10 Delicious Strawberry Smoothie Recipes That Taste Like Heaven

10 Delicious Strawberry Smoothie Recipes That Taste Like Heaven

If you’re not in the habit of using strawberries in your smoothies, it’s time to have a rethink.

These berries pack quite a nutritional punch and are a good source of vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber.

We often think of oranges are being one of the biggest sources of vitamin C but what many people don’t realize is that strawberries actually contain more of it. 

They’re also low in calories and a great addition to any weight loss diet. And that’s not all...strawberries are also cholesterol free, sodium free and are heavily linked to a heart healthy diet.

Whether you’re looking for healthy breakfast smoothies that will keep you full all morning or a nutritious but delicious alternative to a calorie laden dessert, we’ve got you covered.

Read on for some inspiration for the kind of smoothies you can create and everything you need to know about the nutritional side of things. 

Superfood Strawberry Smoothie Recipes

From breakfast smoothies to guilt free dessert smoothies, there’s a lot that you can do with strawberries.

Here are some delicious and super healthy strawberry smoothies to get you started. 

1. Strawberry Smoothie With Orange Juice

strawberry smoothie with orange juice

This smoothie is super easy to make as it only has two ingredients - strawberries and orange juice.

And if you’re using frozen strawberries, you don’t even have to hull them! If you’re looking for an easy breakfast smoothie recipe to kickstart your day, this is a great choice to get some vitamin C.

The only downside is the lack of fiber and protein so you may want to add another ingredient or two to keep you full if you make this as a breakfast smoothie. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries (frozen)

  • 8 ounces orange juice

  • Optional - 2 to 4 ounces of Greek yogurt to add some filling protein

Instructions

  1. Blend both ingredients together until smooth and no lumps remain.

  2. Serve and enjoy!

  3. If you prefer, you can use an additional strawberry as a garnish.

2. Strawberry Smoothie With Almond Milk

strawberry smoothie with almond milk

There’s a refreshing and nutty vibe to this smoothie thanks to the almond milk.

Plus, it’s deliciously smooth and creamy with a hint of sweetness. The perfect combination if you’re after something that feels more like a dessert treat than the healthy smoothie it actually is. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries (frozen)

  • 2 tbsp almond butter

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • ½ tsp flax or chia seeds

  • 8 ounces almond milk

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth and creamy.

  2. Serve and enjoy!

  3. You can use an extra strawberry to garnish the smoothie if you choose.

3. Strawberry Smoothie With Greek Yoghurt

strawberry smoothie with greek yoghurt

If you want a filling breakfast smoothie that will keep you going right through the morning, this combination is a great choice.

It’s full of protein thanks to the Greek yogurt and gives a nice fiber boost from the fruit.

Nutrition wise, it’s a good source of vitamin C and calcium and also helps you on your way to your daily vitamin A intake. And there’s plenty of super healthy antioxidants too.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries

  • ½ orange (peeled)

  • 4 ounces Greek yogurt

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • 4 ounces milk

  • Optional - a touch of honey, maple syrup or stevia to sweeten

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth and creamy.

  2. Serve and enjoy!

4. Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

strawberry blueberry smoothie

Packed with antioxidants, this berry smoothie is super healthy. You can take it up a notch by adding filling oats or leafy greens.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup blueberries

  • 1 cup strawberries

  • 4 ounces yogurt

  • 4 ounces milk

  • Optional - honey or maple syrup to sweeten

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth and creamy.

  2. Serve and enjoy!

5. Strawberry And Raspberry Smoothie

strawberry raspberry smoothie

Ever wish you could replicate the classic favorite combination of peanut butter and jelly in a smoothie?

This is pretty much the closest you’re going to get! It’s super sweet and creamy and feels incredibly naughty but don’t worry - it’s actually super healthy, especially if you add in the optional greens too.

