Enjoy a refreshing glass of strawberry juice at home in minutes! This fresh juice recipe only requires two simple ingredients, has no added sugar, and is not only great to enjoy in the hot summer months but any time of the year that you want a healthy and nutritious drink that tastes great!
Why make strawberry juice
- It's a delicious way to enjoy fresh strawberries—so sweet, flavorful, and fruity!
- Perfect recipe to cool down with on a hot day
- Easy to make with just a blender (no juicer required!)
- Kid-friendly way to help kids eat more fruit
- Quick to make and ready in less than 5 minutes!
Health benefits of strawberries
These little berries are not just shaped like a heart, they're good for your heart too! They can help to increase HDL (the good cholesterol) and lower blood pressure.
They're also packed with fiber, which is why I don't normally strain my juice (all that pulpy goodness is the fiber!). And they're one of the top 20 fruits in terms of antioxidant capacity—those things that help protect us from free radicals that can cause cancer. Pelargonidin, Ellagic acid, Ellagitannins and Procyanidins are just some of the powerful antioxidants that strawberries provide with many health benefits.
Strawberries are also a great source of several vitamins and minerals including folate, manganese and potassium. And did you know that one serving provides more vitamin C than an orange?
This fresh strawberry juice recipe only requires 2 ingredients but there are optional ingredients if you're feeling fancy. However, it tastes incredible on its own and is my preferred way to enjoy this delicious strawberry juice!
- Ripe strawberries - The riper, the sweeter your fresh juice will be. Look for organic strawberries if you can since they are on the EWG's Dirty Dozen list as having the most pesticide contamination.
- Cold water - This helps to make it a more juice consistency without using a juicer. You can also use coconut water for a tropical twist.
- Lemon juice or lime juice - Adds a refreshing flavor and helps to preserve the color and taste.
- Maple syrup or agave syrup - If your strawberries aren't super ripe you can added little bit of sweetener to help. A liquid sweetener works best but you could also use coconut sugar or brown sugar to give it some extra sweetness.
- Salt - I know it sounds odd to add salt to a sweet juice, but it enhances the flavor even more, similar to how adding salt to chocolate chips cookies makes them even better!
How to make strawberry juice
Step 1: Thoroughly wash the strawberries under cold water to remove any dirt.
Step 2: Optionally slice off the leave of the strawberry for a sweeter, brighter juice. Or skip this step for extra nutrients since the greens are edible and full of nutrients. Both versions taste great!
Step 3: To a blender, add strawberries, cold water, and any of the optional ingredients you'd like. Blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute until it reaches a smooth consistency.
Fresh strawberry juice is best consumed right but if you do need to store it you can keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
For longer storage you can make strawberry ice cubes by freezing it into ice cube trays. Add to soda water or other juice recipes for a delicious mix of flavors or blend into a slushy. You can also simply thaw the juice as well!
Tips and variations
Don't have any strawberries? You can make your own fresh juices with any fresh berries! Blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries would all be delicious as a juice.
Mix it up: strawberry juice pairs well with other juices! Here are some variations:
- Strawberry kiwi juice: Add 1-2 peeled kiwis before blending or mix half with some homemade kiwi juice.
- Strawberry watermelon juice: Add a cup of cubed watermelon.
- Strawberry mango juice: Add a cup of cubed mango, or simply mix half with mango juice.
- Strawberry cucumber juice: Add half a cucumber.
- Strawberry orange juice: Add a peeled orange or mix with orange juice.
There are so many different ways to enjoy the delicious strawberry flavor!
There are many factors that affect weight loss but juicing can play a healthy role in it, especially pure juice without added sugars. Juicing is a great way to get a burst of nutrients and energy quickly, however, if that's the only thing added to your routine to lose weight, you won't see much change. See our full guide on how to lose weight for science-backed tips.
No, you can easily make homemade juice with a high-speed blender, food processor, or even an immersion blender. Then, strain the juice with a nut milk bag or fine mesh strainer to remove pulp if you want pure strawberry juice.
Yes, frozen strawberries will work, just allow them to thaw either in the refrigerator for a night or use the defrost setting on the microwave. Then use them the same way you would with fresh strawberries in this recipe.
More strawberry recipes
- Strawberry Banana Bread
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Strawberry Smoothie
- Strawberry Cobbler
- Strawberry Shortcake
- 1 lb fresh strawberries
- 2 cups cold water
- ½ lemon, juiced, or lime juice
- 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup, or agave syrup
- pinch of salt
- Thoroughly wash the strawberries under cold water.1 lb fresh strawberries
- Optionally slice off the strawberry tops for a sweeter, brighter juice. Or skip this step for extra nutrients since the greens are edible and full of nutrients.
- Add strawberries, cold water, and any optional ingredients you prefer to a blender and blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute until smooth.2 cups cold water, ½ lemon, 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup, pinch of salt
- Serve immediately or optionally strain the juice to remove strawberries seeds and pulp by using a fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag over a large bowl.