Making Smoothies with Strawberries

Strawberries are small red fruits that grow on shrub-like, flowering plants. Strawberries are most often cone or heart-shaped, with green leafy caps. They are dotted all over their outer flesh with small edible seeds. Ripe berries are bright red in color and are plump, juicy, and sweet flavored. They also have a delightfully sweet fragrance emanating from them when ripe.

Can I blend the leafy strawberry tops?

Yeah, it's perfectly fine. There's some extra vitamins and minerals in there just like other leafy tops.

Does it taste great by itself? No, but you shouldn't notice it when blending it with the rest of the strawberry.

Strawberries are seasonal, so the price can vary widely. When fresh strawberries are insanely overpriced, there's nothing wrong with grabbing the frozen strawberries from the freezer. A lot of people even use frozen strawberries year round because of their cheap price.

If you have a strawberry farm nearby, see if they have a time of the year when you can pick your own strawberries. This is usually a great way to get super cheap, fresh, and delicious strawberries that you can then freeze yourself.

They're definitely a staple ingredient for a lot of people, because so many think of strawberries when they think of a smoothie.


Smoothie Recipes with Strawberries

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Strawberry Flavor Pairings

Blueberry, Grapes, Grapefruit, Kiwifruit, Lemon, Mango, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pineapple, Agave, Almonds, Apple, Apricot, Arugula, Banana, Basil (fresh), Bell Pepper (green), Bell Pepper (red), Bell Pepper (yellow), Blackberry, Raspberry, Cinnamon (Ground), Coconut Meat, Cucumber, Fennel Bulb, Fig, Ginger Root, Lime, Guava, Honey, Litchee, Melon (cantaloupe), Maple Syrup, Almond Milk (vanilla), Peppermint, Spearmint, Oats, Olive Oil, Passion-fruit, Black Pepper, Rhubarb, Spinach, Brown Sugar, Thyme, Tomato, Vanilla Extract, Balsamic Vinegar, Red Wine Vinegar, Walnuts, Watermelon, Tangerine, Maca Powder, Matcha Powder,
Strawberry Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100g
Calories 32.0
Calories from Fat 2.6999999999999997
Total Fat 0.3g
Saturated Fat 0.015g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.043g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.155g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Sodium 1.0mg
Potassium 153.0mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.68g
Dietary Fiber 2.0g
Sugars 4.89g
Protein 0.67g
Vitamin A 1.0µg
Vitamin C 58.8mg
Calcium 16.0mg
Iron 0.41mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins
Choline 5.7mg
Folate 24.0µg
Niacin 0.386mg
Riboflavin 0.022mg
Thiamin 0.024mg
Vitamin B-12 0.0µg
Vitamin B-6 0.047mg
Vitamin D 0.0IU
Vitamin E 0.29mg
Vitamin K 2.2µg
Minerals
Copper 0.048mg
Magnesium 13.0mg
Phosphorus 24.0mg
Selenium 0.4µg
Zinc 0.14mg
Other
Caffeine 0.0mg
Theobromine 0.0mg
Water 90.95g
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.
Scientific Name Fragaria X ananassa
Nitrogen Factor 6.25
Protein Factor 3.36
Fat Factor 8.37
Carb Factor 3.6