Food & Entertaining - Garden to Table

Energizing strawberry shake

Use garden-fresh, local berries to whip up this healthy alternative to a classic summertime staple.

Long for the sweet satisfaction of a strawberry milkshake, but loathe feeling sluggish when it’s all gone? Look no further than this light recipe made with juicy, straight-from-the-vine strawberries, creamy yogurt and energizing chia seeds—it’s the best of both worlds.


  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup hulled sliced strawberries
  • 1 peeled ripe banana
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 tbsp plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out
  • 1 tbsp ground chia seeds

1 Put the ice cubes in a blender. Using the ice crush setting, pulse until the ice cubes are broken up into bits.

2 Add the fruit, followed by the remaining ingredients, to the blender and purée until smooth.

Serves 2

Per serving
103 calories; 2 g fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 66 mg sodium; 16 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 4 g fibre

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