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
- Nut-free (depending on non-dairy milk choice)
- Soy-free (depending on non-dairy milk choice)
- Refined sugar-free
- 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)
- Put the strawberries into your blender.
- Remove the pits from the two dates and place into the blender.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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
- 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
- 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