Who says you cannot indulge yourself while eating healthy? This strawberry smoothie with yogurt is so good—delicious and healthy! Requiring only five ingredients that can still be cut down to three!
Strawberry Smoothie with Yogurt
- 2 cups crushed ice or ice cubes
- ½ cup milk
- 2 cups fresh strawberries - hulled - SEE NOTE 1 for frozen strawberries
- 1 cup yogurt -SEE NOTE 2
- 2 tablespoons sugar - optional and adjustable
- In a blender, put together ice and milk first. Pulse several times to crush the ice.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and keep on pulsing until you reach a smooth consistency.
- Pour into glasses and serve.
This recipe for strawberry smoothie is really very simple. You can use fresh strawberries when they are in season. The best part is you can enjoy it all year round using frozen strawberries, you won't be able to tell the difference.
To make it, all you need are fresh strawberries, milk, yogurt, ice, and a little sugar. You can omit the ice if you use frozen strawberries and the sugar if you want.
Is it a Smoothie or a Milkshake?
Some people are confused and think that smoothie and milkshake are one and the same. Not surprising since they are both blended beverages could have the same components like fruits and dairy products. The difference lies in the base.
Smoothies are typically made using (real) fruit or vegetable. Milk and yogurt can be added and sometimes grains and nuts. They can be a meal on their own as they can be quite filling and contain essential nutrients.
Milkshakes, on the other hand, has more dairy product like milk or ice cream. You can add fresh fruits for flavor but most of the time fruit syrups are used. It is really more of a beverage that you have with a meal. It is also normally served with whipped cream on top.
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This post was originally published in March 2014. Updated to include new photos and add more information.