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

Patsy Jamieson
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1998


Recipe Summary

5 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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 Facts

205 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 18.5g; dietary fiber 1.6g; sugars 39g; fat 1.1g; saturated fat 0.5g; cholesterol 3.7mg; vitamin a iu 76.5IU; vitamin c 76.5mg; folate 21.9mcg; calcium 126.7mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 20.3mg; potassium 258mg; sodium 179mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 22g.

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Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 1 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
@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! Read More