Sweet, tart, tangy, creamy, and refreshing in every sip!
Last year, I wanted to create a strawberry lemonade after posting my spiced lemonade (found here: https://anticipatingadventure.com/2021/05/16/spiced-lemonade/) and frozen watermelon lemonade recipe (found here: https://anticipatingadventure.com/2021/07/12/frozen-watermelon-lemonade/). Unfortunately, I didn’t get around to it, but I have had it on my mind ever since, so I was determined to create a strawberry lemonade recipe before this summer slipped by.
I’ve known for a while that I wanted to use freeze-dried strawberries in my recipe to really draw out the sweet, strawberry flavor, but this summer I also opted to try my hand at a creamier version of strawberry lemonade. I knew that a creamier drink would help to balance out the acidity of the lemons as well as the tangy and tart flavors of the strawberries and lemon juice, which sounded like the best option.
After several attempts, I’m very pleased with the final outcome. This smoothie is tangy, tart, sweet, creamy, and utterly refreshing all at once. Packed with vitamin C and a healthy dose of protein, this lemonade would make for a great breakfast on the go or an afternoon snack. Or, enjoy it as a post-dinner dessert with friends and without the guilt! This smoothie tastes so decadent that no one would ever guess how nutritious it is!
Although the summer is quickly racing by (can you believe it is August already?!), there is still ample opportunity to enjoy this easy, healthy, and delicious smoothie, so make yourself one today and see just how good and refreshing it is! You won’t regret it!
STRAWBERRY LEMONADE SMOOTHIE
- 2 c frozen sliced strawberries
- 1 c strawberry yogurt
- 1 c milk of choice
- 1/3 c freshly squeezed lemon juice (2-3 lemons)
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 2 T honey or more, to taste
- 1 package (0.6 oz bag) sweetened freeze-dried strawberries
Add the strawberries, yogurt, milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and honey to a blender and blend thoroughly, then add the freeze-dried strawberries and blend again for a few seconds. Pour into glasses and enjoy! Serves 2-4 cups.
TIP: Freeze any leftovers into popsicles for a tasty, frozen treat! My 4-year-old wholeheartedly approves of this method!