This strawberry smoothie is thicker than a normal smoothie so you get that texture of a shake without all the sugar and fat. If you want a thinner, more smoothie blend, just add 1 cup of ice cubes and reduce the frozen strawberries to 3 cups.
Smoothies and Shakes
First, lets define what is a smoothie? According to Wikipedia, a smoothie consists of raw fruits and vegetables with dietary fiber (skin, seeds, pulp, etc) and are thicker than fruit juice. Other common ingredients can include Dairy (milk, yogurt, or ice cream) or Sweeteners (honey or sugar). It all depends on personal preference. Therefore, there is no “bad” smoothie.
If you want even more clarification and the history behind smoothies, read Respite Cafe’s article, “Origin of Smoothies”.
Smoothies can be a good way to get a healthy breakfast with few ingredients and a few pulses from a blender. I modified a version of this recipe from a class I took in Cardiac Rehab. I don’t know who created the original recipe, but it is a good one. In addition to the healthy benefits of the mixed berries, banana, and spinach in this smoothie, you can also boost the protein by using reduced fat, high protein milk.
Find this recipe in June 2020 Meal Plans.
In addition to this great recipe, click the links below to find more smoothie recipes to try.