Kick-start your day with a healthy and fresh Strawberry Smoothie and seize the day. This is a delicious, easy to make, super healthy, and a power-packed smoothie made with strawberries, banana, and yogurt. Here is how to make it at home.
A delicious and power-packed smoothie for my breakfast always makes my day!
Filled with the goodness of fruits and yogurt, smoothies are great for summers as it gives you some relief from the heat outside and makes you feel better instantly.
Therefore, I always keep seasonal fruits in my fridge, so the days I am in no mood to cook, I can quickly whip up a smoothie.
And this simple 5-ingredient Strawberry Smoothie is one of my go-to smoothies, that I thought of sharing with you.
While some days I drink as it is, and other days I like to make a smoothie bowl by adding some granola, mixed seeds, dry fruits, and fruits.
The addition of these ingredients gives the smoothie a crunch and also makes it even more nutritious.
It is for everyone, be it kids or adults. Also, if you are watching your weight, this is for you.
This is also a great way to incorporate fruits into your and your kid’s diet.
So, let’s get started and make a quick smoothie for our weekday breakfast.
About This Recipe
A delicious Fruity smoothie that is made with frozen Strawberries, Banana, Yogurt, Milk, and Honey.
If you are using fresh strawberries, you can put the berries in the freezer overnight and then use it to make the smoothie the next morning. You can also use store-bought frozen strawberries if it’s not in season.
Also, you can avoid adding honey, if you don’t want it to be sweeter and like the natural sweetness from the fruits.
Banana makes the smoothie super creamy but it sometimes overpowers the strawberries. So you can choose to skip it and make a strawberry smoothie without bananas.
You will need fresh strawberries, banana, yogurt, and milk to make this smoothie.
Strawberries – Wash and clean the strawberries. You will need to hull them to get rid of the green leafy part.
There are many ways to hull a strawberry. You can use a huller or a knife to hull them. After hulling the strawberries, pack them in freezer-safe bags and freeze. Freezing the fruit ensures naturally cold and creamy smoothie.
Banana – Peel the banana and chop them roughly and pack in a freezer-safe bag and freeze. Bananas make the base for the smoothie and are filling.
Yogurt – Yogurt is a great source of protein and makes the smoothie healthy and nutritious.
Sweetener – You will need some sweetener like honey or maple syrup if you like your smoothie sweet. You can also use raw sugar.
Step by Step Recipe
Add frozen strawberries, banana, yogurt, and honey in a blender.
Blend until smooth. Add milk and blend again.
Health Benefits of Strawberries
Strawberries are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
They are good for your heart, help in regulating blood sugar level, boost immunity, known to have anti-cancer properties, regulate blood pressure, and aid in weight management.
The antioxidants and polyphenols in strawberries are good for heart health and prevent cancer.
These are good for skin and hair health.
Add various fruits like berries, pineapple, cantaloupe, spinach, kale, coconut water, coconut milk, or orange juice.
You can even add a spoonful of oats to make it healthier and add some fiber to it.
Add greens like spinach, kale, etc to the smoothie.
You can also add nuts and nut butter to add a nutty texture.
Replace milk with almond milk, cashew milk, or coconut milk to make a vegan smoothie.
To make a strawberry smoothie without banana, replace bananas with mango, avocado, oats, chia seeds, or silken tofu.
Add cocoa powder to make a strawberry chocolate smoothie.
You can add flax seeds or chia seeds for a crunch and nutty flavor.
Add beetroot powder, spirulina powder, acai powder, etc to make your smoothie healthier.
Some people prefer ice cream shakes over smoothies. Smoothies are made using fruits and can have fresh or frozen fruits. While ice cream shakes utilize flavored ice cream and milk. If you prefer ice cream shakes, you can replace yogurt with ice cream and blend it with fruits of your choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to make it Vegan?
You can make it vegan by replacing yogurt with soy curd and milk with almond, soy, or coconut milk.
Use maple syrup instead of honey to sweeten your smoothie.
How to make Strawberry Smoothie Bowl?
To make a smoothie bowl, make the smoothie a little thicker and pour the smoothie in a bowl.
Top it with fresh fruit slices, chia seeds, coconut flakes, granola, muesli, dry fruits, or even oats.
You can add nuts or seed mix as well. You can even use edible flowers to make your smoothie bowls even more appealing.
How to make it without yogurt?
If you want to make a smoothie but don’t want to use yogurt, don’t fret. You can use low-fat milk or light coconut milk. Fresh fruit Juice or water also works great as a base instead of yogurt.
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Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
- 10-12 Strawberries (Chopped and Frozen)
- 1 Banana (Peeled, chopped and frozen)
- 1 cup Plain Yogurt
- 1.2 cup Milk
- Honey (To taste)
- Add frozen strawberries, banana and yogurt in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add milk and blend again.
- Serve chilled.