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This recipe unlocks the secret to the perfect strawberry smoothie! It’s deliciously thick, perfectly sweet, and bursting with fresh flavor.

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
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Turns out, it’s more difficult than you think to make a perfect smoothie without a recipe (we’ve tried). This strawberry smoothie recipe uses just 5 ingredients to make the creamiest texture and a pure, sweet berry flavor. Make it, memorize it, and make a perfect healthy smoothie on repeat!

Why this is the perfect strawberry smoothie recipe

Together, Alex and I have created 65+ smoothie recipes focusing on fruits, vegetables, and healthy proteins like yogurt, avoiding sugary juices. We’ve made green smoothies, vegetable smoothies, and fruit smoothies. But when it comes to picking favorites, it all comes back to this strawberry smoothie recipe! Here’s why we love it:

  • Light and creamy texture. It’s easy for smoothies to turn out too icy or thick. This one is light and creamy, with just the right frosty texture.
  • Subtly sweet, fruity flavor. Often smoothies are too bitter or overly sweet. This strawberry smoothie is lightly sweet, with just the right berry essence.

“Wow!! I never write reviews on anything, but this is the VERY BEST smoothie I have ever had! Bravo! You nailed it!” -Lacy

Best strawberry smoothie

Key ingredients for this strawberry smoothie

Here’s what you’ll need to make this strawberry smoothie! Strawberries pack a nutritional punch for very few calories, making them one of our favorite ingredients for smoothies. We were careful to choose healthy ingredients for this smoothie: no sugary juices or syrups!

  • Frozen strawberries: It’s easy to find frozen berries and they add a great icy texture to this smoothie. If you prefer using fresh, use a frozen banana instead.
  • Ripe banana: Many smoothie recipes call for frozen bananas, but we don’t often have them on hand. This recipe uses a fresh banana at room temperature to make it easy!
  • Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt gives this recipe a protein boost and helpful probiotics, and makes for a perfect creamy texture. Vanilla or strawberry yogurt also work.
  • Milk: You need just the right amount of liquid in a smoothie to get it to blend. Not enough and the blender gets stuck, and too much it tastes milky. Substitute non-dairy milk as desired.
  • Maple syrup or honey: Just a hint brings out the sweetness in the berries. If you eat a low sugar diet you could omit, but it doesn’t quite taste the same with no sweetener. Adjust the sweetness to taste after you blend.

🍌 Want to swap out the banana? Use double the Greek yogurt and adjust the maple syrup or honey to taste.

Strawberry smoothie

Add-ins and options

Of course, you can mix in whatever you’d like to customize your healthy strawberry smoothie! But if you want it to be perfect, you’ve got to use flavors that work. Here are some ideas:

  • Almond butter. Almond goes well with strawberry. Use about 1 tablespoon, 2 for a stronger almond flavor (it will also dull the color a bit).
  • Vanilla. Use ¼ to ½ teaspoon vanilla to heighten the flavors.
  • Mint or basil. Add a few fresh mint or basil leaves for an herbaceous spin.
  • Cocoa powder. Craving chocolate? Try this Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie.

What not to add to a strawberry smoothie? Handfuls of spinach! This turns the smoothie into an unappealing shade of brown. If you want a green smoothie, go to our Green Smoothie.

Strawberry smoothie variations

Don’t stop at strawberries! This versatile smoothie base can be transformed with different fruits. We’ve created separate recipes for each variation!

  1. Make a Strawberry Peach Smoothie by substituting half the berries with frozen peaches.
  2. Use frozen pineapple for a Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie.
  3. Swap in blueberries for a Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie.
  4. Blend up a Strawberry Mango Smoothie by using frozen mango for half the berries.
Strawberry smoothie variations

Ways to make it plant based

You can make this strawberry smoothie plant-based or vegan by doing the following:

  • Make our strawberry banana smoothie. Try our Strawberry Banana Smoothie: it’s vegan and uses only 2 ingredients!
  • Omit the yogurt and use non-dairy milk for the milk. Oat milk has a nice flavor and creamy texture, so it’s our default for smoothies. Almond, coconut or soy milk also work.

Storing leftovers

Smoothies are best eaten immediately. But this strawberry smoothie actually lasts 1 to 2 days refrigerated, stored in a sealed container or a mason jar with the lid on. It may separate, which is perfectly natural. Just shake it up and you’re good to go!

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Dietary notes

This strawberry smoothie recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, plant-based and dairy-free, see the recipe for variations.

Frequently asked questions

What if my smoothie doesn’t blend right away?

For optimal blending, start with your liquids at the bottom of the blender. Smoothie not blending? Stop and scrape a few times, then try adding a hint more liquid. 

What kind of yogurt should I use?

For optimal blending, start with your liquids at the bottom of the blender. Smoothie not blending? Stop and scrape a few times, then try adding a hint more liquid. 

What kind of milk should I use?

Any milk you like! Dairy milk, oat milk, almond milk or even coconut milk will all work depending on your dietary needs and flavor preference.

Can I add extras for a boost?

Sure! Toss in a handful of chia seeds, up to 1 tablespoon almond butter or cashew butter, or protein powder for a more filling smoothie.

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Strawberry smoothie

Perfect Strawberry Smoothie


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small smoothies 1x

Description

This 2-minute recipe unlocks the secret to the perfect strawberry smoothie! It’s deliciously thick, perfectly sweet, and bursting with fresh flavor.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt (or plain, vanilla or strawberry)*
  • 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup, honey, or agave syrup
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 ripe banana (room temperature)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the order listed in a blender, breaking the banana into pieces. Add ½ cup ice. Blend until creamy and frothy, stopping a few times to scrape down the sides.**
  2. Taste and adjust sweetness as desired (flavor will vary based on the ripeness of the bananas and brand of berries). Serve immediately or store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 2 days.

Notes

Optional add-ins include 1 tablespoon almond butter or ¼ teaspoon vanilla.

*If using vanilla yogurt or strawberry yogurt, start with less sweetener and add more to taste. For vegan, use 2 cups frozen strawberries, 2 bananas (room temperature), ½ cup water and 8 ice cubes. Or, follow the recipe above, omitting the Greek yogurt and adding additional oat milk to get the smoothie to blend. 

**For optimal blending, start with your liquids at the bottom of the blender. Smoothie not blending? Stop and scrape a few times, then try adding a hint more liquid. 

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  2. Diane Ogren says:

    Love the recipes

  3. Thaddeus Trulsen says:

    DELICIOUS smoothie I loved it!






  4. Anonymous says:

    I have tried a strawberry banana smoothie and it tasted so delicious this recipe is perfect to make at home

  5. Lisa Watson says:

    Can u use fresh strawberries






  6. Elaine says:

    This is such a fast and great recipe. It tastes amazing and is healthy. Thank YOU!!!






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