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apple strawberry smoothie

Apple Strawberry Smoothie (for Weight Loss)

Summer Yule
All you need are five simple ingredients and five minutes to make this apple strawberry smoothie with no added sugar! Fruity and refreshing!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 101 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce (frozen in ice cube trays)
  • 1 cup chopped frozen strawberries
  • cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional; use sugar-free syrup to keep it free of added sugars)

Instructions

  • If you didn't freeze your applesauce in ice cube trays yet, make sure to do it before you start the recipe. Regular ice cube trays tend to hold 2 tablespoons in each compartment, so you will need 4 applesauce cubes for this recipe. The cubes are going to be much easier to blend than a ½ cup frozen block of applesauce!
  • Put the frozen applesauce, strawberries, milk, vanilla, and cardamom in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste it and add in the maple syrup or sugar free syrup if it's not sweet enough for you. Blend again.
  • Pour the smoothie into tall glasses and serve with wide straws. Enjoy!

Notes

This is a level 1 recipe (may help support fat loss). With about 100 calories per serving, this smoothie would blow most 100-calorie snack packs out of the water nutritionally. You’ve got the antioxidant-packed fruit, some protein and calcium from the milk, and a hydrating drink all in one. Take that, unsatisfying mini-bag containing 100 calories of low-quality cookies!
The combination of apples and strawberries is flavorful and provides a lot of fluid volume and fiber. This smoothie is a great way to slip more fruit into breakfast, or incorporate it into a snack.
Don’t forget that any modifications you make to the recipe will change the nutrition information. Many unsweetened plant milks are lower calorie than dairy milk. However, they don’t get as airy when you whip them, so this recipe may only make 2 servings instead of 3.
Using the maple syrup in this recipe adds 35 calories per serving. Use a sugar free syrup instead if you want to cut back on calories and added sugar.
 
Nutrition information is for one serving made with 2% dairy milk and no maple syrup. Using the maple syrup adds 35 calories per serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcalCarbohydrates: 14.7gProtein: 4.2gFat: 2.6gSaturated Fat: 1.5gSodium: 69.4mgPotassium: 303.7mgFiber: 1.8gVitamin A: 5.4% DVVitamin C: 69.5% DVCalcium: 15.9% DVIron: 2.2% DV
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