This Strawberry Smoothie is sure to become a favorite of yours. Keep the consistency thick and you will be reminded of a strawberry milkshake. And you can be happy knowing it is made with healthier ingredients!
Here’s a new smoothie to start your week! The inspiration for this strawberry smoothie comes from Whole Living. I adjusted the ingredients and have made a few different versions every time I have made it. The version here is my favorite. There are no “greens” in this smoothie like the kale or spinach smoothies (also delicious) I have previously posted. This strawberry smoothie reminds me of a strawberry milkshake, especially if you keep the consistency thick. I also like to really whip it up so a foam forms on top. I substituted maple syrup for honey that was in the original recipe. I also added 6 ice cubes to help give it a frosty milk shake-y taste. Another great idea would be to freeze the banana ahead of time in a plastic bag, remove, cut into chunks and then place in the blender with the other ingredients. This would make the smoothie more of a frozen drink.
What you will need: 1 ripe banana, 1 cup strawberries ( I used frozen), 1 cup almond milk (you could use regular or any non-dairy milk), 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or honey), 6 ice cubes and 1/4 cup orange juice (optional). Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy and frothy! This smoothie can be stored in the fridge for later. What a great breakfast this would make for people on the go, commuters, and kids getting ready during hurried mornings.
Please let me know how you like it if you try it! Or if you vary the ingredients and come up with a winner, let me know. I’d love to hear from you. Bon apetit!
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- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup strawberries I used frozen
- 1 cup almond milk or any non-dairy milk
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey can be used
- 6 ice cubes
- 1/4 cup orange juice optional
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for a few minutes until the mixture becomes smooth, creamy and frothy.
Pour in a glass and enjoy!
Smoothie can be prepared ahead and stored in the frig for later.
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