I have always loved a cool, creamy treat like smoothies, ice cream and shakes…and being pregnant during the summer makes me crave these cold eats even more!
During both of my pregnancies, I have loved all things citrus so I thought I would take my craving for sweet citrus fruit and blend it into a deliciously tart-sweet Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie.
Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie Tips
I used frozen strawberries from the store to make this smoothie, but you can easily freeze your own by cleaning and hulling strawberries. Then place them in a flat layer on a wax paper or parchment lined sheet pan over night. Transfer the frozen strawberries to an air tight container and use in this smoothie recipe 🙂
Raspberries would also taste delicious in this recipe.
This recipe calls for plain, nonfat Greek yogurt because that is what we enjoy in my family, but you can use a higher fat percentage of yogurt or a plant-based Greek yogurt in the same proportions.
The recipe has optional maple syrup, but I think the sweetness of the lemonade and strawberries is plenty in this recipe.
You can easily use a homemade lemonade recipe if you want to make your own instead of using store-bought.
Strawberry Lemonade Nutrition
Strawberries: High in vitamin C (an antioxidant necessary for our immune system and skin), fiber (that aids in digestive health), folate (important for tissue growth and function and especially important for pregnant people), manganese, and potassium.
Greek yogurt: Good source of protein (helps build muscle, bones, cartilage, skin, hair, blood), probiotics (healthy bacteria that aids in digestive health), calcium (bone and muscle health)
This recipe is naturally gluten free, but does contain dairy as written.
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