Smoothies are always on my breakfast rotation. Not only are they delicious, but they can pack a lot of nutrients in them, especially when they have a variety of fruits, sometimes vegetables, yogurt, and liquids such as coconut water. I am typically a green smoothie girl, but won’t say no to other versions of a smoothie. Berries are a staple in my smoothies, especially strawberry. Strawberry smoothies create the most beautiful pink hue, whereas adding a cup of spinach to it will turn the color green. This strawberry smoothie has a heavy emphasis on the strawberry, with a sprinkle of other delicious ingredients that bring multiple servings of fruit to your breakfast.
This particular strawberry smoothie incorporates raspberries, pineapple, blueberries, a large handful of strawberries, two tablespoons of Stonyfield farm plain whole milk yogurt, and a tablespoon of my favorite honey from Sag Harbor Honey. My liquid for this strawberry smoothie comes from plain coconut water and ice cubes. For this recipe, I used fresh fruit, but frozen fruit work really well too; I would omit the ice if I were using the frozen berries.
Strawberry Smoothie Subs and Swaps:
- Swap out fresh fruit for frozen! Leave out the ice in this strawberry smoothie if this is the route you choose to go.
- Don’t like coconut water? Use regular water, or almond milk! Using a milk will make it creamier.
- I love yogurt in a smoothie as yogurt has probiotics and gut health benefits. To read more about the importance of probiotics (and choosing the right yogurt for your particular lifestyle), click here.
- Like greens? Throw in spinach, kale, arugula, dealer’s choice!
- You can throw in chia seeds, hemp hearts, collagen peptides, or flax seeds for added nutritional benefits.
- Honey is great in smoothies for added nutritional value and sweetness. Plus, I hit the jackpot with Sag Harbor Honey. They’re a husband and wife dynamic duo and have incredible passion for their honeybees. Check them out!
- 1 cup strawberries, sliced in half with the leaves taken off
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1 cup coconut water
- 2 large tbsp yogurt
- 1 tbsp honey
In a blender, add the ice, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, raspberries, yogurt, honey, and coconut water. Blend and/or pulse to break up the ice and fruit. Continue to blend until smooth. Add more of any ingredient if you desire. Want a thicker smoothie? Add a bit more yogurt or a creamy milk/plant-based milk.
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