A simple fruit smoothie is hard to beat, and I am in love with this crazy delish, super simple Nectarine Strawberry Smoothie recipe. As a bonus it is dairy free and gluten free. Quick note, I popped a couple affiliate links in this post.
Sometimes as a mom I find it hard to focus on myself and make sure I am eating nutritious foods. When I am trying to get my focus back on track, smoothies are at the top of my go-to recipe list.
They make a quick and healthy breakfast option and when I need a quick healthy lunch I pick a veggie & fruit smoothie with some protein powder mixed in.
Today's smoothie is refreshing and packed with vitamins but it does use a secret, unexpected ingredient to give it a little extra pop. 😉
Tips and Tools for Nectarine Strawberry Smoothie
I have a couple Smoothie Hacks to share with you before we get to the recipe:
-If you're making smoothies for the whole family feel free to use the full size blender but if it's just for you, try a stick blender and the included blender cup. You can literally take it out, plug it in, buzz up your smoothie, rinse it with soapy water and pop it right back in the cabinet. So. Fast.
-Stick blender or otherwise, always clean up asap. Dried on smoothie is so much harder to clean. Do yourself a favor and soak & rinse it right away!
-When possible I totally love using fresh fruit but if I'm in a big hurry I have been known to reach for frozen pre-measured fruit smoothie packs.
-Like I mentioned above, sometimes I like to add at least a half a scoop of protein powder. I'm no body-builder but women tend to have less protein in their diets, so if you find one you like, add a bit to your smoothies! I have been using this vanilla protein powder (which also happens to be Non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free and made without dairy, soy and artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. I just bought it cuz it was ‘nilla but hey, bonus!). Note- I have NOT tried this powder in the smoothie below yet, but you could.
-Grab a pack of Extra Thick Straws to keep on hand. Some people say using a straw lessens the chance of stained teeth, but not everyone agrees. Either way they're fun, kids love them and you can use them for straw crafts or for cutting practice. Bonus!
-When you find recipes you love or want to try, add it to a blank recipe book. Boom. Ready for next time!
Nectarine Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
This smoothie is dairy free and gluten free. It has no added sugar, aside from the naturally occurring sugars in the fruit.
The nectarine gives you lots of beta-carotene and Vitamin A as well as Vitamin C, Fiber and Potassium. Here are some tips for eating and cutting nectarines.
Strawberries bring their own health benefits to the table. They are packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols, strawberries are a sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie food.
Yields: 24 ounces
- 1 Fresh Nectarine Sliced
- 12 Frozen Strawberries
- 2 Cups Sugar Free Lemon Lime Soda, or Sprite Zero
- 6 Pieces Ice
- Place nectarine, strawberries, soda, and ice in blender.
- Blend on high until texture is smooth.