Recipe: Strawberry coconut almond smoothie
This velvety strawberry and coconut smoothie makes a great Paleo breaky, a post-workout meal or a snack for an active, hungry monkey. How do you make the tastiest dairy-free smoothie full of natural sweetness and flavour?
Yes, coconut or almond milk can be used instead of cow’s milk but my little tip is to use frozen berries instead of ice which otherwise dilutes the flavour. I used 8-10 small frozen stawberries and about 3 medium fresh strawberries, which will provide about 6-7 grams of sugar, 4 grams of fibre (you need 25-35gm per day), vitamin C and disease-fighting antioxidants ellagic acid, anthocyanins and quercetin. Coconut milk and almond butter pack this drink with lots of yummy healthy fats and very little sugar. I added a tiny teaspoon of honey but it’s optional and depends if you’ve earned it (i.e. let off some steam and sweat at the gym). Add 1 boiled egg or some beef jerky, not into the smoothie itself, to make it into a complete meal.
- 8-10 small frozen strawberries
- 3 fresh strawberries
- 250ml coconut milk
- 1 tsp almond butter
- 1 tsp honey
All you have to do is process all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Garnish with coconut shavings and fresh strawberries. Should take 5 minutes max. There will be enough to share but if you’re hungry better keep the whole amount to yourself.
What are your favourite smoothie ingredients?