Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1998

Reminiscent of an old-fashioned strawberry milkshake, this smoothie blends that cold, creamy luxury with the healthful benefits of fresh fruit.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled, or frozen strawberries, partially thawed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup frozen cranberry juice concentrate
  • 2 ice cubes, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, (optional)


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  1. Combine strawberries, buttermilk, cranberry juice concentrate and crushed ice in a blender; cover and blend until smooth and frothy. Sweeten with sugar, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 205 calories; 1 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 22 mcg folate; 4 mg cholesterol; 39 g sugars; 22 g added sugars; 76 IU vitamin A; 76 mg vitamin C; 127 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 179 mg sodium; 258 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (127% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: ½ low-fat milk, ½ other carbohydrate

Reviews 3

August 28, 2016
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By: Benjamin Netterville
@EatingWell User you obviously missed the "if desired" part of the recipe. ANY sweetener (natural preferably) will suffice. Just enjoy the smoothie as is if you have a problem with sugar. Small amounts are fine, this isn't a candy or breakfast bar laden with sweeteners. As for the recipe, we love the very simple, on-the-go aspect of the smoothie itself. We did find the buttermilk added an necessary tartness. However, as m.d0d83 pointed out, milk subs are perfectly fine as preferences dictate taste. Nicely done!
August 06, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
You call this a healthy smoothie? There is already plenty of natural sweetness in the fruit, why the hell would you suggest adding sugar?? You claim to be promoting healthy eating, but there are people looking at these recipes and thinking Well they put sugar in the recipe so it must still be healthy. I'm terrified to look at your other recipes if this is how you ruin fruit smoothies. Pros: Fruit good, Cons: Sugar bad.
May 01, 2012
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By: m.d0d83
Tasty treat! I was looking for a quick treat using whatever I had on hand. I don't have buttermilk, but used the age-old substitution (milk, soy milk in my case, and a squeeze of a lemon = buttermilk). I didn't add the ice since this seemed to be perfect just the way it was. I enjoyed the tartness the cranberry juice gave the smoothie! Yum! I will make again. Pros: Easy, had everything on hand
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