Consumers who want to keep their carbohydrate intake on the low side have a secret: strawberry smoothies. Because there are so few carbs in strawberries, the yummy little red fruit is the perfect add-in for cold beverages, especially smoothies. Any drink made at home with a Vitamix Professional 750 blender tastes better than watered-down retail versions of the same recipes.
Unfortunately, most “standard” kitchen blenders don’t have the power to make gourmet smoothies. Blender owners who care about quality and longevity invariably turn to the Vitamix Professional 750. It is indeed the “go-to” workhorse for hundreds of food preparation tasks.
Very Few Carbs in Strawberries, but Lots of Nutrition
One cup of strawberries contains just 11 grams of carbohydrates and a generous 3-gram dose of fiber and 46 calories. Nature’s cute red food is a serious source of polyphenols, which are a proven weight loss chemical. The sweet little fruit is also known to be a stress reliever due to its ability to reduce cortisol levels in the bloodstream. Compared to most other common fruits, strawberries are on the low end of the carb scale.
Professional chefs at 5-star restaurants rely on the precision design, razor-sharp blades, and high-power motor of the Vitamix Professional 750. Whether the day’s kitchen jobs call for making bread, candies, pastas, nut milks or frozen desserts, the Vitamix 750 is the blender of choice all over the world.
Six Shades of Strawberries! Rockin’ Recipes for Super Smoothies
Here are six different ways to enjoy the silky smoothness of all the nutrients in strawberries any time of the day. Breakfast isn’t too early, and midnight isn’t late. So sit back and savor a rich smoothie as a unique snack or healthful add-on to a regular meal. People who keep an eye on nutrition know that there are very few carbs in strawberries. That’s why strawberries make an ideal basic ingredient in any smoothie.
Each smoothie has completely different ingredients of course, but the same directions: Place everything in the Vitamix 750 Professional blender. Then, gradually move the setting up to high, and mix for just under 1 minute. Always remember to check about halfway through for desired thickness. Feel free to toss in an ice cube or two if the mood strikes you.
Strawberries & Sage & Cream & Coconut: The “Sage Rage”
Enjoy the zenith of flavor with three of the humble strawberry’s best friends. Here’s a 5-carb treat that boasts plenty of nutrients in strawberries and the deliciousness in all the key ingredients. It’s the Sage Rage, already a hit in the Southwestern U.S.:
1 cup of coconut milk (unsweetened), 5 frozen strawberries, 2 tablespoons of heavy cream, 1 sage leaf, 1 tablespoon of vanilla syrup (sugar-free, preferably).
The Strawberry Cream Dream, a Smoothie to Remember
This is another 5-carb blast of freshness, smoothness, and fun. Since there are so few carbs in strawberries, blended beverages like this one are a great way to load up on all the nutrients in strawberries without those pesky carbs tagging along.
Use 5 fresh strawberries, 3 tablespoons of heavy cream, 1 tablespoon of sugar-free vanilla syrup.
Sometimes simple is best. Milk, ice, strawberries and cinnamon are all it takes to achieve smoothie nirvana.
1 cup of ice, 7 strawberries, two dashes of fresh-ground cinnamon, 6 ounces of whole milk.
Chocolate-Strawberry Bonanza (5 grams of carbs)
No strawberry smoothie recipe list is complete without at least one entry that contains chocolate, the world’s most favorite edible substance.
Combine 1 cup of water, one-quarter cup of chocolate whey protein powder, 3 very cold (or frozen) strawberries, 3 tablespoons of heavy cream.
Simple Strawberry-Coconut Concoction
Another 5-carb wonder that pairs one of the culinary universe’s happiest couples, coconut and strawberry. It’s a match made in smoothie heaven (“till ‘death-by-chocolate’ do we part”).
Use 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk, 5 frozen strawberries, 4 tablespoons of heavy cream, 2 tablespoons of sugar-free vanilla syrup.
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
The nutrients in strawberries are one of nature’s gifts to humanity, so there’s no sense in delaying the gratification in this case. Tagging in at a mere 3.5 carbs, this amazing smoothie is almost as thick and rich as the cheesecake it’s named after.
1 cup of fresh almond milk, one-half cup of strawberries, 1 ounce of cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of sugar-free vanilla syrup.
Strawberries plus Vitamix = A Winning Combination
The Vitamix Professional 750 blender makes it easy to take advantage of all the wonderful nutrients in strawberries. Cleanup is never a challenge with the Vitamix either. The machine’s ergonomic design and “smart” engineering just aren’t available on standard, non-professional blenders.
All the tasty goodness that nature packs into strawberries comes bursting through because the Vitamix 750 blender is in a class by itself. And because there are so few carbs in strawberries, the colorful fruit is the ideal smoothie ingredient. Try a power smoothie any month of the year, any day of the week, and any time of day.