Recipe: Delightful strawberry smoothie
Today’s post is based on the delightful experience I had yesterday, strawberry picking.
I live in the countryside so it’s pretty wonderful to be able to get fresh ingredients like yogurt, milk, and strawberries just a few hundred meters from home.
So I took my curiosity, sunblock and basket to go picking!
Now the recipe I am about to share is based off one that I have been using for a while, and I interchange ingredients depending on what I’m after.
Whether you’re into cacao and banana, fresh coconut, mixed berry, raspberry or strawberry smoothies, it doesn’t matter. Use this base to create an easy and nutritious breakfast when your homemade muesli recipe, or (insert favourite brekkie) won’t do.
- Rolled oats
- Linseed or chia seeds
For the purpose of sharing today’s fresh pick, we’re going with a strawberry smoothie.
Strawberry smoothie recipe and method
In a 500g sized jar – with a wide top – add the above ingredients in more or less these quantities. The great thing about this recipe is that you can play around with quantities and see what fits. No chance of messing it up 😉
- 1 Tbsp rolled oats
- 1/2 Tbsp linseed
- 2 walnuts
- 4 almonds
- 1 large shot of milk
- 4-5 Tbsp plain yogurt
- about 6 strawberries (small to medium)
Next, blend it all together with a stick blender and drink straight from the jar.
Note: For a colder and less raw oaty flavour – and if you have time – add all the ingredients to the jar, except for the yogurt and fruit, and allow to soak in the fridge for 30minutes before adding the remaining ingredients and blending.
Yields ± 450g
All about the good stuff
Benefits and why you should probably try this out for yourself.
Firstly, it’s delicious! And secondly, don’t just take my word for it, take a look at the science too.
Word on the medical street is that strawberries contain an excellent amount of vitamin C (only second to lemons) and are a source of manganese. They also contain vitamin B9 – that is, folic acid, and contain potassium. All in all, berries (and cacao too) are high in antioxidants, which fight off free radicals.Medical News Today
With regards to the nut choices, these are the ones found to be the most beneficial to me. Whereas almonds may not be for everyone, eating them in small amounts, like 4 a day, offers up vitamin E, fiber and magnesium. It is also said to help lower blood sugar levels.
Walnuts are the stars for providing the highest amount of omega 3 than any other nut. So not only are you getting a good dose of omega 3 from the linseed or chia seeds, but also from this hero nut. And we can snack on up to 14 raw walnut halves a day!
Taking the above in mind, plus if you are habitually drinking honey and lemon tonic in the mornings, you’re already preparing your mind and body so well for each day ahead. And of course, your overall wellbeing.