Strawberry Fields Forever (Smoothie)
I typically love my smoothies with blueberries but recently I purchased frozen strawberries (now being out of season) and it came out DELICIOUS! Did you know Frozen Strawberries actually have as much if not MORE nutrition locked into its little red walls than fresh? Think about it, if your berries are snap frozen at the exact time of peak ripeness right off the fields, it will hold on to those nutrients rather than being picked before peak ripeness, and then ripened as they get packed into boxes, travel to the grocery store, and wait on shelves for you to pick them up and bring home. Snap frozen berries for this reason, can have more nutrients than the fresh ones who have been sadly waiting to get to your fridge and all the while, have been ripening during transit, not receiving the full sun and light they need.
In this case, frozen strawberries in my smoothie this winter! Combine it with spinach and banana, you've got Iron, Folate, Potassium and even a little protein! I add my Vega Protein Powder to this if I am having post-workout!
- 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 2 large handfuls of spinach
- 3-4 large strawberries, frozen or fresh
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2-1 scoop Vega Protein Powder
- Add more almond milk or water if you want to increase the volume
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth consistency!