This Super C Strawberry Smoothie is one of my favorite summer basics. It’s naturally packed with Vitamin C and potassium, and is a perfect pick-me-up during strawberry season. Though you can enjoy it year round with frozen strawberries.
I originally shared this recipe in the 1st edition of Go Dairy Free. But when I revamped my flagship book, I had to make room for some new recipes. This strawberry smoothie recipe was replaced by The Big Squeeze Smoothie and the Just Peachy Power Smoothie.
You can enjoy those new recipes in the 2nd edition of Go Dairy Free. But to keep this easy, staple strawberry smoothie recipe from being lost, I’m giving it a permanent home right here!
I initially whipped up this quick blend to offer more easy ways to incorporate orange juice into your diet. Citrus has actually been shown in studies to support healthy bones. You can read more details on this and other surprising healthy bone foods in Go Dairy Free.
Tips: Super C Strawberry Smoothie
If you are using fresh strawberries, I recommend freezing the banana chunks in advance, as some frozen fruit gives this strawberry smoothie a creamier consistency. Always place the fresh fruit in your blender first (or last if using a personal blender cup), followed by the frozen. Putting the softer fruit closest to the blades helps the mixture blend more easily.
If you want a little more oomph in your strawberry smoothie, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of your favorite dairy-free protein powder. I would stick with a plain or original one to keep from overwhelming the fresh flavor. But a vanilla protein powder might also be tasting.
Special Diet Notes: Super C Strawberry Smoothie
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, paleo-friendly, and top food allergy-friendly.
- 1 medium, very ripe banana, broken into chunks, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup sliced ripe strawberries, fresh or frozen
- ½ cup orange juice (fresh-squeezed, if possible)
- 1 serving dairy-free probiotic powder (optional)
- ½ cup ice (optional)
- Toss the banana, strawberries, orange juice, and probiotic powder (if using) into your blender, and process until smooth.
- If desired, blend in some ice for a thicker, frostier treat.