Strawberry Apple Smoothie
A healthy, sweet, dairy free smoothie that satisfies as much for dessert as it does for breakfast or a midday snack.
- 1 cup non dairy milk
- 2-3 pitted Medjool dates
- ¼ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon or to taste (optional)
- 2 tablespoons raw cashews
- 1 apple cored
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- water as needed, to thin
Place all ingredients, except water, into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
If the smoothie is too thick and not blending well, add water a few tablespoons of water at at time, until the desired consistency is reached.
~ Make sure your dates have no pits left in them. Check them even if you buy pitted dates...there are sometimes remnants of the pits left behind.
~ Core the apple, but no need to peel it.
~ Use frozen strawberries for thick, creamy smoothie.
~ Layer your ingredients in the blender in this order: milk, dates, oats, cinnamon, cashews, apple, strawberries. If you have a good high speed blender, it might not matter much how you add your ingredients, but if your blender isn't as strong, it will make a difference.
~ If your smoothie is too thick, add some water a few tablespoons at a time.
~ If your smoothie is too thin, add more oats 1 tablespoon at a time.
~ To ensure this Strawberry Apple Smoothie is gluten free, use certified gluten free oats.
~ To make this smoothie nut-free, use hemp seeds instead of cashews.
Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 35g