healthy drink and can be called a healthy punch made with strawberries, yogurt ,sugar and milk. People makes it different ways, here I am giving you an easy and quick way yet a tasty one. When you select strawberry for Strawberry smoothie look for bright red, size and shape doesn’t matter. . Strawberries goes well with yogurt and give a refreshing taste. try the Strawberry smoothie recipe and serve all your family members with breakfast, lunch or dinner or even as brunch. Strawberry smoothie can be served with a scoop of ice cream as topping. The recipe of this delicious smoothie is quite simple. Blend strawberries with milk ans sugar and then mix with thick yogurt to get a creamy thick smoothie with pink color.
Strawberries in Strawberry smoothie are rich source of antioxidants with vitamin c and its consumption reduces aging sign. The benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds, including strawberries, are infinite and when their consumption goes up, the risk of diabetics ,heart diseases and cancer goes down. So include fruits like strawberries in your diet plan to attain some healthy eating habits. Not only strawberries in Strawberry smoothie are they juicy, summery and delicious, they’re a bona fide superfood, too. Nutrient-rich and packed with antioxidants (like vitamin C), strawberries offer a wide range of health benefits, some of which may surprise you. Vitamin C is a well-known immunity booster, as well as a powerful, fast-working antioxidant.
Try this simple recipe for excellent delicious healthy drink and serve your kids and whole family.
A Blender (We used to have this one and finally upgraded to a Vitamix and it was 100% worth the investment. If you use your blender often, or want to make yummy blender muffins like these Healthy No Sugar Added Strawberry Muffins, highly recommend!)
to make individual smoothie servings
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Is it a Smoothie or a Milkshake?
Some people are confused and think that smoothie and milkshake are one and the same. Not surprising since they are both blended beverages could have the same components like fruits and dairy products. The difference lies in the base.
Smoothies are typically made using (real) fruit or vegetable. Milk and yogurt can be added and sometimes grains and nuts. They can be a meal on their own as they can be quite filling and contain essential nutrients.
Milkshakes, on the other hand, has more dairy product like milk or ice cream. You can add fresh fruits for flavor but most of the time fruit syrups are used. It is really more of a beverage that you have with a meal. It is also normally served with whipped cream on top.
Other equally healthy and yummy smoothie recipes to try:
This post was originally published in March 2014. Updated to include new photos and add more information.
Good to know
Both when buying food or when making your own, it is important to inform yourself about the nutritional value. Have a look at the nutrition label, learn about your serving size and what nutrients this product will bring to the table.
If you want to compare different products and their values, it is easier to look at a label where the values are given per 100 grams. This way you get a better understanding of the categories certain products belong to when it comes to nutritional values. Is this a product with a high sugar content? Does it contain a lot of fibre? How does this product measure up if I am looking to stick to a low-sodium diet?
100 grams Nutrition Label Strawberry Yoghurt Smoothie
Keep in mind that if you are looking to eat healthily, you should not just avoid eating fat and/or sugar. We need both in our daily diet. Make sure however to be aware of where you get your lipids and sugars from. As a rule of thumb, you could say variation is very important in your diet and in general, the closer your food is to come straight from the source, the better.
If you want to read more about healthy food choices, check out my article [Healthy Food Choices]. Truthful Food also has a continuously growing article category solely focusing on specific ingredients and nutrients for everyone who wants to take a closer look at what you can find in your food.
*All given nutritional information is an indication. Due to differences in how ingredients are produced, where they are purchased and how the recipe is prepared, nutritional values may vary.
STRAWBERRY YOGHURT SMOOHTIES
Sometimes when you’re on a restricted diet, you can easily be at a loss at what to eat. When you’re just getting started on a diet free of grains, starches, lactose, and refined sugar, you also get hit by cravings pretty easily. This is the point at which it’s easy to fall off the horse and make mistakes because you’re simply hungry and if you haven’t prepared for that, you have nothing readily available to eat. Homemade yoghurt was one of the foods that helped me beat my cravings. Early on in the diet, I started making 24-hour yoghurt. The yoghurt is fermented for a full 24 hours to ensure that it’s lactose free and has the highest possible amount of gut-soothing probiotics. The yoghurt, and later fermented heavy whipping cream, gave me a whole new dimension on how to juggle the diet. I used it to make healthy and delicious breakfasts, desserts, treats, sauces, and dips. I even bought a second yoghurt maker to make sure that there’s always yoghurt available in my house. Whenever the kids had food cravings, they could simply mix yoghurt with honey and vanilla extract for a simple and satisfying snack.
From there, we started exploring more and more recipes, and this smoothie recipe is one we developed just recently after I had some minor dental surgery and was unable to chew anything crunchy. Usually, I eat a lot of raw foods, but chewing was painful and took forever. At first, I simply ate less and only soft foods, but then I started getting really hungry. Eventually I started making smoothies and it was a great relief when I finally felt full after one large strawberry yoghurt smoothie. It tasted so good that we kept making them for the whole family for the next couple of days. Next, Amelie started freezing the smoothie in an instant popsicle maker and I know I will have to keep buying strawberries for a while since it’s become one of these food trends in our house that seems to last for a while.
2 cups fresh strawberries hulled and cut into pieces or frozen strawberries
2 cups homemade yoghurt (see recipe below)
1/4 cup honey
1 small banana (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Add the strawberries, honey, banana, and yoghurt to a blender. Blend for 30 seconds until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and serve with a paper straw.