Geez, guys, it feels like ages since I’ve had a chat with you. Well, I’m not going to lie to you; it has ended up being a busy few days. Heck, I didn’t even have a chance to do my own smoothie making at home. I’ve been eating out again, something that I don’t always enjoy doing these days because it’s starting to cost me in both pocket and health. Even if it’s a really great sit-down meal, I still find myself becoming far too bloated and feeling that bitter taste on my tongue of having had too much salt on my plate.
Well guys, there’s absolutely no salt in one of my favorite strawberry smoothie recipe with yogurt concoctions. There’s no white sugar or fat in it either. How do I know this? Well, because I checked, that’s how. And why are these personalized concoctions prima donna favorites of mine? Well, because I’ve also loaded them with fiber rich muesli with dried raisins added in every now and then, and protein rich nuts. I have a weakness for cashew nuts. So whether enjoying them with just my muesli and fat-free dairy or soy milk, or using it to improvise one of my strawberry smoothie recipe choices, or just on its own, I have to be careful not to bloat myself with too many cashews.
I also have to remember to only buy the no salt options. I had a big weakness for that too before. I used to enjoy big bags of crisps. By the time I discovered salted cashew nuts I was sold. By the time I had finished my bag of salty nuts, you have no idea just how thirsty I was then. Boy, if only I had a strawberry or mango smoothie around me then. Instead, I had sodas, loads of them. Further bloatedness and gassiness.
Oh, sorry guys, was talking to myself for a minute. And no, I’m not crazy. Did you know that guys that talk to themselves are actually quite brainy? Read it on the internet a while ago. Useless information comes in handy sometimes. This helped because now I know; I’m not nuts or anything like that. Speaking of nuts, you know now that cashews are my favorite nuts. But you know what goes better with your strawberry and mango smoothie recipe mixtures these days? Almonds, that’s what. And it’s also all over the place.
Today you can walk into any health store or supermarket and there they are. Almonds are all over the place. It’s the latest health craze, didn’t you know. The thing I don’t like about it is that it’s pretty darn expensive. Its exploitation and manipulation if you ask me. These guys sure know how to make a ton of money. I have quite a folder of smoothie recipes by now. There’s still quite a few that I have yet to try out. And do you know what; many of them feature almond milk instead of coconut, soy or dairy milk.
Did I tell you that I was an honest girl?
Anyway, I’ll be honest with you here. I’ve never tasted almond milk before. So, here’s the thing, I’m really looking forward to it. Its seems so obvious that this phenomenal new flavor is going to taste like almonds, just like coconut milk or coconut water (which you can also add to your smoothie recipe) tastes like coconut. Okay, cool. I see we’ve still got plenty of time and space left to chat. Let me pass on those ingredients for the strawberry and yogurt smoothie recipe in the meantime. Brainy guys can also be forgetful sometimes. Why? Because they’re always thinking about lots of things all at the same time. I almost said that they would be thinking about more important things. But what could be more important than making or drinking a delicious smoothie. And by the way, this is one food drink that doesn’t bloat you, smooth or chunky. Any, here’s those ingredients.
- One and a half cups of frozen strawberries – These will be partially defrosted, so much so that you are able to slice them with a knife. A sharp one obviously.
- 1 cup crushed ice.
- Half a cup of fat free yogurt.
- Teaspoon of lemon juice.
If you want to sweeten things up a bit, you can add a sweetener (instead of using white sugar). Two tablespoons of it should be sufficient, but I’m finding that if you really want to go all out towards becoming one hundred percent healthy, you should also ditch sweeteners. This is a good way to get used to the natural sweetness (and goodness and flavors) of natural fruit flavors.
Talk about being forgetful. These are extras and it’s entirely up to you. But I can tell you that they are great additions and the finished product really tastes fabulous. Don’t forget to add two or three tablespoons of muesli (more if you like) and just two teaspoons of ground nuts (almonds, cashews or any other flavor you like). This all turns into a great breakfast or lunch drink. Not only are you getting a magnificent taste you’re getting a good dose of fiber and protein.
Didn’t I tell you that making smoothies is easy? Sure I did. Here, read this. These are just the basic instructions. By now, if you’ve been practicing with your own variations, like adding muesli and nuts, for instance, you should know what to do.
Strawberry smoothie instructions
- Cut strawberries into large chunks.
- Then place all your ingredients into your blender and cover the blender with its top.
- And then blend until the concoction is smooth.
- Finally, serve the drink cold.
That means, place it in your fridge for a while to get it extra cold, if you like, bearing in mind that the strawberries were already frozen and you have your crushed ice. Easy, no. Told you so.