Today’s strawberry orange smoothie recipe is a tropical combination of strawberries and oranges. The fruits blend into a gorgeous peachy drink with a delightful sweet-tart flavor. Besides, the beverage is packed with vitamins and minerals, making it a healthy choice for those long summer days.
Is This Smoothie Recipe Healthy?
Packed with fruits and low in calories, we believe that our strawberry orange smoothie recipe is healthy.
First, thanks to the combination of strawberries and orange, this smoothie contains a plethora of micronutrients such as vitamin A and C as well as calcium, manganese, potassium, iron, magnesium, and many other minerals in varying amounts.
Many smoothie recipes are loaded with added sweetener. This one, on the other hand, calls for only 2 tablespoons of honey for 4 servings. Each serving contains only 9 g of sugar from honey and has a decent calorie content at 140 calories.
Second, the drink offers health benefits from strawberries and oranges.
Oranges are rich in antioxidants like vitamin C, A, and B6. This citrus fruit is known to boost the body’s immune system and may help lower the risk of certain health conditions such as heart diseases and asthma. With this smoothie recipe as well as this Apple Orange Smoothie Recipe, you can obtain all the incredible nutrients that this miraculous fruit has to offer.
Our strawberry orange smoothie recipe combines two summer fruits into a refreshing and light-calorie drink.
Strawberries: Frozen strawberries are ideal for this smoothie since you don’t have to add too much ice and liquify the drink. If you can’t get frozen strawberries, try frozen raspberries or red berries.
Orange Juice: Orange juice delivers a hint of tangy sweetness, giving the drink a summer vibe. Plus, it adds liquid to help everything blend smoothly.
Milk: Dairy adds a boost of protein and helps to get a creamy consistency. Plant-based milk, such as almond milk, soy milk, or even yogurt, can be used in the place of regular milk. For a tropical twist, try coconut milk.
Honey: Honey is used to balance the tang, making this strawberry orange smoothie slightly sweet.
Ice: For a quick, chilly, frosty texture.
Mint Leaves: Finish your tropical drink with wonderful fresh notes from mint leaves.
Can You Make This Smoothie With Water?
Yes, you can use water in place of milk in our strawberry orange smoothie recipe. However, note that you may experience some changes in the flavor and texture. Specifically, the result will be less creamy, less rich, and less fluffy.
Our strawberry orange smoothie can be made in advance to enjoy later. We have a simple method for storing the smoothie in the fridge and freezer.
After making the smoothie, transfer it into a mason jar or an airtight container and close it with a lid. Then keep the drink in the fridge for 3 – 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
When ready to use the smoothie, simply give it a shake if it has been in the fridge, or thaw it at room temperature for a few hours if you’ve just removed it from the freezer. Our strawberry orange smoothie is perfect for preparing the night before and serves as a quick and light breakfast for those busy mornings.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Natalie Butler is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion to help others live their best life through food, fitness, safer beauty and a healthy lifestyle. She has expertise with a variety of diets and diseases and believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for health.
This strawberry orange smoothie is a refreshing and nutritious way to start your day.