Strawberry Surf Rider Recipe: Refreshingly Sweet

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If you do not drink your strawberry surf rider slowly, then it’s another brain freeze for you. Had one quite recently, huh? You sure you are ready for another brain freeze?

Strawberry surf rider is a refreshingly sweet smoothie that is best served chilled and of course, you already know what happens when you drink a chilled smoothie like this too fast. The cops say: brain, freeze.

Okay, away from the brain freezing ish. The strawberry surf rider recipe is the smoothie recipe you need right now. It’s time you make yours, you don’t have to look for the nearest Jamba juice center around.

You don’t even need to worry that there’s no Jamba juice around you, you can make this smoothie whenever you want using just strawberries, lemonade, lime sherbet, and a few other stuff.

And none of these stuff are remotely difficult to get. Everything is within your reach, now all you have to do is reach for it. But before the recipe, let’s do a little introduction on Jamba juice and it’s strawberry surf rider smoothie.

The Jamba Juice Smoothie

It’s almost impossible to think of strawberry surf rider smoothie without thinking of Jamba juice. It’s as if the strawberry smoothie is synonymous with Jamba juice. While it isn’t the best thing to come out of Jamba juice, it definitely deserves to be on the list of the best things to have come out of Jamba juice.

And by the way, I don’t even think there’s that one best thing from Jamba juice, the place has a list of good things and picking just one is not possible. The decision will be heartbreaking.

If you’ve never heard or been to Jamba juice, then it’s either you live under the rock or I don’t know. Frankly, I think everyone (almost everyone) knows Jamba juice. But if you haven’t, you have now. Jamba juice is a well known chain restaurant whose smoothies are among the best ever made.

Basically, you can’t have a Jamba juice smoothie and not love it, unless you ordered for one with an ingredient you are allergic to.

Jamba juice smoothie are generally considered healthy and they are, but healthier smoothie choices will be the all fruits smoothies or the smoothies made of veggies. And of course, Jamba juice veggie smoothie are as delicious as the fruits smoothies.

What about the calories?

How much calories are in these Jamba juice smoothies? Just how much sugar am I consuming? Good questions. Really, some (not all) of Jamba juice smoothies contain as much sugar and calories as your decadent dessert has or that sweet treat you are desperately running from.

With ingredients such as sherbet or frozen yogurt in your smoothie, you can be assured that the sugar content has definitely risen a notch higher. Sugar is sweet but we don’t want too much of it cos it would lead to an increased risk of unhealthy weight gain and heart diseases. So what to do? Simple, cut down on all those sugar.

At Jamba juice, you could order for all fruits smoothies such as the carrot orange fusion smoothie which is a great natural sugar smoothie or you could specially request that the added sugar be reduced significantly. Oh, natural sugar is good. Bad stuff only happen with non natural sugar.

Now, on to our strawberry smoothie.

Strawberry surf rider calories averages at about 300 calories for 1 small serving size cup. Definitely, the number of calories cannot be a fixed value due to some additional ingredients that might get added. It varies, it could be as much as 320 calories but for a small cup, it would rarely get to 350 calories.

Also, this smoothie contains sherbet which is loaded with sugar but then, you can reduce the quantity of sherbet or make your own healthier version of sherbet.

Away from the calories, you won’t get fat nor sick on this smoothie, well, except you take way too much of it every single day and I don’t see how you would that. This smoothie is also filled with important vitamins (such as vitamin C and vitamin A) and minerals like iron.

It even has antioxidant properties and then of course, it has no trans fat. Trans fat are fat your doctor wants you miles away from. So for kids in dire need of a vitamin C boost, make them this smoothie.

While you could just March on to Jamba juice and order for this smoothie, don’t. Not now, at least, you can always order for one there some other time. Making your own strawberry surf rider smoothie at home gives you the chance to mix things up. You can increase or decrease the amount of any ingredients. You could even toss in an extra ingredient.

Strawberry surf rider is classified as a classic smoothie at Jamba juice and the reason is not quite far fetched. It is refreshingly sweet, creamy, and it’s a perfect thirst quencher all thanks to the summery lemonade in it. If you want a smoothie that will quench your thirst, it is this smoothie.

Strawberry Surf Rider Ingredients

To make your own homemade strawberry smoothie, you’ll need the few things below. This strawberry surf rider ingredients list will most likely not be enough for more than 2 person, so if you are having a party or you have a full house, adjust the amount of each ingredient accordingly.

