Characteristics

This is an ultra creamy and super delicious smoothie that will excite the tastebuds, while nourishing your body with whole food, quality nutrients. A pleasant, natural sweet flavor that is sure to be a hit with the kids and adults alike. It makes a great afternoon snack that provides a real serving of fruit, along with some fiber, protein and healthy fat.

TYPE: Dessert, Snack
PREPARATION: < 5 mins
SERVING: Makes around 24-32oz; for 2 large, or 4 small servings

  • Raw
  • Vegan
  • Wheat-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Peanut-free
  • Nut-free (depending on non-dairy milk choice)
  • Soy-free (depending on non-dairy milk choice)
  • Refined sugar-free

Goodies Needed:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 – 2 cups of frozen strawberries (organic)
  • 2 cups of an original (not sweetened) non-dairy milk (organic soy, brown rice, coconut or almond milk – choose least processed option)
  • 2 Medjool Dates (organic)

TOOLS:

Preparation Steps:

  1. Put the strawberries into your blender.
  2. Remove the pits from the two dates and place into the blender.
  3. Add the non-dairy milk into the blender. Different non-dairy milks may slightly alter the taste. I made the original one with soy milk. Experiment with different types to get the taste that you most enjoy.
  4. In a Vitamix, blend on high speed until mixture is very smooth (typically 15-30 seconds). In a regular blender, blend until mixture is as smooth as possible.

Meal Nutritional Benefits:

Strawberries:

  • Good antioxidant source
  • good source of (in descending order): vitamin C, manganese, fiber, iodine, potassium, folate, vitamin B2 and vitamin B5
  • contain antioxidant properties to prevent cancer, enhance healthy immune function and protect against rheumatoid arthritis
  • for more information, visit the strawberry detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Non-Dairy Milk:

  • provides optimally healthy plant proteins and fats
  • naturally cholesterol free
  • avoids the problems associated with dairy (use of hormones, drugs, acidity, mucus formation, allergies, etc.)
  • depending on source, like soy, hemp, coconut, almond or brown rice; offers a variety of different healthy nutrients and health benefits
  • always aim for ORGANIC and ORIGINAL, unsweetened varieties
  • always choose the least processed one

Medjool Dates:

  • Good source of (in descending order): fiber, potassium, copper, manganese, magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin B5, vitamin B3, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B2, vitamin B1, vitamin K, vitamin A and zinc
  • Rich in energy-rich carbohydrates, fiber and potassium, are excellent for athletes and all those needing a quick energy punch
  • Have been linked to promoting overall good health, promoting proper digestion and decreasing various cancer risks
  • Due to their good potassium content, can help regulate proper blood pressure for more information, visit the medjool date overview from NutritionData.com