Everyday Strawberry Smoothie

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The tittle simply says it all – this has been our go-to every day smoothie this spring season. When I was pregnant with D. I used to eat strawberries like crazy. I was just passed the cannot-eat-anything phase of the pregnancy and these cute little red strawberries were starting pop up in every shop. We lived nearby a small city market (available only during spring and summer time), so I was in heaven.

Every evening, I went by after work and bought a handful of strawberries. No surprise my little guy is immense strawberry lover now. Some studies (see here) suggest that what we eat during pregnancy translates into our kid’s food preferences later in life. I tend to believe that is true.

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VARIATIONS

This smoothie recipe is very versatile and easy to modify. For starters, you can change the base – meaning the plant milk you used. I’ve used both store bought and homemade plant milks, some of which include spelt milk, oat milk, sunflower seed milk and even pumpkin seed milk. One thing to watch for is milk density, the creamier the milk you use, the richer your smoothie will be.

Add some greens: Sometimes, I like adding fresh baby spinach leaves (3-7 leaves) in the smoothie. That way I make sure vegetables aren’t left behind in the summer season when daily juicing is mostly replaced by smoothie-making in our kitchen.

Replace banana ideas: If you do not wish to add banana to your smoothie, replace it with Greek yogurt or well ripen mango (half of regular size mango will do). Both versions turn super delicious.

MAKE AHEAD & MAKE AT HOME

Mornings (or days in general) can be hectic, especially when you have small kids around. If you plan to use homemade plant milk, make sure you prepare it from the night before. That way you are less likely to skip the smoothie-making in the morning. Plus homemade milks keep well in the fridge for 1 to 3 days. So, if you make a double batch, you’ll have milk for next morning’s smoothie as well.

MAKE IT VEGAN To make this smoothie vegan, simply interchange honey with desired sweetener of choice (such as agave, maple syrup, stevia, ect.)

SEASONAL PRODUCE IDEAS

If you suddenly crave strawberry smoothie, but there are no strawberries on the market, just opt for frozen strawberries instead. When you use frozen fruits in your blender however, I recommend turning on the ice breaker program first, then switch back to regular smoothie program. That way your blender knife will stay alive for longer.

Everyday Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Easy, everyday strawberry smoothie recipe to start your day with. It’s creamy,
healthy and sweet – also ideal for your wellness & weight loss program.  Recipe easily converts vegan.






CourseBreakfast, Drinks
CuisineAmerican, European
Keywordsmoothie
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 700 ml

Ingredients

  • 500 ml coconut milk, store bought or homemade
  • 100 g fresh (or frozen) strawberries
  • One half banana, frozen or raw
  • Juice from one orange
  • 1 chunk fresh ginger root, peeled (to taste)
  • 3 tbsp honey, or agave

Instructions

  • Wash strawberries and remove stems. (Presoak in cold water for 5 minutes to clean easier). Add to blender.
  • Squeeze orange juice using juicer/citrus press or simply a fork. Add to blender.
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Add ice if desired.
  • Poor in a glass or take outside the house in a bottle.

Recipe Notes

For substitution options, make ahead smoothie ideas and more tips please head over recipe. Please note that quantities may vary dependent on your blender properties and produce.

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