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This fresh strawberry juice is made with just 2 ingredients! It’s a vibrant and nutrient-packed drink that is sure to quench your thirst and satisfy your sweet tooth. Here’s how to make it at home, along with plenty of options to customize to your taste preferences.

Two pint sized mason jars filled with juice.
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Fresh Strawberry Juice

Store-bought juices are convenient, but oftentimes they are laden with added sugars and preservatives. Although I’ve been finding more and more no added sugar options.

So I make fresh juices at home with whatever ingredients I happen to have at the time. It’s strawberry season, and they are so incredibly juicy and delicious right now. My kids and I have really been enjoying slurping on this refreshing drink!

You can easily adjust the sweetness level, consistency, and even experiment with different flavor combinations by adding other fruits.

Get ready to fall in love with the bright and bold flavors of this pure strawberry juice!

And if you are looking for a frozen treat, you’ve got to try this 3 ingredient strawberry sorbet.

Related: How to serve strawberries to babies

Ingredients

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  • Strawberries – you can use both fresh or frozen (refer to the FAQ section below). Use fresh ripe strawberries when in season for best flavor and don’t discard the green stems! I like to purchase in bulk when in season and freeze the strawberries the enjoy year round.
  • Lemon juice – will help enhance the flavor of strawberries and preserve the bright color. You can also use lime juice.
  • Cold water (optional) – Add if you prefer a thinner, diluted juice. You can also use coconut water.
  • Honey or maple syrup (optional) – add at the end to taste, if needed.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. Add all the ingredients except water into a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add 1/2 cup cold water, if using, and blend until combined. Add more if you desire a thinner consistency.
  3. Drink as is or strain in a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove any pulp.

Tips for Success

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  • Add the strawberry tops! You can’t really taste them so why not benefit from the extra nutrients they provide such as vitamin C, folate, potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants. But of course, you can remove them if you prefer.
  • The flavor of strawberries can vary greatly depending on their ripeness, variety, and how they’re grown. Therefore, if the juice is on the tart side, add some honey, maple syrup, or date syrup (a great no added sugar alternative). I suggest starting with 2 teaspoons and adding more as needed.
  • Depending on your blender, you may need to strain the juice if you desire a perfectly smooth consistency.
  • Add some ice cubes if you like your juice really chilled.

Variations and Add-Ins

If you’d like to invite more fun and variety, here are some ingredients that pair really well with strawberries. You can leave out the water if using any of these as they will provide extra liquid.

Add 1/2-1 cup of:

Equipment

Strawberry juice being poured from blender.

You will need a high-speed blender to make this strawberry juice, or any juice for that matter. It is such a versatile kitchen tool that can help you prepare a wide range of recipes quickly and easily!

It’s perfect for smoothies, soup, sauces and dips, kid-friendly muffins, pancakes, and even frozen yogurt.

And you won’t need a juicer to make your own fresh juices. My blender makes a smooth juice in a matter of minutes so there’s no need to strain either.

Storage

juice frozen into mini popsicles.

It is best to drink this strawberry drink immediately. But you can refrigerate for up to 2 days. Give it a good stir before slurping.

You can also freeze in an ice cube tray and add to smoothies or oatmeal (can add straight from the freezer), or thaw and stir into yogurt.

You can also turn them into popsicles! These popsicle molds are perfect for little hands.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen strawberries to make this juice?

I most definitely recommend using fresh strawberries when in season.
But frozen strawberries work, as well. It is best to thaw them before using. However, if you’re in the mood for a slushie, you can blend straight from the freezer.

What is the best way to wash strawberries?

Transfer the strawberries to a large bowl with one part white vinegar and 3 parts water. Gently stir to coat in vinegar solution and allow to soak for 5-10 minutes. Drain and rinse thoroughly to remove any vinegar taste. Pat dry and transfer to a container lined with paper towel.

Are organic strawberries better?

Some of the benefits of organic strawberries are that they contain fewer pesticide residues and are better for the environment.

Some research have suggested that organic strawberries may have higher levels of antioxidants compared than conventionally grown strawberries.

However, organic strawberries are more expensive and may not always be available or affordable. So don’t let the cost be the deterring factor. The health benefits of eating any fruits and vegetables outweigh the potential pesticide risk.

What can you do with leftover strawberry pulp?

If you decide to strain the juice, you can save the pulp and add to smoothies, baked goods like muffins and cakes, frozen yogurt, strawberry jam, and sauces for pancakes, waffles, etc.

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Strawberry Juice

This fresh strawberry juice is made with just 2 ingredients! It's a vibrant and nutrient-packed drink that is sure to quench your thirst and satisfy your sweet tooth.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
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Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound strawberries, fresh or frozen (See note)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon or lime juice

Optional

  • 1/2 cup water, coconut water, or sparkling water
  • 2-3 teaspoons honey or maple syrup

Instructions 

  • Add the strawberries (I like to leave the tops on) and lemon juice into a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Add 1/2 cup cold water, if using, and blend until combined. Add more if you desire a thinner consistency.
  • Enjoy is or strain in a strainer or cheesecloth to remove any pulp.

Notes

  • The flavor of strawberries can vary greatly depending on their ripeness, variety, and how they’re grown. Therefore, if the juice is on the tart side, add some honey, maple syrup, or date syrup 
  • Depending on your blender, you may need to strain the juice if you desire a perfectly smooth consistency.
  • Add some ice cubes if you like your juice really chilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin C: 135mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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