|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 3 to 4|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||8%|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 18g|
|Vitamin C 34mg||168%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Whether you find yourself with a bumper crop of strawberries or are not sure what to do with the quart you picked up at the market, this healthy milkshake, or smoothie, is a delicious and satisfying way to enjoy the fruit. A simple combination of berries, milk, and sugar are blended together is an ideal as a light snack or breakfast on the go.
Fresh or frozen strawberries will work in this recipe, and depending on the sweetness of the berries will determine how much sugar you will need. In fact, if the berries are very sweet, you may not need any sugar at all. Add ice to the blender with the rest of the ingredients if you prefer your milkshake nice and chilled. For a richer, creamier version, try a creamy strawberry smoothie with condensed milk.
“I made this before dinner because I was ravenous! I was delightfully invigorated and satisfied. The pink color caught the attention of son and husband who shared the final results. A wonderful pre-meal pleaser. Fantastic for breakfast, as a meal beverage companion, a snack, or dessert.” —Mary Jo Romano
1 pound strawberries, hulled
2 cups cold milk
3 tablespoons granulated sugar, or to taste
Ice cubes, optional
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a blender, add the strawberries, milk, and sugar to taste.
Process the mixture until smooth and creamy.
If you'd like the milkshake well-chilled, add several ice cubes and blend until the ice is crushed and the mixture is thick.
Pour into glasses and serve.
- Although you are blending the berries and thus presentation doesn't matter, it is best to hull them instead of simply cutting off the top. Hulling—removing just the stem of the strawberry—preserves more of the fruit, eliminating unnecessary waste.
- If you are using frozen strawberries you most likely won't need any ice; the coldness of the berries will create a similar effect.
- If you would like this milkshake to be dairy-free, simply replace the regular milk with a dairy-free version such as almond or soy milk.
- Feel free to add other fruit to the shake; bananas are a perfect match for strawberries, as are raspberries, blood orange, and mango.
- You can, of course, turn this recipe into an American-style milkshake and add vanilla ice cream. Keep in mind, however, that the milkshake is no longer as healthy.
Why Are Milkshakes Popular in Morocco?
A blend of fruit and milk—and even nuts—is a popular beverage in Morocco for a couple of reasons. First, the chilled drink helps beat the heat, offering a nutritious way to cool down. Second, milkshakes or smoothies are a typical recipe included in a Ramadan iftar, or meal to break the fast. A milkshake is gentle on an empty stomach and offers beneficial nutrients after a day void of food and drink.