This strawberry recipe is very good and everyone will like it. For the liquid base to about all my smoothies, I use Pacific Natural Foods Organic Almond Milk. It is important to use organic with nuts because pesticides are heavily used. I like the Pacific Natural Foods Organic because they do NOT add any sweetener to it. Most almond milks I looked at contained evaporated cane juice. I may be talking about alternative sweeteners and should we use them later on in my event. However, ECJ is basically sugar! The Pacific Natural Foods tastes wonderful without any added sweetener.
Strawberry Smoothie Recipe:
- 1 cup of Almond Milk
- 3/4 to 1 cup of fresh strawberries sliced (you can use frozen too!)
- 1 tablespoon of dehydrated coconut bits (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
- 3 ice cubes (do not add if your strawberries are frozen)
I used my yummy ripe strawberries from The FruitGuys then added a few ice cubes. I like my smoothies super cold. The coconut adds just a hint of coconut flavor. If you don't like coconut, just don't add it. Cinnamon is excellent for helping to stabilize your blood sugar. I add cinnamon to our oatmeal, granola bars, etc. If I'm eating anything with honey in it I try to add cinnamon to help offset the spike I would get from the honey. Feel free to add some whey protein powder as well. I have done this a few times to get some extra protein in mine or Ethan's diet. Just be careful and look at the ingredient list on your whey protein powder to see if and what it is sweetened with.
I want to warn you, IF you are not currently following a healthy diet and still consuming sugar this smoothie won't taste good to you. I could do a whole post about how I think sugar is evil (lol). It totally masks the flavors of the foods you eat and you don't get to experience the real flavor of food. When you stop eating sugar your taste buds totally change and healthy foods taste so good!
Stay tuned for my next recipe for..........the Green Monster Smoothie!! This recipe your kids will drink ;-)
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