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3-Ingredient Creamy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Craving dessert but want to have something healthier? Then bookmark this smoothie recipe because my this 3-ingredient creamy strawberry smoothie recipe is just the treat! Made with the sweetness of berries and banana, this smoothie recipe is sure to satisfy that sweet tooth while providing your body with extra dietary fibre and vitamin C goodness. Blenders ready? Let's start making this healthy, superfood recipe...

3-Ingredient Creamy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe | Eat Nourish Glow
3-Ingredient Creamy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe by Eat Nourish Glow | Photo Nina Firsova

Get ready for smoothies for dessert! This super simple smoothie recipe is easy to make even for a beginner and makes a great, healthy breakfast, lunch or dessert recipe made in less than 2-minutes. Using wholefood ingredients such as frozen bananas, steamed cauliflower, crushed ice and even mashed sweet potato can take a basic smoothie recipes like this one, next level delicious by creating a lovely creamy consistency. I definitely encourage you to experiment with your favourite smoothie recipes and see what a yummy difference it truly makes.


What Makes This Smoothie Healthy?


Don't underestimate the mighty strawberry in smoothies! Loved for their bright red colour and cute shape, strawberries are bursting with natural sweetness, fruity flavour and provide many health benefits. A big reason why berries are top of my A Nutritionist Recommends List, is because all berries offer an excellent dose of dietary fibre which improves digestion and feeds your gut flora. Strawberries are also naturally low in calories and high in water, making them a perfect guilt-free snack or a nutritious addition to any smoothie recipe or meal. However, for the every day person, strawberries are mostly a popular smoothie choice for their sweet and fragrant flavour. So next time you're looking for a delicious and healthy boost, reach for a handful of berries!


Strawberry smoothies are not only delicious for all of the above reason, but blending berries makes a well-balanced, high-fibre meal when combined other natural and wholefood ingredients. Here's why:


  • vitamin C: berries are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, particularly vitamin C, and are a good plant source of dietary fibre.

  • dietary fibre: adding fruits like bananas, berries, or using whole ingredients like spinach or kale boosts your fibre intake, promoting gut health and keeping you feeling fuller for longer.

  • hydration smoothies are a refreshing way to stay hydrated, especially if are someone who struggles to drink enough plain water.

  • convenience: smoothies, especially those with minimal ingredients, make a quick and convenient on-the-go breakfast, lunch, or healthy snack.


Strawberries pack a powerful punch of nutrition for something so small, and are an excellent berry to blend with other fruit in smoothies. They pair well vegetables, and provide enough flavour to help mask the grassy taste of leafy greens, bland taste of some plant milks and cauliflower, and other healthy smoothie ingredients.


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3-Ingredient Strawberry Smoothie

So simple to make, I wouldn't be surprised if you started blending this smoothie recipe on repeat. The addition of frozen banana and a handful of makes for a delightfully thick texture and a smoothie consistency that folds out of the blender like soft-serve ice cream rather than your run-of-the-mill, liquid smoothie. If you prefer to sip your smoothies, just skip the ice and use room temperature bananas instead. Blenders ready? Let's try it!


Ingredients

  • 2 bananas, chopped and fully frozen

  • 250ml almond milk, unsweetened

  • 1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen

  • OPTIONAL: 1 scoop plantbased protein powder (vanilla recommended)

  • THICK SMOOTHIE: add a handful of crushed ice


Low Carb Option:

  • 1 cup cauliflower steamed in vanilla spiked water (swap for the banana)

  • 2 tsp stevia (if you want extra sweetness)


In a high-powered blender, add all the ingredients. If using the Low Carb Option, wait until the cauliflower has fully cooled before blending. Blend on high until all the ingredients are well combined, about 2-3 minutes. Spoon or pour into a serving bowl and top with your favourite crunchy and fruit toppings.


This smoothie recipe is a great base recipe if you want to start experimenting with new smoothie recipes of your own. Try it with a handful of greens like spinach or kale. Add a little nut butter and seeds to up the protein content, or try it with the suggested scoop of vanilla flavoured protein powder. There are literally too many ways to list to share how you can make this smoothie recipe with different flavours. Pop down in the comments and share your thoughts. Did you enjoy it as is, or add more to it?


One Last Thing, Before You Go...


If you really enjoy healthy smoothies... stick around sipping your strawberry smoothie and browse this blog for more nutrition and healthy eating guides, or come join my free 5 Day Detox Smoothie Challenge (By A Nutritionist). You'll receive a meal plan and recipes to detox from bad eating habits with wholefood recipes and smoothies. It a gentle detox just about anyone can enjoy to reset your appetite and eat healthier. Come join us today, click here.


Emma Lisa, Nutritionist & Women's Practitioner

Emma Lisa, Nutritionist at Eat Nourish Glow

Emma Lisa is a Nutritionist & Women's Health Practitioner with over 12+ years experience in wholefood nutrition, meal planning and health coaching. She is a published cookbook author, passionate food recipe creator and lifestyle blogger, and an advocate for women's health and anti-diet culture. When she's not in clinic, Emma is mum to five kids, in her test kitchen and a wellness digital creator. She lives in Sydney, Australia.
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Emma Lisa xx

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