Strawberry Almond Smoothie September 14 2014 by Simone Denny
This is a great smoothie to start the day with, it's high in fibre so keeps you feeling full longer - plus it's really yummy. Also a great smoothie for anyone who is pregnant, nursing or trying to reduce cholesterol (due to the calcium, vitamin C and healthy fats).
Almonds are a wonderful source of calcium, vitamin E (acting as an antioxidant) and have the good fats that reduce cholesterol.
Strawberries contain vitamin C (also an antioxidant and great for immunity), folate (great for preggie people) and studies have strawberries can also reduce cholesterol.
- 1 C of Strawberries (I used some I'd frozen)
- 2 - 3 Frozen bananas
- 1/2 C of Pesticide free almonds (or more if you like it thicker)
- 3/4 - 1C Almond milk
- 2 Teaspoons of mesquite powder (optional - full of magnesium)
- 1/2 C Natural Yogurt
- 3 - 4 Dates (optional if you like it a little sweeter)
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Make 2 large glasses