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Strawberry Almond Smoothie

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Strawberry Almond Smoothie
Photo © Molly Watson

Strawberries, yogurt, and almond milk gets a citrus kick from orange juice and a bit of protein and thickness from blanched almonds. It works as a breakfast smoothie, but also as a healthful snack or dessert in hot weather.

Using frozen strawberries makes a thicker, more milkshake-like smoothie. If you'd like that effect but have fresh strawberries, see How to Freeze Strawberries (they'll be ready to thicken this smoothie after just 30 minutes in the freezer). If you use strawberries you bought frozen, make sure they are IQF (individually quick frozen, that is, not frozen in a syrup) and unsweetened.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups plain or vanilla-flavored almond milk
  • 1 cup plain unsweetened yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. blanched slivered almonds

Preparation:

If using fresh strawberries, be sure to gently wash and hull them (see How to Hull Strawberries if you're unsure). Put strawberries, almond milk, yogurt, orange juice, and almonds in a blender. Whirl until smooth and frothy. Pour into glasses and serve.

Makes 4 servings (1 cup each)

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