GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE | VEGAN
Someone once described this as a ‘the smoothie equivalent to a strawberry shortcake’. However, this is a much healthier version and even contains a good dose of greens.
Fruit and nuts for breakfast? Why not!
This is a great way to get not only your fruit intake but your daily dose of Vitamin E too. In fact, this recipe also contains your greens too so you’ll be getting top marks for nutrients – and all in one glass too.
We’ve experimented with this recipe a lot, trying out several variations of greens and have come to the conclusion that most greens work perfectly. If you fancy something lighter, use lettuce (we tried iced gem). Spinach gives it a hearty feel but kale scores highly if you want a thicker-feeling smoothie.
The almonds, along with the flaxseed, give it a pleasantly nutty taste that’s offset by the freshness of the strawberries. Use really ripe strawberries for maximum flavour. For those that expect smoothies to be sweet, this isn’t. But the strawberries add a nice flavour to it – it’s a bit like strawberries and cream. If you really want to, you can add a small teaspoon of raw honey.
- 1 cup of strawberries
- 1 handful of raw almonds
- 1 large handful of greens (use lettuce, spinach, broccoli, kale)
- 1 tbs ground flaxseed
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 2 cups of cold water
- Blend everything together well for several minutes until smooth. For a thicker version, add more almond milk but we find that topping it up with water works best.