It can even work well as a post workout smoothie if you add a scoop of protein powder too. Nutrition wise, you get a nice boost of fiber and a helping hand of calcium and vitamins A and C. This smoothie is ideal for vegans too. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries

  • 1 cup raspberries

  • 2 tbsp almond butter or peanut butter

  • ½ banana (frozen) or 2 to 3 Medjool dates for natural sweetness

  • 12 ounces almond milk

  • Optional - small handful of leafy greens such as spinach or kale

  • Optional - Scoop of protein powder to turn it into a post workout smoothie

Instructions

  1. Add everything to your blender and combine until smooth and creamy.

  2. Serve and enjoy!

6. Peanut Butter And Strawberry Smoothie

peanut butter and strawberry smoothie

This delicious, sweet and super creamy smoothie is sure to be a hit with children and adults with a sweet tooth.

It’s naturally sugar free as the sweetness comes from banana and vanilla. It’s vegan, dairy and gluten free.

From a nutrition perspective, it’s full of antioxidants, fiber, heart healthy fats, Vitamin C, potassium, calcium and even iron. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries

  • 1 medium banana (peeled, sliced and pre frozen)

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (unsweetened)

  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 8 ounces almond milk

Instructions

  1. If you’re going to be using frozen banana, peel it and slice it before popping it in a freezer bag.

  2. Once you’re ready to make the smoothie, bring the frozen banana out and blend this first.

  3. After this, add the strawberries, peanut butter and almond milk to the blender. Combine until smooth and creamy.

  4. Add the ground flax and vanilla extract and continue blending.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

7. Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

strawberry banana smoothie

If you love to eat strawberries and cream, you’ll be a big fan of this recipe!

This combination is a delicious mix of creamy banana and the fruity vibe of strawberries.

It’s naturally sweet without the sugar or fat of real cream. With this smoothie, you’ll get a boost of potassium and healthy dose of vitamin C. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup strawberries (frozen)

  • ½ banana (peeled)

  • 2 ounces milk

Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth.

  2. Serve and enjoy!

8. Healthy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe For Weight Loss

healthy strawberry smoothie for weight loss

This strawberry smoothie recipe is great for burning fat thanks to the berries.

According to studies, strawberries are a very underrated weapon for weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight.

This is partly down to their flavonoid content, which may be able to melt away fat.

And they’re also useful for keeping you feeling full without a big calorie count.

You can take the weight loss benefits of this smoothie even further by adding leafy greens and flaxseed to enhance the weight loss benefits. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 7 fresh strawberries (chopped)

  • 1 banana (peeled and chopped)

  • 4 ounces Greek yogurt

  • 4 ounces milk

  • Optional - Small handful of spinach or 2 tbsp of ground flax

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the banana. Chop the strawberries.

  2. Add the milk and yogurt to your blender, followed by the banana and strawberries.

  3. Blend until smooth and creamy.

  4. Serve and enjoy!

9 Strawberry Pineapple Basil Smoothie Recipe

pineapple basil strawberry smoothie

There is a delicious tropical taste to this smoothie and it’s perfect for giving a massive hint of summer, no matter what the season.

It’s not just your typical tropical smoothie though. It also contains anti inflammatory walnuts and Goji berries for healthy fats and a huge helping of antioxidants. There’s lots of vitamin C for better immunity too.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup tomato

  • ⅓ cup strawberries

  • ⅓ cup pineapple

  • 5 basil leaves

  • 2 tbsp Goji berries

  • 2 tbsp walnuts

  • 4 ounces liquid (coconut water or coconut milk adds to the tropical taste but any liquid will do)

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth.

  2. Serve and enjoy!

10. Strawberry And Cinnamon Smoothie 

strawberry cinnamon smoothie

Packed with disease fighting antioxidants, this smoothie has powerful anti inflammatory benefits thanks to the cinnamon.

This spice is also known for its ability to control blood sugar levels.

With the Greek yogurt, it’s also a satisfying and filling breakfast smoothie that will set you up right for the day ahead. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 6 strawberries (chopped)

  • 3.5 ounces Greek yogurt

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

  • 4 ounces milk

Instructions

  1. Chop the strawberries.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth and creamy.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

Strawberry FAQs

Now you know about the versatile smoothie recipes you can make with strawberries, you’re probably wondering about the health and nutrition benefits that strawberries can have?

Find out more about the things that they can help with and get the lowdown on safety concerns.

Are strawberries good for gout?

