This simple Strawberry Smoothie is also the best strawberry smoothie! With Greek yogurt and almond butter, it’s exceptionally creamy, with bright strawberry flavor shining through in every sip.
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Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
- Simple and Easy. Sometimes, as this frozen strawberry smoothie (and this Peach Smoothie) proves, less is more. With just 5 simple ingredients, it’s an easy, fruity, and perfect smoothie recipe.
- No Fussy Ingredients. Let’s talk about those 5 ingredients! While some smoothie recipes have you searching for obscure powders and seeds, this strawberry smoothie relies on everyday ingredients you probably have on hand in your kitchen already.
- Satisfying Yet Healthy. Smoothies can be unexpected calorie bombs, but this easy strawberry smoothie is filling without loading up on the sugar and fat. It offers ample protein, vitamins, and nutrients with very little prep time.
- An All Day Kind of Smoothie. Like this Avocado Smoothie and Blueberry Spinach Smoothie, you can serve this simple strawberry smoothie for breakfast, use it to refuel after a workout, or blend one up for an afternoon snack for your kids.
5 Star Review
“This came out really good. I used peanut butter. That and the vanilla took it to the next level.”— Jessica —
How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie
- Strawberries. I like to use frozen berries (be sure they don’t contain added sugar) because they make the smoothie ultra-thick. (If you love strawberries in your smoothie, try this Greek Yogurt Smoothie next!)
- Greek Yogurt. Making your strawberry smoothie with yogurt gives it a smooth, creamy consistency and adds protein and calcium.
- Honey + Vanilla Extract. Frozen strawberries can be pretty bland on their own. A squirt or two of honey sweetens the smoothie naturally, without making it overwhelming. The vanilla extract gives it a wonderful flavor.
- Almond Butter. Adding nut butter to smoothies is an instant way to make them more satisfying. The healthy fats in almond butter will keep you full for longer. To make the strawberry smoothie nut-free, use sunflower seed butter.
- Milk. A strawberry smoothie with milk will be creamier than one made with water. Use any kind of milk you like. Personally, I make my strawberry smoothie recipes (and most others) with almond milk because I enjoy its mild taste and creamy consistency.
What About Banana?
You may have noticed the absence of a common smoothie ingredient, bananas.
I opted to make this a strawberry smoothie without banana, because (wait for it) I didn’t have one on hand.
Also, while I adore bananas in smoothies (they’re naturally sweet, make the smoothie super thick, and are rich in potassium), their flavor can sometimes overtake the rest of the ingredients. I also made this Strawberry Mango Smoothie without banana.
I wanted every sip of this strawberry smoothie to taste like pure strawberry. Making a strawberry smoothie with yogurt does just that.
- Get Started. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend. Puree the strawberry smoothie until creamy, then serve. ENJOY!
As with any smoothie recipe, this easy strawberry smoothie is ultra-versatile.
- Get your veggies in with a few handfuls of spinach or kale (like this Strawberry Spinach Smoothie).
- Boost it with additional protein by adding a teaspoon of flaxseeds, chia seeds, or a scoop of your favorite protein powder.
- Add some healthy fats and extra creaminess with a scoop of avocado (or try this Apple Avocado Smoothie or this Blueberry Avocado Smoothie).
- Pout down your straw and pick up your spoon with this Smoothie Bowl.
- Cut strawberry smoothie calories by reducing the amount of nut butter and using a more moderate amount of honey.
- To Store. Store blended strawberry smoothies in an airtight glass or jar for up to 1 day. Shake well, then enjoy.
Despite what you may have heard, smoothies can be stored for later consumption. For best results, store them in an airtight container for up to 1 day. The more airtight the better since it will help preserve the color, taste, and nutrition of the smoothie.
Pour leftover strawberry smoothie into a popsicle mold for easy, healthy popsicles. Delicious!
Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe
- High-Powered Blender. If you like to make smoothies a lot (like my Apple Smoothie), a high-powered blender is well worth the investment.
- Stainless Steel Straws. Make everything you drink through them, from smoothies to iced coffee, taste extra cool and refreshing.
- Fun Glassware. Use a fun glass for yourself or as a great way to serve a strawberry smoothie for kids.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- Adjust for a Regular Blender. You do not need a high-dollar blender to make a great smoothie! I recommend blending a few strawberries at a time instead of adding them all at once, and opting for sliced frozen strawberries instead of whole. Adding more milk can also help.
- Ingredient Order Matters. Especially if you don’t have a high-powered blender! Add the milk first, followed by the yogurt and other liquid ingredients. The strawberries go in last. Adding the liquid first helps create a vortex that sucks the other strawberry smoothie ingredients toward the blade.
- Taste Before Pouring. In theory, you could pour your smoothie into a glass, sip it, and decide it needs more honey for sweetness. In practice, it doesn’t work that way—the cold smoothie will seize up the honey so it’s almost impossible to stir it and have it evenly distributed into the smoothie. You really do need to blend it in, so stick a spoon into the blender and give it a taste before pouring it into a glass!
- Combine all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender.
- Blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately or place in an airtight jar (the less air, the better) and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
- TO STORE: Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator (the less air, then better!) for up to 1 day. Stir or shake the jar to recombine, then enjoy.
- FOR VEGAN/DAIRY-FREE: Use non-dairy yogurt and maple syrup instead of honey. Or, leave the yogurt out and replace it with a few slices of banana for creaminess.
- TIP: If you do not have a high-powered blender, I recommend blending the strawberries in a few at a time. Using sliced strawberries instead of whole will help. You also may need to add more almond milk and stop and stir the blender periodically to help the smoothie combine.
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