A Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie came from a desire to get more superfoods into my diet the easiest way possible.
Great on busy days for breakfast or a snack knowing it is a super-easy way to eat some healthy, wholesome fruit.
Are Strawberries and Blueberries Good For You?
Berries are an excellent source of nutrients and antioxidants.
I prefer using organic strawberries and organic and/or wild blueberries in this recipe. Both are easily available frozen in the grocery store and fairly reasonable. Seasonally, fresh are available, but sometimes frozen is less expensive. And, wherever possible, I try to buy from local farms.
Since we all tend to be on the go in the summer, portable drinks are optimal. It takes but a few minutes to blend up this mixed berry smoothie. Pour it into your favorite transportable cup and off you go.
Smoothies can be meal replacements for me on very hectic, busy days. However, in that case, I might add a small scoop (about a tablespoon) of protein (nut butter, protein powder, etc…) to balance. My nutritionist stresses the importance of meals containing three things – healthy protein, carbs, and fats.
How To Make A Blueberry Strawberry Smoothie Without Yogurt?
Answer: Dairy Free Organic Coconut Cream
The easiest way to get coconut cream for your smoothie is to use a can full-fat coconut milk. Open the can and you will notice that the can has a watery part and a cream part. Scoop out the coconut cream to use in this smoothie. Don’t throw out the coconut water! Save for another smoothie or drink as you would a glass of water. So refreshing!
Tip: If you are adding aloe vera juice to this smoothie, Trader Joe’s has one I have used and liked. It is reasonably priced and come in a jug container. I store in the refrigerator and use as needed. It is almost all juice, with relatively few additives.
Love blueberries? Here is another popular berry smoothie to try – Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie.
Try This For Smoothie Success:
I find that in order to be successful in my smoothie a day habit, I need a good routine where ingredients and tools are easily accessible. The ten minutes it takes to pull my blender out of the cabinet, and chop up fruits and veggies will too often come between me and my nutritious smoothie, especially during a particularly busy morning. However, with a few easy strategies, smoothie success is a breeze, even on the busiest of days.
- A great blender – While I have a larger blender for certain recipes, it is this smaller blender which you will find on my counter.
- Make my daily smoothies with this blender.
- Strong enough to whip up frozen fruit, ice, and nuts
- Easy to rinse cups (vs. harder to rinse and clean blender pitcher)
- Portable caps for the blender cups (so I can take my smoothies to-go!)
- Less clunky than a larger blender and fits perfectly on my countertop.
- Frozen fruit in plastic bags ready to go:
- It is super easy to buy frozen, pre-chopped fruit from the grocery store.
- Reasonably priced and organic produce available.
- If buying fresh produce, freeze by placing the fruit on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread fruit in an even layer with no pieces touching. Freeze completely and then place in plastic bags. If you place fresh fruit in bags and freeze, you will have frozen clumps of fruit that are hard to separate and use. 🙂
- Have your favorite smoothies all year, not just when the fruit is in-season.
- I often transfer the contents into resealable individual clear plastic bags for easy use. It is easy to monitor when the supply is running low.
I hope you enjoy this delicious blueberry strawberry smoothie!
A creamy Blueberry Strawberry Smoothie! Yes, this wonderfully refreshing berry smoothie which is very versatile using fresh or frozen berries.
- 1/2 cup blueberries (I used fresh, wild blueberries for this recipe)
- 1/2 cup strawberries (1/2 cup equaled 2 very large frozen strawberries)
- 1 cup non-dairy milk of your choice (almond, coconut, etc..)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut cream ( I used Native Forest Organic Coconut Cream 5.4 ounce can. This is optional (Optional, adds some extra creaminess.)
- 1 tablespoon 100% aloe vera juice (Optional)
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for several minutes until smooth and frothy.
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Note: If possible, use organic strawberries and organic and/or wild blueberries in this recipe. Additionally, fresh strawberries and blueberries may be available seasonally, locally through farms.