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Strawberry Ginger Smoothie (No Banana)


This Strawberry Ginger Smoothie is creamy, sweet, and bursting with fruity flavors. It’s refreshing and delicious, so healthy – packed with nutrients and immune-boosting Vitamin C. It’s easy to make and has no added sugars. Perfect healthy breakfast smoothie!

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When you have two picky eaters at home, it’s not an easy task to keep them healthy. My son is super-picky, and my husband is not far behind. They both don’t eat fresh fruits as much as I would like. As daily recommended. So I’m finding different ways to sneak fresh fruits into their diet.

One of the easiest ways to get them to eat fresh fruits is in smoothies. They both can’t resist bright, colorful ones, like Cherry Banana Smoothie or Blueberry Banana Smoothie. So I’m definitely winning with fruity smoothies.

Lately, I’m extra focused on building our immunity. From fighting seasonal allergies to preparing for colds and flu, having fresh fruits daily is a BIG must. Since strawberries are now in season, strawberry smoothies are on the menu.

This Strawberry Ginger Smoothie is packed with not only beautiful fruity flavors but also Vitamin C and anti-inflammatory ginger. It’s a healthy meal perfect for mornings. Also, it’s a refreshing energizing drink that is extra delicious.

Strawberry Ginger Smoothie benefits

  • It’s so delicious. Fruity, creamy, and silky smooth. Very refreshing!
  • It’s packed with important nutrients – fibers, vitamin C, antioxidants, and healthy Omega-3s.
  • It’s filling and nutritious, a great smoothie for weight loss.
  • It’s packed with gut-friendly probiotics, great for building immunity.
  • It’s made with a few simple ingredients and without added sugars.
  • It’s vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
  • It’s super easy to whip up and plus kids love it!

Ingredients used

You will need only a few simple pantry ingredients for this ginger and strawberry smoothie recipe.

Strawberry Ginger Smoothie ingredients
  • Strawberries. They are loaded with vitamin C and many other powerful immune-boosting antioxidants. (Source) I love them because they are low-carb, reduce inflammation and keep our gut and heart-healthy. (Source) I used fresh strawberries for this smoothie. Frozen strawberries are even better.
  • Probiotic yogurt. I used vegan coconut probiotic yogurt, but you can use any yogurt (regular, low-fat, or even Greek yogurt) to make this strawberry smoothie. Kefir is also a great option. Probiotic yogurt and kefir are full of gut-friendly bacteria, responsible for keeping our immunity and health in check.
  • Fresh ginger root. Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. It’s great for boosting digestion, and immunity. Also, ginger added amazing flavor punch. 
  • Sweetener (optional). See the “Sweetener recommendation” section for more info on which sweetener to use.

To give this healthy strawberry smoothie some extra flavor and boost, I also tossed in:

  • Hemp seeds. They are an excellent source of Omega-3s and a great source of proteins. (Source)
  • Vanilla extract.
Strawberry Ginger Smoothie topped with hemp seeds

How to make Strawberry Ginger Smoothie

Making this strawberry and ginger smoothie is quite easy. It will take you 5 minutes and all you need is a good blender.

Step-by-step instructions

  • Step 1: Prepare the ingredients.
    • Start with preparing and measuring all the ingredients. I like to use measuring cups.
    • If you are using fresh strawberries, wash them and remove strawberry stems.
    • Peel and chop the ginger.
  • Step 2: Mix the smoothie.
    • Take the blender and add all ingredients. Note: add wet ingredients first for easier blending.
    • Turn on the blender and mix at high speed until you get a smooth texture.
    • If the smoothie is too thick, add a little more liquid – milk or water. Blend again until the smoothie is smooth.
    • Taste the smoothie and add additional sweetener if you like.
  • Step 3: Serve the smoothie.
    • Transfer the smoothie into a tall smoothie glass. 
    • Add toppings (optional): I used bee pollen and hemp seeds. Be creative here and add toppings you like. 
    • Serve and enjoy!
Smoothie with strawberries and ginger served in a tall glass

Substitutions

  • You can use fresh or frozen strawberries.
  • You can use any plant-based or dairy probiotic yogurt here. Kefir is a great option too.
  • You can substitute probiotic yogurt with regular yogurt, low-fat or Greek-style.
  • You can substitute hemp seeds with ground flax seeds with chia seeds.

Smoothie variations

This strawberry ginger smoothie is vegan and gluten-free.

Add ½ avocado or a tablespoon of almond butter, to make the smoothie more nutritious.

Add protein powder: Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder. This will transfer smoothie into a great protein-packed, post-workout shake.

