Hello there! How’s the weather in your part of world?
It’s been too hot in Alberta (I’ve always been a cool weather gal anyways), so I’ve been staying hydrated with plenty of ice-cold water and tasty drinks, like cocktails and breakfast smoothies.
Note to self: start making cocktail smoothies.
Anyway, this recipe is a delicious and quick five-minute smoothie that uses a handful of ingredients.
It’s perfect to cool down on those sunny days and nights or to enjoy year-round as a healthy and fast breakfast or snack.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for Strawberry Mint Smoothie!
What’s in this smoothie?
- Strawberries (fresh or frozen): These berries are deliciously sweet, juicy, and have a slightly tart flavour.
- Plus, they are an excellent source of vitamin C.
- Bananas (fresh or frozen): This fruit adds more natural sweetness and creaminess to the smoothie. Bananas are rich with potassium, fibre, and vitamin C too.
- TIP: Use a ripe (brown spotted) banana. Not only is it sweeter (since starches breakdown into sugar as it ripens), there is more antioxidants than an unripe (green) banana.
- TIP TWO: Using frozen fruit will produce a thicker smoothie than fresh fruit. If using fresh fruit, start with less milk or use more ice to thicken.
- Fresh Mint: This herb is full of fresh, bright, and cooling flavour.
- I used fresh spearmint, which is generally the most common variety available at grocery store. Spearmint has green, spear-shaped leaves and a sweet mint flavour.
- Alternatively, there are peppermint leaves, which are darker green and have a stronger flavour.’
- Regarding of the type of mint you use; be aware of level of mint you add to the smoothie as too much mint may overpower the rest of the ingredients.
- Unsweetened almond milk: This dairy-free milk has a creamy texture and slightly nutty flavour that I enjoy, but feel free to use the type of milk you like the most.
- Pure Honey: The rich sweetness of honey compliments the fruity flavours in this smoothie. It’s also an optional ingredient depending on how sweet you like your drink.
- Ice: Only necessary if you are using both fresh strawberries and bananas and would like a thicker smoothie texture.
Looking for more fruit smoothie recipes? Check out these four tasty drinks!
- Lemon Pineapple Smoothie
- Healthy Chocolate Banana Smoothie
- Cucumber Mint Pineapple Smoothie
- Blueberry Lime Yogurt Smoothie
Overall, this smoothie recipe is:
- Delicious and sweet
- Refreshing and cooling
- Full of nutritious ingredients
- Easy and quick to make
- Great to make for a quick breakfast or snack
- Vegetarian and gluten-free too
I hope you try this smoothie recipe! If you do, please leave me a rating and comment down below or tag me on any of my social media. I’m @yay_for_food on Instagram. Please share a picture!
- 2 heaping cups strawberries (fresh or frozen) *(see first note)
- 1 large ripe banana, peeled (fresh or frozen)
- 8-12 fresh mint leaves (and stems), depending on leaf size and preferred mintiness **(see second note)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
- 1 tbsp pure honey (or sweetener of your choice, optional)
- 4-6 ice cubes, if using fresh fruit
- Place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
- Once blended, taste and adjust according to preferences such as adding more honey or fruit for additional sweetness or more milk to thin out the smoothie.
- Best served immediately.
- *Using frozen fruit will produce a thicker smoothie than using fresh fruit. If using fresh fruit, start with less milk or use more ice to thicken.
- **I used fresh spearmint (most common variety at most grocery stores), which have green, spear-shaped leaves and a sweet mint flavour. Alternatively, there are peppermint leaves, which are darker green and have a stronger flavour.
- Nutritional information represents one serving for a total of two servings.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 12gSugar: 34gProtein: 5g
Nutritional values are estimated based on the ingredients used by the author; your ingredients may differ. These values are calculated using Nutritionix.