A nutritious and delicious strawberry smoothie that is fresh from the strawberry patch!
Spring is a very wonderful season, fresh strawberries, pretty blooms, beautiful peonies! Don’t you all just love a lovely spring season after a cold and gray winter?
We have a strawberry patch in our backyard, it is an amazing feeling knowing that my husband’s hard work with the berry garden paid off! Although we have a strawberry patch farm only 6 minutes away, my husband loved the idea of creating our own strawberry patch for my daughter.
Last year we ordered some strawberry plants online, they came with bare roots so they had to be planted right away. The first year, most people recommend not letting the strawberry plants bloom in order for them to get well rooted in the soil. We waited all year for the strawberries to finally produce some fruit for us, and the waiting paid off. The photo below shows our strawberry patch in the front half and our developing vegetable garden in the back half. We bought a few bird statues a few years ago for our apple trees to keep small birds away, and a small hawk watches over our strawberries.
My daughter loves to pick the strawberries and eat them straight off the vine. She is getting good at learning to pick only red strawberries, not green ones.
This past Saturday was a rainy day, we had showers on and off the whole day. This picture was taken 10 minutes after a big downpour, and 5 minutes after we had finished picking a big bowl of strawberries another downpour began. Perfect timing, plus the rainy weather helped make the strawberry plants look luscious and shiny, if only our hair would react the same way!
We usually eat fresh strawberries on their own, but since we had so many berries this year, about one full bowl every two days, I had to use them up fast. Fresh strawberries picked from a strawberry patch do not last as long as store bought strawberries, but their flavor cannot compare to store bought varieties. Of course, most home grown produce tastes much better than the mass-produced kind.
It is very common in my family to eat fresh strawberries mashed with some sugar, and a dollop of sour cream. It tastes even better with a slice of fresh bread. Some of you might know what I am talking about but most people do not eat their strawberries as a fresh “sauce” with bread.
That rainy Saturday afternoon, I needed a way to use up some fresh strawberries, so I made a delicious strawberry smoothie with Greek yogurt. This smoothie is very satisfying, it has Greek yogurt which contains tons of protein to keep you feeling full. My daughter loved the drink, especially since it was in a cute glass with a pretty straw. I had to chase her across the yard in order to finish taking some photos of the smoothie, hah!
2 cups strawberries
1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (or plain)
1 cup ice, crushed
1. Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Add some sugar if you like sweeter smoothies.
2. Enjoy! 🙂
- Serves: 2
- Serving size: 1
- Calories: 142
- Fat: 0
- Saturated fat: 0
- Unsaturated fat: 0
- Trans fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 23
- Sugar: 19
- Sodium: 52
- Fiber: 3
- Protein: 12
- Cholesterol: 0
- 2 cups strawberries
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (or plain)
- 1 cup ice, crushed
- Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Add some sugar if you like sweeter smoothies.
- Enjoy! 🙂