Strawberry and ginger Smoothie in a glass with a straw

Tips for storing

  • Store in a smoothie cup with a lid and keep refrigerated for up to one day.
  • If you left the smoothie standing long it will set. Don’t forget to shake or stir it before drinking!
  • Remember, all smoothies oxidate when left standing. That’s not bad. But it’s best to have the smoothie fresh.

Recipe tips

  • When you’re adding ingredients to a blender, always add the liquids first. Doing this will help your blender run easily and it will prevent lumps.
  • Use a high-power blender to ensure everything blends well and the smoothie is silky smooth. 
  • If you’re using frozen strawberries they will make a smoothie extra thick. and even hard to mix. In that case, add a little more milk when blending to adjust thickness.
  • If you don’t have frozen strawberries at hand, just pop the fresh strawberries in the freezer for 1 hour.
  • Add ice cubes if you’re using fresh strawberries and you want a cold punch.
  • Use fresh ginger. Not the powder.
  • Always use unsweetened non-dairy milk and natural unsweetened yogurts. Read the ingredients list on the back of the label.
Strawberry Ginger Smoothie served in a glass with a straw

Sweetener recommendation

This smoothie uses strawberries as a natural source of sugar and sweetnes. I don’t recommend adding any extra sugar. But if you find the smoothie not sweet enough, I recommend adding some of the sweeteners listed below.

  • Use 1-2 dates, date syrup, liquid honey, or pure maple syrup.
  • If you are using dates, make sure you soak them in warm water for at least 10 minutes. Drain them before using them.
  • Use liquid stevia or any liquid low-carb sweetener for the low-carb option.
  • Coconut sugar or any other cristal sugar won’t work well here. It will not dissolve well in a cold smoothie mixture.

FAQ

Can you put raw ginger in a smoothie?

Absolutely. Raw ginger in its natural form is not only fresh but adds extra flavor. Before adding fresh ginger root into the smoothie, just make sure to peel the ginger and slice it into bits (or grate it) for easier blending.

Is fresh ginger in a smoothie good for you?

It is a natural anti-inflammatory. It helps prevent cold and flu. It eases nausea, stomach aches, and also heartburn. Studies have shown that ginger has anti-cancer and anti-diabetic properties as well.

Strawberry smoothie with ginger topped with hemp seeds

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📖 Recipe

Strawberry Ginger Smoothie

This Strawberry Ginger Smoothie is creamy, sweet, and bursting with fruity flavors. It’s refreshing and delicious, so healthy – packed with nutrients and immune-boosting Vitamin C. It’s easy to make and has no added sugars.

Prep Time 5 mins

Total Time 5 mins

Course Breakfast

Cuisine American, British, International

Servings 1 serving

Calories 294 kcal

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup probiotic yogurt I used coconut probiotic yogurt
  • fresh ginger about 0.5″ (1.5cm)
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Start with preparing and measuring all the ingredients. Use measuring cups.

  • If you are using fresh strawberries, wash them and remove strawberry stems.

  • Peel and chop the ginger.

  • Place all ingredients in a blander. Note: add wet ingredients first for easier blending.

  • Turn on the blender and mix at high speed until you get a smooth texture.

  • If the smoothie is too thick, add a little more liquid – milk or water. Blend again until the smoothie is smooth.

  • Taste the smoothie and add additional sweetener if you like.

  • Transfer the smoothie into a tall smoothie glass.

  • Add toppings (optional): I used bee pollen and hemp seeds. Be creative here and add toppings you like.

  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

As a measure, I used a US cup (240ml).
Substitutions

  • You can use fresh or frozen strawberries.
  • You can use any plant-based or dairy probiotic yogurt here. Kefir is a great option too.
  • You can substitute probiotic yogurt with regular yogurt, low-fat or Greek-style.
  • You can substitute hemp seeds with ground flax seeds with chia seeds.

Add ½ avocado or a tablespoon of almond butter, to make the smoothie more nutritious.
Add protein powder: Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder. This will transfer smoothie into a great protein-packed, post-workout shake.
Store in a smoothie cup with a lid and keep refrigerated for up to one day.
***Read the whole recipe post for more tips and information about ingredients and preparation.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 338IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 341mg | Iron: 3mg

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Tried this recipe?Don’t forget to rate it and leave the comment. I would love to hear what you think.
DisclaimerThe nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but I have endeavored to be as accurate as possible.

***This recipe is originally published in March 2020. It’s updated with new information and republished in June 2022. The recipe changed slightly as I tested it more during that time.

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