Strawberry Protein Smoothie – Dairy Free

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Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Mix up your smoothie routine with a healthy, antioxidant-rich Strawberry Protein Smoothie. Perfect for breakfast, post-workout, or for an afternoon snack.  The best part – it tastes like a Strawberry Shortcake in a glass, so kids love it too!  

Incorporating a daily smoothie into your meal routine is a good way to get your daily serving of fruits and veggies and gives you the energy to get through the day. 

Take advantage of the HOT sale on fresh strawberries – 32 oz for $3.88 at Safeway this week to make this fresh strawberry protein smoothie.

Strawberry Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries (or frozen), stems removed, and cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 2 cups of almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 scoop of plant-based vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ice

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How to Make a Healthy Strawberry Smoothie?

I’ve been reading a fabulous nutrition and wellness book, Body Love, by Kelly LeVeque and she talks about boosting your smoothies with four key ingredients – protein, fat, fiber, and greens.   Kelly is a certified holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and celebrity health coach, so I trust her advice!

In her book, she recommends a smoothie for breakfast every morning.  It’s a good way to jump-start the day with fiber, nutrients, and liquids to keep you hydrated and energized throughout the day.   By incorporating a healthy fat, like coconut cream or nut butter in your smoothie – you stay full longer. 

Let’s look at the nutritional value of the ingredients we are using. 

Strawberries – are a good source of vitamin C and manganese and also contain decent amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and potassium. Strawberries are very rich in antioxidants and plant compounds, which may have benefits for heart health and blood sugar control. 

Chia Seeds – One of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet – full of fiber, healthy omega 3 fats, protein and antioxidants.

Coconut Cream – a thicker form of coconut milk, coconut cream adds creaminess and plant-based fat to the smoothie, which helps keep you full longer and helps your body absorb important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. 

Unsweetened Nut Milk  – low in calories, sugar and carbs, than cow’s milk, almond milk is higher in calcium than cow’s milk and is lactose free, which makes it perfect for anyone sensitive to dairy. 

Plant-Based Protein Powder – I use the Orgain plant-based protein powder.  It’s made with pea protein and has extra superfoods.  The Open Nature plant-based protein powder is another great option. 

 

 

How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry smoothies are super easy to make!

Combine sliced strawberries, nut milk, chia seeds, coconut cream, protein powder, and ice in a blender.  Blend until combined. 

Enjoy right away. 

Optional add-ins.  You could add a banana for a strawberry banana smoothie, mixed berries, peanut butter, almond butter, flax seeds, or spinach to change up your strawberry smoothie. 

Check out additional smoothie and strawberry recipes here:

Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Smoothie Bars

Frozen Peanut Butter & Strawberry Parfaits

Vegan Strawberry Crepes

Strawberry Overnight Oats With Greek Yogurt

Honey Lime Grilled Salmon With Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa

Strawberry Kiwi Popsicles

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Healthy Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Mix up your smoothie routine with a healthy, antioxidant-rich Strawberry Protein Smoothie. Perfect for breakfast, post-workout, or for an afternoon snack.  Dairy Free, Vegan and Gluten Free.
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Course: Breakfast, smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy strawberry smoothie, strawberry protein smoothie, strawberry smoothie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
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Author: Eva Fry

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries or frozen, stems removed, and cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 2 cups of almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1 scoop of plant-based vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ice

Instructions

  • Combine sliced strawberries, nut milk, chia seeds, coconut cream, protein powder and ice in a blender. Blend until combined. Enjoy right away.

 

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