Today is National Strawberry Day and how absolutely perfect that it falls during Florida’s winter strawberry season, which runs from December to April, according to the Florida Strawberry Growers Association. A great way to start your day is with a smoothie made with vanilla yogurt and fresh Florida strawberries. Easy to whip up in your blender any day of the week. Packed with vitamins, including vitamin C, folate, iodine, and dietary fiber the strawberries combined with the protein of the milk and vanilla yogurt make this smoothie a good choice for a mid-morning snack or to accompany breakfast or lunch. No need for extra sugar in this recipe. The sweetness of the strawberries and the sugar already in the yogurt combine for the perfect taste. IF the strawberries are on the tart side, before serving, taste the mixture and add a small amount of powdered sugar at a time, to taste. It will combine better and there’s no potential for a grainy smoothie. Remember, you can always add more sugar but you can’t take any away.
- 1 cup fresh Florida strawberries, washed, dried and sliced
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1/4 cup cold milk
- 1/4 cup ice cubes
- Whole strawberry for garnish, washed and dried
- In a blender, combine sliced strawberries, vanilla yogurt, ice and milk. Blend until smooth.
- Pour smoothie mixture into fancy glass. Carefully create a slit in the bottom of the whole strawberry and slide onto side of glass.
- Serve immediately