Strawberry Plum Smoothie
This strawberry plum smoothie is the perfect combo of sweet and tart! Plums are rich in antioxidants and taste great in smoothies.
Why you’ll love it:
My daughter loves plums! They give them out at school during lunch. I’ve started grabbing plums for her at the grocery store and sometimes I’ll snag one for a fruit smoothie. I’m a big fan of their sweet-tart flavor and dense nutritional profile.
This plum smoothie is low calorie, refreshing, and nutritious. Greek yogurt adds plant-based protein and the strawberries complement the sweet zing from the plum.
And it only takes 5 minutes to make!
You only need six ingredients for this strawberry plum smoothie.
Banana – I’m a big fan of bananas for smoothies! They’re naturally sweet with a creamy flesh, which provides an ultra creamy texture.
Plum – I used a red tart plum, but if you don’t like a zingy tartness, you can use a sweet black plum instead. I LOVE a good pucker. Be sure to pit the plum, and peel it if you don’t like bits of peel in your smoothie.
Frozen strawberries – Frozen strawberries thicken the smoothie without the need for ice. They don’t compete too much with the plum either.
Greek yogurt – For extra creaminess and protein! If you can’t have dairy, just swap the Greek yogurt for a vegan or dairy-free alternative.
Orange juice – A splash of orange juice makes this smoothie pop! I highly recommend not from concentrate for the best flavor.
Almond milk – I always have unsweetened almond milk on hand, but any plant milk works great! Almond breeze is my favorite brand of almond milk. To me, it has a neutral flavor with no fake almond taste.
How to make a plum smoothie:
This plum banana smoothie is a breeze to make (like ALL smoothies should be!).
In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the banana, frozen strawberries, plum, Greek yogurt, almond milk, and orange juice.
Blend until smooth:
Blend until thick and smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add a splash more almond milk to it to thin it out. I love a thick smoothie!
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Smoothie Making Tips
- If you don’t like smoothies tart, use a black plum. I love a sweet-tart flavor so I used a red plum. Black plums are much sweeter!
- You don’t have to peel the plum. The peel contains plenty of nutrients, so if you don’t mind a bit of texture in your smoothie, leave it on! Just be sure to remove the pit.
- If the smoothie is too thick, add a splash more liquid. I like my smoothies thick, and they’re easier to thin out than to thicken.
- If possible, use a high-speed blender! If your blenders been collecting dust since the 80’s, it might be time to invest in a new one. A ninja is a good budget-friendly option.
Health Benefits of Plums
A plum is a stone fruit in the same family as peaches, apricots, and nectarines. They’re low in calories but packed with nutrients!
- Lower inflammation: Phytochemicals and the antioxidants in plums help fight inflammation throughout the body. Always a plus!
- Promote a healthy gut and keep you regular: Just like prunes, plums help you go! They contain sorbitol, a sugar alcohol that works like a natural laxative.
- Good source of fiber: Fiber helps reduce blood sugar spikes after you ingest carbs.
- Good source of nutrients: Including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin A.
Plum Smoothie FAQs
Absolutely! Plums are a nutritious and tasty snack! They can also be used raw in salads and smoothies. Or you can poach, roast, grill, or sauté them. They’re delicious in desserts like crisps, crumbles, cakes, and quick-breads.
Plums are a versatile fruit and pair well with other stone fruits like peaches, nectarines, and apricots. They taste great with berries too, and in my opinion, best with strawberries! Strawberries don’t overpower the taste of plums and complement their flavor.
Processed ingredients and added sugars! It’s best to stick with whole foods, fresh juice, unsweetened yogurts and plant milks, and veggies. Try to avoid processed juice, flavored yogurts, ice cream, added sweeteners, and canned fruit in syrup.
More Smoothie Recipes
- Mango Blueberry Strawberry Smoothie
- Pineapple Raspberry Smoothie
- Mixed Berry Smoothie (3 Variations)
- Tropical Spinach Cucumber Smoothie
Strawberry Plum Smoothie
- high-speed blender
- ½ banana peeled
- 1 plum, peeled and pitted
- 1 ½ cup frozen strawberries
- ⅓ cup Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup almond milk or any plant-based milk
- In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the banana, frozen strawberries, plum, yogurt, orange juice, and almond milk.
- Blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick for your liking, add a splash more almond milk and blend again.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!