This nutritious smoothie recipe is made with fresh strawberries, juicy mango and ripe bananas. Ground ginger provides the perfect balance to this sweet and fruity smoothie.
Strawberry season is right around the corner here in Michigan and I could not be more excited!!
To celebrate, every year I take my boys to a local strawberry farm to pick up two flats (16 quarts) – one for my mother and one for us.
When we get home, we head to the kitchen to bake 6 pies! Just kidding. We always freeze our summer strawberries so that we have local, seasonal berries on hand to use smoothies throughout the fall and winter.
If you’re curious about freezing berries this summer, it is easier than you think! Follow this step-by-step guide to freezing strawberries and your freezer will be filled with deliciousness in no time. You can use the same method for raspberries, blueberries, peas and more.
One of my favorite smoothie combinations includes strawberries, juicy mango, banana, ginger, flax and chia seeds.
Pro Tip: When making smoothies, the riper the banana the better. I don’t like to add any additional sweetener like honey or agave to my smoothies so using naturally sweet, ripe fruit is the best way to ensure a delicious smoothie every time, without added sugar.
Frequently asked questions:
Absolutely! Frozen fruit is always a good option, especially when certain produce is out of season or hard to source locally. We always have our freezer stocked with frozen berries, mango, pineapple, ripe bananas and more.
While I don’t recommend blending smoothies in advance, a great time-saving hack is to stock your freezer with Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Packs. Then, in the morning, you simply add liquid and blend.
A great way to make this smoothie vegan is to replace the yogurt with full fat, Thai-style coconut milk. Alternatively, just add more water.
The secret to a healthy smoothie is to stick with unsweetened, whole fruit and no added sugar. For more nutrients and health benefits, flaxseed and chia seed area always a good add-in because they provide fiber, minerals and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
The amount of smoothie you’ll have at the end varies based on how much ice you add but this recipe is easy to double if you’re feeding the whole family.
You can blend the chia seeds in but I love garnishing with chia so that you get that little crunchy texture as you’re sipping.
What is your favorite recipe for strawberry season?? We always have big plans for creative ideas but honestly, we love eating them plain. And yes, by “plain” I also mean smashed up with a little sugar on top of a freshly baked shortcake topped with vanilla ice cream.
Happy strawberry season! Your straw is waiting.
Strawberry Banana Mango Chia Smoothie
- Place strawberries, mango, banana, yogurt, flax, ginger and cinnamon in a high speed blender and blend on high for 30-45 seconds.
- Add ice and puree until smooth.
- Sprinkle chia seeds in each glass before serving.