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Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

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Healthy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe that is made with frozen strawberries, protein powder, and water. Pretty, thick, creamy, and delicious!

overhead view of strawberry smoothie with bowl of frozen strawberries

Recently on Instagram, I shared a boomerang of me making my new favorite smoothie. I also added a poll asking if anyone wanted the recipe. And 100% of the poll participants said yes…so here we are.

This recipe makes the best strawberry smoothie and only requires 3 simple ingredients.

How to make a strawberry smoothie

The strawberry smoothie begins by adding 1 ½ cups of water into a high powered blender. If you prefer you can use milk, coconut water, or almondmilk. I like to keep it simple and lower in calories, so I use filtered water. For a thicker smoothie, simply use less liquid and for a thinner smoothie use a little more. Next, add 1 cup of frozen strawberries and 2 servings of plain or vanilla protein powder.

Tips for blending a strawberry smoothie

Be sure to add the liquid first in the blender followed by the other two ingredients. I like to add in the following order, the water, protein powder, and the strawberries on top. You may want to add a little at a time and blend until it reaches the desired consistency.

This strawberry smoothie is very thick, almost the consistency of soft ice cream and is perfect to use in a smoothie bowl. I will warn you that it takes some time for the strawberry smoothie to become smooth, be patient. You may also need to stop the blender and scrape down the sides during the process. This is why a high powered blender such as a Ninja, Blendtec, or Vitamix comes in handy.

strawberry smoothie in Ninja blender

What protein powder to use in your strawberry smoothie

Use your favorite protein powder, but plain and vanilla flavors work best. My favorite protein powder and the one that I like to use is the Vega Proteins and Greens. For this smoothie, I use 2 scoops to make two smoothies. You want to use the serving size according to whatever protein you use. I also like Garden of Life Raw Organic Protein.

If you decide to give this smoothie a try, then please let me know how it goes in the comments below or share it with me on Instagram @simplylakita. Another great recipe to try is an Easy Green Smoothie that is a healthy combination of spinach, pineapple, mango, and nut milk.

overhead view strawberry smoothie in glass with straw

overhead view strawberry smoothie in glass with straw

Strawberry Smoothie

Healthy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe that is made with frozen strawberries, protein powder, and water. Pretty, thick, creamy, and delicious!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry smoothie
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 78kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 scoops protein powder (plain or vanilla flavor)


  • Place the water, protein powder, and frozen strawberries into a high powered blender. 
  • Process until creamy and smooth. 
  • Pour in two glasses and serve immediately. 


Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 46.4mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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close-up side view hand holding glass with strawberry smoothie in it.

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Easy Green Smoothie – A healthy combination of leafy green spinach, sweet pineapple, mango, and nut milk. Few ingredients and delicious flavor.

side view easy green smoothie in two glasses

Bright Berry Acai Smoothie Bowl – Made of fruit, acai berry puree, and Greek yogurt that is finished with a fun and colorful variety of healthy toppings.

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Chocolate Banana Mocha Smoothie – This easy recipe makes a healthy smoothie that has everything that would make it absolutely delicious.

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Got any comments, questions, or other ideas for this Strawberry Smoothie? Share them in the comments below!


  • Reply
    April 29, 2019 at 11:32 AM

    5 stars
    I love the simplicity of this recipe–three ingredients cannot be beat!

    • Reply
      April 29, 2019 at 1:40 PM

      Thank you! I agree.

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