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If you like tangy strawberry lemonade and also like feeling great, you’ll love this refreshing strawberry lemonade smoothie.

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Why we love this recipe

Strawberry lemonade, but make it a quick, healthy breakfast or snack. Who could ask for anything more? This smoothie is:

  • Bursting with lovely strawberry and lemon flavor
  • Just the right amount thick and creamy
  • Gently tangy (customize the balance according to your taste)
  • Quick and easy to make from ingredients that are easy to keep on hand

I first published an earlier version of this recipe here and on Serious Eats back in 2013. I’ve since updated the post for clarity and made a few tweaks to the recipe itself.

What you’ll need

Here’s a glance at the ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe.

ingredients in bowls
  • Frozen strawberries are the workhorse of this fresh and fabulous smoothie. Strawberries are always right at the top of the dirty dozen, so use organic ones if you can (or, if you’re the luckiest person alive, pick and freeze your own).
  • I use plain Greek-style yogurt made with whole milk for its creaminess and tang. You can use any fat percentage you prefer, or swap in a plant-based version (such as cashew or coconut) for a vegan smoothie.
  • A little bit of strawberry jam (or use raspberry) balances the flavor profile while still leaving this smoothie quite tangy. You can adjust the proportions according to your taste.
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice, along with the yogurt, adds the lemony tang you expect from lemonade.

Smoothie resources

A note on nutrition

I’ve noticed over the years that people searching for smoothie recipes tend to have strong feelings about nutrition, and sometimes to assume that their personal preferences are more universal than they are.

The smoothies on Umami Girl are delicious, generally pretty good for ya, and always presented with nutritional data. They’re also very flexible — so if your nutritional needs are different, feel free to tweak the recipes. Some easy changes include:

  • Swapping in different liquids
  • Adding your favorite protein powder
  • Removing higher-sugar ingredients like dates or jam

How to make it

Here’s an overview of what you’ll do to make a fabulous strawberry lemonade smoothie. You can see the steps in action in the video that accompanies this post, and get all the details in the recipe card below.

step by step
  1. Add the strawberries to your blender. If you’re using a regular blender (as opposed to a high-speed one), you may want to slice them.
  2. Add the yogurt, lemon juice, jam, and water.
  3. Blend until perfectly smooth.
  4. Pour into a glass and serve right away. That’s it!

Expert tips and FAQs

Do I need a fancy blender to make this smoothie?

A high-speed blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec makes so many kitchen tasks easier and better, but you absolutely don’t need one to make a basic smoothie like this one. If you’re using a regular blender, you may want to slice the strawberries before blending.

Can I make this recipe in advance? What about leftovers?

Smoothies are at their best shortly after blending. But if you need to make this recipe in advance, you’ve got a couple of options. Store it in a regular cup in the freezer for up to an hour or in an insulated, lidded cup in the fridge overnight.

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5 from 1 vote

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

By Carolyn Gratzer Cope
If you like tangy strawberry lemonade and also like feeling great, you'll love this refreshing strawberry lemonade smoothie.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
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Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ cups (210 grams) frozen strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup (113 grams) plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons (40 grams) strawberry jam
  • ½ cup (120 ml) cold water

Instructions 

  • Add the strawberries to your blender. If you're using a regular blender (as opposed to a high-speed one), you may want to slice them.
  • Add the yogurt, lemon juice, jam, and water.
  • Blend until perfectly smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and serve right away.

Notes

  1. Frozen strawberries are the workhorse of this fresh and fabulous smoothie. Strawberries are always right at the top of the dirty dozen, so use organic ones if you can (or, if you're the luckiest person alive, pick and freeze your own).
  2. I use plain Greek-style yogurt made with whole milk for its creaminess and tang. You can use any fat percentage you prefer, or swap in a plant-based version (such as cashew or coconut) for a vegan smoothie.
  3. A little bit of strawberry jam (or use raspberry) balances the flavor profile while still leaving this smoothie quite tangy. You can adjust the proportions according to your taste.
  4. Freshly squeezed lemon juice, along with the yogurt, adds the lemony tang you expect from lemonade.
  5. A high-speed blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec makes so many kitchen tasks easier and better, but you absolutely don't need one to make a basic smoothie like this one. If you're using a regular blender, you may want to slice the strawberries before blending.
  6. Smoothies are at their best shortly after blending. But if you need to make this recipe in advance, you've got a couple of options. Store it in a regular cup in the freezer for up to an hour or in an insulated, lidded cup in the fridge overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal, Carbohydrates: 37.7g, Protein: 3.3g, Fat: 1.5g, Fiber: 4.3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Smoothies
Cuisine: American
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Hi there, I'm Carolyn Gratzer Cope, founder and publisher of Umami Girl. Join me in savoring life, one recipe at a time. I'm a professional recipe developer with training from the French Culinary Institute (now ICE) and a lifetime of studying, appreciating, and sharing food.

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