Strawberry Banana Smoothie - Using Almond Based Products - Dairy Free5:22 PM
When my boys were younger we had a smoothie recipe that was made on repeat. Somehow as they have grown we had stopped making it. Some of that probably had to do with me not drinking milk, and staying away from yogurt. I have a mid level allergy and cutting those two things out plus eating very little cheese has helped me so much. Just last night I made my special recipe which I call "hash" and I decided to revisit this smoothie to serve alongside. I revised the recipe using almond based yogurt. Noah loved it so much - he exclaimed that he had forgotten how good that smoothie was. Luckily he liked my new version just as much as the original. He didn't even realize I had changed it up.
So, this is the yogurt that I can eat, and the added plus is that it is seriously delicious. It is made by Kite Hill. I buy it at Whole Foods. My boys happily eat it too. It is worth every-single-penny!
My favorite flavor is simply their vanilla. Do you see all the vanilla seeds in there :) Every bite is just so impressive. It could even be eaten as a dessert substitute.
Here are some of the ingredients needed. I am also a huge fan of Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk and also their Toasted Coconut Almond Milk. It's all I buy.
Just this year I have also added Great Lakes Collagen to my daily smoothie - which I will also post that recipe soon. It has no taste. I will say that I haven't had any knee or ankle aches while taking Guinness on our long walk/runs. Last year I was all aches and pains :)
I used my Nutri-Bullet to mix everything together - I usually only use my Kitchen Aid blender, but I was making just a small amount of smoothie.
I made a half recipe - it makes two 8 oz. servings.
I also have some of my favorite bread in the house so I enjoyed some toast with it.
I use Original Smart Balance instead of butter or margarine.
Yum - It was so good. And this made a fun little snack. Here is the recipe:
Strawberry Banana Smoothie - Using Almond Based Products - Dairy Free and Delicious!!!
2 - 5.3 oz. cups Kite Hill Artisan Almond Milk Yogurt - Vanilla Flavor
1/2 c. orange juice (we use pulp free)
1/4 c. wheat germ
1 frozen banana
14 frozen strawberries - (I used Whole Foods organic)
1 T. honey
1/4 t. ground cinnamon
1 c. unsweetened almond milk - (I always use Califia Farms)
2 T. Great Lakes collagen
Combine all ingredients in a blender of your choice. I like the Nutri-Bullet or my Kitchen Aid Blender. And that's it!
Makes 4 - 8 oz. servings - Recipe can be easily halved.
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