This healthy, refreshing and super delicious strawberry yogurt smoothie comes together in just 5 minutes and is a great way to start the day. It is gluten free and can also be made vegan. Here is how to make it.
About This Recipe
Strawberry yogurt smoothie is a 5-minute breakfast recipe that is prepared with fresh or frozen strawberries, banana, yogurt, milk, and honey. It is a refreshing smoothie, that can be your on-the-go breakfast for busy days. It is healthy, filling, and most importantly, yummy.
You can get yourself a cafe-worthy strawberry smoothie with just 5 basic ingredients at home. It also has many health benefits.
This strawberry smoothie is,
- Easy + Quick
- Prepared with 5 ingredients
- Can be made vegan
Strawberries – You can use fresh or frozen strawberries. If using fresh strawberries, you will have to freeze them for a few hours.
Banana – Peel the banana, chop them roughly and pack them in a freezer-safe bag, and freeze. Bananas make the base for the smoothie and are filling. You can totally skip adding banana to the smoothie if you wish to.
Yogurt – Yogurt is a great source of protein and makes the smoothie healthy and nutritious. I have used plain yogurt but you can use Greek yogurt, vanilla yogurt or even strawberry yogurt.
Milk – Milk is added to adjust the consistency, and to add to the creaminess. You can even opt for orange juice instead of milk. Use 100 perfect fruit juice or make it at home.
Sweetener – You will need some sweetener like honey or maple syrup if you like your smoothie sweet. You can also use raw sugar.
How to make Strawberry Smoothie?
Wash 10-12 strawberries well and wipe them using a kitchen towel. Chop off the top leafy part using a paring knife. Then cut the strawberries into pieces and freeze for 5-6 hours.
Peel and chop 1 large banana and freeze it for 5-6 hours too.
Once you are ready to make the smoothie, take out the banana and strawberries from the freezer and thaw them for 10 minutes. Add the frozen strawberries, frozen banana, 1 cup yogurt, ½ cup milk, and honey to taste to the medium jar of a high-speed blender.
Blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie into 2 tall glasses and serve chilled. You can adjust the consistency of the smoothie by increasing or decreasing the quantity of milk.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can make it vegan by replacing yogurt with soy yogurt and milk with almond, soy, or coconut milk, or even orange juice. Use maple syrup instead of honey to sweeten the smoothie.
To make a smoothie bowl, make the smoothie a little thicker and pour the smoothie in a bowl. Top it with a selection of fresh fruit slices, chia seeds, coconut flakes, granola, muesli, dry fruits, and oats.
You can add nuts or seed mix as well. You can even use edible flowers to make your smoothie bowls even more appealing.
Yes, without any doubt! Make sure you use fresh whole fruits without any further addition of sugar. Add honey instead or just skip adding any sweetener, as banana adds the smoothie’s needed sweetness.
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 chocolate strawberry smoothie.
You can add flax seeds, hemp seeds or chia seeds for a crunch and nutty flavor.
Add beetroot powder, spirulina powder, acai powder, protein 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.
Make it fresh! As it takes just 5 minutes to get all the ingredients together and blend, I will not recommend you to store it. Instead, you can prep for the same, so that it takes less time to get it ready.
Wash, chop and freeze the fruits, and use them according to your comfort. These frozen fruits last for months without getting spoiled.
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Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
- 10-12 strawberries (chopped and frozen)
- 1 large banana (peeled, chopped and frozen)
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- ½ cup milk
- honey (to taste)
- Wash 10-12 strawberries well and wipe them using a kitchen towel. Chop off the top leafy part using a paring knife. Then cut the strawberries into pieces and freeze for 5-6 hours.
- Peel and chop 1 large banana and freeze it for 5-6 hours too.
- Once you are ready to make the smoothie, take out the banana and strawberries from the freezer and thaw them for 10 minutes. Add the frozen strawberries, frozen banana, 1 cup yogurt, ½ cup milk, and honey to taste to the medium jar of a high-speed blender.
- Blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie into 2 tall glasses and serve chilled. You can adjust the consistency of the smoothie by increasing or decreasing the quantity of milk.