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Strawberry juice is a sweet, nutritious, and refreshing drink made from just one ingredient — strawberries! Easily make a batch in under 5 minutes using a blender, juicer, or food processor.
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❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe
Allergen-friendly — This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and great for kids!
Quick and easy — Making juice couldn’t be simpler. It takes all of 5 minutes, and you just need access to a blender or food processor.
Customizable — With so many ways to make this drink your own, it’s the perfect base to add new flavors to.
🍓 What is strawberry juice?
Fresh strawberry juice is an energizing drink that can be enjoyed any time of the year. It’s made up of 100% pure juice, meaning there are no sweeteners, additives, or anything else like that.
You can either strain strawberry juice or leave it unstrained for the nutritional benefits of fiber. It’s completely up to you!
🧃 Juice vs nectar
Both fruit juice and nectar are widely available at most grocery stores around the world. However, have you ever wondered if the two are actually different? We’re here to tell you they are, and this is how to tell them apart:
Purity — In general, fruit juice is made from 100% extracted fruit pulp. Nectar may be diluted with water, additional sweeteners, or preservatives.
Consistency — Fruit juice is typically thinner than nectar. Some fruits, such as peaches, pears, or apricots, need to be made into nectar as they’d be too thick to sell as 100% pure fruit juice.
Sweeteners — Usually, fruit juice contains no added sugars or other sweeteners. On the other hand, nectar does contain sweeteners.
Note: Nowadays, you have to be mindful as more fruit juices contain added sweeteners or are made using concentrates. However, in their pure form, 100% fruit juice is a healthier option compared to nectar.
While juicing may seem like a relatively recent trend, it has actually been traced back as early as 150 B.C. In Israel, there are written records from an ancient tribe describing the process of mashing pomegranates and figs to consume.
As far as modern-day juicing goes, Dr. Norman Walker is credited with the invention of the first juicing machine in the 1930s.
A lot has changed since then, but juicing remains a popular way to consume nutrients from fruit and vegetables.
🛒 Ingredients & substitutions
Strawberries — Fresh, ripe, and in-season strawberries provide the best balance of sweet, juicy flavors. If possible, we recommend using organic strawberries and washing them well before use. You can also use frozen strawberries for this recipe.
For a complete ingredient list and step-by-step guide, scroll down to our recipe card.
Step 1 — Wash the strawberries in cold water. You can remove the stems from the strawberries, but it’s also completely fine to leave them on.
Step 2 — Add the strawberries to a blender, food processor, or juicer and mix on high until you achieve a smooth consistency.
Step 3 — If you prefer no pulp or seeds in your juice, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth.
Step 4 — Transfer the strawberry juice to a glass jar to chill or serve over ice immediately. Happy drinking!
If you have questions about this strawberry juice recipe, check out our FAQs or leave a comment down below!
🥗 Snacks to serve with juice
As delicious as it is on its own, you might like to accompany your strawberry juice with some of our most popular snacks:
Totopos — Homemade corn tortilla chips made from scratch.
Sopes — Golden corn disks topped with refried beans, salsa, queso, and crema.
Air fryer pizza rolls — Homemade pizza rolls stuffed with marinara sauce and melty vegan cheese.
Tlacoyos — An ancient Mexican snack made from blue corn masa and topped with fresh ingredients like cactus salad.
Chicharrones de harina — Crispy Mexican pinwheels topped with garnishes like lime juice and hot sauce.
Follow these storage tips so your strawberry juice stays fresh!
Fridge — Freshly-made juice is best consumed immediately for optimal nutritional benefits, but you can transfer it to a glass jar or container and keep it in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
Freezer — Strawberry juice can be frozen in ice cube trays for up to 3 months. Thaw them overnight, or blend them for a strawberry slushie texture.
Slushie — Add ice or use frozen strawberries for a frozen version of this drink.
Make popsicles — If you have leftover juice, pour it into molds to make strawberry juice popsicles!
Diluted — If the juice consistency is a little too thick, dilute it 2:1 with water.
Sparkling — For a bubbly version, serve your juice with some sparkling water.
Creamy — Add a cup or two of plant-based milk for a creamy strawberry drink.
Citrus — Squeeze in some lime, lemon, or orange for a tart addition.
Spiked — Strawbery juice pairs well with spirits like vodka, rum, or gin.
🧑🍳 Top tips
Wash the berries — Wash the strawberries by hand, or soak them in a vinegar-water mixture for 10 minutes prior to making this recipe.
Adjust the sweetness — Depending on how ripe the strawberries are, add 1 tablespoon of your preferred sweetener at a time.
Yes, it is possible to make juice without a juicer. A blender or food processor both make great alternatives, especially if you don’t juice often. Depending on your blender, you may need to strain the pulp or seeds through a fine-mesh strainer or nut milk bag.
Yes, this juice can absolutely be made with frozen strawberries. Just use an equal amount as fresh and blend them right from frozen. If you don’t have a high-speed blender, you may need to add a little water to get the blades moving.
🍴 More refreshing drink recipes
If you enjoy this strawberry juice, be sure to take a peek at some other refreshing drink recipes like these:
- Agua de sandia: An extremely thirst-quenching agua fresca made from watermelon.
- Pineapple water: Sweet, tangy, and delicious pineapple juice.
- Tamarindo drink: A tart, sweet, and flavorful drink made from tamarind pulp, sweetener, and water.
- Melon water: A tropical, floral, and fruity drink made with water and cantaloupe.
- Peach juice: Sweet, simple, and refreshing blended peaches.
Refreshing Strawberry Juice
- Fine mesh strainer
- 2 pounds fresh, ripe strawberries ($4.98)
- First, wash the strawberries in cold water. If you prefer, stem the strawberries, but it’s completely fine to leave them on.
- Add strawberries to a blender and mix on high until smooth.
- If you prefer no pulp or seeds in your juice, strain it through a fine-mesh strainer or nut milk bag.
- Transfer to a glass jar to chill or serve over ice immediately. Happy drinking!
- Wash the berries — Wash the strawberries by hand, or soak them in a vinegar-water mixture for 10 minutes prior to making this recipe.
- Adjust the consistency — For a thick consistency, just blend and serve. If you want a thinner, pulp-free drink, strain the strawberry juice through a nut milk bag or fine-mesh strainer.
- Adjust the sweetness — Depending on how ripe the strawberries are, add 1 tablespoon of your preferred sweetener at a time.
- We calculate nutritional information for our recipes with Cronometer.
- Recipe cost calculations are based on ingredients local to us and may vary from recipe to recipe. All prices are in USD.