By: ALEXIS BLANDINE
Being that she goes through treatment, she was looking for a shake that was low fiber, and fat that she could have (and keep down), which kicked my desire to help her, and my love of nutrition into gear. Next thing I knew I was pulling frozen strawberries out of the freezer to make her something that she could eat that didn’t taste like sidewalk chalk. These shakes are a simple way to get in a serving of fruit, for people who are on the run and don’t want to pull into the golden arches drive thru for sustenance, or aren’t enticed by the idea of eggs and pancakes in the morning.(I actually froze my soymilk into ice cube trays, because it has a very short shelf life once opened, but if you don’t freeze it, you can just add a few ice cubes to the mix.)
Auntie Cheles Smoooothie (1 Smoothie)
- 1 C Vanilla Soymilk
- 7 Large frozen strawberries
- 3 T Greek yogurt (unflavored)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 T truvia (or similar sweetener)
- ½ Large banana (~4 oz)
Blend soymilk, and strawberries until a “smoothie” consistency is obtained, then add remaining ingredients and pulse until combined.
Some other ideas:
- Chocolate, peanut butter, banana
- Mango, peach
- Peach, honey
- pineapple, banana, coconut milk
- blueberry, strawberry, banana, vanilla extract
These smoothies can be variated with almost any frozen fruit. A good tip is to buy the fruit in bulk while it’s cheaper and at the peak of ripeness, and freeze in Ziploc bags for seasons of fruity smoothie madness. Fat free milk or almond milk can also be substituted, but it may make it a bit more watery. However, I made this one tailored to her specific dietary needs because she’s such a rock star she warrants a smoothie named in her honor and it was absolutely no problem to throw these ingredients together. Think about that before you go running out of your house without one of these bad boys in hand tomorrow morning!
Comment your favorite combo so the blender will know no bounds!
Sealed with a kiss of Nutella,