Strawberries & Cream Smoothie

You know you’re a smoothie addict when you wake up, you shiver with cold (so cold you can see your breath in the house), and still proceed to make a smoothie anyways.  These days, I’m drinking my greens while wrapped in a blanket.  The cold weather and the fact that I am amping up my exercise has me craving smoothies with a little bit of substance and protein.  This new one is creamy (thanks to cashew butter), tasty (thanks to strawberries & dates), and healthy (thanks to all the green goodness).  If you’re having a real winter, wrap up in a blanket before sipping on this delicious green treat. If you’re in Phoenix, enjoy sippin’ on this while sunbathing.

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Strawberries & Cream

  • Servings: 4.5 cups
  • Time: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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What you need:

  • 3 generous handfuls spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen pear (fresh will work too, the smoothie will just be a thinner consistency)
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 TBSP raw shelled hemp seeds (I love the Manitoba Harvest brand of “hemp hearts”.  (They sell a big bag at Costco!)
  • 3 Medjool dates (pitted)
  • 2 TBSP cashew butter
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I love Califia brand almond milk)

Directions:

Blend well & enjoy!

Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon, cocoa nibs, and a sliced strawberry (if you’re feeling fancy)

**If you do not have a high powered blender, put the greens & almond milk in first and blend well.  Add the remaining ingredients & stop as needed to scrape down the sides of the blender.

 

Nourish yourself.  Love yourself.  Drink your greens.

XO,

Hali

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