Easy 5-Minute Strawberry Smoothie

My favorite strawberry milkshake! You’ll need less than five minutes to make this easy strawberry milkshake. Use our easy recipe on its own or as a base for other smoothies. Switch to the strawberry milkshake recipe


Why you should make this strawberry milkshake

I’ve made versions of this easy smoothie recipe more times than I can count. It’s perfect on its own and is the best base recipe to add other ingredients to.


Here are a few more reasons why we love it:

  • It takes you less than 5 minutes.
  • You can use fresh or frozen fruit. In fact, frozen strawberries make the smoothie even creamier.
  • It’s easy to adapt to what you have in the kitchen.
  • This smoothie is perfect for breakfast or a snack.
  • kids love it!
  • You can make the smoothie ahead of time, freeze it, and save it for later. details below.

How to make the best strawberry milkshake

Our basic smoothie recipe calls for four simple ingredients:

strawberries — I love adding whole strawberries to a cup, and I especially appreciate when the smoothie is made with frozen berries. For a blueberry smoothie, try our easy blueberry smoothie recipe.

plantain — I use a banana to make one or two smaller (kid-sized) smoothies. For the best-tasting smoothie, use a ripe banana. For the creamiest smoothie, use frozen banana slices (I explained how I freeze fruit for smoothies below).

half orange — If I have oranges at home, I like to add them to my morning smoothie. Adds extra vitamin C and tropical flavor. If you don’t have oranges on hand, don’t worry, you can substitute other fruits like mango, pineapple, and berries.

Milk (dairy or non-dairy) — To make mixing the ingredients easier, I like to add some liquid to the blender. For a milk-free smoothie, use water. It still tastes amazing. For extra creaminess, use milk (with or without milk, either will work).

To make the smoothie, I put everything in a blender and then puree until smooth. For a frozen smoothie, add a handful of ice or use frozen fruit.


Shake Variations

When I made smoothies I used to go overboard with the ingredient list, but now I like to keep things really simple. I love this smoothie with just the basic ingredients above, but every once in a while I add an extra ingredient or two. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Add more fruit (fresh or frozen). I love mango, pineapple and berries.
  • Add green vegetables like spinach, kale, or Swiss chard. I add a cup or two. (Note that adding veggies will brown the color of the smoothie.)
  • Add healthy fat with some avocado.
  • Add more protein and fiber with hemp seeds, chia seeds, or your favorite protein powder.
  • Add extra nutty flavor and stickiness with a tablespoon of peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, or any other nut butter.
  • Add chocolate with a tablespoon of cocoa powder or my favorite cocoa nibs.
  • Add fresh ginger or turmeric, or add dry spices like ground cinnamon or ground turmeric.

How to freeze fruit for smoothies

To make smoothies even easier, freeze fresh fruit in batches. You can even make smoothie packs and freeze them for a grab-and-go smoothie option.

To freeze fruit for smoothies, rinse and cut fresh fruit into small pieces. Pat dry and place in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Slide the baking sheet into the freezer and freeze until hard (2 to 3 hours). Peel the bananas, cut into slices and place on the baking sheet.

When the fruit is hard, separate it into freezer-safe bags and store in the freezer for your next smoothie.

More smoothie recipes

Easy strawberry smoothie in 5 minutes

Our strawberry smoothie is extra creamy and fruity. Depending on the ripeness or sweetness of the fruit, you may need to add a little more honey, so add to taste. There are many additions you can make here, so read the article for our suggestions. We’ve added optional smoothie ingredients to the recipe below.

Makes 2 kid shakes or 1 large

Watch us at the recipe

will need

base shake

1 heaped cup fresh or frozen strawberries

1 medium-ripe banana or 1 cup sliced ​​banana, frozen is better

Half a medium orange, peeled and cut into wedges.

3/4 cup to 1 cup milk, dairy or non-dairy; can replace water

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

optional ingredients

1 tablespoon almond butter, peanut butter, or cashew butter

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon of hemp seeds

1 teaspoon of flaxseed

1 teaspoon strawberry jam, honey or maple syrup


    Place strawberries, banana, orange, 3/4 cup milk and vanilla extract in a blender. If you plan to add any, add optional ingredients to blender.

    Turn on the blender and puree until creamy and smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add a little more milk.

Advice from Adam and Joanne

  • How to freeze or carry on: This recipe makes a kid-friendly smoothie or two. Enjoy it now or save it for later. To save the smoothie for later, pour each serving into a resealable food-safe plastic bag or container and freeze. Then, take the smoothie out of the freezer about an hour before you need it.
  • Nutritional Information: The nutritional information below is an estimate. We use the USDA database to calculate approximate values. The information relates to the basic shake made from unsweetened soy milk.

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Nutritional value per serving: Part 1/2 the recipe, 1 small shake / calories 133 / total fat 2 g / Saturated Fatty Acids 0.3g / cholesterol 0 mg / sodium 33.9mg / total carbohydrates 26.8g / fiber 4.6g / total sugar 15.3g / protein 4.2g

AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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Source : inspiredtaste.net

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