Strawberry And Lime Smoothie (No Banana Or Yogurt)

This is a refreshing strawberry and lime smoothie made with only a handful of healthy ingredients.

If you scroll past the recipe you can find other possible variations of this recipe should you want to experiment!

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Strawberry & Lime Smoothie (No Banana OR Yogurt)

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Boost your day with this strawberry and lime smoothie! Packed with Vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, it’s a low-calorie treat that’s as tasty as it is healthy.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 limes (juiced)
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (or oats)
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 23 leaves of mint (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare your ingredients; juice the lime, measure the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Grab a blender or a nutribullet.
  3. Add the lime juice and frozen strawberries, followed by the rest of the ingredients, including the mint if using.
  4. Blend for 3-4 minutes until smooth.
  5. Serve and drink immediately.

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Drinks, Smoothie
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 156
  • Sugar: 11.2g
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.1g
  • Fiber: 7.9g
  • Protein: 3.6g

 

How To Customize This Smoothie To Suit Your Taste

There are so many changes you can make to this recipe, that may better suit your taste.

One thing to note about this smoothie is that it’s relatively low in sugar, since it’s only sweetened using strawberries.

This could be a reason why you might want to customize it to suit your taste.

Some other customization options include: 

  • If you don’t mind bananas, add 1/2 ripe banana sliced to your blender as an addition to the other ingredients. Bananas will add creaminess and sweetness.
  • The lime can be replaced with lemon instead. Just make sure you use freshly squeezed juice.
  • You can replace the strawberries altogether and use a different berry. Blueberries & raspberries are both great replacements.
  • For more flavor and nutrition, instead of using plain water, use coconut water or dairy-free milk.
  • If you want to achieve a stronger-tasting tropical flavor, consider adding mango or pineapple. 1/4 cup is plenty!
  • For a cocktail drink, add a couple of shots of white rum, it works so well with the fruity taste of this smoothie.

My Top Tops When Making The Strawberry Lime Smoothie Recipe

Making a smoothie may be seen as an easy job by many, but there are some tricks you should know in order to achieve the perfect consistency!

For this particular smoothie, the tips are as follows:

  1. Add your most difficult ingredients to blend first to your blender or Nutribullet. The closer they are to the blades, the better they will be processed.
  2. Start the blending at a low speed, then gradually increase it. This will allow your blender blades to break down all the hard ingredients first.
  3. Stop and taste the smoothie as it’s blended halfway through; adjust sweetness and acidity by adding more fruit, maple syrup, or lime juice.

Benefits Of Strawberry Lime Smoothie

berry and lime smoothie with mint

This strawberry lime smoothie has detox properties, it’s refreshing and it can deliciously hydrate your body.

You should try to consume more lime juice in your diet since it’s really high in antioxidants and vitamin C. What better way to do that, than by adding it to your smoothies?

Lime juice also boosts immunity, prevents kidney stones, and aids the absorption of iron.

More benefits of drinking this strawberry lime drink include: 

  • Rich in Vitamin C: The strawberries and lime juice provide a good amount of Vitamin C, which is essential for immune function, skin health, and antioxidant protection
  • High in Fiber: The chia seeds and strawberries in this berry smoothie are good sources of fiber, which aids in digestion, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and can contribute to a feeling of fullness.
  • It’s Antioxidant Rich: The strawberries, lime, and even the mint offer various antioxidants that can help in combating oxidative stress in the body.
  • Hydration: The water and lime juice used in this smoothie contribute to hydration, which is important for nearly every function in the body.
  • It’s High In Omega-3 Fatty Acids: The chia seeds used are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for their anti-inflammatory effects and may improve heart health.
  • Detox Properties: This smoothie may assist your liver in the detoxification process.

Strawberry And Lime Smoothie

How To Store The Strawberry Limeade

Since the smoothie contains frozen fruit, it doesn’t store very well. 

However, once the smoothie is blended, make sure you refrigerate it immediately.

I use those gym-style water bottles to transfer the blended smoothie because the lid closes tightly.

Once the smoothie is transferred, refrigerate it, and consume the smoothie within 24 hours, ensuring you shake it well before consumption!

More Berry Smoothie Recipes:

1. Strawberry Grape Smoothie
2.  Vegan Protein Berry Smoothie
3. Strawberry Banana Weight Loss Smoothie

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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