This Strawberry Smoothie is deliciously creamy, healthy, nutritious and so easy to make with only 5 ingredients. It’s made with just 5 ingredients like fresh or frozen strawberries, dairy-free milk and is full of fiber and protein. This simple smoothie recipe is easy to customize and makes a delicious and refreshing vegan, keto, Whole30 or paleo breakfast or snack.
Updated June 2020
HEALTHY STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE RECIPE
If you’re looking for a quick and healthy breakfast or snack, smoothies are one of the easiest things you can make. They are portable and perfect if your mornings are busy and you need something quick to fill you up when you’re on the go.
What I love about making this easy strawberry smoothie is that it is ready in under ten minutes and packed with simple ingredients you probably already have in your fridge or freezer.
It’s naturally sweet from the fresh or frozen strawberries and has that added protein from the coconut cream to help fill you up. Plus, this simple strawberry smoothie recipe is super customizable so you can add any other ingredients yo like or have in your kitchen. It’s also naturally vegan, gluten free, paleo and Whole30 friendly with options to make it low carb or keto friendly.
WHAT TO PUT IN A STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE
Making a strawberry smoothie for kids at home is one of the easiest recipes ever since you can use whatever ingredients you have in your fridge or pantry. I love how versatile these healthy shakes are.
Simply swap in your favorite fruit, vegetables and other spices and add-ins you like. Plus, this strawberry smoothie without banana is perfect for those that aren’t a fan of the strawberry banana combo but you can definitely add one in if you’re a fan.
- Unsweetened almond milk: we always have almond milk in our fridge because it’s our favorite dairy-free milk but feel free to use any other milk you like or have on hand
- Canned coconut cream: makes this healthy strawberry smoothie extra thick and dairy-free but feel free to use any brand of plant-based yogurt (KiteHill is our favorite for smoothies), Greek yogurt or Skyr yogurt you like
- Unsalted Cashew Butter: my favorite way to add healthy fats and extra protein to smoothies for anyone that doesn’t have or like protein powder. Feel free to add any other nut butter, such as almond butter or even sunflower seed butter if you prefer this smoothie to be nut-free.
- Fresh Raspberries: adds a touch of natural sweetness without the need for any added sugar but feel free to swap in more fresh strawberries or even pitted cherries if you like
- Strawberries: I prefer to use frozen strawberries since they help to make the smoothie creamy and thick. You can either buy bagged frozen strawberries or freeze your own local fresh strawberries (perfect when spring and summer strawberries are in season). Strawberries are packed with fiber, vitamin c, and antioxidants, plus potassium.
HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE
- POUR LIQUID FIRST: Start by adding the almond milk to your high speed blender first. Adding the liquid first helps to make the other ingredients blend much faster. So you’re going to start with almond milk, followed by coconut cream, almond butter, raspberries and then frozen strawberries).
- BLEND on high until completely smooth or until desired consistency is reached. Add more or less liquid as needed. Feel free to add optional sweetener of your choice depending on your taste preference
BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE VARIATIONS:
You can also change up these easy smoothie recipes with any add-in choices that you like:
- coconut water
- matcha powder or brewed green tea
- cocao powder
- for dairy free: almond milk, soy milk or oat milk
- avocado: a low carb and dairy free way to add creaminess to a keto strawberry smoothie
- ripe frozen banana (adds thickness as well) for a strawberry banana smoothie
- water kefir
- chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds: for added fiber and protein
Make smoothie bowls and add your favorite toppings.
OTHER VEGGIES YOU CAN USE:
- cauliflower – adds bulk
If NOT Whole30, paleo & dairy is okay:
- plain yogurt, Greek yogurt or vanilla yogurt – add to the freezer for 20 minutes and it tastes just like ice cream
- peanut butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter for extra added protein
- gluten free oats for extra staying power
ARE STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIES ACTUALLY HEALTHY?
Some fruits smoothie recipes and smoothie bowls are loaded with sugar and other unnecessary ingredients that can actually make you gain weight.
This Whole30 strawberry smoothie without yogurt is not only dairy free, gluten free and sugar free, it’s also low fat, low carb, Whole30 and paleo friendly.
By using the right combination of ingredients, you can create keto smoothies that taste good and may even help you lose weight if that is your goal.
Wondering how many calories are in this paleo strawberry smoothie recipe. The nutritional information for one serving of this low carb strawberry smoothie is:
- 142 calories,
- 7g NET carbs = 11g Total Carbs – 5g Fiber
- 4g protein
- 4g fat
This strawberry smoothie with almond milk does not contain any added sweeteners. Depending on your taste, diet and preference, you are totally free to add any sweetener of your choice:
- maple syrup
- raw honey
- ripe banana
- dried dates
- orange juice for a fresh fruity flavor
- fresh grapes
- coconut sugar
- low carb sweeteners: monk fruit sweetener, erythritol, SWERVE or stevia
TIPS FOR MAKING A STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE TASTE GOOD
- try to use organic strawberries – Costco and Trader Joe’s sell quality frozen strawberries all year round
- always add liquid to the blender first to help make the other ingredients blend easier and quicker
- use a mix of frozen and fresh fruit and / or vegetables to make the smoothie cold and thick
- taste and add more fruit / seasonings / sweeteners and liquids to your desired consistency / preference
More healthy smoothies:
This Strawberry Smoothie recipe is healthy, nutritious and so easy to make with only 5 ingredients. It's full of fiber, protein and made with fresh strawberries and dairy-free milk. Simple to customize and makes a delicious and refreshing breakfast or snack.
- 3/4 -1 cup unsweetened almond milk , feel free to sub any milk of your choice
- 1/4 cup coconut cream OR plain Greek yogurt (if not dairy free / Whole30 / paleo)
- 1/2 tablespoon unsalted creamy cashew butter , can sub any other nut or seed butter of your choice
- 5 fresh raspberries , can also add pitted cherries or add some fresh strawberries (adds natural sweetness)
- 1 1/3 cups frozen sliced strawberries
- 1-2 tsp liquid sweetener of choice , date syrup, maple syrup, Lakanto liquid monk fruit sweetener, honey, agave etc.
Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender in order that they appear. (Liquid, coconut cream, almond butter, raspberries, strawberries )
Blend on high until completely smooth or until desired consistency is reached. Add more or less liquid as needed. Feel free to add optional sweetener of your choice depending on your taste preference.