Strawberry Papaya Batido

Batidos, also known as licuados, are handmade blended beverages popular in Latin America. Similar to smoothies, they are typically made with fruit, milk, and ice. This Strawberry Papaya Batido by Sylvia Klinger, RD is especially refreshing! Both strawberries and papayas are excellent sources of vitamin C, plus strawberries are loaded with antioxidants that protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer while also improving gut health.

Strawberry Papaya Batido
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Serves: 4, 8-oz servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup California strawberries, whole, stemmed
  • 1 cup (½ medium) papaya, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 can (12 fluid oz) low-fat evaporated milk
  • 2 Tbsp low-fat sweetened condensed milk (optional)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
Instructions
  1. In blender, combine all ingredients. Blend on high speed until frothy.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1, 8-oz drink Calories: 159 kcal Fat: 3 g Saturated fat: 2 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 27 g Sugar: 16 g Sodium: 110 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 8 g Cholesterol: 3 mg

 


Strawberry Cabbage Smoothie

Cabbage in a smoothie?  You betcha! Cabbage and strawberries blend together to make a beautiful smoothie that tastes great but is also nutritious. Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C, and so are strawberries (110% of the DV to be exact)! Both also provide potassium, a mineral that is important for maintaining a healthy blood pressure.

Strawberry Cabbage Smoothie
Serves: 2, 16-oz smoothies
 
Ingredients
  • 7 oz chopped red cabbage, frozen
  • 1½ - 2 cups cold water
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries, frozen
  • 1 small banana, sliced and frozen
  • ⅔ cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Break up the frozen cabbage with your hands, add 1½ cups water to start and puree in a high power blender until it looks like very coarse shaved ice. Add up to ½ cup more water to get this consistency, if needed.
  2. Next, add strawberries, banana and Greek yogurt and blend again until smooth. Leftovers may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1, 16-oz smoothie Calories: 117 kcal Fat: 2 g Saturated fat: 1 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 18 g Sugar: 11 g Sodium: 58 mg Fiber: 4 g Protein: 9 g Cholesterol: 7 mg

 


Simple California Strawberry Smoothie

Refreshing California Strawberry Smoothie

Sometimes you just need something quick and easy to give you that much-needed energy boost. This Simple California Strawberry Smoothie is perfect for a lazy Sunday morning or busy weekday. It’s not complicated at all and contains simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. If you don’t have fresh strawberries, frozen work just as well. The good news is that frozen strawberries have the same nutritional value as fresh!

Enjoy!

Simple California Strawberry Smoothie
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Serves: 2 smoothies
 
Ingredients
  • 1-2 cups fresh strawberries, stems removed
  • 1 cup vanilla non-fat yogurt
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 medium banana
  • 4 Tbsp granola (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine the first four ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Pour into two tall glasses. Top each with about 2 Tbsp of granola (optional).
Notes
You can also use your favorite milk instead of orange juice for a creamier blend.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothie Calories: 272 kcal Fat: 4 g Saturated fat: 1 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 55 g Sugar: 35 g Sodium: 59 mg Fiber: 6 g Protein: 8 g Cholesterol: 10 mg


Strawberry Smoothie Parfait

Strawberry Smoothie Parfait

This Strawberry Smoothie Parfait is just as beautiful as it is delicious thanks to creator Matt Robinson over at @realfoodbydad.

To make this recipe super simple, you can use store bought granola like we did; but if you’d like to add an additional homemade touch with even more strawberry flavor, check out our Farmer’s Wife Strawberry Granola Recipe here. We used low-fat vanilla yogurt for our parfaits, but feel free to use whatever yogurt you prefer!

Strawberry Smoothie Parfait
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Serves: 6 parfaits
 
Ingredients
Strawberry Smoothie Layer
  • 1 pound fresh California strawberries
  • 3 small ripe bananas
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
Pineapple Smoothie Layer
  • 1 pound of frozen pineapple
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
Toppings
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Whipped cream
  • Oats & Honey Granola
Instructions
To make Strawberry Layer:
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
To make Pineapple Layer:
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
To Assemble and Serve:
  1. Alternate layering the strawberry and pineapple smoothies in a parfait glass. Finish with toppings, about 1-2 tablespoons of each.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 parfait Calories: 278 kcal Fat: 3 g Saturated fat: 1 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 60 g Sugar: 32 g Sodium: 65 mg Fiber: 6.5 g Protein: 7.5 g Cholesterol: 5 mg

 


Strawberry Lassi

Lassi is a traditional Indian drink made with yogurt or buttermilk. We’ve added strawberries for a sweet and flavorful combination!

