This strawberry and yogurt smoothie is made with probiotics: a healthy way to heal your tummy. It’s a creamy treat you can whip up in minutes.
Sometimes there are chapters in life that leave an indelible mark on our hearts. Years back, I found myself entrenched in a journey I never imagined would become mine.
It began with a maze of symptoms that John, my daughter and two of our sons had. It had us chasing answers and solutions, like detectives on a trail of crumbs.
The symptoms, as diverse as they were unsettling, had a common thread: gluten sensitivity. From stomach aches to migraines, skin rashes to delayed growth, it felt like we were navigating a maze of health issues.
Removing gluten from our lives was the key that unlocked a door to vitality they hadn’t experienced in a long while. Suddenly, the skies seemed a bit bluer, and energy coursed through our veins like a long-lost friend.
But as the puzzle pieces rearranged themselves, a new challenge emerged. You might wonder how on earth there could be a downside to newfound energy. Let me share a piece of our story that took us by surprise – the weight struggle.
Yes, it’s true that some wish for the opposite issue, yearning for those stubborn pounds to melt away. But the reality for us, was different.
My son had a difficult time gaining weight. His journey was not about shedding pounds but about coaxing his body to embrace nourishment and growth.
Delicious gluten free smoothie
This is where our Strawberry and Yogurt Smoothie steps in. With each creamy sip, it became a testament to resilience, adaptability, and the wonderful ways food can heal.
Gone were the days of seeking calorie-rich snacks laden with empty promises. Instead, our afternoons became a ritual of blending together the goodness of healthy fats: whole milk and whole milk yogurt, and infusing them with the gentle might of healing probiotics.
And those strawberries – plump, red, and bursting with natural sweetness – they were like drops of hope in a blender.
As my son embraced his afternoon smoothie ritual, I watched with awe as he nurtured his body, sip by sip. It wasn’t just about the calories, though they played their part. It was about the intention, the care, and the journey towards balance that this smoothie represented.
Here’s how to make this nourishing strawberry and yogurt smoothie.
Whole milk – I recommend organic whole milk whenever possible.
Whole milk yogurt – My son likes French vanilla flavor. You can go with whichever flavor you prefer.
Probiotics – This can aid in sustaining gut balance and minimizing episodes of bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.
Strawberries – When I buy fresh organic strawberries, I keep them in the freezer if I’m not going to eat them right away. Frozen strawberries make the smoothie thicker.
Ice cubes – Add a few ice cubes to make it cool and frothy.
*Free printable recipe card is available at the end of the post.
To begin, place the ingredients into the container of your super blender: first milk, then open and empty your probiotics capsule into the container, followed by your yogurt, strawberries and a few ice cubes.
Keep heavier frozen ingredients to add last so that they’re on top of the mixture. This will get the blender moving faster and prevent stalling.
Now, taste and enjoy the goodness of healing ingredients in this creamy homemade smoothie.
Pro tips and recipe notes
1. Can I use a food processor to make this smoothie? Yes, if you don’t have a super blender, a food processor can be used to prepare this smoothie.
2. Can I use dairy-free alternatives for this smoothie? Absolutely! If dairy doesn’t agree with you, you can replace dairy products with dairy-free versions of milk and yogurt. Just be sure that your choices are certified gluten free.
3. Are there any alternatives for strawberries? Yes, you can swap strawberries for other fruits like blueberries, raspberries, or bananas to customize the flavor of your smoothie.
4. What are the benefits of probiotics in this smoothie? Probiotics can support gut health and digestion, helping to restore a healthy balance of gut bacteria. Read more about probiotics.
5. Can I add supplements to enhance the smoothie’s nutritional value? Yes, you can add protein powder, flaxseeds, or chia seeds for an extra boost of protein, fiber, and nutrients.
6. Can I freeze the smoothie for later consumption? Yes! Even freezing it in popsicle molds will make a refreshing pop for those scorching summer days.
So, if you ever find yourself in a similar tale of wrestling with the intricacies of health, remember that you’re not alone. And if weight gain is your challenge, know that there are ways to navigate it with grace and deliciousness.
Let the strawberry and yogurt probiotic-rich smoothie be your companion on this voyage, a reminder that even in the face of difficulty, there’s always room for growth – both in our bodies and in our hearts.
And if you have any questions, please reach out to me in the comments or shoot me an email, and I’ll respond ASAP!
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Radiant Skin Smoothie (With Chia Seeds) – You’ll love this green smoothie. It’s made in your super blender including berries, greens, celery, apple and chia seeds which promote radiant skin.
Tropical Smoothie – This smoothie has pineapple, frozen banana, apple and coconut oil (for a healthy boost). Sip and imagine yourself on a tropical island.
Strawberry and Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
- Place all ingredients into the super blender container in the order listed and secure lid.1 cup whole milk, 1 capsule probiotic, 1/3 cup organic french vanilla whole milk yogurt, 10 small strawberries, about 6 ounces, 3 ice cubes
- If you have a Vitamix, set it to pre-programmed Smoothie setting and start the machine. It will automatically shut off once the cycle is complete. If your blender doesn't have a pre-programmed setting, Select Variable 1.Turn the machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for 1 minute.
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