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Strawberry Smoothie

Props and styling by Shaina Maiman,
Assisted by Shiffy Dembitzer
Photography by Hudi Greenberger

You can actually put all these ingredients in your blender or Ninja cup the night before, and just whirl them together in the morning. So refreshing, and full of healthful ingredients that are concealed by the flavor of the strawberries. I love that it has no sugar! Your kids will leave the house with a smile when you hand them a cup of this. Treat yourself to a serving as well!


  • 1 very full cup frozen strawberries
  • small handful cut-up frozen (or fresh) mango
  • ½ small/medium banana, preferably frozen
  • ½ cup naturally sweetened yogurt (if unavailable, sub with plain yogurt + 1 Tbsp honey, or to taste)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon, or to taste
  • 1 rounded tsp ground flaxseed
  • very small handful fresh parsley (optional but highly recommended)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp almond butter
  • 1 cup good-quality orange juice

Place all ingredients in your blender or Ninja. Process until smooth. (If your Ninja cup isn’t big enough, you might have to do it in shifts.)

This keeps in the fridge for up to 24 hours. If you plan on storing it, it’s best to put in a glass container or jar, covered.

Note: The strawberry is the prominent flavor here. The other ingredients are just background notes that complement and enhance the flavor and texture. The parsley is really not noticeable. It adds a small burst of freshness, while promoting bone health, strengthening the immune system, and much more. It’s rich in many vitamins as well.

Tip: You can add 1 Tbsp hemp seeds for additional protein and good-for-you fat.


(Originally featured in Family Table, Issue 850)

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