Creamy Strawberry Smoothie


I bought a new protein powder the other day, and have been trying it out in various smoothies. I usually don’t tamper with that kind of thing, I find that I meet my protein quota pretty easily most days; but, I figured it’s on sale and raw, and slightly cheaper than Vega. So, why the hell not? The first time I tried it, I put it into a banana almond butter smoothie. I used a full scoop and once I took a sip I was immediately taken aback by how grainy it was. Because I’m not used to this sort of thing, I guess it could have been worse. But, there’s not flavor to it, so as long as I use a half scoop in my mega smoothies, I’m good to go.

Of course, in this smoothie, you don’t need to use protein powder; it’s just an option! In this delightful breakfast smoothie we have sweetly ripe banana, deep red strawberries, a delicious orange for some acidity, avocado for luscious creaminess and adorable sprouts. Yes, I did just call sprouts adorable. Have you really looked at them? They are so cute and tiny! I almost feel bad for eating them, almost. 😉

I added ice to this smoothie, but you could most definitely use a frozen banana and frozen strawberries to keep it cold. This smoothie will keep you full and satisfied for quite some time, so I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it as a snack; it’s a meal (for me at least).

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes

Yield: 4

Delicious whole wheat pancakes dotted with sweet blueberries and covered in a delightful fruit topping.

Ingredients

Pancakes

  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Tbsp . Agave Nectar
  • 4 Tbsp . Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp . Salt
  • 2 Tsp . Cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp . Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cup Water
  • 4 Tbsp . Coconut Oil, liquid form
  • 1 1/2 Cups Fresh Blueberries

Topping

  • 2 Cups Fresh Blueberries
  • 1/4 Cup Agave Nectar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2 tsp . Arrowroot

Instructions

  1. Pancakes- Mix all dry ingredients together and all liquid ingredients together in separate bowls.
  2. Then, add the wet mixture to the dry and stir together until smooth, add more water if necessary. Do not over mix.
  3. Pour pancake batter onto a oiled, flat skillet heated to medium in 5” circles.
  4. When bubbles start coming out of the top flip the pancake over and cook for 2-4 more minutes or until desired darkness.
  5. Topping- Put blueberries in a small sauce pan, over medium/high heat.
  6. Add in water, agave and arrowroot. Bring to a boil/simmer and let it simmer over medium heat for another 10-15 minutes until it reduces a bit and thickens.
  7. Make sure to stir every couple of minutes, let cool and then top your delicious pancakes!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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5 Comments on “Creamy Strawberry Smoothie

  1. Yum …I stocked up on vega since its been 1/2 price +(the old formula )…I have them at least 4 mornings a week im not concerned with the protein I like other things in their …
    My favorite protein …mixes best is pea….but im still a sucker for Vega….

  2. Awesome smoothie recipe. I haven’t used sprouts in my smoothies before, but will definitely give it a try. For a super smooth, no-grit, protein, check out Sun Warrior. It’s my favorite and is raw vegan.

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