Now that the weather is beginning to warm up just a tad bit, it’s the perfect time to prepare yourself for the summertime. What I love the most about the spring and summertime is that transition from healthy heart warming soup to light tasty salads.
I’m looking forward to submitting more smoothies and light lunch time recipes because I know the nation will be on the hunt for these types of recipes in abundant.
This strawberry banana smoothie couldn’t be more timely, my initial plans were to upload another Caribbean recipe, which will be coming up within the next few days, but with the weather suddenly improving, I couldn’t resist this yummtastic red smoothie.
If you’re looking for a healthy beverage to assist with weightloss then I encourage you to incorporate this smoothie into your lifestyle. It’s not only healthy but also tasty too without any unnecessary fillers or extra, nothing but wholesome ingredients. Were talking about fresh strawberries, straight from the back yard, homemade nut milk, chia seeds, banana and some dates.
If you look closer at the ingredients mentioned you’ll notice a combination of healthy complex carbohydrates, protein, fats (plant based), iron, potassium and fibre. All of these components make for a happy, fit and content individual as the aforementioned is essential for various parts of the body – bowl, heart, brain, skin, you name it!
Another great thing about this smoothie is the main star of the show, the strawberries are an antioxidant powerhouse…YES that’s right FOLKs – A strong haven for goodness. I’m sure we have all heard about the amazing effects of antioxidant fruit, they are responsible for fighting free radicals, those unstable modules which damage our good cells. Many studies have proven time and time again that eating a diet enriched with antioxidants is said to lower the risk of developing cancer and degenerative disease.
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1 large banana, frozen
- 1 cup of almond milk (can use coconut milk)
- 4 medjool dates
- 1tsp of vanilla extract/powder
- 1 tbsp of chia seed
- Add of the ingredients to a high speed blender and blitz until a smooth consistency is achieved.