Strawberry Smoothie

May/June 1998, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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

Strawberry Smoothie

Makes: 2 servings, about 1 cup each

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


  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.


Per serving: 206 calories; 1 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 4 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 1 g fiber; 99 mg sodium; 249 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (127% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 1/2 low-fat milk, 1/2 other carbohydrate

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