My mom popped into town for a few days this week to spend a little time with my son Halston and me. Every time she comes to visit she tries to bring a little something special from her garden: a few flowers, herbs, or vegetables. This time she came with a tiny basket of strawberries, some of the very last ones from her patch. There were just enough for snacking and a few leftover to blend in a smoothie. If you’re looking to finish off the end of summer with a hint of sweetness, give this creamy strawberry smoothie a try.
Serves 1 (275 calories)
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup coconut water
1/4 avocado, peeled and pitted
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
1/2 – 1 tablespoon honey
3-4 ice cubes
Strawberries provide an anti-inflammatory lift and a punch of extra fiber in your day.
Place ingredients into a powerful blender until smooth and creamy. Thin with water or thicken with ice if desired. Enjoy!
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