Hello dear friends and smoothie lovers! 🙋🏻
Today I want to share a light and very fresh strawberry smoothie recipe with you. This one’s ideal for hot summer days when you need something refreshing, yet incredibly tasty. The main ingredients in this smoothie are strawberries, banana, apple and mineral water. If you want a strawberry smoothie with yogurt, I have a recipe for a simple Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie that you might like ☺️ This smoothie on the other hand is a bit fancier. In my opinion, the mint leaves make the smoothie feel slightly like a delicious cocktail 🍹.
A great thing is that this Strawberry Mint smoothie is quite low in calories: 350 ml (11.8 oz) serving contains only 163 calories. This dairy-free smoothie is almost 100% fruit and it is rich in dietary fiber (27% of RDA), vitamin C (114% of RDA) as well as vitamin B6 (25% of RDA).
I hope you will enjoy it! 🍓
- 250 g strawberries (~9 oz)
- 1 banana
- 1 apple
- 10 leaves peppermint (leave a couple for decoration)
- 1 tbsp lime juice (or lemon juice)
- 1/2 cup still mineral water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp coconut flakes (for topping)
- ice cubes
Rinse the strawberries under cold running water. Then gently dry the berries with a kitchen towel.
Peel and core the apple. Take the skin off banana as well. Chop the fruits and put them into the blender jar.
Pour the water and lime juice into the blender. Add strawberries, peppermint leaves (put aside a couple for decoration) and vanilla extract.
Process until smooth.
Pour the smoothie into glasses. Decorate with fresh mint, strawberries and sprinkle with coconut flakes.
If you are looking for other refreshing smoothies for hot days, I would recommend you the following smoothies:
Did you know that already 100 grams of strawberries gives you 97% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C? The same amount of strawberries contains 2 grams of dietary fiber, which amounts to 8 percent of the RDA (recommended dietary allowance). In this recipe, one serving should contain 125 grams of strawberries, which means that you would get a bit more vitamin C than “needed” and some 10% of the dietary fiber from just one serving! Apples on the other hand are even richer in dietary fiber: 17% of RDA in just one medium-sized apple. However, apples do not contain that much vitamin C. One medium-sized apple contains “only” 14 percent of the RDA.
This is a bit off-topic, but… In Finland, I’ve noticed that most people think that you mostly get dietary fiber from grains (Finns eat a lot of bread). Is the situation similar where you live or do people know that many fruits and berries actually contain quite a lot of fiber?
Alright, that’s everything for today 🙂 I hope you will enjoy the smoothie! For more smoothie inspiration, you can follow Smoothie Fairytales on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. And if you enjoyed the recipe, please pin this 🍓 smoothie photo 😉