SF Strawberry Smoothie
Summer is just around the corner. I can smell dark soil, mud puddles, and gentle summer rains hovering in the air. I saw tiny buds on my lilac bush yesterday (hurray)! When I look out the windows, I find myself actually looking forward to raking and cleaning up the yard.

What better way to welcome summer then with a taste of strawberries?

This is one of our favorite snacks when we want something cold and sweet, without taking the time to make ice-cream. We use either this or this homemade yogurt to make it thick and creamy – and then we add a splash of almond extract for a unique twist. Add fresh or frozen strawberries and some stevia to make it sugar-free and healthy. (And because we’re shedding those concealing sweaters!)

Just a few tweaks (in the notes) will make this recipe available to those on the paleo and AIP diets.

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Sugar-Free Strawberry Smoothie
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Use yogurt to make it thick and creamy, and add a splash of almond extract for a unique twist. A quick and easy treat that's cold, yummy, and healthy too!

Course: Beverages, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Dietary Need: AIP diet, candida diet, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo diet, soy-free, sugar-free, yeast-free
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 202 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups plain yogurt (you can also use canned coconut milk to make it dairy-free)
  • 1 tsp. almond extract (vanilla works too)
  • 1 pinch stevia (to taste)
  • 15-20 ice cubes
Directions
  1. Place the ice cubes and strawberries in a blender or food processor. (It blends easier if they are at the bottom and closer to the blades).


  2. Then add yogurt, almond extract, and stevia (add a little at a time and taste test to get the desired sweetness).


  3. Blend until smooth.


  4. Pour into individual glasses and top with a berry to enjoy!


Recipe Notes

Note: Using canned coconut milk will make this allowed on the paleo diet. Using canned coconut milk and vanilla extract will make this allowed on the AIP diet.

Nutrition Facts
Sugar-Free Strawberry Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (2 servings)
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Potassium 600mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 18g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 4.8%
Vitamin C 104.1%
Calcium 31.9%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

What are your favorite ways to welcome summer?

 

SF Strawberry Smoothie

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Paula, CHS, Certified Level 3 Metabolic Effect Nutrition Consultant

Paula, CHS, Certified Level 3 Metabolic Effect Nutrition Consultant

Hi, I'm Paula - wife and homeschooling mom of six. Several family health issues involving candida, food allergies, and Lyme Disease have created a passion to better understand our God-created bodies. Today I share that enthusiasm by bringing you information on ways to improve your gut health. You can follow me on Facebook, and Pinterest.
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    9 replies to "Sugar-Free Strawberry Smoothies"

    • Cristy

      I have got to try that yogurt sometime. I LOVE LOVE LOVE yogurt. Preferably red Raspberry yogurt. Hyvee brand. LOL They just recently added something to it though that I cant quite put my finger on. I wonder if it was extra thickeners. It suddenly changed in texture. 🙁 We had a drinkable yogurt in Peru that I loved. Maybe I should try some of this sometime and see if I can take the taste difference.

    • Paula

      Cristy :),

      This is hands down my favorite yogurt. Not as thick as store-bought, but after you've tried it a few times you don't even notice anymore. I LOVE it.

      Thanks for stopping by! It was fun chatting with you today!

    • Shiloh

      I love strawberry smoothies! I do put sugar in mine though.:(

    • Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures

      Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

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    • Jenn "Rook No. 17"

      I love the yogurt and strawberry combination, and that touch of almond extract is brilliant!

      jenn

    • Anonymous

      We have strawberry smoothies in summer (neighbour gives us 1-2kg a day during peak season) and sometimes add a banana or two to the mix
      But I have to say we dont use any sweeteners at all.
      Sometimes I'll freeze the strawberries and just add a splash of milk into the blender with them 🙂

    • Jen

      Strawberry smoothie looks wonderful!

    • Lisa~~

      Delicious looking smoothie.

      If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my CCC entry: Mango Melon Banana & Chia Smoothie.

      Lisa~~
      Cook Lisa Cook

    • Cristina

      I’m so so so so happy that I came across your website! I’ve been on the Candida diet for about 3 weeks now and am having a very hard time dealing with strong sugar cravings, and finding to-the-point, reliable information about acceptable anti-candida foods. Your site is informative and best of all, you understand that candida dieters need actually tasty deserts (like this smoothy!) to get them through the tough diet! Thanks for your help, keep up the god work 🙂

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