Simple Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
Complicating Simple Things
Let’s talk about this Simple Strawberry Smoothie Recipe…
Sometimes we complicate things on purpose. In an effort to seem more sophisticated or elegant, we make life harder than it has to be.
High heels are a perfect example of this.
Yes, they make your calves look great and are cute-as-heck. But they are also extremely bad for your back, uncomfortable, slightly dangerous, and make climbing stairs nearly impossible. We wear them anyway, praying we won’t fall over or twist our ankles.
This sort of thing happens in the culinary world as well.
Take Beef Wellington. It is completely delightful, but is it really worth all the time and preparation that goes into a good Beef Wellington? Is it more delicious than a great seared steak with sauteed mushrooms? Is the “glitz” factor really worth all the extra work?
Not in my opinion.
A Simple Strawberry Smoothie
The other day I was flipping through one of my favorite cooking magazines and noticed a strawberry smoothie recipe. It immediately caught my attention because of the vast array of ingredients, 15 grocery items to be exact.
I stopped in wonder. “Who in their right mind is going to go to the store and buy 15 items just to make smoothies?”
Some smoothie-makers like to add protein powder, flax, or minerals to their smoothies to up the health benefits, but I wasn’t fooled. My beloved magazine was putting on airs to dress up a simple strawberry smoothie.
Like wearing heels with your gym shorts, this just doesn’t make sense.
How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie
So today I want to share Simple Strawberry Smoothie Instructions that have nothing to prove. I believe this to be the best strawberry smoothie recipe because:
- It requires only 3 ingredients.
- The ingredients can be changed to suit your taste or diet.
- It’s thick and creamy.
- And it has DOUBLE the flavor of regular smoothies.
All you need is:
- Milk (dairy milk, soy milk, cashew milk…)
- Frozen strawberries
- Strawberry jam
Simply throw them all into a good blender and whirr away! Blend to Perfection.
The strawberry jam is the secret weapon in this simple strawberry smoothie recipe. It not only sweetens the smoothie but intensifies the strawberry-ness, without any fake flavoring syrups of extracts.
Frozen strawberries are preferred to fresh strawberries because they thicken and chill the smoothie without any added ice to water it down. Plus frozen berries allow you to make smoothies any time of year.
The cow’s milk can be interchanged with kefir or any sort of non-dairy milk that you like. You could also use sugar-free jam or “spreadable fruit” to decrease sugar levels.
And of course, use ANY sort of frozen fruit and jam to make this “best” smoothie recipe your flavor of choice… Raspberry, blackberry, mango, and the sky is the limit.
This simple strawberry smoothie recipe is proof that glitz and glamor can take you only so far. Sometimes the simple choice provides the greatest pleasure.
See The Recipe Card Below For How To Make This Strawberry Smoothie Recipe. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use yogurt instead of milk, and if so, how much?
You can! Add 1 cup of yogurt (or greek yogurt) and 1/2 cup of water to thin it out. You can even use strawberry yogurt to add even more berry flavor!
What other flavor variations can I add?
Extra ingredients you could add to this smoothie are: banana, almond milk or coconut milk, orange juice, chocolate or cocoa powder, almond butter, other nut butter variations, handfuls of spinach or kale, chia seeds, or protein powder.
Can I store this in the Freezer?
You can keep the smoothies in the freezer for just a few hours, but this is not a good recipe to make ahead and freeze. It takes quite a while for them to thaw, so they are not as convenient as a quick breakfast or snack once they are frozen hard.
More Strawberry Recipes You Need to Taste:
- Fresh Strawberry Margaritas
- Rustic Strawberry Shortcakes
- Mint Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie
- Vegan Fruit Pizza with slices of Strawberries, blueberries
- Fresh Strawberry Bundt Cake with vanilla yogurt or plain yogurt
- Strawberry Shortcake S’mores
- Healthy 5-Minute Strawberry Pineapple Sherbet
- Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries from Nutmeg Nanny
Check the printable recipe below for the nutritional information including calories, carbohydrates, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, fiber, vitamin c, and calcium percentages.
Simple Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
- 3 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 1/2 cups milk, any variety
- 1/3 cup strawberry jam
- Place the frozen strawberries, strawberry jam and milk in the blender.
- Place the lid over the top.
- Puree until smooth.
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