A sweet, dairy free Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie that satisfies as much as a dessert as it does a breakfast or a midday snack
We may have a new favorite smoothie around this house! We have been slurping these down like crazy. I just bought another 3 bags of frozen strawberries yesterday to ensure we can keep feeding our faces with these beauties. Something about the warmer weather and abundant sunshine makes me want to lighten up our food and drinks with brighter colors and tastes. But, don’t misunderstand, this Dairy Free Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie is as thick as they come, packed with protein and fiber and deliciously sweet. It will satisfy as much as a dessert as it will a breakfast or midday snack. You could even eat it with a spoon if you want.
Did you know that April is National Emotional Overeating Awareness Month? I mean, come on, don’t we all have a little bit of this going on from time to time? I always go for sweets when I’m feeling sad or bored or anxious or happy or excited or overwhelmed or what-ev-er! Salty doesn’t do it for me, sweets is my thing! I have made a habit of whipping up a healthy sweet smoothie during times when the craving strikes. It fills me right up, knocks out that sweet tooth and doesn’t leave me feeling guilty like a sleeve of cookies does (I’m looking at you Thin Mints!)
This stunning pink beauty is sweetened only with the fruit itself and a few dates. Not only is this smoothie a sweet delicious treat, it’s nutritious and healthy too! It’s dairy free, sugar free, and gluten free (make sure to use gluten free oats) and can be soy free too if you use almond or rice milk.
I am so looking forward to farmers markets this summer and fresh, local fruits and veggies. There are several local places that have U-Pick strawberries, including a little farm less than 1 mile from our house (they are known for their strawberries!). In the meantime, however, we enjoy frozen strawberries all year round. Frozen fruits are just a nutritious as their fresh counterparts and the great thing about using them in smoothies is that you don’t have to add ice which can sometimes water down the flavor.
Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie
I hope you love this Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie as much as we do. If you try it, please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @veggie_inspired and #veggieinspired so I’m sure to see it. Enjoy!
Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie
- Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and puree until smooth. You might need to use the tamper to press down the ingredients. This is a thick one!
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