You will never know how much I love this strawberry smoothie recipe. It makes one of the most revitalizing drinks I’ve ever had. It’s guaranteed to make me smile and go “ahh” every single time.
Actually, strawberry smoothies have been my best friend ever since I was a little kid. I still vividly remember the day my mom taught me to blend my first strawberry smoothie. It was so much fun and I have been blending thousands of smoothies from that day on!
Therefore, today’s star is none other than my most adored refreshment of all time: strawberry smoothie!
How Do You Make This Easy Strawberry Smoothie?
There are only 3 easy-to-find ingredients in this lovely drink, ice cubes included! And you just have to spend less than 3 minutes to put everything together. Are you ready? Let’s go!
First, we pick out the best looking strawberries Carefully cut it halfway through from the leafy top and save that for garnishing later. Remove the stems of the remaining strawberries with the tip of a paring knife and cut them into large chunks. This will help your blender a lot and makes the final result much smoother.
Next, we add the strawberries, ½ cup of milk, and ice cubes to the blender and cover with the lid. If you like it sweet, feel free to add a tablespoon of sugar or more to satisfy your sweet tooth. Honey is a good substitution as well. The amount of strawberries and milk is totally adjustable, so add more berries if the smoothie is too thin, or more milk if it’s too thick.
You can also replace milk with unsweetened almond milk or soy milk for a vegan, dairy-free smoothie. The ice cubes can be added after we finish blending if you want a denser and more concentrated drink.
Here comes the part that I was always crazy about when I was a little child (Perhaps I still am): Blending! Push the button and let your blender go WHHRRZZZ for 10 to 15 seconds or until all the ingredients are well mixed and smooth.
Finally, we pour the beautiful, creamy, and vibrant red strawberry smoothie into the fanciest glass you have. Don’t forget to add the final touch by garnishing with the strawberry we saved earlier and maybe a cocktail umbrella, too.
Note: the amount of everything is entirely up to you. It’s your smoothie! You might want to play around with the ingredients a few times to develop the smoothie that perfectly meets your taste. Have fun blending!
Are Strawberry Smoothies Healthy?
Yes, absolutely. Strawberry smoothies offer us a lot more than just a fancy, tasty, and refreshing drink.
First of all, there are many reasons why people consume smoothies on a regular basis. They are a great way not only to eat fruits and vegetables, but also… to drink water! Fruits are especially rich in water, so your journey of drinking 11 (for females) to 15 (for males) cups of water per day just got a lot easier, healthier, and more enjoyable.
Additionally, smoothies can help you stay full for a long time. This is exceptionally good for me because I always crave unhealthy snacks and junk food whenever my tummy feels just a bit empty, but you never feel really full (or satisfied) after consuming those.
What makes smoothies even better is that they are a brilliant way to trick yourself and your kids into eating vegetables. It might not be a fun thing to eat a bowl of kale or make your children eat it, so why don’t we secretly sneak some of it into a berry smoothie? You won’t notice the taste and neither will even the pickiest of kids!
Now let’s talk about the star of our smoothie today. Strawberries are not only one of nature’s most beautiful and tasty fruits, they also happen to be rich in vitamins and low in calories. I will list out the scientific benefits of consuming strawberries below in a way we can all understand.
Strawberries are a good source of natural antioxidants, which means they can help your body ward off cancer. They may also help reduce the risk of cataracts, prevent heart disease, improve brain health, keep your wrinkles at bay, and aid in weight loss.
Reliable Source of Vitamin C
Antioxidants in strawberry fruit include vitamin C and phenolic compounds, and just a cup of these berries can fulfill our daily requirement of this important nutrient. This comes with great health benefits: a boost for our immunity system and an improvement for skin health. It may help fight against inflammation, hair loss, arthritis, and gout.
Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
- 10 oz strawberry
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 tbsp sugar
- Ice cubes
- Cut a strawberry halfway through for garnishing, then cut the rest into large chunks.
- Place strawberries, milk, sugar, and ice cubes in the blender and cover the blender with lid.
- Puree for 10 – 15 seconds or until smooth.
- Pour the smoothie in a glass, garnish with a strawberry and serve immediately.