Healthy Strawberry Milk

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This healthy strawberry milk is loaded with fresh fruit, low in added sugar yet still so creamy and delicious.

Two pink strawberry milkshakes in tall ice cream sundae glasses.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy to make with only 5 ingredients
  • Loaded with the goodness fruit
  • Fresh strawberry flavor
  • The cashews add not only creaminess but healthy fats and protein too.

Ingredients you will need

For this homemade strawberry milk recipe, you will need: Strawberries (fresh or frozen) unsalted cashews, dates, vanilla, and your favourite milk or milk alternative.

ngredients to make a healthy milk shake laid out on a bench top with text overlay.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Strawberries: In this recipe, you can use fresh strawberries or frozen strawberries, you can also sub for another berry such as blueberries or raspberries
  • Cashews: I use cashews to add creaminess to my healthy milkshakes, an alternative to give a creamy texture is frozen bananas. If you are using cashews or another nut, make sure they are unsalted.
  • Dates: The dates add a little extra sweetness, you can either leave this out completely or sub for a little maple syrup or honey.
  • Milk: I use full-fat milk in the milkshakes I make for my kids, but you can use the milk or non-dairy milks (almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, soy milk, oat milk etc).

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How to Make a Strawberry Milkshake

Below are illustrated step by step instructions with pictures, if you prefer just the written instructions then head straight to the recipe card.

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Step one: Pop all the ingredients into a blender or food processor, I use a nutribullet

Ingredients in a nutribullet blender cup, milk, strawberries, cashews visible.

Step two: Blend until smooth and creamy

top down shot of a pink blended strawberry milk shake in a Nutribullet blender cup.

Step three: Enjoy! If you prefer you can also serve this milkshake over ice cubes.

A close up of Two strawberry milkshakes in tall glasses topped with strawberry slice with red napkins.

Are milkshakes healthy for kids?

Well to me it really depends on the ingredients and how the milkshake is made to determine if it is healthy or not. A small strawberry shake from a popular fast-food chain contains a whopping 43g of sugar (just shy of 10 teaspoons) and minimal actual fruit content. So perhaps not the healthiest

But you can totally make a delicious and healthy milkshake at home. Today I'm sharing my healthy strawberry milkshake recipe, which has a much less sugar at 14g per serve (3 teaspoons) all of which comes from fruit.

I have tips below for other ways to make healthy milkshakes at home.

Top Tips For Making A Healthy Milkshake

I'm sharing my healthy strawberry milkshake recipe, but I have a few tips for making healthy milkshakes at home.

  • Frozen bananas are a great alternative to ice cream they add creaminess and sweetness
  • Nuts adding a handful of nuts or a generous scoop of nut butter will add creaminess, healthy fats, and protein to your milkshake
  • Skip the syrups: Use fresh, frozen, or canned fruits to flavour your milkshakes.
  • Add sweeteners last: Often your milkshakes will be sweet enough without added sugars, so whizz everything up, give it a taste and just sweeten at the end if you need to with honey or maple syrup.

Two strawberry milkshakes in tall glasses topped with strawberry slice with red napkins.

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Two strawberry milkshakes in tall glasses topped with strawberry slice with red napkins.

Healthy Strawberry Milk

A Healthy Strawberry Milk, an easy recipe for kids, ticking all the boxes, no added sugar, nourishing and vegan options, perfect Valentines smoothie for kids.
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Course: Smoothies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy milkshake, healthy strawberry milk, strawberry milk, strawberry milkshake
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 212kcal
Author: My Kids Lick The Bowl

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4.80 from 104 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup strawberries 200g fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup cashews 60g must be unsalted, can be roasted or raw
  • 2-3 dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2.5 cups milk or dairy alternative

Instructions

  • Place everything in a blender and blend!

Notes

Tips

  • I often use frozen strawberries as it means the milkshake is nicely chilled when first made
  • I have made these milkshakes with cows milk, almond milk and rice milk all worked well

Substitutes

  • Strawberries: In this recipe, you can use fresh or frozen berries, you can also sub for another berry like blueberries or raspberries
  • Cashews: I use cashews to add creaminess to my healthy milkshakes, an alternative to give a creamy texture is frozen bananas. If you are using cashews or another nut, make sure they are unsalted.
  • Dates: The dates add a little extra sweetness, you can either leave this out completely or sub for a little maple syrup or honey.
  • Milk: I use full-fat milk in the milkshakes I make for my kids, but you can use the milk or milk alternative you prefer.

Nutrition

Serving: 200ml | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 254IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 1mg

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