This Strawberry Smoothie is deliciously creamy, nutritious and so easy to make with sweet strawberries, creamy banana, almond milk and full of fiber, protein. It’s easy to throw together in 10 minutes or less. Vegan, gluten-free, keto, dairy-free, low carb, paleo and Whole30 compliant.
Updated January 2021
Easy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
If you’re looking for a quick and healthy breakfast or snack, this Strawberry Smoothie is packed with strawberry flavor, and it has a super creamy texture that will keep you coming back for more. With this super easy smoothie recipe, you can enjoy your favorite summer flavors all year long. A single sip of this satisfying beverage is all it takes to fall in love!
This smoothie is made in just a few minutes, and it’s great for taking on the go. You simply toss the ingredients into your blender and pulse! Once everything is combined, it’s easy to fine-tune the flavor and consistency of your drink.
Are Strawberry Smoothies Healthy?
While smoothies are widely accepted as a healthy treat, they often contain undesirable ingredients like processed sugar. This recipe sticks with natural sweeteners to keep it nice and nutritious. In addition to being vegan and dairy-free, it’s naturally keto, low-fat, Whole30 and paleo-friendly!
Thanks to the inclusion of coconut cream and cashew butter, this ultra-creamy smoothie packs a punch of protein. The berries contain plenty of fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and potassium to provide additional nourishment. Next time you need a healthy snack that will fill you up on the go, this simple strawberry smoothie is a must-make.
Looking for more smoothie recipes? Check out these 5 Healthy Smoothies with lots of delicious options.
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. Simply swap in your favorite fruit, vegetables and other spices and add-ins you like:
- Unsweetened Almond Milk: Or any other dairy-free milk you like.
- Canned Coconut Cream: You can also use your favorite brand of plant-based yogurt, Greek yogurt or Skyr yogurt.
- Unsalted Cashew Butter: Adding nut butter to your smoothies is a great way to incorporate healthy fats and extra protein if you don’t have or like protein powder. Any nut or seed butter will do!
- Frozen banana: To make the smoothy extra creamy and natural sweetness. Go ahead and swap these out for frozen cauliflower rice, creamy avocado for low carb or keto.
- Frozen Strawberries: Frozen berries are important in a smoothie – they help make it nice and thick without the need for added ice. If you only have fresh berries on hand, simply remove the leaves and freeze them yourself!
- Liquid Sweetener (Optional): If you’re not on the Whole30 diet and want to sweeten up your smoothie even more, you can add date syrup, maple syrup, agave or your preferred liquid sweetener to taste.
How to Make Strawberry Smoothies
It’s time to grab those ingredients and plug in your high-speed blender. This smoothie comes together with the press of a button!
- Add Almond Milk & Coconut Cream to Blender: Add all the ingredients to a high-powered blender.
- Blend: Pulse on high until smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
- Adjust Consistency & Flavor: Add additional almond milk if necessary to thin out the smoothie. Add a liquid sweetener to taste, if desired.
- Serve: Pour your smoothie into glasses, serve and enjoy!
Tips for Success
This strawberry smoothie is very forgiving and easy to control. The following tips offer more support for making it great!
- Organic Berries are Best: Costco and Trader Joe’s sell quality frozen strawberries year-round. I recommend purchasing yours there if it’s not strawberry season.
- Add Liquid Ingredients First: Always add the liquid ingredients to your blender first, then work your way up and finish with the frozen berries. This helps everything combine beautifully.
- Adjust the Consistency: To add extra thickness and creaminess to your smoothie, throw in some more coconut cream or cashew butter. If you’d like to thin it out, pour in more almond milk. Make additions little by little and blend after each one until you’re satisfied.
- Tweak the Flavor: I recommend adding your sweetener to taste after the smoothie is blended rather than pouring it in at the beginning. You may find that your drink is sweet enough as it is!
There are so many different things you can add to this smoothie to switch things up! Try incorporating one of the ingredients below.
- Matcha Powder or Brewed Green Tea
- Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds or Flax Seeds
- Dried Dates
- Vanilla Extract
- Orange Juice
- Gluten-Free Oats
- Fresh Grapes
- Cocoa Powder
For a complete breakfast, serve your smoothie with a hearty dish like this Low-Carb Breakfast Casserole or my Strawberry Baked Oatmeal. If you need something to take on the go with it, I recommend whipping up these 20-minute Breakfast Cookies the night beforehand.
Want to make your snack a little more substantial? Turn this strawberry smoothie into a Smoothie Bowl with your favorite fruit and granola. Yum!
Is This Smoothie Make-Ahead Friendly?
You can totally make this smoothie a day or two ahead of time if you’d like. Keep it in a sealed glass jar or another airtight container in the fridge. Shake or mix it well before enjoying it.
You can also freeze this smoothie for up to 3 months. Pour it into a freezer-safe container, leaving plenty of extra room for the liquid to expand as it solidifies. Thaw out your smoothie in the fridge and mix it well before drinking it. Alternatively, you can make it into popsicles!
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This Strawberry Smoothie is deliciously creamy, nutritious and so easy to make with sweet strawberries, creamy banana, almond milk and full of fiber, protein. It's easy to throw together in 10 minutes or less. Vegan, gluten-free, keto, dairy-free, low carb, paleo and Whole30 compliant.
- 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any non-dairy milk) or any milk of choice
- 1/3 cup dairy-free (or regular) Greek-style yogurt or coconut cream for Whole30 / paleo.
- 1 small banana cut into slices or chunks and frozen. You can sub creamy avocado chunks or frozen riced cauliflower (cauliflower rice) for low carb, keto
- 1 1/2 cups frozen sliced strawberries , if you only have fresh berries on hand, simply remove the leaves and freeze them yourself or add ice as needed to reach desired consistency.
- 1-2 tbsps plant-based protein powder , for extra protein.
- 1/2 tablespoon unsalted creamy cashew butter or any other nut or seed butter - for added healthy fats
- 1 - 2 tsp liquid sweetener of choice such as date syrup, maple syrup, Lakanto liquid monk fruit sweetener, honey, agave, etc. leave out for Whole30
- 1 1/2 tsp ground flax seeds, hemp seeds or chia seeds to taste, for added fiber / protein
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract or to taste
Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender in order that they appear.
Blend on high until smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. Add more liquid as needed to thin out or add more frozen fruit, ice, avocado or banana to thicken. Taste and add sweetener, if desired
Transfer to glass and enjoy.
- To Store: Refrigerate in a sealed glass jar or another airtight container for up to 2 days. Shake or mix well before enjoying.
- To Freeze: Pour into freezer-safe container, leaving extra room for smoothie to expand as it solidifies. Thaw in the fridge and mix well before drinking.