A glass of this strawberry broccoli smoothie is a delicious treat that your body will thank you for. It’s a creamy blend of strawberries, raw broccoli, and bananas with bright citrusy notes from lemon. You can enjoy it for breakfast, snack, or any time of the day, guilt-free! Pair it with equally healthy plant-based popcorn chicken or zucchini noodles for a yummy and healthy snack time.
Tips on Making Strawberry Broccoli Smoothie
Eating broccoli everyday is a good idea for any diet. The amount of protein in broccoli is significantly rich, as well as vitamin C and fiber. Strawberries and bananas are both rich in mood-boosting antioxidants. As you can tell, this veggie smoothie recipe contains only good stuff. Even the kids will like it because the broccoli taste is barely there; it is masked by the fruits. Here are the best tips on making it:
- Add your preferred fruits. You can add green apples or pineapple chunks for a deeper and sweet tart taste! Aside from bananas, ripe avocados or frozen mangoes also give smoothies a creamy texture.
- For the liquid, you can use orange juice, pineapple juice, or coconut water for a fresher taste. If you prefer a creamy taste, you can use oat milk, unsweetened almond milk, or any milk of your choice.
- Add the liquids first, then leaves such as spinach (if you’re using any), then the softer ingredients like bananas, then the frozen and chunkier ones. Doing it this way will help the blender work more efficiently.
- Make it even healthier by tossing in nut butter, plain yogurt or fruit yogurt, protein powder, or chia seeds for added protein. You can also add more leafy greens like baby spinach for a super healthy green smoothie.
- Make smoothie packs by portioning the ingredients per serving in freezer bags. Freeze them, then just pull one out and blend whenever you feel like having a vegetable smoothie! You can also blend the smoothie, bottle it, and then freeze it. Use it as an ice pack for your lunch bag or picnic bag, and it’ll be thawed and ready to drink by lunch time.
More Veggie Smoothie Recipes You’ll Love
Enjoy your green vegetables more by turning them into a green smoothie! From our wide collection of vegetable smoothie recipes, check out our top picks:
- Kale Smoothie — Kale is a superfood. Its neutral taste also makes it easy to blend with the strawberries, pineapple, and banana in this smoothie. It’s made creamy by yogurt and skim milk.
- Apple ‘N Greens Smoothie — Enjoy the flavors of tropical fruits packed with antioxidants and nutrients in this apple smoothie! It has green apples, vegetable juice, spinach, banana, peaches, and mangoes making a perfect balance of sweet, tart, and creamy.
- Detox Smoothie — This is perfect for the days after the holiday feastings. It contains almond milk, greek yogurt, spinach, lime, pineapple, peach, and a banana for a filling yet cleansing drink.
- Spicy Tomato Cucumber Smoothie — A smoothie that we love, it has a bit of warmth from the cumin and coriander spices, and is also refreshingly cool at the same time because of the cucumber! Use English cucumbers if you can find them.
- Green Flaxie Smoothie — Flax seeds make this green smoothie with spinach naturally thick. It’s also naturally sweetened by clementine, bananas, and pineapples so you won’t need any sweetener at all.
How To Make Healthy Strawberry and Broccoli Smoothie
This delicious broccoli smoothie recipe has a hint of strawberry and lemon juice for that added sweet tart flavor. You’ll never look at veggie smoothies the same way again.
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Garnish with strawberry slices and serve.
- Sugar: 25g
- Calcium: 42mg
- Calories: 146kcal
- Carbohydrates: 37g
- Fat: 1g
- Fiber: 5g
- Iron: 1mg
- Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
- Potassium: 511mg
- Protein: 3g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Sodium: 20mg
- Vitamin A: 358IU
- Vitamin C: 100mg
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to use frozen broccoli in smoothies?
Yes! You can use raw, cooked, or frozen broccoli florets. The same goes with other ingredients that you would want to add like strawberries, banana, mango, or pineapples. When some fruits and vegetables that you would want to use are not in season, you can grab them by the bag from the frozen aisle in the grocery store instead. They’re completely safe to use, and will also cool your drinks without diluting the taste.
What should you not mix in a smoothie?
The great thing about making smoothies at home is that you can put whatever you want or whatever is available at the moment. A general reminder is not to put too much added sugar that the calories outweigh the health benefits. Also, do not put in the ingredients too chunky as this will make it extra harder for the blender to perform.
ConclusionTake your daily dose of greens the most delicious way in the form of veggie smoothies! Make this refreshing strawberry broccoli smoothie and be sure to try the other green smoothie recipes as well.
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