This cold, creamy smoothie was inspired by the humid temperature we experienced this past weekend. Being a west coast girl, I still have not gotten used the the thick humidity typical to Southern Ontario in the summer. I don’t mind it if I can lay by a pool and leisurely take a dip to cool off but that definitely doesn’t happen everyday. This weekend for instance I had some errands to run downtown, cook and photograph 3 dishes, get some cleaning done around the house, laundry, shopping, kickboxing class courtesy of Fit in the Core …whew! I was on the go with lots to do and needed a post-breakfast, pre-lunch snack, to both cool me off and give me a boost to keep moving through the day.
Enter this energizing and decadent tasting vegan smoothie. I froze about a cup and a half of quartered Ontario strawberries from my batch from Canada Day so this is super seasonal. You also may notice my dwindling stash of frozen yogurt bites and fudgesicles😉 So nice to have a heathy snack options on hand…
To this I added almond milk and a frozen banana to bring the creamy, frothy goodness. To add a bit more depth I blended in a bit of vanilla, and for staying power, some protein poowder. I use a hemp and pea based protein that is also vanilla flavoured. Give it all a good blend and BOOM!
Now you will be refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of your to do list.