Ingredient list:

  •  4 ounces of frozen strawberries, maybe about 6 or 7 berries.
  •  2 ounces of frozen peaches.
  •  12 ounces of lemonade like Country Time lemonade (or frozen can limeade) or your favorite lemonade.
  •  4 ounces of lime sherbet.
  •  2 ounces of ice, about 6 to 8 cubes.

Tip: 2 ounces of frozen peaches is approximately 1 scoop. Do the necessary math for others.

That’s what you will need to make a basic strawberry surf rider that is refreshingly sweet with lemonade, that’s just the right thirst quencher. By the way, it is not a must that you have to use frozen fruits though with fresh fruits, the smoothie will have a thicker consistency.

You can go with fresh fruits but you would have to increase the quantity of the fruits to yield a thick smoothie, not a runny smoothie. Also add a few more ice cubes to make the smoothie chilled enough at the end of the day. Not too much ice cubes because it could make the smoothie runny.

Just enough to maintain the thick consistency while still being cold enough especially when you are using fresh fruits.

Optional ingredients:

Really, what’s the joy of a homemade Jamba Juice smoothie if you are not going to spice things up? There’s no joy. If it is homemade, then it should feature something you like and enjoy, and that will not ruin the taste of this drink.

And it’s advisable that if you want to spice things up with this drink, try it with a small sample. Do not go about making a large amount of this drink if you plan to spice things up without running a trial first, okay?

The first optional ingredient you should really consider is lime juice, preferably fresh lime juice. The lime juice will bring in a more tarty taste, if you like your smoothies tart, then lime juice is there for you. Also, the lime juice will add more health benefits to the strawberry smoothie.

Second thing to consider is vodka.

Definitely a nice way to enjoy vodka, it taste real good. Just make sure that the little ones are not around when you add vodka in it lest they get high. I don’t know how it taste with other drinks like whiskey and rum though.

What else? A shot of wheat grass. This is added by a few persons for the health benefits, rather than for the taste. While you can always drink your wheatgrass plain, a shot of it stirred into this smoothie contain vitamin A, vitamin K and iron. A shot of wheat grass is about 5 calories and has no fat. See? It’s a healthy option.

How To Make Strawberry Surf Rider

Finally! The strawberry surf rider recipe you have been waiting for. To make your your strawberry smoothie, all you need aside the ingredients mentioned above are: blender, serving cup and a straw.

Steps for making strawberry smoothie:

  1. In a blender, pulse the lime sherbet and lemonade for about 5 seconds.
  2. Then add the frozen peaches, frozen strawberries, and ice and blend together for about one minute or until smooth. The time depends on the power of your blender. Hope you have a good blender around.
  3. Pour the smoothie into a serving cup and drink immediately, that’s the best time to enjoy it. Remember, do not drink too fast.


If you are using fresh fruits, ensure you properly wash them before blending them. Also, remove the pits from the peaches (after peeling the peaches) and the stem from the strawberries and then, chop into sizes convenient for your blender.

If after blending, your smoothie is not thick enough, that is, it is runny, then do not forget to add more fruits and ice. If the reverse is the case, that is the smoothie consistency is too thick, then add some lemonade.

A Shocking Detail

I saved the best information for the last. Well, I consider this the best information, not sure if you would think it is. Strawberry surf rider wasn’t always called strawberry surf rider. It was called strawberry tsunami but the name was changed after the Indonesian tsunami occurred.

Just in case you are wondering what some older folks refer to as strawberry tsunami, it’s this strawberry smoothie. Same thing. Same great taste. But some persons who call this smoothie strawberry tsunami usually have recipes that call for soy milk. So soy milk is another excellent ingredient, yet to try this though. If you are going to add soy milk, reduce the quantity of lemonade and enjoy.

And that’s all guys.

If you are in a hurry and you need something brilliant to start the day with, quickly make for yourself this liquid happiness. It will take less than 5 minutes so what are you waiting for?

Strawberry surf rider smoothie is a top choice smoothie for those hot summer afternoons. You can serve this drink at children’s parties, or during a night rehearsal and watch as everyone keep asking for a refill. You really do not need a special event before you can make this smoothie. Really, you don’t. The strawberry surf rider recipe is the smoothie recipe you’ve been looking for.

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