Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

8 WWPP Posted by 1 year ago 4 Comments

I go through smoothie phases. I can go months without making one and then all of a sudden I get an itch. Yesterday was an all-of-a-sudden day. I got back from the gym and even though I was hungry I had no desire to eat. Nothing sounded good. Perfect situation for a smoothie experiment!

I happen to have lots of frozen strawberries from my CSA so I decided to use them for inspiration but I wanted to have some fun. Don’t get me wrong, a plain old strawberry smoothie is yummy but I wanted something a bit more substantial and, well, different. I like different.

Finished Strawberry Shortcake SmoothieThat’s when I came up with the idea for a Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie. I decided on using cashews to add a little more body and up the calories since this was meant as a meal replacement.

You’ll see I added some lemon extract as well and it may seem weird but a small dash really helps give it a “cakey” taste. Too much will backfire so be conservative.

As you’ll see, the ingredients are pretty simple. The honey is optional especially if you use a sweetened milk. I found I needed just a touch because my strawberries weren’t sweet enough for my taste.

Here’s what I did…

  • 1/4 cup cashews (28g)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (8oz)
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries (140g)
  • 1/2 tbsp honey (10g)

Blend the cashews, almond milk and lemon extract until smooth.

Add the frozen strawberries, blend until smooth.

Taste for sweetness and then add the honey if needed.

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

Enjoy!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
270 16g 5g old: 6 new: 8
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
19g 3g 31g 6g

See other recipes using: almond milk, cashews, strawberries


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    jesser

    April 3, 2014

    Any ideas on substitutions for the cashews? They are my one allergy, but a very nasty one! Reply

      roni

      April 3, 2014

      My friend said she uses oatmeal to give ruer smoothies body. That may work!

    Michele

    April 7, 2014

    Made this today, just no lemon extract. Oh so yummy!!! Thanks again Roni:) Reply

    Kristine

    May 14, 2014

    Thanks Roni, I've had many strawberry smoothies but never a strawberry shortcake smoothie?? My mouth is watering, this is a must try for sure! Reply