Make a sunny escape in just two minutes with this high-protein, dairy-free Healthy Strawberry Smoothie! It's the perfect nourishing breakfast or snack option to fuel your busy days -- even when you'd rather be lounging on a beach!
February is definitely the time of year when we get that itch for warmer, sunnier days.
Virginia has some very gray, cold winters, and by now we're all over it. Bring on Spring!
This Healthy Strawberry Smoothie is one of the easiest ways to brighten your mornings and bring a little bit of the tropics into your own kitchen -- no matter what the weather looks like outside.
Best of all, the high-protein, dairy-free strawberry smoothie comes together in about 2 minutes with just a handful of simple ingredients. It's a plant-based snack that tastes like dessert!
Seriously, this is SO thick and creamy!
You can pick up everything that you need for this healthy strawberry smoothie at your local Target, so you don't have to worry about hard-to-find ingredients or time-consuming stops at multiple stores.
I'm keeping it really easy!
There are two main ingredients that form the base of the smoothie. First, the liquid: I love this So Delicious Dairy Free Organic Almondmilk because it's a better-for-you, dairy-free option that's low in calories yet still incredibly creamy.
It comes in three different varieties, including Original, Vanilla, and Unsweetened. Any of these options will work perfectly in your strawberry smoothie.
The second main ingredient in this healthy strawberry smoothie is the FRUIT! For a quick option that helps the snack come together in minutes, I keep a bag of no-sugar added Mango & Strawberry Blend frozen fruit in my freezer.
This eliminates any chopping, peeling, or prep work, and has all of the same nutritional benefits as fresh fruit. Plus, the frozen fruit helps to thicken the strawberry smoothie and give it that creamy, milkshake-like texture!
This Mango & Strawberry Blend includes frozen pineapple chunks as well, so it's definitely got that delicious tropical taste. Remember...we're dreaming of beach vacations over here!
I also like to use frozen, sliced banana in my smoothie since it adds really nice texture (and it's a great way to use up overripe bananas that would otherwise be left sitting on my countertop).
How To Make This Healthy Strawberry Smoothie
The frozen fruit and the almondmilk go in a high-speed blender, along with a pinch of salt and a scoop of your favorite vanilla-flavored plant-based protein powder (also available at Target).
If you're serving the smoothie to kids and you'd rather omit the protein powder, that's fine too!
After a quick whirl in the blender, you can dive right into this thick, satisfying, sweet, and tasty Mango and Strawberry Smoothie!
It's a simple way to add nutrients to your diet in a fun way, and it's a great escape from the winter blues as we wait (not-so-patiently) for warmer weather to arrive!
Don't forget to use the Cartwheel app to take advantage of the 20% So Delicious coupon at Target, and let me know if you give this recipe a try. It's on a regular rotation in our house, and I bet that your family will love it, too!
Extra Tips For Making This Healthy Strawberry Smoothie
- Easily omit the protein powder if making for kids
- Always keep bananas in your freezer for thick and creamy smoothies anytime
- You can swap the mango and strawberry fruit blend for your favorite combo
- Top with extra berries, seeds or nuts for added texture
Other easy smoothie recipes that you might enjoy:
- Chocolate Almond Protein Smoothie
- Apple Pie Protein Smoothie
- Bananas Foster Protein Shake
- 3-Ingredient Tropical Coconut Smoothie
Healthy Strawberry Smoothie With Mango
- 1 cup frozen no-sugar added Mango and Strawberry Blend
- ½ banana sliced and frozen
- ¾ cup So Delicious Dairy Free Organic Almondmilk or more, as needed for thinning
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder optional*
- Pinch of salt
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Puree until smooth. If the mixture is too thick to blend, add additional almondmilk in very small increments until it reaches the desired consistency.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of So Delicious Dairy Free. The opinions and text are all mine.