Best Strawberry Smoothie

Wake up to this refreshing Strawberry Smoothie recipe. With just 4 basic ingredients you can have a  cafe-worthy healthy strawberry smoothie ready to go!

We’ve been hard at work in the kitchen trying to perfect the basic strawberry smoothie recipe. This might sound strange, but we’ve become smoothie snobs and we’re not mad about it.

I mean, just look at how delicious my top five FFF smoothies are: 1. The Best Breakfast Smoothie, 2. Banana Matcha Smoothie, 3. Avocado Mint Smoothie, 4. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, and 5. Peanut Butter Cold Brew Protein Smoothie.

This simple recipe only requires 4 ingredients and a high-speed blender. Let’s get started!

How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie

If you’re new to making smoothies, no fear, it’s about as simple as it can get.

Strawberry Smoothie Ingredients

Here’s what you need in order to make the best strawberry smoothie recipe:

Frozen strawberries- we used frozen strawberries, but fresh will work as well. We prefer frozen strawberries so that you don’t have to use any ice!

Banana- either a fresh or frozen banana will work for this recipe! PS: check out our tutorial on how to freeze bananas for smoothies.

Greek yogurt- feel free to use any kind you wish. We went with a nonfat plain Greek yogurt because it’s packed with protein and lower in calories.

Pro tip: to keep this smoothie 100% plant-based, use a dairy-free yogurt!

Orange Juice: when picking out an orange juice for this recipe, we recommend a no-added-sugar, 100% orange juice. If you’re not an OJ fan, feel free to use any kind of milk or even water!

We went back and forth whether or not to use yogurt in this recipe and at the end of the day, a strawberry smoothie with yogurt is just better than one without! It adds a bit of a tang and extra protein. We also tested this recipe with different kinds of liquid such as almond milk, normal cow’s milk, and water and orange juice won over and over again.

Smoothie ingredients in Vitamix

Instructions

What I love about smoothies is that it takes no time to make them! So, if you’re in a rush, smoothies are a great option for you in the morning.

To make this delicious healthy strawberry smoothie, all you have to do is place everything into your high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth.

Add more liquid >> You can either serve as is OR add a little bit more liquid to thin things out a bit. This is also the point where you can choose to add whatever else you want to your smoothie. Check out some of our favorite smoothie add-ins.

Smoothie Add-Ins

  • seeds: chia or flax
  • nuts: walnuts, peanuts, cashews, or almonds
  • greens: kale or spinach
  • protein powder: check out our protein powder review HERE.

Strawberry Smoothie FAQ

Is it healthy to have a fruit smoothie for breakfast?

If you make your own fruit smoothie at home with no added sugar, yes, fruit smoothies are a healthy option for breakfast! Our rule of thumb is to use unsweetened, whole fruit, 100% fruit juice or almond milk, and some kind of protein add-in such as Greek yogurt.

How many calories are in a strawberry smoothie?

In a homemade strawberry smoothie recipe, there are about 214 calories.

How many strawberries is 10 ounces?

For every 10 ounces of frozen strawberries, there are about 2 cups.

How can I make this recipe dairy-free/vegan?

Simply swap the Greek yogurt for a plant-based yogurt.

strawberry smoothie

Best Blender for Smoothies

We always like to remind our readers that using a high-speed blender is in your best interest and we recommend either a Vitamix or Kitchen Ninja.

There is nothing worse than having chunks of spinach in your green smoothie…amiright?!

More Strawberry Smoothies

Strawberry Smoothie Video

Recipe

Classic Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

In less than 5 minutes you can have the most delicious strawberry smoothie recipe ready to go. It’s made with 4 simple ingredients and the kids will love it.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Lee Funke
Yield: 2 1x
Category: Breakfast
Method: Blender
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups whole frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup 100% orange juice

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and mix on high until smooth.
  2. Option to add a little bit more orange juice depending on how thick/thin you like your smoothies.
  3. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2
  • Calories: 214
  • Sugar: 34
  • Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 45
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 9
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