Healthy Strawberry Smoothie
Recipe Guide

Nutritional Benefits of
a Healthy Fruit Smoothie

A healthy strawberry smoothie recipe will make you one of the most nutritious — and delicious — meals on earth. Healthy fruit smoothies are loaded with phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes that come in a whole-food form.

In addition, when fruits and vegetables are blended, the plant fibers are broken down just like when you chew them; the blender literally does most of the “chewing” for you. And chewing food more thoroughly means that you'll absorb more of the nutrients.

Healthy fruit smoothies retain the fiber from the fruits and the vegetables you use. The fiber works to improve digestion and helps your body naturally rid itself of toxins. Fiber also helps you feel more satisfied, and maintains that feeling longer.



Strawberries Make Great Healthy Smoothie Ingredients

Strawberries are among the most popular ingredients used for smoothies for many reasons. They add lots of flavor and nutrition, and they're low on the glycemic index — making it easy to create a strawberry smoothie recipe that's really good for you.

One cup of strawberries has just 43 calories — and 3 grams of fiber. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and potassium.

Learn more about strawberries at The World's Healthiest Foods

Each strawberry smoothie recipe I've collected here is just a starting point for you to experiment with and customize to your own taste. You can use my list of recommended optional ingredients to add to your strawberry smoothies to make them even more nutritious.


Recommended Starters
for A Healthy Smoothie Recipe

Most smoothie recipes call for a liquid ingredient to allow the solid components to move around inside the blender and give your smoothie the right thickness. The beverage you choose will largely determine how healthy your smoothie turns out.

What are the best beverages to use to make your smoothie as healthy as possible? The most common choices are  water, cows milk, yogurt, soy milk, nut milks, or fruit juice. To discover the pros and cons of each one, see my page on how to make a smoothie the healthy way.


Making Your Smoothie Recipes
into Complete Meals

Many smoothie recipes are relatively low in protein, so they're not complete meals by themselves. The easy solution is to add a protein source to any healthy smoothie recipe.

The simplest way to do this is by adding a couple of raw organic eggs to your basic recipe. Raw eggs won't change the taste of your smoothie at all, and the argument that they're bad for you because of the cholesterol content is just not true. Eggs are one of the most beneficial foods you can eat, especially when consumed raw.

You can also increase the protein content of your healthy smoothie by adding a protein powder.  Be sure to use a high quality product; most cheap protein powders are excessively heat-processed and aren't really good for you.

There are many other ways to transform your ordinary smoothie recipe into one with enhanced nutritional value. You can add superfood powders, healthy fats, herbs, spices and extra fiber. My complete guide to making a smoothie has lots of tips and tricks to make your smoothie better.


Strawberry Smoothie Recipes

When a recipe calls for milk, I suggest you use any type of non-dairy milk product — there are many different ones: hemp, almond, soy, rice, etc. They're a healthier alternative, and easy to keep on hand.

  1. Start by pouring the liquid ingredients for each smoothie recipe into your blender.
  2. Toss in your solid ingredients: fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables.
  3. Add any optional ingredients, if you like — blending as you go.
  4. Add more liquid to reduce the thickness of your smoothie, ice to chill it, or more fruit to thicken your smoothie.
  5. You can substitute ingredients at your whim — it's fun to experiment!

Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie
1 cup strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup nut milk

Strawberry Raspberry Blackberry Smoothie
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1 cup nut milk

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
1 cup lemonade
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup nut milk
1/2 cup ice

Strawberry Raspberry Pineapple Smoothie
1 cup strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 cup nut milk

Strawberry Blueberry Banana Smoothie
1 frozen or fresh banana
1/2 cup blueberries,
1/2 cup strawberries
1 cup nut milk

Strawberry Mango
Orange Smoothie

1 cup mango, cut in chunks
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup ice cubes

Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie
1 cup strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup nut milk

Strawberry Raspberry Blackberry Smoothie
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1 cup nut milk

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
1 cup lemonade
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup nut milk
1/2 cup ice

Strawberry Raspberry Pineapple Smoothie
1 cup strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 cup nut milk

Strawberry Date
Banana Smoothie

1 cup strawberries
3 fresh dates
3 frozen sliced bananas
1 cup nut milk

Strawberry Banana
Peach Smoothie

1/2 cup frozen bananas
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen peaches
1-1/2 cup nut milk


More Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Healthy Green Smoothies
Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Low Carb Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Low Calorie Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Low Fat Smoothies

Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Blackberry Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Banana Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Blueberry Smoothie Recipes

Healthy Mango Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Pineapple Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Peach Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Pina Colada Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Kiwi Smoothie Recipes


More Information on Healthy Smoothies

Healthy Smoothie Recipes
Basic steps to make a healthy smoothie

Complete Guide to Making a Healthy Smoothie
Insider secrets for creating awesome smoothies!

The Best Blenders for Smoothies
For great smoothies, make sure you have a quality blender.


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