Make your own strawberry juice at home this summer with sweet seasonal berries! All you need are strawberries, lemon juice, and water to make this simple juice– no juicer needed.

For some more summery strawberry recipes, try strawberry matcha popsicles, a 4 ingredient strawberry smoothie bowl, or classic strawberry banana peanut butter smoothie.

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While this is a bit like agua fresca, it has less water and less sugar, making it much more of a juice.

Strawberry juice ingredients with labels.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Fresh strawberries: the riper and sweeter the better. Frozen berries don't work as well, so make this when you have a surplus of summer fruit.
  • Sweetener: this will depend on how sweet your berries are, and extra sweetener is optional. I like maple syrup but you can use honey or agave. Note that sugar doesn't dissolve as easily.
  • Lemon juice: use either lemon or lime juice, fresh if possible. For a bit of a twist try using grapefruit juice.

Step by Step

Fresh strawberry juice steps 1 to 4, blending and straining.

Step 1: add all ingredients to a small blender (or use an immersion blender).

Step 2: mix on high speed until smooth.

Step 3: strain, ideally through a nut milk bag, to remove the seeds. This step is optional.

Step 4: serve immediately, or chill before serving.

Top Tips

  • Straining is optional: if you don't want the little strawberry seeds in your drink, then strain it through a nut milk bag. A mesh strainer won't work.
  • Add to cocktails: use this juice in your favourite cocktails, add to lemonade, or mix with other juices (orange and pineapple juice are nice).
  • Make it bubbly: use half the amount of water called for in the recipe card, then top it off with your preferred carbonated water, ginger beer, or kombucha when serving.

How to Store

Storage: the juice will keep for about 4 days in the fridge, in a sealed container.

Freezing: try freezing this juice as ice cubes to add to other juices or drinks!

Close up of pink juice with ice in a glass with a strawberry.


What are the benefits of strawberry juice?

As with any fresh fruit juice, it's high in several vitamins and antioxidants.

Does strawberry juice improve skin?

While there might not be any direct effect, strawberry juice can be indirectly good for your skin due to the vitamins and antioxidants it contains.

Can I drink strawberry juice at night?

It all depends on how your body regulates natural sugars. If you find that juice doesn't really seem to affect you, then go for it and have a glass of juice in the evening. It is best to wait a while before brushing your teeth after drinking juice, though.

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Strawberry Juice

Make your own strawberry juice at home this summer with sweet seasonal berries! All you need are strawberries, lemon juice, and water.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Sophie


  • Small blender or immersion blender
  • Nut milk bag


  • 2 cups ripe strawberries roughly chopped and stems removed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-2 teaspoon maple syrup* if needed


  • Add the strawberries, lemon juice, water, and maple syrup (if using) to a small food processor or immersion blender mixing cup.
    2 cups ripe strawberries, 1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice, 1 cup water, 1-2 teaspoon maple syrup*
  • Blend on high speed until very smooth. Strain through a nut milk bag into a jar or other container and serve immediately or refrigerate for later. This will keep for up to 4 days in the fridge.


* Depends on the berries— I like maple syrup but try honey or agave. You can use sugar but it won't dissolve as easily.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 54kcal

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