I know its winter and chilly outside but who doesn’t love a refreshing strawberry shake any time of year? Or chocolate, but we won’t delve into that one today.
The finale to my month of healthy recipe remakes closes with the So Easy Strawberry Smoothie. Comparing the stats of my smoothie with the time-honored strawberry shake will blow your mind. Yes, please sit down. Let’s get right to it so you can get to whirling this up in your blender…
Traditional Strawberry Shake (Chick-fil-A version): 570 calories / 21g fat / 13g sat fat / 85g carb / 77g sugar
My Strawberry Smoothie: 160 calories / 6g fat / 0g sat fat / 29g carb / 4g fiber / 21g sugar
Don’t worry – the redo is still creamy, strawberry sweet and a third of the calories. Also, a charming, healthy treat for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Create your own flavor combo by adding other frozen fruits or fruit mixtures. Just throw in a blender and you’ve got a healthy snack or dessert in a few trouble-free minutes. Kids will love it too!
Added bonus: gluten and dairy free. It’s been a fun month of reconstructing classic recipes but we’re not done, stay tuned for more healthy dishes and tips all year long.
So Easy Strawberry Smoothie
• 1 cup STRAWBERRIES, WHOLE, FROZEN (about 10)
• 1 cup UNSWEETENED VANILLA ALMOND or COCONUT MILK
• 2 tsp GROUND FLAX SEED
• 2 tsp PURE or RAW HONEY (optional or to taste)
*Gluten & dairy free recipe.
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
VARIATIONS: Use other frozen fruits like blueberries, raspberries or bananas. Use regular nonfat milk for non-dairy options (alter calories accordingly).
NUTRITION INFO PER SERVING: 160 calories, 6g fat, 29g carb, 4g fiber, 21g sugar, 4g protein