Healthy strawberries & cream smoothie

July 9th, 2018 - By gshorter
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Tennis season is here and Wimbledon would not be the same without strawberries and cream. We have used in season strawberries and creamy almond milk to create a delicious and nutrient packed smoothie. The frozen banana and cashews help to create a thick and creamy smoothie and the lime and mint pair perfectly well with the strawberries. Strawberries are an excellent source of immune boosting vitamin C and gut friendly fibre.

Makes

1 large smoothie or 2 small ones

Ingredients

200g strawberries, fresh or frozen
1 small or half a large banana, peeled and frozen in chunks
400ml unsweetened almond milk
Small handful or 20g cashews
1 tsp runny honey
½ tsp vanilla extract

Optional

Handful of ice cubes
Squeeze of lime
2 mint leaves

  1. Place the fresh or frozen strawberries in a high-speed blender such as a Nutribullet. Freezing the strawberries helps to thicken the smoothie and ensure it's instantly chilled but if you don’t have time to freeze them you can just add a handful of ice to the smoothie.

  2. Add the frozen banana, almond milk, cashews, honey and vanilla extract to the blender. You can also add a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a couple of mint leaves.

  3. Blend on high until smooth, you may need to add a little extra almond milk or water depending on how strong your blender is and how thick the smoothie is.

  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy straight away with a paper or glass straw, or store in the fridge for a couple of days.

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