The featured 3 Ingredient Strawberry Smoothie Recipe with Yogurt is great for adults. But it’s also one of the best clean eating recipes for kids! This is because it’s easily drinkable and easy to make ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. Below, you’ll find a simple smoothie recipe complete with the nutrition facts and health benefits for each ingredient.
I’ll also show you how versatile this recipe is. (That’s the fun thing about breakfast smoothie recipes!) For instance, you can transform it into a veggie fruit smoothie with the simple addition of 1/2 cup of kale. Or, you can intentionally increase its protein content by adding hemp seeds or nut butter.
On the other hand, beginning with just the three original ingredients is a great life hack for clean eaters on a budget!
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3 Ingredient Strawberry Smoothie Recipe With Yogurt
Strawberries, dates, and yogurt are all nutritional powerhouses. In other words, this ingredients list is small but mighty! Since it takes five minutes or less to prepare, it’s easier to find time to make in the mornings! You can even make it the night before and store it in your refrigerator.
Although you can use frozen strawberries, fresh strawberries make it easier to drink quickly. This really comes down to personal preference; it depends on how cold and how thick you want your smoothie to be. You can either trim off the tops of the strawberries or leave them on.
Step-by-Step Guide: DIY 3 Ingredient Strawberry Smoothie with Yogurt
1 cup of Yogurt (unsweetened)
1 cup of Strawberries
A dash of Date Syrup
- First, place the strawberries and yogurt in the blender and blend for 40 seconds to a minute. (The goal is to achieve a smooth consistency.)
- Next, add a dash of date syrup. You can add just a teaspoon and then taste test it. Add up to one tablespoon to achieve desired sweetness.
- Now is the fun part: consume immediately!
Optional Add-Ons for your Strawberry Smoothie Recipe With Yogurt
- 1-2 tablespoons of Organic Rolled Oats (For additional dietary fiber and a natural energy boost)
- 1-2 tablespoons of Almond Butter (For protein and healthy fats)
- A teaspoon of Coconut (For healthy fats and antioxidants)
- 1 tablespoon of Protein Powder
- 1-2 tablespoons of Hemp Seeds (For dietary fiber, protein, brain-power, and healthy fats)
- A teaspoon of Chia Seeds (For healthy fats and additional fiber)
- 1 tablespoon of Dark Chocolate Cacao nibs (For fiber, manganese, and brain-boosting benefits)
- 1/2 cup of spinach (To boost immune system and regulate blood sugar)
- 1/2 cup of kale (For more antioxidants, iron, and Vitamin C)
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Tips for Making the Best Breakfast Smoothies
1. Since they are naturally gelatinous, chia seeds help thicken smoothies. (This is why they work so well for vegan egg alternatives!)
2. In order to make this smoothie a valuable part of your clean eating meal plan, alternate different add-ons on various days. This way, you’re nourishing your body with a variety of foods and their own unique nutrients.
3. Although it may be tempting to add as many “extras” as possible, try to limit it to just one or two. Otherwise, you might end up with a mixture so thick that it becomes a smoothie bowl rather than a drinkable smoothie.
4. Remember your veggies! For example, adding just a 1/2 cup of spinach or kale forms a complete vegetable fruit smoothie. And this veggie/fruit combo now contains an extreme amount of body-healing foods!
It might also make it easier to get your kids to eat veggies, if they’re blended with fruit and yogurt.
5. When buying yogurt, opt for a brand that is organic and unsweetened.
The Health Benefits of Strawberries, Yogurt, and Date Syrup
The Nutrition Behind Your New Strawberry Smoothie Recipe With Yogurt
As you can see, this smoothie recipe is an excellent source of fiber! Dietary fiber has several health benefits, ranging from weight loss to cancer prevention to better gut health. It also helps stabilize blood sugar, which lowers the risk for developing heart disease or diabetes. Although each of the add-on suggestions are nutritious and essential, let’s focus on the health benefits of the original 3 Ingredient Strawberry Smoothie Recipe With Yogurt.
The Health Benefits of Yogurt
Since yogurt is a fermented food, it contains live bacteria that your body needs to thrive. These healthy, or “good” bacteria are called probiotics. Probiotics promote a robust immune system, reduce and prevent digestive problems, and even help treat symptoms of PTSD and depression!
Interestingly, the fats in full-fat dairy yogurt are quite good for you. Unlike the trans fats in many packaged foods, organic dairy products contain a healthy type of fat called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Studies have shown that CLA fats help decrease inflammation. It also helps prevent clogged arteries.
Consuming foods with CLA is even linked to less body fat and more lean muscle mass. In other words, regularly drinking your new strawberry smoothie recipe with yogurt could help with weight loss!
Below, you can see the the many vitamins, minerals, and macro-nutrients present in one cup of full fat yogurt.
Nutrition Facts for One Cup of Full Fat Yogurt
- 8.5 grams of protein
- 7.96 grams of fat
- 11.4 grams of carbohydrates
- 296 milligrams of calcium
- 29.4 milligrams of magnesium
Yogurt is also a good source of Vitamin B12, phosphorous, and riboflavin.
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The Health Benefits of Strawberries
We love strawberries so much that they’re featured on our list of the 13 Best Low Sugar Fruits! They are good clean eating snack ideas, especially if you’re trying to eat only low glycemic index foods. In other words, they won’t lead to huge spikes in blood sugar that leave you feeling awful, or like you have a “sugar hangover” later on.
Due to their low GI, strawberries are one of our favorite ways to keep the sugar content down in our acai smoothie bowl recipes!
Below, you’ll find the many vitamins, minerals, and macro-nutrients in one cup of strawberries.
Nutrition Facts for One Cup of Strawberries
- 50 calories
- 12 carbohydrates
- 2 grams of dietary fiber
- 19.6 milligrams of calcium (Or 2% of the Daily Recommended Intake)
- 0.714 milligrams of iron (In other words, 4% of the DRI)
- 60.1 milligrams of Vitamin C (Or 100% of the DRI)
As you can see, strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C! They’re also a good source of potassium, Vitamin B9, and manganese.
Notably, strawberries have more antioxidants than most other fruits! Studies show that the specific antioxidants in strawberries are very effective at fighting disease-causing bacteria. They also help lower the risk for developing cancer.
The reason strawberries have such a vibrant red color is because they contain anthocyanins. Researchers have found that anthocyanins help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.
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The Health Benefits of Date Syrup
(And Why It is a Must in This Strawberry Smoothie Recipe Without Yogurt!)
If you’ve spent much time at all on our Pinterest account or food blog, you know how enthusiastic we are about the health benefits of dates. In fact, they are essential ingredients in our specialty muesli cereal and gourmet pancake mix!
In order to see the full breakdown of benefits, check out The 9 Life Changing Benefits of Dates.
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In short, dates are superfoods packed with fiber, plant-based protein, magnesium, and many other vitamins and minerals. They can help with weight loss, help prevent disease, strengthen your bones, and many other transformative things!
You can buy date syrup or make it on your own. In order to make it, just follow our Fast and Easy Date Syrup Recipe. It’s an important part of our 3 Ingredient Strawberry Smoothie Recipe with Yogurt, of course. But date syrup is also a healthy white sugar substitute in the following foods:
- In your oatmeal
- Drizzled atop a cold bowl of muesli cereal
- As a healthy pancake topping
- Mixed into a breakfast smoothie bowl
- As a way to gently sweeten yogurt in a muesli and fruit parfait
You can always use another sugar substitute if you like.
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I hope you enjoy making this 3 Ingredient Strawberry Smoothie with Yogurt Recipe! Don’t be afraid to play around with things and truly “make it your own”!
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