We are big fans of smoothies at The Schell Cafe. Smoothies are a quick and tasty way to get a good dose of fruit, protein, and vitamins into the Littles’ diet. Going gluten and dairy free doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice our smoothies! Here’s a remake of our favorite standby. Guess what?!?! It scored a unanimous four thumbs up!
I don’t really use a recipe for smoothies, so I guesstimated on amounts. This yields enough for all four Littles to enjoy the smoothie for an after-school snack. Sometimes I add or subtract ingredients based on what I have on hand. If I’m making a breakfast smoothie I’ll add more. The following is our favorite smoothie variation. (OK, not really. We like a peanut butter & chocolate smoothie better, but it’s really a dessert and worthy of another post). Stay tuned.
3/4 cup frozen strawberries
3/4 cup milk (we used vanilla Almond Milk)
1/4 cup orange juice
1 scoop protein powder (we use Whole Foods 365 Vanilla Whey) ***
1/4 – 1/2 cup yogurt (we use So Delicious Coconut Milk Strawberry)
Blend all ingredients. Pour into individual glasses and enjoy! The Littles claim the smoothie is best consumed through a brightly colored straw.
What’s your favorite smoothie combination?
*** This protein powder contains milk. I still have 2 containers of this protein powder and plan on using them before switching to egg white protein powder.