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Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (with sneaky veggies)

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie – The smoothie bowl may be enjoying a moment in the culinary spotlight, but nothing beats a sippable smoothie when you need a portable, nutritious, and filling food. Equally excellent during hard training, or simply rushing to get everyone fed before work and school, this bright pink smoothie is not only mouthwateringly yummy, but it is also chock full of vegetables cunningly disguised by the strawberries, stevia, and vanilla extract. Medium-chain triglycerides in the coconut milk, like lauric acid, provide the body with easy to digest plant-based fats– which studies have shown can decrease LDL and build up HDL cholesterol.

  • Author: Leslie Myers
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 smoothies
  • Category: Smoothies

Ingredients

  • ¼ Cup Frozen Banana Pieces
  • 1 Cup Frozen Strawberry Pieces
  • ½ Cup Frozen Cauliflower
  • 1 piece Small Peeled Zucchini; (we used the outside for ribbon-style zucchini noodles)
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk 
  • ¼ of an Avocado 
  • 6-12 Stevia Drops
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbsp Vanilla Whey Protein Powder or Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/8th tsp Sea Salt
  • Water or more coconut milk to thin if necessary

Instructions

Blend until smooth (this is where the Vitamix blender really comes in handy–so smoooooooooth)

Notes

We use a high-speed blender whenever possible for all smoothies-the texture of the smoothie is silky smooth!  

Nutrition

  • Calories: 371
  • Sugar: 26.8g
  • Sodium: 104mg
  • Fat: 12.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.1g
  • Fiber: 4.9g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg

If you love the idea of sneaking veggies into your smoothie, check out this tasty treat.