Recipe: Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

Fruit Recipes, Pre + Post Workout Recipes, Smoothie Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT


This delicious dessert smoothie is thick, creamy, and the closest thing you can get to a milkshake in under 150 calories! Plus this frozen dessert drink is made with real fruit so the fiber will fill you right up! If your tastebuds are urging for a sweet treat, this healthy strawberries and cream smoothie recipe is for you!

Can You Use Half and Half in Smoothies?

Yes! This strawberries and cream smoothie uses half and half for a super thick and creamy texture. That’s part of what makes it feel like a dessert smoothie! Of course, you can always substitute the portion of half and half with additional nut milk or cow’s milk.

What Kind Of Strawberries Should I Use?

You can use fresh or frozen strawberries, but our preference is frozen because it yields a thicker milkshake-like texture. Frozen strawberries are often cheaper and more available year-round! Plus frozen fruit has just as many nutrients as fresh, so it’s really a no-brainer. Of course, if you have a bunch of fresh strawberries to use up, it will still be delicious (just maybe not quite as thick).

How Do I Make A Strawberries and Cream Smoothie?

This recipe could not be easier to make. Like most smoothies, you’ll just dump your ingredients into a blender and let it do the work for you. This recipe serves one person so you’ll want to increase the amount if you’re serving two or more people.

What Can I Add To This Strawberries and Cream Smoothie?

A favorite of ours is to also add banana for a winning strawberry-banana combination. You could also try additional berries like blueberries or blackberries for an even fruitier taste. Feeling extra indulgent? Add some cocoa powder in the blender or a drizzle of chocolate syrup on top when serving.

Smoothies are also a great place to add protein powder, collagen or any other superfood ingredients you like.

If you want more healthy smoothie recipes, check out our smoothie recipe category filled with delicious and creative smoothies that are super easy to make.

Strawberries in a blender

Recipe



Total Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 1 serving(s)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free half and half (may use almond milk instead)
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Pulse a few times to roughly chop the frozen strawberries before blending until drink is entirely smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 145

Protein: 2 gram(s)

Fat: 2 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 29 gram(s)

Fiber: 4.5 gram(s)

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