Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I’m sharing the simple recipe for my Strawberry Ginger Smoothie. It’s a quick and easy way to make breakfast before you head out the door.
I use Emergen-C and Vega natural flavor protein powder, but you can use your favorites or just leave them out completely if you want to. After all, this smoothie is supposed to make your life easier not more complicated!
I used kale because that’s what I had, but you could use any greens, including lettuce. Greens plus strawberries make a brownish smoothie, which makes picky eaters unhappy. You can swap out 1 cup of the strawberries with blueberries and it will make the color more appealing. As you can see in the photos I did not add the blueberries.
Let’s talk yogurt. It’s sad that Whole Soy has gone out of business, especially since it wasn’t back on the shelves for very long. I loved their unsweetened plain because it did not add sweetness to savory recipes. But it’s gone forever. I will be posting a recipe to make your own unsweetened yogurt soon.
I noticed that Nancy’s Soy took Whole Soy’s place when they took their long break. Then it disappeared when Whole Soy came back. I thought that was not very nice of the stores because I think Nancy’s deserves some credit for keeping vegans in soy yogurt during that time.
I know some of you avoid soy, but So Delicious has almond and coconut yogurts that will work for you. However, I love how thick my homemade soy yogurt is and Nancy’s comes close.
Nancy’s use a ton of organic ingredients and make their own amazake which they use in the yogurt base. It’s sweetened only with organic grape concentrate in case you are looking for a nondairy yogurt that doesn’t use cane syrup or sugar.
Nancy’s plain soy yogurt is my favorite to use as a starter to make my homemade soy yogurt.
Strawberry Ginger Smoothie
- 1 cup kale
- 2 cups unsweetened nondairy milk
- 1 scoop protein powder I use [url]Vega∞http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Y94PQ0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007Y94PQ0&linkCode=as2&tag=healslowcook-20&linkId=P6CC6PQEI4GGRQ45[/url]
- 1 packet [url]Emergen-C∞http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IXKM6G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000IXKM6G&linkCode=as2&tag=healslowcook-20&linkId=QRHE3EX53ZRBUS3N[/url] or other vitamin C powder
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of ginger or about a 1/2 inch knob
- 1 6 ounce container Nancy's Strawberry Soy Yogurt (or your fav yogurt)
- 6 drops vanilla stevia optional
- 3 cups frozen strawberries
- Add all the ingredients under the first blending heading to your blender and blend until smooth.
- Once that's nice and smooth add the second blending ingredients. If you don't have a high-speed blender I'd add the strawberries ½ cup at a time and you may less than 3 cups for it to be as thick as your blender will tolerate.
- If you have a Vitamix you may need to use your plunger on this final step.