by Olena

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Olena Osipov
4.9 from 12 votes

strawberry smoothie

Healthy Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry smoothie with frozen strawberry, almond milk, banana and a secret ingredient for a nutrition punch. Most kids love strawberries and can make a smoothie on their own. So I told my kids to start making smoothies after school. To fill up their bellies until dinner while we are working. Working from home is a challenge. There is always a distraction. Especially after kids get home from school. Many things go South.

My boys absolutely love our family’s staple green smoothie recipe. Like love it! Because it is full of sweet mango. We just turned it into a video last week. Now you have no excuses. 90% your kids will love it too! And now this easy healthy strawberry smoothie is on their list.

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Are Strawberries Good for You?

  • Strawberries are high in vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and contain antioxidants.
  • Strawberries may decrease the risk of heart disease, reduce spikes in blood sugar.
  • Strawberry allergy is very common among children. I was one of them.

Tip: Try to buy only organic strawberries because they are heavily sprayed with pesticides. Strawberries are #1 on Dirty Dozen list. Their skin is very thin, so it absorbs all the chemicals. You just can’t wash them off.

Strawberry Smoothie Ingredients:

Entire family experimented with the recipe numerous ways and here is what we put in our smoothie:

  • Almond milk
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Banana
  • Flaxseed or chia seeds

Yes, we like our strawberry smoothie without yogurt. Keep reading.strawberry banana smoothie

What Goes Well with Strawberries in a Smoothie?

You can add a handful of other fruit and vegetables from the list. Don’t add too much, especially if fruit is frozen. 1/2 cup should be good.

  • Banana
  • Pineapple
  • Peach
  • Mango
  • Spinach

Other Substitutions:

  • Cow’s milk: Substituting almond milk with cow’s milk makes smoothie taste more like a milkshake. Our family did not love it in this recipe. And we love ice cream. Not sure why.
  • Other plant based milk: Use any of your favorite milk instead of almond. For example, rice, soy, coconut, hemp etc. Keep in mind sweetened milk makes smoothie sweeter.
  • Yogurt: Yogurt adds protein. If you would like to replace milk with mostly yogurt, start with 1 cup yogurt and 1/2 cup almond milk. Adjust consistency with more milk.
  • Fresh strawberries: If you use fresh strawberries, try to use frozen banana or other frozen fruit. It will help keep the smoothie of thicker consistency rather than flavored juice.

How Many Calories In a Strawberry Smoothie?

This strawberry banana smoothie contains 180 calories, 32 grams of carbs and 15 grams sugar. Please keep in mind this is naturally occuring sugar in fruit. Not added sugar. And these are carbs from fruit, a whole food. Not simple carbs from processed ingredients. This smoothie is full of good for you calories!

How to Make a Good Strawberry Smoothie

  1. Use quality strawberries. Sweet fruit makes all the difference. Costco sells organic frozen strawberries that are good.
  2. Add liquids first. If you add frozen fruit first your blender will struggle.
  3. Don’t skip flaxseed or chia seeds. Both prevent smoothie from separating without changing the taste. Not to mention the nutrition punch.
  4. Measure ingredients. Your smoothie will be tasty and will spin in the blender. Add more or less and strawberries will get stuck.

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More Fruit Smoothie Recipes You Will Love:

And may I suggest strawberry spinach salad? I know it’s not a smoothie but it’s SO GOOD!

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strawberry smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Healthy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe with frozen strawberries, banana and without yogurt. It is easy for kids to make and tastes delicious. Simply the best!
4.92 from 12 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 2 smoothies
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Olena Osipov


  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk unsweetened
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 large ripe banana pieces
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds or ground flaxseed


  • In a powerful blender, add almond milk, strawberries, banana and flaxseed in the exact order.
  • Blend until smooth. Serve within a few hours.



Use any milk.
Because of flaxseed (chia) strawberry smoothie holds its consistency well for hours, making it perfect for a brunch.


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 90mg | Calcium: 324mg | Iron: 2mg
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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love the consistency and the taste overall! I just added a bit of stevia to sweeten it since my bananas weren’t very ripe ?

  2. 5 stars
    Tasty and delicious.
    Shared the smoothie with my 98 year old Mom, and we both loved it!

    Is there a remedy for “crunchy flaxseeds”?

    1. Yay, so happy to hear! Oh, you should use ground flaxseed. Sorry I specified it now. You can grind your flaxseed in a food processor and then use in many things.

  3. 4 stars
    Very nice- I felt that maybe my banana wasn’t ripe enough though, so I added a bit of Splenda to sweeten. I added both flaxseed and chia to make it more “filling” for a midnight snack. Thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    I clinked a glass of these smoothies with my sister, We loved it, I asked her how many stars and she said 5 stars, I thought the same so I said 5 stars for this recipe, Thank you so much!

  5. I want to do this recipe with fresh strawberries and no bananas. What’s a good banana substitute?

  6. Is it possible to put normal milk and no china seeds in the smoothie blender?

    1. Yes, you can use any type of milk. You can omit the chia seeds as well. The chia seeds help the smoothie keep it’s consistency if you don’t plan on drinking it as soon as you make it. Hope that helps Lara!

  7. Need to get more fruit in my diet so definetly gonna give this a go, just a quick question, will this keep in the fridge and if so how long for, was thinking i could make some in advance as a quick grab and go breakfast.


    1. Yaaaay! Yes, a good easy snack. I’ve been so busy with the website, been making all kinds of smoothies every day. Clean s out freezer and fridge as well. Enjoy, guys!

  8. 5 stars
    Oh my oh my! This is my all-time favorite strawberry smoothie! And I like how you add almond milk into the drink to give the richness into it. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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