This healthy strawberry almond smoothie requires only 6 ingredients and is perfect for a post-workout treat or afternoon snack.
When I make them I try to limit the fruit in them though. A lot of smoothie recipes call for so much fruit. Now yes, I know, fruit is a whole food and can be super good for you, but sometimes even too much fruit can be a bad thing for some people; including me! My body does not process sugar well (even the natural kind), so I try to limit even my fruit.
This healthy strawberry smoothie recipe requires simple and clean ingredients and is packed with antioxidants, fiber, and protein.
Ingredients for This Healthy Strawberry Smoothie
- Frozen banana – you’ll need ½ a frozen banana. This adds in some creaminess and sweetness to the smoothie.
- Frozen strawberries – it’s a strawberry smoothie recipe, so of course you’ll want some of these 🙂 Strawberries are a great sources of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C. Strawberries are on the dirty dozen list, so I highly recommend buying organic.
- Almonds – almonds are a powerhouse of a food! They help to add in protein to this smoothie. In addition, almonds are a great source of healthy fats, fiber, and key nutrients like vitamin E and magnesium.
- Chia seeds + hemp seeds – super seeds are perfect for throwing in smoothies. Both chia and hemp seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids (aka healthy fats), fiber, plant protein, and antioxidants. (note: hemp seeds can also be called hemp hearts). Here are my favorite hemp seeds and chia seeds.
Tips and Recipe Notes
Frozen bananas – always keep some frozen bananas in the freezer so you have some on hand when a smoothie calls. Peel your bananas before freezing. Break them into thirds, or in half, depending on how big they are and then place in the freezer. I love Stasher bags as an eco-friendly way to store food in the freezer.
Strawberries – I recommend frozen so that the smoothie is nice and cold, but fresh will work too. If you use fresh, I recommend throwing in a couple of ice cubes to keep the smoothie nice and cold.
Chia and hemp seeds – if you don’t have both on hand you can easily just use all chia seeds or all hemp seeds in this healthy strawberry smoothie recipe.
Almonds – I recommend using almonds in this recipe. They help with the creaminess and blend up well in this recipe. You could try walnuts or even cashews, but note I haven’t tried this, so can’t guarantee the results.
If you want to make this more of a meal, or a little more filling, you could add in some oats or protein powder.
Oats – oats taste great in this smoothie and are a great way to turn this smoothie into a meal (would be perfect for breakfast). If you want to try some oats, I would add in ¼ - ½ cup. I recommend organic oats due to the high likelihood that oats are contaminated with herbicides and pesticides.
Protein powder - I am not a huge fan of protein powders. Mostly because I don’t think they taste good and it’s hard to find a truly clean protein powder. With that said though, you could add in some protein powder if you have one that you like.
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Strawberry Almond Smoothie
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 2 tbsp. almonds
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 tbps. hemp seeds
- 1 cup cold water more or less pending how thick you want it
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender. Blend on high until fully combined.
- Pour into a glass, sip, and enjoy!
- I always keep some frozen bananas in the freezer so I have some on hand when a smoothie calls. Make sure to peel your bananas and break in half before freezing.
- I recommend frozen strawberries so the smoothie is nice and cold. You can use fresh if that's what you have on hand. If so, just throw in a few ice cubes to make it cold.
- If you don't have both chia seeds and hemp seeds, you an use all chia or all hemp seeds.