Not all smoothies need to be jammed with a ton of ingredients.
Now, while this strawberry smoothie recipe is straightforward to make, it’s utterly delicious even without bananas.
If you’re in a hurry but still want a smoothie for breakfast, this is a perfect recipe.
You can make this smoothie in just 4 minutes, flat.
Frozen strawberries – When it comes to strawberries, I prefer them frozen because the smoothie comes out a bit icy and cold.
But if you have fresh strawberries, that’s not a problem at all. In that case, I recommend that you add in 1/4 cup of ice.
The ice helps with the texture and make the smoothie cold.
For some reason, if my smoothies aren’t a bit icy, they don’t fill me up as well.
Feel free to experiment with this option though.
Oat milk – In the past, I mostly used almond milk and that works great in this recipe.
However, I recently switched to using oat milk and I’m loving the way that it mixes in these smoothie recipes.
If you only have cow’s milk on hand, that will also work fine.
Vanilla yogurt – I prefer vanilla Greek yogurt for this recipe, but I’d often use whatever yogurt I have on hand.
Almond butter – If you don’t have any almond butter, consider using plain peanut butter.
A tablespoon of this in the recipe really does add to the flavor and it helps fill you up too.
This recipe is perfect just as it is, but it’s also fun to add in some ingredients and experiment.
Here are just a few ideas to try:
- Sliced almonds
- Walnut pieces
- Frozen spinach
- Apple slices
- 1 c frozen strawberries
- 1/3 c oat milk
- 1/4 c vanilla yogurt
- 1 T almond butter
- Add all ingredients to the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
If the smoothie is too thick, add more milk one tablespoon at a time.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 6gSugar: 23gProtein: 8g
The bottom line
Strawberry smoothies are delicious! Making a strawberry smoothie for breakfast is a great way to avoid bread and you can make one in less than five minutes.
Be creative with your smoothies and you can have a different flavor profile each day of the week.
The ability to mix it up means that you never get bored with your smoothie.