Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

It’s springtime, strawberry season is upon us, and the weather is sunny and gorgeous in San Diego.

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Like a strawberry milkshake but healthier! Sweet, creamy & satisfying!

I had a great run this morning outside and came in and took a look at the frozen strawberries in the freezer and knew I had to use them.

I wanted something blended and sweet and creamy to quench my thirst.

This did the trick.

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Like a strawberry milkshake but healthier! Sweet, creamy & satisfying!

Strawberry seeds in my teeth and all.

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Like a strawberry milkshake but healthier! Sweet, creamy & satisfying!

It’s not a revolutionary “recipe”, but it sure is good.

It only takes a minute to make, and even less to drink. A blessing and a curse.

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Like a strawberry milkshake but healthier! Sweet, creamy & satisfying!

The only thing that would have made this better would have been adding a shot of rum or Malibu.

But it was 10am so I refrained.

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Like a strawberry milkshake but healthier! Sweet, creamy & satisfying!

I made a double batch, poured it into a bowl, put it in the freezer and later on tonight when I am watching Million Dollar Listing or a DVR’ed episode of The Real Housewives or Bethenny (yes, I love Bravo), I can shovel it into my mouth with a spoon as a strawberries ‘n cream “ice cream”

Hopefully I eat it slower with a spoon than I drank it with my straw because this was gone in a flash.

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Like a strawberry milkshake but healthier! Sweet, creamy & satisfying!

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Like a strawberry milkshake but healthier! Sweet, creamy & satisfying!

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Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF)

This sweet and creamy smoothie is like a strawberry milkshake, but healthier. If you use fresh berries rather than frozen, the smoothie will not be very cold unless you add ice, which will water it down. Use frozen berries if possible, or toss fresh berries into the freezer for even an hour before making this for better results. Optionally, Make make as an "ice cream" or frozen treat. Pour blended mixture into a bowl, freeze until almost solid, and serve. Or make popsicles - use paper dixie cups or ice cube trays and toothpicks or wooden grill skewers as the stick if you don't have popsicle molds. Add rum (and a squirt of lime juice if you have it) for strawberry daiquiris, or Malibu, Citron, Gran Marnier. Add protein powder, drizzle with chocolate sauce, add other fruit (bananas, oranges, mango, pineapple, peaches, etc.) to the mixture before blending.

Yield: 1 generous smoothie, about 8 to 10 ounces

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 1 minute

Ingredients:

1 to 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries (big handful), fresh may be used although ice may be necessary

1/4 cup milk or cream (use your favorite milk or vegan milk, i.e. coconut milk creamsoy cream, etc.)

sweetenter, to taste (sugar, stevia, agave, etc.)

Directions:

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Depending on how many strawberries you used, their size, your blender, and your desired smoothie thickness and consistency, you may need more than 1/4 cup cream (I used about 1/2 cup), or add a splash of water, to reach desired consistency.

Serve immediately. Leftover portion may be stored in the freezer for later consumption for up to 2 months. The smoothie does not change consistency and taste is not effected upon thawing.

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I hadn’t had a strawberry recipe in ages, but have recently been on a strawberry streak.

I’m just a wee bit excited for strawberry season, apparently.

Here are my favorite Strawberry Recipes:

Microwave Strawberry Vanilla Mug Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Glaze

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Mixed Berry Clafoutis

Strawberry Banana Bread

Creamy Mixed Berry White Chocolate Crumble Bars

Strawberry Jelly Rolls

Do you like strawberries? Do you have a favorite strawberry recipe or way to use them?

I wait all year for strawberry season, and then, all at once, there are so many.

There are usually sales on berries when they are in season, and it’s always tempting to cash in on the savings. Til I realize I just bought 3 pounds of berries and wonder what am I going to make with all these berries.

Thanks for the Baking Supplies Giveaway entries. Two winners announced Thursday.

127 comments

  1. These look amazing, and all the recipes you posted following look awesome too. Gotta get me something to eat – my belly’s growling after looking at all these great pictures of food! :)

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  4. That smoothie is gorgeous. <3
    My favourite strawberry (or any berry, really) recipe is this: wash. eat. ;)
    But I have to admit, they're also amazing with cashew cream (had this for my birthday, actually) or frozen + blended with a little coconut milk. Yum.

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  6. yum! this is going to be incorporated into breakfast tomorrow somehow :)

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  12. I love smoothies know. Thanks voor the straberries smoothie!

  13. For the Strawberry smoothie, try adding some Frangelico. Man and Erma’s used to have something similar and it was wonderful! Also, try with Raspberries instead of strawberries.

  14. Your photography s amazing! This recipe is simply, easy, and I’m sure, delicious.

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  16. Beautiful filtered lighting on the strawberry and cream smoothie!
    I love smoothies.. always!! Last year I started using kefir.. it’s so yummy too and makes a great probiotic and high protein drink!

  17. This looks Fabulous!!! I just bought a ton of frozen fruit so I will have to try it. Plus I loved the idea of freezing it for dessert.

  18. I substituted the sugar with a few pieces of fresh pineapple. It turned out absolutely delicious!

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  20. Okay, so I know I’ve been commenting a lot on your website and I’m sorry, but I’m looking for new recipes that are flavorful and can be made with things from my (well stocked) pantry. Will you help me please? Thanx (again) :)

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  26. Strawberries are one of the top four fruits that show highest level of chemical contamination (peaches, too) Please use organically grown fruit when possible. It is disconcerting, now that my daughter is grown, to know that while I thought I was giving her the best nutrition possible I was actually poisoning her.

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  28. I know this is an old one but I just made it and it’s amazing! I used mainly vanilla almond milk as my liquid but I’m not vegan so I added a few splashes of my fat free half and half I keep on hand for my coffee. Delicious! I’m trying your banana pineapple coconut smoothie tomorrow, can’t wait..Thank you for the recipes:)

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