Do you like to make a frozen strawberry smoothie for your breakfast meal? Try another healthy smoothie from the blog, which is beneficial if made as a meal smoothie. A simple and quick drink to make using strawberries and oats.
I like to share smoothies that are healthy and low calorie, but I will share all the tips and tricks to make the smoothies high calorie to serve the same smoothie to kids and also if you prefer to have a high-calorie drink.
About the recipe
I am using simple ingredients such as strawberries in frozen form, and they are readily available in solo packs.
Having frozen strawberries handy is essential as strawberries are good for health and can be used anytime.
Fresh strawberries spoil quickly if not stored well. Therefore, have some fruits frozen to make a smoothie quickly.
Also, use banana and oats along with some milk to blend the smoothie well, and to add more nutrition, use fiber-rich chia seeds.
We need to blend all the ingredients to make a low-calorie and healthy nutritious smoothie to add to various healthy diets or to have for any meal.
Strawberries are good for health because of their low-calorie value, and they are rich in fiber; having them in healthy diets can cut down belly fat.
Bananas are a rich source of fiber and can give us the feeling of fullness because of their high fiber content, and adding them to smoothies gives a sweet, creamy flavor.
Again, chia seeds are a good source of nutrition and provide good fiber. Use them in moderate amounts, as a tablespoon of chia seeds has many calories.
Oats, too, are good nutritious sources of protein and fiber, and adding this to a smoothie can make a suitable meal replacement as it can supply us with good calories and maintain slow digestion.
Almond milk, used in an unsweetened form, can be beneficial and provides a good amount of protein that a body needs to build correctly.
Greek yogurt contains all the properties of a healthy food, such as no fats, no cholesterol, and no sugar, with high protein and low calories and, thus, making its way to the healthy smoothie ingredients.
All the ingredients mentioned above are healthy, provide necessary calories, reduce appetite, and prevent us from overeating.
Also, all the ingredients mentioned in the smoothie help slow digestion.
Slow digestion can prevent us from eating more often and thus keeping weight in check without gaining.
Frozen Strawberries: Frozen strawberries are low in calories, and you can also replace them with fresh strawberries if available.
Banana: The bananas add a creamy texture and flavor to the smoothie. Use freshly sliced bananas or frozen bananas in the smoothie.
Oats: Any oats, such as instant or quick oats or old-fashioned oats, can be used to add to smoothie drinks, and the same is used here.
Chia seeds: A teaspoon to a tablespoon of chia seeds can make a filling meal, and using these seeds is a healthy choice in healthy recipes.
Greek yogurt: Using greek yogurt in combination with dairy or non-dairy milk or using it as a solo liquid ingredient also works well.
Almond milk: This is non-dairy milk, but other non-dairy options, such as oat milk or coconut milk, can be used if you like those flavors.
Consume the smoothie fresh after blending or immediately pour it into an air-tight container or a jar, store it in the refrigerator, and serve it during other meals.
This smoothie has sufficient calories to replace meals. Drink it by replacing meals or as a morning breakfast smoothie.
If storing air-tight in the refrigerator to consume later, store maximum for a day or two to retain its freshness, flavors, and nutrition, but better to finish within a day.
Variations and substitutions
If you like to have a sweeter flavor in the frozen strawberry smoothie, add honey or maple syrup but watch out for calories and add a teaspoon or two.
Adding extra ingredients such as mangoes or peaches and skipping bananas can make it more flavorful.
Also, replacing almond milk with only one liquid, such as a cup of greek yogurt, is fine, but to help the smoothie puree well, adding a little thin liquid, such as milk, is a good option.
Yogurt and banana give a thick texture, so either go with the milk and yogurt liquid combination or use a solo liquid combination.
If you prefer something other than non-dairy milk, add low-fat milk and make it the second-best way of making a healthy drink.
Bananas go well with strawberries but if you do not have a banana, go with other fruits by skipping bananas and using other mixed berries if you like.
This frozen banana smoothie generously serves and yields 1, but the ingredients can be doubled or tripled to make the frozen strawberry smoothie for 2 or 3.
- Make it a high-calorie smoothie to serve kids by adding whole milk, yogurt, and other fruits.
- Add one whole banana and honey to make the smoothie sweeter, and add more calories if you prefer a high-calorie and flavorful smoothie.
- The combination of strawberry, banana, oats, and honey works well, but other additions are blueberries or raspberries that go well with the smoothie.
- If you like to make a strawberry smoothie with milk, add only milk(dairy or non-dairy-based milk).
- If you like to make the frozen strawberry smoothie with yogurt, add only yogurt(plain or greek yogurt).
Can I use frozen strawberries?
Yes, frozen strawberries remain fresh in the freezer for months, and using frozen than fresh is a better option.
Fresh strawberries must be stored correctly, and if kept well, they will last for a week or two or can spoil quickly.
If you like to use fresh strawberries, use fresh, and if preferring to use frozen ones, buy sliced strawberry frozen packs if available to help make the work easier and blend them without lumps.
Frozen strawberry smoothie
- 1 cup frozen strawberries (fresh or frozen fruit)
- ½ large frozen banana slices (fresh or frozen fruit)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 3 tablespoon rolled oats
- ¼ cup greek yogurt
- 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened almond milk or only greek yogurt can be used)
- Add all the ingredients to the blending jar one by one.
- Puree the ingredients in a high-speed setting to avoid lumps.
- Blend well until there are no lumps and the smoothie is finely pureed.
- Pour and serve.
- Garnish with some berries or sliced fruits if you like.
- Have in place of meals regularly or replace other beverages.
- Replace bananas with other fruits if you like to make different variations.
- Add different fruits in place of bananas, such as mangoes, blueberries, peaches, etc.
Adding water can reduce additional calories. Though it keeps you hydrated and promotes weight loss, to add more nutrition and to make a filling smoothie, add milk or yogurt. If making the smoothie for snacking purposes, one can even go with water but for a healthy diet, add almond milk or greek yogurt.
Blend on a good speed with suitable liquid and blender to get a perfect texture, or use presliced frozen strawberries to make the work easier and help blend the smoothie well.
The smoothie may be lumpy and hard to consume if the blender and liquid are not meeting the requirements.