A Simple and Tasty Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

One of the most delicious and common  fruits you would likely think of when it comes to almost any kind of smoothie recipe is the strawberry, and for good reason, it’s one of the sweetest tasting and most versatile fruits when it comes to baking and cooking, and the same goes for smoothies! To make matters even sweeter (yes, the pun was intended), these berries are also very healthy for you and compliment many other different fruits in terms of flavor and sweetness.

First let’s go over the…

Health Benefits and Nutrition Information:

There are over 600 different varieties of strawberries in the world, but most people can usually spot this fruit based on its heart shaped body and red colored flesh, and generally all the varieties offer the same basic level of nutrition. Many folks might be inclined to think that with the rise of the popularity of so called “super berries” like Acai and Goji, that those are the only dense sources for getting all the different types of minerals and nutrients you would want in a smoothie, but this is not so. Often these exotic fruits are much more expensive and for many, impractical to eat as a result of this, however, common fruits like a strawberry provide nearly the same level of nutrition while also being much more affordable. What this means, is that you’re more likely to actually eat the fruit on a regular basis, which also in turn means it’s going to be much more beneficial to your health.

The Epically Delicious Strawberry Smoothie!

Given that the recipe I mention below is based on cupfuls of whole berries (usually 3-5 berries depending on size), thats the nutritional information I’ll use here for all your calorie counters, I’ll leave out anything that is 0% like Fat.

1 Cup of Strawberries equals about:

  • 45 calories (very low in calories)
  • 3-4 grams of fiber (very important for digestive health!)
  • 220-270+ mg’s of potassium)
  • 6-8g of natural fruit sugar
  • 1g of protean!
  • 140-160% of your Daily Value of Vitamin C!
  • 10-20% of your Daily Value of Folic Acid (Folate)

 

 

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