Healthy Strawberry Lemon Smoothie

 Every night after my kids are finally in bed I ask The Man Who Ate Everything the same question…
…..get your mind out of the gutter…
The question is…..
“Honey, do you want a smoothie?”
We literally drink this smoothie every night when we are trying to eat healthy to satisfy our sweet tooth. If you’ve been over to my house past 8:00 pm you’ve probably been offered one. You’ve probably been surprised how such a simple smoothie could be so good. I was. It’s really refreshing and only a mere 45 calories. My sister-in-law Kim introduced us to it and we’ve been making it every since.
On a side note, if you are anything like me and have a Digital SLR and still feel like you don’t know anything about it then try this fun tutorial on how to take the above picture of the strawberry in water. I’ve tried to read my manual and photography tips online when I have time…which is never…but this little project took all of five minutes. My 5 year old helped me drop the strawberry until he got bored and I did it myself. I saw this originally at the Idea Room but the tutorial is here.
It’s actually an HCG diet friendly smoothie but is great if you aren’t on the diet. My drink here is actually a little melted…it usually is more icy.

Healthy Strawberry Lemon Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 handful of strawberries, stems cut off
  • Juice of 1/2 of a lemon
  • 1-2 handfuls of ice (about 3/4 cup)
  • water (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 packets of Truvia (all natural sweetener that can be found by the regular white sugar at the store)

Instructions

  1. Here's how I do it: I grab a handful of strawberries (as many as I can fit in my little hand). I wash them and then cut off the stems and throw them in the blender (Kim actually uses frozen strawberries). I juice half of a lemon into the blender. I add 2 packets of Truvia. Truvia comes from the Stevia plant and is and calorie free. You could substitute 2 teaspoons of white sugar here but it will have more calories. Then I add water until it almost covers the strawberries. I add 1-2 handfuls of ice. Adjust water and ice to your preferences on thickness and sweetness. Blend well. I double this if making it for my husband too.

Notes

Source: Kim Denney

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  1. These are a staple of mine when I do hcg! Love it. The only thing I switch up is using Truvia and vanilla creme stevia drops! Try it!

  2. Caryn,
    I read about those drops but could never find them. They sound so good…
    Christy

  3. This sounds like the perfect summer smoothie! Delish!

  4. My kids love smoothies, and this looks and sounds so much better than our usual strawberry banana concoction. And I have to try those orange creamsicle cookies on your sidebar, because orange creamsicles are my husband’s favorite!

  5. I tried this tonight..SO YUMMY! Perfect for hcg and now I’ll have to try it will the vanilla creme stevia :)

    Christy: I found the flavored Stevia drops at Hi Health and Sprouts (farmers market)

  6. Yay, I am so glad you posted this. It is so yummy, I loved it. Now I can make it!

  7. I just found your blog.. and just got really really hungry.. not sure what to try first? I want to make everything.. any help? which is your fav sweet and savory recipe?

  8. My favourite Smoothie! I love it!

  9. 3 Including Me,
    You can’t make me choose…

    I honestly love everything or I wouldn’t post it but now since I’m PMSing I could go for a whole bowl of Peanut Butter Trifle:
    http://thegirlwhoateeverything.blogspot.com/2010/05/giveaway-winner-and-peanut-butter-cup.html

    with some Baked Chicken Taquitos:
    http://thegirlwhoateeverything.blogspot.com/2010/04/baked-creamy-chicken-taquitos.html

  10. this smoothie does look good. I’m going to have to try it. I love smoothies.

  11. Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Summertime Sipper Contest! It looks delicious!

  12. Photo tip: brilliant.
    Smoothie: extra brilliant.

    I’ll be making this soon (and probably attempting the photograph if one of my kids is willing to be my assistant)!

  13. Sorry, I know this is an older post… But I saw HCG diet mentioned and just wondered what it was. Since you’re using stevia in this recipe, I assume it is a low-carb/low-sugar diet? Thanks!

  14. HCG is a hormone you take while maintaining a 500 calorie diet. The HCG is supposed to make you lose weight instead of going into starvation mode and eating your muscles on that low calorie of a diet. It’s really big in Utah so I thought I would include it.

  15. I made your recipe today and it was delish! I just had to add more sugar because it wasn’t sweet enough. Loved it!

  16. I altered the recipe a little and it’s delicous! Try it!

    A handful of strawberries
    A mango
    And some orange juice (instead of water)
    Don’t forget the truvia!

    Oh my God. It’s fantastic.

  17. Do you know how much regular sugar would be used in place on of Truvia? Thanks!

  18. I really love smoothies but Haven’t made one in a while! My friends and I made this and it was delicious! We didn’t use truvia as we couldn’t find any but we added a banana which was a lovely touch!

  19. hey wow

  20. I just maked this and wow:-D i didn’t have any sweetener at home so i used suger but still very tasty:-D definitely gonna make it again:-D

  21. Amazing! My body doesn’t take to drinking smoothies with dairy in them too well so as someone who’s trying to eat better this is amazing!

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  23. Truvia does NOT come from the stevia plant. It contains less than half of one percent of rebiana, which is a molecule of the stevia plant (not actually whole stevia). Truvia is mostly made up of erythritol, though it also contains “natural flavors” in addition to that generous half of a percent of a molecule of stevia. Cargill and Coca-Cola profit when they mislead consumers into believing that Truvia is the same thing as stevia. It’s not, not even remotely.

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