Tangy Strawberry Smoothies

Just what we need for a winter refresh!

Smoothie in glass angle

This is Super Bowl weekend, also known as Endless Food weekend!!!! (literally billions of chicken wings will be consumed.) To balance all the fats and sugars, we’ve got a healthy treat coming your way.  Just grab some frozen berries, and 4 minutes of thawing, measuring, and blending later, you’ll have yourself something to be proud of that tastes delish!  My Ninja blends the fruit in no time.  I using it constantly!

 

Fun fact: I have unashamedly enjoyed smoothies as breakfast, lunch beverage, and after-supper snack at one time or another. 😉

Smoothie straight side 1

I used frozen strawberries because fresh strawberries are not all that tasty in February.  The frozen berries keep their flavor and juice.  The orange adds a nice kick to the smoothie; it doesn’t overtake the berry flavor, it just accents it with some citrus tang.  I add milk for liquid, which makes it a little creamier than water, and I add sugar for MORE FLAVOR!  No fear, it’s only 1 tablespoon, and it makes a big difference!  Feel free to add some greens or other berries to this to switch things up.  I don’t think I’ve ever made the same smoothie twice!

Take a sip of this lovely, good-for-you smoothie.  Or a spoonful.  Because Smoothie Bowls! 😍 (and because everything’s better with toppings)

crazy midtones

Enjoy this healthy treat!  It’s divine.

Tangy Strawberry Smoothies

Yields: 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries*
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice, or 1/2 freshly squeezed orange
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Directions:

  1. Thaw frozen berries in the microwave on a paper towel-covered plate for 30 seconds or until soft.
  2. In a blender**, blend the strawberries until smooth.  Add orange juice, milk, and sugar, blending until well combined.  Adjust sugars to taste.
  3. Enjoy!
*Other types of frozen berries also work well.
**I use a Ninja.