Ever since I decided to start eating healthily to lose weight, I have made it my habit to eat fruit for breakfast. Fruit is jam-packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber as well are carbs for energy. Fruit is nature’s vitamin supplement and really is one of the best ways to start the day.
However, as healthy as fruit is and as much as I love it, sometimes I don’t feel like eating first thing in the morning and that’s where fruit smoothies come in.
Ready in minutes, tasty and refreshing, a fruit smoothie really sets me up for the busy day ahead.
Of all the morning smoothies I make, and I have a LOT of recipes, one of my all-time favorites is strawberry smoothies and I’m betting once you try some of my strawberry smoothie recipes, you’ll love them too! Strawberries combine easily with lots of other fruits to create delicious smoothies that will change how you feel about breakfast forever.
How to make a strawberry smoothie
I’ve got lots of great strawberry smoothie recipes for you but here’s a really simply one to get you started!
- 1 cup strawberries – frozen or fresh ( what’s the difference ? learn here)
- 1 cup skim milk – a good source of protein
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds – a good source of healthy fat and fiber
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-3 ice cubes (optional)
Place all the ingredients into your blender, my blender recommendations for smoothies. Blend on the lowest setting for 30-seconds and then on high for 30-seconds. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Protein 12.7 grams
Carbohydrate 31.5 grams
Fiber 7.9 grams
Fat 6 grams
There are lots of ways to customize this recipe to suit your personal preferences and tastes. For example, you can use yogurt or soya milk instead of skim milk, add some ginger, include some other fruits like melon or banana, add some kale or other vegetables…the options are endless.
More strawberry smoothie recipes
I’ve got lots more strawberry smoothie recipes to share with you so if you’d like to learn how you can make a strawberry shortcake protein shake that’s perfect for dessert or how to make a nutrient-packed strawberry and blueberry smoothie then just follow this link.
On their own or with other ingredients, strawberries are the perfect smoothie ingredient and once you try them for yourself, I’m sure you’ll soon agree!