According to the Arthritic Association, vitamin C is a good choice for lowering uric acid levels, which can have positive effects for fighting back against gout. It’s generally advised that you should look to get at least 500 mg of vitamin C every day.

This should preferably be from fruits that are fairly low in fructose as getting too much fructose can be bad for gout.

Luckily, strawberries are one of the fruits that pack a good punch of vitamin C while also being low in fructose so they’re a perfect choice.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) ranks strawberries as one of the top 10 food sources for vitamin C. Just half a cup of fresh strawberries gives you a whopping 82% of vitamin C.

Are strawberries keto?

If you’re on the keto diet, you may be wondering if strawberry smoothies are allowed or a total no-go.

The keto diet restricts carbohydrate intake to somewhere between 20g and 50g per day. 

As strawberries contain just over 11g of carbs in the average cup, they could make up a significant proportion of your acceptable carb intake for the day.

Around 100g of strawberries would give you a net carb value of 6, which is a little lower than some other fruits. 

Depending on how restrictive your intake is, small amounts of berries (including strawberries) can be deemed okay on the keto diet, as long as no other fruits are consumed that day.

Are strawberries alkaline?

Strawberries have a pH level of around 3-4, which makes them fairly acidic. However, the American Nutrition Association highlights the fact that like many fruits, they are alkaline forming in the body.

Are strawberries laxative?

According to the Stanford Children’s Center, strawberries are one of the foods that can help to protect against constipation.

This is because they contain a reasonable amount of fiber. If they’re combined with other fiber rich foods, strawberries could potentially have a mild laxative effect but on their own, they wouldn’t normally do this unless you eat a lot of them!

Are strawberries good for your skin?

Strawberries are high in vitamin C, which can be good for your skin. One of the reasons for this is the link between vitamin C and collagen synthesis.

The antioxidant content of strawberries can also be beneficial for protecting against the damaging effects of free radicals, which can age the skin.

Free radicals are also involved in pigmentation issues, inflammation, dull and dry looking skin, and wrinkles and fine lines.

Getting plenty of vitamin C can reduce potential for these problems and help your skin to stay supple, glowing and firm.

And consuming strawberry smoothies on a fairly regular basis is an easy way to do this, especially if you also include other vitamin C rich ingredients. 

Are strawberries good for your teeth?

Strawberries are a natural source of malic acid, which is believed to have natural whitening properties.

According to some studies, fruit smoothies in general can be a factor in eroding tooth enamel.

Strawberries are potentially a culprit for this given their fairly acidic pH levels and this can have a negative effect on tooth enamel.

One way that you can reduce the damage is to include other ingredients in your smoothies that will help to counteract the acidity. This includes banana, spinach, nuts and dairy.

Throw a few of these in with your strawberries means there is less acid and sugar in your smoothies, which is better news for your teeth. 

And if you’re worried about the effects of strawberry smoothies on your teeth, you don’t have to avoid them. You can always make sure that you sip smoothies through a straw so that there is minimal contact with your teeth.

Are strawberries safe during pregnancy?

The American Center of Obstetrics and Gynecology rank fruits as one of the top 5 foods to eat while you’re pregnant.

Berries in general are a great source of vitamin C, which is essential for your baby’s healthy development. They also contain other nutrients that are important during pregnancy, including folic acid, fiber, iron and potassium.

Are strawberry leaves edible?

A lot of people are afraid to eat strawberry tops and believe them to be dangerous but this is actually a myth.

Technically, it’s okay to eat strawberry leaves and they aren’t considered to be poisonous. In fact, they actually have quite a few benefits for health and wellbeing. This includes helping with digestion and providing some vital nutrients. You can try blending them into your smoothies. 

Which recipes did you enjoy best?

As you can see, you can create lots of yummy and nutritious smoothies with strawberries.

Whether you’re looking to make breakfast or dessert smoothies (or anything in between!), they’re a very versatile ingredient that works well with lots of other things and you can create some incredibly healthy recipes with the right combinations. 

I really hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about how to use strawberries in your smoothies and I’d love to know which one(s) you plan to make first.

As always, please feel free to share this piece with your family and friends so they can start making their own delicious and super healthy strawberry smoothies.

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