This quick and delicious strawberry blueberry smoothie is the perfect refreshing drink to kick off your day in the morning, or cool you down in the summertime.
This nourishing smoothie is made with just 6 wholesome ingredients, making for a healthy and tasty blend with no added sugar!
How to Make a Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie
Step 1: Gather ingredients
For this smoothie, you will need equal parts strawberries and blueberries. I like to use frozen berries, or at least one frozen berry, to make the smoothie thick and cold. But fresh berries are fine to use as well.
The liquid base of this smoothie consists of milk and yogurt, which help create a creamy and satiating smoothie.
Fresh basil is a wonderful addition to this smoothie. Especially in summertime, I find berries and basil to be such a tasty and refreshing pairing in a drink.
Finally, lemon juice is the perfect compliment to berries, and really elevates the fresh flavours of this smoothie.
This smoothie does not call for any added sweeteners, but if you would like it a little sweetener, you can try adding any of the following:
- Half a banana
- 2 dates, pitted
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 1 tbsp of maple syrup
Step 2: Blend!
Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie Benefits
This smoothie is jam-packed with nutrients, thanks to the simple, wholesome, nutrient-dense ingredients included.
Berries are some of the healthiest foods out there. Not only do they contain plenty of vitamins and minerals, but berries like strawberries and blueberries are also high in special compounds called polyphenols.
Berries contain a type of polyphenol called anthocyanins, which are what give berries their strong red/purple/blue colouring.
Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants. They function in the body to reduce harmful oxidative and inflammatory activity, and reduce cellular and genetic damage within your cells.
Scientific studies and reviews have shown that polyphenols may have many potential health benefits such as lowering blood glucose, reducing chronic inflammation and obesity, and reducing the risk of certain cancers.
You may have heard of berries – blueberries in particular – being described as a “superfood,” and while this is not a technical scientific definition, I think berries are one food that definitely earn this title. They are just so good for you, while also being delicious (a hard find sometimes).
Like the berries, the fresh basil in this smoothie also offers antioxidants, along with many vitamins and minerals.
Additionally, lemon is known for its vitamin C content, which helps your immune system function well, but also helps with other things such as keeping your skin healthy and improving digestion.
Finally, milk and yogurt offer protein, probiotics, and micronutrients such as calcium and vitamin D.
Give this strawberry blueberry smoothie a blend and let me know how you like it in the comments below!
- 1 cup strawberries (frozen)
- 1 cup blueberries (frozen)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 scoop plain, unsweetened yogurt (approx. 1/4 cup)
- 2-6 fresh basil leaves
- Squeeze of lemon juice
- Add all ingredients to blender (frozen ingredients added last).
- Blend until smooth (about 30-60 seconds).
- Serve and enjoy!
If you want the smoothie to be sweeter, try adding in one of the following:
- Half a banana
- 2 dates, pitted
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp maple syrup