Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

I’m in my glory now that strawberry season is in full effect.

I have recipes for strawberry muffins, sweet rolls, cakecoffee cake, scones, pancakes, banana breadsmoothies and more.

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie - Tastes like strawberry shortcake in a cup but way healthier! Naturally sweet berries mean no added sugar!

And there’s always room for another strawberry recipe.

Especially for a refreshing smoothie that tastes like strawberry shortcake. I made it in honor of National Strawberry Shortcake Day, which is June 14.

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie - Tastes like strawberry shortcake in a cup but way healthier! Naturally sweet berries mean no added sugar!

Strawberry Shortcake has been a classic American dessert for over 100 years and Driscoll’s has been the strawberry in everyone’s shortcake for more than 100 years.

To make this flavorful smoothie I used 1 pound of fresh Driscoll’s strawberries, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and two small angel food cake strawberry shortcake dessert shells, which I tossed in the blender with the berries and milk.

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie - Tastes like strawberry shortcake in a cup but way healthier! Naturally sweet berries mean no added sugar!

The flavor of the shells is subtle, but they help create an authentic strawberry shortcake flavor.

Dessert shells are typically sold in the bakery section of your grocery store or near the strawberries in the produce section. If you can’t find them, use about 1 cup diced angel food cake.

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie - Tastes like strawberry shortcake in a cup but way healthier! Naturally sweet berries mean no added sugar!

I didn’t add sugar in order to keep the smoothie healthier. Fresh, juicy, ripe berries are sweet enough, and with the gentle sweetness from the dessert shells, I didn’t need sugar, but sweeten to taste if desired.

A dollop of whipped cream or whipped topping would be the literal icing on this drinkable strawberry shortcake, but I refrained so I could enjoy the smoothie as a healthy breakfast or snack.

The recipe serves two and if you don’t need the second portion right away, freeze it for later. Dirty your blender once, drink twice is my motto.

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie - Tastes like strawberry shortcake in a cup but way healthier! Naturally sweet berries mean no added sugar!

For a fun twist, blend in a splash of rum for frozen strawberry shortcake daiquiris or tequila for strawberry shortcake margaritas. You wouldn’t have to twist my arm.

The smoothie is packed with bold strawberry flavor and unlike many of my other smoothies that use bananas, this one doesn’t. There’s nothing detracting from the wonderfully intense strawberry flavor it has.

It’s the best strawberry shortcake I ever drank.

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie - Tastes like strawberry shortcake in a cup but way healthier! Naturally sweet berries mean no added sugar!

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Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

This refreshing, healthy smoothie tastes like drinkable strawberry shortcake. It's made by blending fresh strawberries, almond milk, and angel food cake dessert shells, which create an authentic strawberry shortcake flavor. The shells are typically sold in the bakery section or near the strawberries in the produce section of your grocery store. If you can't find them, use diced angel food cake. I didn't add sugar in order to keep the smoothie healthier. Fresh, juicy, ripe berries are sweet enough, and with the gentle sweetness from the dessert shells, I didn't need sugar, but sweeten to taste if desired. The smoothie makes a great healthy breakfast or snack. For a fun twist, blend in a splash of rum for frozen strawberry shortcake daiquiris or tequila for strawberry shortcake margaritas.

Yield: about 20 ounces, serves 2

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 pound fresh Driscoll's strawberries, cleaned and hulled
2 small strawberry shortcake dessert shells, about 3-inches in diameter (or substitute with 1 cup diced angel food cake)
about 1 cup milk, or an necessary for consistency (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk, use your favorite milk)

Directions:

  1. To the canister of a blender, add the strawberries, dessert shells, and milk. Add additional milk only if necessary to get blender moving and until desired smoothie consistency is reached.
  2. Blend on high power until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into 2 glasses and serve immediately or if you prefer the smoothie more chilled, put glasses into freezer for about 15 minutes. Recipe serves two, and if desired, extra portion will keep airtight in the freezer for up to 1 month (cover a freezer-safe glass with plasticwrap or place inside a ziplock to prevent freezer smells). Allow to come up to room temp for about 30 minutes before serving.

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This post was brought to you by Driscoll’s. The recipe, images, and opinions expressed are my own. Follow @driscollsberry #StrawShortcake for more strawberry ideas and recipes.

   

86 Responses to “Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie”

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    Marzia @ Little Spice Jar — June 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    This smoothie looks absolutely delish! Cannot wait to give this one a try!
    *pinned*

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    buy thesis online — June 11, 2014 at 5:27 am

    good post.

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    Lindsay Ann @ Lindasy Ann Bakes — June 12, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Most clever smoothie ever!! Must try… along side a slice of your strawberries and cream coffee cake! Yum! Perfect for summer!!!

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    Jen @ sweetgreenkitchen.com — June 16, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    my mouth is watering and the strawberries are just starting to show up at the farmer’s market, I can’t wait to try this. and I love your jelly jars, I save the same ones to use as glasses :)

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 16th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      I love using jars as glassware. Repurposing at its finest, right :)

      Reply

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