- 10 strawberries
- 1/2 cup or 125 ml of milk
- 5 ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon (15 grams) sugar (optional)
- 3 scoops of ice cream (optional)
- Cut your strawberries into pieces. While the recipe calls for 10, you may need fewer or more, depending on their size.
- Pop them into a blender. A Magic Bullet or food processor will work, too.
- Put the milk into the blender. 2% will make for a creamy, thicker smoothie, but non-fat, soy, and almond work, too. If you don’t have milk, yogurt works as well.
- Add ice. For a thicker, colder smoothie, throw the ice in the blender with everything else. However, if you’d like your smoothie to be more concentrated (at least initially), you can just put the ice into the smoothie when it’s finished. Decisions, decisions.
- Blend until liquefied. Depending on the strength of your blender and the size of your ice cubes, this should take anywhere from about 15 seconds to a minute. It may need a stir to get the last chunks of ice smoothie-ready, so break out your spoon if need be.
- Put the sugar in, blending a few seconds more. If the strawberries are sweet enough, you may not need the extra zing. Or if you’d like something more natural, honey is a great alternative.
- Pour the smoothie in a glass or in a plastic if necessary. Cut a strawberry in half, then slice half of it so you can put it on the edge of the glass for a garnish. Grab a straw, your cocktail umbrella, and you’re set.
- Enjoy! The recipe above makes one strawberry smoothie.