Strawberry Ginger Smoothie

Iiiiiit’s time! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Bring on the pink, the hearts, the red velvet, the mushy-mush. Gushing proclamations of love and stubborn anti-V.D. sentiments are sure to abound in equal measure.

Me, I probably fall somewhere in the middle of the lovers and the haters. I’m having more fun with holidays now that I have a toddler running about, so a few sticky handmade greetings and at least one batch of heart-shaped cookies will be in order. And while I’m not a fan of (and don’t subscribe to) the forced commercialism of the day (I do NOT need or want a $125 bunch of roses), ultimately if a day dedicated to love spreads a few more warm fuzzies around to all of us, I think that’s probably a good thing overall.

Strawberry Ginger Smoothies from kitchentreaty.com

I’ve gone a little off track, but I did have a point.

See, this rosy-colored smoothie is especially perfect for your lovah or loved one this time of year. I mean, it’s good any time of year. But especially now.

It’s super, duper, flushed-and-in-love pink. And it’s dang delicious, too.

Ever since I tried Julia’s incredible Kale Ginger Detox Smoothie, I’ve been all about fresh ginger in smoothies. I just adore the fresh, zippy little kick it adds.

I mixed strawberries and ginger together on a whim, and yeah. I looooved it. Ice cold warm fuzzies right here.

Strawberry Ginger Smoothies from kitchentreaty.com

This is a pretty simple smoothie, and simple is good! Strawberries, banana, ginger. A little almond milk, some chia seeds to amp it up, honey to sweeten. The strawberries and the ginger totally complement one another. Was I the last to realize that strawberries and ginger are the perfect pair? Oh, hey. Another Valentine’s Day tie-in!

Swap a vegan sweetener for the honey and it’s vegan-friendly, or, if your strawberries are sweet enough, you might not need any honey at all.

Print Recipe

Strawberry Ginger Smoothie

Sweet strawberries and zippy ginger are the perfect pair in this refreshing, satisfying smoothie.

Yield: 1

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Serve.

 

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11 Responses to “Strawberry Ginger Smoothie”

  1. marquis @realrawkitchen posted on January 23, 2014 at 7:17 am

    That sounds so delicious! Ginger adds such a nice element to a lot of different things, and I bet sweet smoothies are no different!

  2. dishing up the dirt posted on January 24, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Yum! I too adore ginger in smoothies. This sounds fantastic!

    • Karen Troughton replied on January 30th, 2014 on 7:06 am

      I am a ginger convert. I am never going back!

  3. Rachel @ Bakerita posted on January 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Love the addition of ginger in here – sounds delicious paired with strawberries!

  4. Arushi posted on April 7, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Just made this and it’s absolutely delicious! In fact, the honey wasn’t even necessary because it was so sweet by itself. I used soy milk instead of almond milk and it tasted great.

    • Karen Troughton replied on April 7th, 2014 on 2:45 pm

      So glad you liked it! :)

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  7. Shelley posted on June 11, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Somehow I’ve never tried chia seeds in smoothies, but this is DELICIOUS! Drinking it as I type. Thank you for a great recipe!

  8. Kris Burke posted on June 18, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Thanks so much for posting this wonderful recipe. I love the kick ginger gives. I added flax seeds in mine rather than chia, and this was really tasty. 

    • Karen Raye replied on June 24th, 2014 on 8:31 am

      Hi Kris, I’m glad you like it! Good idea on the flax; I love adding that to smoothies too!

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