Mmmmh, I’ll teach you how to make a strawberry smoothie, so tasty and delicious to enjoy in the morning Californian sun! Those guys know how to do it! With this recipe inspired by my stay there, I am pleased to send you a taste of the flavors of the California way of life. This combination of whole, fresh or frozen ripe fruits combined with the creaminess of almond milk is just irresistible!
This liquid sweet, halfway between a drink and an ice cream, quenches, refreshes and nourishes all at the same time. No need to say, I have become a big fan of the Californian smoothie!
Let’s celebrate strawberries! They pop up in spring, but luckily enough we can also get them all year round thanks to frozen fruits.
Of course I really recommend fresh fruit. What a joy, when the season returns, to bite into a plump and juicy strawberry! It’s time to experiment in the kitchen, and I’ve done that a lot with strawberries. In kefir, dehydrated, in cheesecake, here I offer one option as a strawberry smoothie.
Strawberries are good for you
Let’s look at its properties. I always find that food tastes better when you think about all the benefits it provides!
The strawberry is a concentrate of antioxidants. It is rich in vitamins.
Numerous studies have shown the protective effect of its consumption in the action against inflammation and oxidative stress.
It prevents cardiovascular diseases, reduces the risks linked to obesity and even protects against certain cancers.
Strawberries are a rich source of nutritional compounds such as sugar, vitamins and minerals. Its antioxidants such as flavonoid antocyanins and phenolic compounds act in synergy.
They block the production of free radicals (premature aging of the skin) and repair the DNA.
Not bad for this pretty fruit that we all love!
How to make a strawberry smoothie
In this strawberry smoothie bowl, no orange juice or ice cubes. We will simply prepare and freeze an almond milk and some banana slices. This will bring a slightly thick and creamy texture, which is nice to dig into with a spoon.
We keep the strawberries fresh to take maximum advantage of their vitamins. They are peeled and rinsed well in cold water.
When the season is still young and the strawberries are not very sweet, you can adjust the sugar level by adding a few spoonfuls of agave syrup.
You will need a good blender. See my article about the equipment for living foods if you are looking for the right equipment.
Frozen fruits can be indeed quite difficult to blend into a smooth, homogenous preparation. Even with a good blender, after blending you have to make sure there are no big chunks left.
In this smoothie bowl, I like to add nutrient-rich superfoods such as raw cacao beans, goji berries or spirulina. Not only do they provide an energy boost, but they also add crunch. This is excellent for encouraging more chewing, thus ncreasing the production of enzymes by the stomach.
The result is a dish that is both nutritious and light to digest, providing healthy energy to our body for the day.
Many people enjoy their strawberry smoothie in the morning. I like it just as much as a dessert because of its ice cream feel. I always keep a few ice cubes of almond milk and bananas in the freezer, for a quick smoothie bowl to offer my guests or to give myself 😉
How To Make a Strawberry Smoothie
- Milk bag
For the almond milk:
- 1 cup Almonds Soakes & drained
- 1.5 cups water
For the smoothie:
- 1 cup Frozen banana
- 1.5 cups Strawberries
- 1/2 cup Frozen almond milk
- 2 tbsp. Agave syrup
- 1 tsp Balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. Lemon zest
- 1 pinch Salt
For the almond milk:
- Place the almonds and water in the bowl of a blender and blend for a full minute.
- Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth to obtain the milk. Save the pulp for another recipe.
- Pour into ice cube trays and place in freezer.
For the smoothie:
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into bowls, garnish with strawberry slices and serve immediately.
I hope you enjoyed my « how to make a strawberry smoothie » lesson and will try it. Trust me, it is so worth it! 😉