Low-Sugar Strawberries ‘N Cream Smoothie

January 17, 2022

A good-for-you smoothie that’s loaded with juicy strawberries, creamy yogurt, and hearty oatmeal? Sign me up! This Strawberries N’ Cream Smoothie is perfect for a quick and filling breakfast, a sweet snack, or even a light and healthy dessert. Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder for an extra boost, or follow my cue and add some collagen peptides for a sneaky boost of protein without the added flavor!

Happy New Year, friends! If you follow me on Instagram, then you may know that this month is the Kalejunkie Smoothie Challenge – aka, all month long, I’m sharing BRAND NEW smoothie recipes every Monday. If you’ve been looking to start the new year off with a new, healthy routine, then this is the perfect place to start.

I love smoothies so much, because they’re the perfect “lazy” meal. Really, all you need to make a good smoothie is to take your favorite fruits, a little bit of liquid, and some protein, and blend it together until it reaches your desired consistency. If you’re someone who doesn’t have a ton of time in the mornings, or is always looking for a quick and easy snack, then I would highly recommend incorporating a smoothie or two into your daily routine. Smoothies changed my life, and I know they’ll change yours, too!

You may be wondering, “Nicole, if smoothies are so easy to make, then why do I need a recipe?” And to be honest, for a while, I thought the same thing. If smoothies are so simple, then why follow a recipe?

Well, in my experience, smoothies are deceptively easy. In fact, it’s just as easy to make a smoothie that ends up tasting like a glass of sludge. I can count way too many times where I attempted to make a smoothie that sounded good, only for it to turn out tasting horrible. Which is why my job is to make smoothies as easy as possible for you, by creating recipes that taste delicious! I go through the testing process so you don’t have to.

But back to this smoothie – it has 9 simple ingredients, and is packed with protein thanks to the chia seeds, almond butter, greek yogurt, and collagen peptides. Talk about a protein palooza! If you’re someone who wants a protein-packed smoothie, but doesn’t like the taste or texture of protein powders, then this is the perfect smoothie recipe for you!

What You Need to Make This Strawberries ‘N Cream Smoothie

  • Almond Milk: I use almond milk because it’s my favorite non-dairy milk and gives this smoothie a nice, creamy consistency. But you can use any non-dairy milk in this recipe.
  • Greek Yogurt: I love greek yogurt; it’s lower in lactose than traditional yogurt, and is also lower in sugar while still remaining high in protein and Vitamin B12. To keep this one low in sugar, I use plain Greek yogurt, but you can definitely use vanilla flavored.
  • Rolled Oats: Rolled oats are what gives this smoothie its “cream” flavor! Oats are also hearty, full of fiber to keep you fuller longer. You can use any oats, EXCEPT steel cut oats (they won’t blend!).
  • Frozen Strawberries: Frozen strawberries will make this smoothie nice and thick, while also adding in that rich, strawberry flavor! They are also more cost-effective than using fresh strawberries, so I strongly recommend them here.
  • Almond or Cashew Butter: Almond butter and strawberry is just a delicious combination, and almond butter adds in a hearty dose of plant-based protein and healthy fats. You can also use cashew butter here for a similar flavor and nutritional profile.
  • Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are high in plant-based Omega-3’s, as well as protein and healthy fats. Woohoo!
  • Cinnamon: A little dash of cinnamon goes a long way. Don’t skip this!
  • Vanilla Extract: My trick to making smoothies taste like dessert? A bit of vanilla extract. Don’t knock it until you try it – it’s perfect in this smoothie!
  • Collagen Peptides: I love collagen peptides because they’re not only full of collagen (of course) but they are also packed with protein, and are completely flavorless. 

Want a sweeter smoothie?

If you want this smoothie on a sweeter side (I do sometimes), I recommend adding a frozen banana or 2 pitted dates. You can also use vanilla flavored Greek yogurt, just be sure to read the nutrition label to make sure it’s not too high in sugar (I keep it to 9 grams sugar, MAX). Another option is to add vanilla flavored protein powder or collagen peptides.

Want to add even more nutritional benefits? Try adding frozen cauliflower or frozen butternut squash!

Yes, you heard me. Both of these vegetables are undetectable, taste-wise, in a smoothie, but an easy way to get more nutrients into your diet. They also make smoothies extra creamy! Don’t knock it until you try it, you will thank me later.

How to Make This Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

  1. Place all of your smoothie ingredients into a blender and blend on medium speed.
  2. If needed, you may want to use a spatula to scrap the ingredients down the sides of the blender, to ensure that everything is evenly blended.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Tips for Making the Perfect Smoothies

These are a few of my foolproof tips for making the perfect smoothie, every time!

  1. Use frozen fruit: Like I mentioned earlier, I recommend using frozen strawberries in this recipe, and it truly makes a difference. The ice from the frozen fruits adds thickness to the smoothie, without needed to add in additional ice.
  2. Play Around with the liquid amount: If you find that your smoothie is too thick to blend, don’t panic! It happens! Just add a bit more milk, blend, open the cover, scrape down the sides if needed, and blend again. And if you have both a high-speed blender and a smaller blender (like a Nutri-bullet), use the high-speed blender instead, as it will blend the frozen fruit much better.
  3. Blend your smoothie on medium speed. If you blend the smoothie too fast from the beginning, it’s really hard for the blender to properly blend the frozen ingredients – so start lower and then gradually increase the speed.

Other Smoothie Recipes You’ll Love

If you loved this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe, then you need to try out these other ones, too!

German Chocolate Cake Smoothie

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Smoothie

Healthy Birthday Cake Smoothie

Creamy Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a review and rating below! And, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so that I can repost them! x

Low Sugar Strawberries N' Cream Smoothie

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Nicole Modic
SERVES 2 Servings
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A good-for-you smoothie that's loaded with juicy strawberries, creamy yogurt, and hearty oatmeal? Sign me up! This Strawberries 'N Cream Smoothie is perfect for a quick and filling breakfast, a sweet snack, or even a light and healthy dessert. Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder for an extra boost, or follow my cue and add some collagen peptides for a sneaky boost of protein without the added flavor!

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 Cups Almond Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 2 Cups Frozen Strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoons Almond or Cashew Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Scoops Collagen Peptides

Instructions

  • Place all of your smoothie ingredients into a blender and blend on medium speed.
  • If needed, you may want to use a spatula to scrap the ingredients down the sides of the blender, to ensure that everything is evenly blended.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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    • Hi Julie, that sounds delicious! So glad it turned out well for you! Thank you so much for your review. 🙂