Best Strawberry Smoothie

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This strawberry smoothie has been my go-to for years! While it only calls for 4 ingredients, it’s truly the best strawberry smoothie I’ve ever had.

I typically make my smoothies with some kind of milk, but the secret ingredient in this recipe is actually orange juice! This is what makes it taste cafe-worthy!

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The Most Perfect Strawberry Smoothie

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. In this post, we’ll share how to make this easy smoothie, plus tips and tricks on how to make it your own.

After testing many variations of this recipe, here’s what we found:

  • Yogurt rocks: We went back and forth about 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. 
  • Orange juice is key: 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.

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 strawberries will work as well. We prefer frozen strawberries so that you don’t have to use any ice. Check out our tutorial on how to freeze strawberries.

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

Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt adds a decent amount of protein and will make your smoothie extra creamy. Feel free to use any kind you wish. We went with plain Greek yogurt, but vanilla or strawberry would work too.

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

Orange Juice: the way to get that cafe-worthy flavor is the orange juice! We love the flavor and the boost of vitamin c. Make sure to use 100% orange juice with no added sugar.

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How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie

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.

​Instructions: 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 Variations and Add-Ins


Make it a protein shake: looking to get even more protein in your diet? Add a serving of your favorite vanilla or flavorless protein powder.

Make it tropical: add a tropical frozen fruit such as mango or pineapple to add extra sweetness.

Make it green: the best way to sneak greens into your diet is in a smoothie! Make this smoothie a strawberry green smoothie! 

Swap the berry: feel free to use any kind of frozen berries in this recipe to really make it your own.

Add-In Ideas

  • seeds: chia or flax
  • nuts: walnuts, peanuts, cashews, or almonds
  • nut butter: peanut, cashew, or almond butter
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Are strawberry smoothies healthy?

If you make your own fruit smoothie at home with no added sugar, then yes, a strawberry smoothie is a great, healthy option.

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.

What is a strawberry smoothie made of?

Most strawberry smoothies are made of frozen strawberries, frozen bananas, yogurt, and a liquid such as almond milk or orange juice.

Strawberry smoothie in a cup.

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?!

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Our Favorite


Looking to upgrade your blender? Check out our favorite Vitamix Blender. It’s our favorite high-speed blender perfect for making smoothies, soups, and nut butter.

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Classic Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

This strawberry smoothie is truly better than the kind you can get at a cafe. It’s so creamy, thick, and made with only 4 ingredients!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
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  • 1.5 cups whole frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup 100% orange juice


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

Watch It

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Calories: 214 kcal, Carbohydrates: 45 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 0 g, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 34 g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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May 29, 2023 2:32 am

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Yum! I make a similar smoothie but sub the juice for almond milk. I also add in 1 Tbsp of both hemp seeds and almond or peanut butter! It’s nutrient-rich and delicious!

May 31, 2023 11:39 am
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Delish additions, Nancy!

December 9, 2022 9:10 am
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I was apprehensive about the OJ but it was delicious. I used sugar free yogurt, added vanilla protein powder, coconut oil and seeds. Loved it. I love how you tried with different liquids and told us what tasted better. Thank you for all the great info.

Last edited 1 year ago by MissyGee
October 31, 2022 5:49 am
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So delicious! Definitely saving this recipe.

September 14, 2021 11:36 pm
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Great Job on providing info on much needed topic!