It’s berry season! One of my favorite berries, strawberries, is definitely in the spotlight this month. I intend to make as many creations as possible before the season’s over, so stay tuned!
As we stalk our fridges with a plethora of fresh fruits and veggies, we have every good intention of making something wonderful with our fresh produce. Then the week creeps up on us and suddenly we don’t know where the time goes, and our fruits and veggies are on the verge of spoiling. Oh no! Yes, I am speaking from experience.
So what’s one to do with fresh produce without sending it out to the compost pile? Make smoothies of course! Smoothies are a great way to incorporate your fruits and vegetables each day and to get a little creative in the kitchen!
I had a couple cups of strawberries left from the farmers market and I decided to whip up a new smoothie creation for your drinking pleasure. Strawberries are actually a really fragile fruit that can perish easily, so be sure to eat them up within a day or two of purchase. They pack quite a bit of health benefits into each red delicious heart shaped berry. Strawberries may help regulate blood sugar in some people, they have anti-inflammatory properties, and are full of vitamin C. So eat these red berries to your hearts content this season and don’t be afraid to get creative in the kitchen. The most important ingredient is to have fun!
- 1-2 cups strawberries (even the green tops, they’re edible!)
- 1 banana
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
- 1 -2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 tablespoon bee pollen (great for vitamin B aka energy!)
- 2 teaspoons flax seed oil
- 3 cups almond milk
- handful of ice (optional)
Directions: Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!
Question of the day: What is your favorite berry?