Strawberry Lassi
Serves: 2, 12-oz drinks
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups (about 8 ounces) fresh California strawberries, stemmed and halved
  • 1 cup plain yogurt, low-fat or whole milk
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
Instructions
  1. In blender jar, combine all ingredients. Blend on high speed until frothy
  2. Pour into two 12-ounce glasses; serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 12 oz Calories: 114 kcal Fat: 2 g Saturated fat: 1 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 17 g Sugar: 14 g Sodium: 89 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 7 g Cholesterol: 7 mg

 


Strawberry Nutella Smoothie

Strawberry Nutella Smoothie

Strawberries and Nutella – two things that are awesome on their own but made even better when combined into this Strawberry Nutella Smoothie! This smoothie is so easy to make, you’ll be enjoying it as a delicious snack in no time at all. We used skim milk in our recipe, but feel free to use fuller fat milks based on your flavor preferences. Plant based milks are great options for varying flavor and nutrients, as well.

 

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Strawberry Nutella Smoothie
Serves: 1 large or 2 small (10-oz) smoothies (nutrition info given for small)
 
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups California Strawberries, hulled
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Nutella
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Puree the strawberries, milk, Nutella, and vanilla extract in a blender.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 10 oz. Calories: 379 kcal Fat: 19 g Saturated fat: 6 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 48 g Sugar: 42 g Sodium: 56 mg Fiber: 5 g Protein: 6 g Cholesterol: 1 mg

 


Straw-BERRY Good Smoothie

Straw-BERRY Good Smoothie

A fresh straw-BERRY good smoothie recipe!

It’s that time of year when everything is about freshness. Isn’t it wonderful to start getting outside in the fresh spring air to take a bike ride – but this is perfect for a fall refresher, too! A sweet reminder of spring months.

And as much as we all love comfort food and hot soup in the cooler months, it’s such a great time of year to also think about eating and drinking brighter colors – smoothies are definitely an obvious and delicious go-to option.

Check out this delicious recipe, created by registered dietitian Sylvia Klinger. It’s perfect for breakfast, a snack, or any time!

Straw-BERRY Good Smoothie
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup California strawberries
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 3 Tbsp frozen grape juice concentrate
  • ½ cup low-fat vanilla or blueberry yogurt
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Garnish with sliced strawberries and a mint sprig, if desired.
Notes
Diabetes Exchanges: Fruit 2.5, Low-Fat Milk 2.75
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothie Calories: 368 kcal Fat: 7 g Saturated fat: 4 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 67 g Sugar: 59 g Sodium: 178 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 14 g Cholesterol: 30 mg

 

Check out more California Strawberry Recipes here!


Thai Strawberry Mango Smoothie

Thai Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe

This Thai Strawberry Mango Smoothie recipe is a unique smoothie that is healthy and easy to make.

Spice up your morning routine by blending frozen mango cubes with strawberries, coconut cream and chile powder.

Thai Strawberry Mango Smoothie
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen California strawberries
  • ½ cup California strawberry juice
  • ¾ cup frozen mango cubes
  • ½ cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 4 Thai basil leaves
  • ¼ cup cream of coconut
  • Pinch chile powder
  • ½ cup ice
  • Skewered fresh California strawberry and fresh mango cube for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients except the garnish in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a highball glass and garnish with the fruit skewer.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 338 g Calories: 212 kcal Fat: 12 g Saturated fat: 10 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 26 g Sugar: 19 g Sodium: 45 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 5 g Cholesterol: 4 mg

 

Check out more California Strawberry Recipes here!


Cool Red Strawberry Smoothie

Cool Red Strawberry Smoothie

A cool and refreshing Strawberry Smoothie recipe made with California Strawberries.

Who doesn’t love a refreshing, sweet and healthy smoothie made with just the right ingredients? It’s amazing the different ways they can be made. One of the best things that has happened to smoothies recently is that we’re learning just how tasty the addition of veggies can be.

What’s most fascinating is that adding veggies doesn’t detract from the sweetness of smoothies when the right ingredients and proportions are added.

This smoothie, created by registered dietitian Sylvia Klinger, is a perfect example with a combination of strawberries and vibrant and healthy beets. The taste is as wonderful as the color!

Enjoy!

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Cool Red Strawberry Smoothie
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Serves: 2 smoothies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup 100% grape juice or pomegranate juice
  • 4 lemon peels
  • 5 cups fresh strawberries, stemmed
  • 6 to 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 medium fresh beet, cooked or canned
  • 1 large carrot, cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp honey (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large blender, blend fruit together until smooth. For a sorbet consistency use whole frozen strawberries.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothie (575 g) Calories: 245 kcal Fat: 1 g Saturated fat: 0 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 61 g Sugar: 46 g Sodium: 69 mg Fiber: 11 g Protein: 4 g Cholesterol: 0 mg