HAPPY NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY!!
As you should know, I love celebrating the little things in life! So if there is a day dedicated to celebrating strawberries, I'm all in! Today's little-known holiday is what inspired me to do a bit of research on the health benefits of strawberries and also make one of my favorite smoothies!
Before I wrote this post I was not aware of all the health benefits of strawberries.
Strawberries are high in Vitamin C (89.4 mg), folate (36.5 mcg), fiber (3 grams), and manganese (19.8 mg) and are low in calories! The only drawback is that they are high in sugar (7.4 grams per 1 cup). But I'm okay with the sugar content; at least it's not processed sugar!
Today I made a strawberry, banana & peach smoothie and I wanted to share the recipe with y'all! This smoothie is light, refreshing, and HEALTHY! It comes in at just under 200 calories plus is packed with vitamins and minerals!
1/2 medium banana
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup frozen peach slices
1/2 cup milk
Total calories: approximately 175 calories (if using skim milk)
Add all of your ingredients to a blender or NutriBullet and blend until smooth!
SIP & ENJOY :)
If you read my post on how to make a Life's A Peach smoothie, you'll know that I only make smoothies with my NutriBullet! It blends my ingredients within seconds as opposed to a blender which never seems to do the job no matter what setting I put it on!