Strawberry season is in full swing and I am thrilled. Seasonal fruit is key to healthy and delicious smoothies because they are naturally sweet and full of flavor.
When you’re using produce at the peak of it’s flavor, there is no need to add sugar, honey or even agave. No added sugar means less calories consumed. Additionally, you don’t have to worry about how many rats exactly got cancer from saccharin or how much testing has been done on aspartame.
Does fruit have sugar? Of course. But relying on fruit for sweetness means you will also get all of the antioxidants, fiber and other nutrients not found in white sugar or corn syrup.
Your straw is waiting.
- 1 cup strawberries
- 3 inch piece fresh ginger
- 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 scoop protein powder + 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon flax seed meal
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ice to taste
Puree all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Enjoy!
Excellent source of Vitamin C and good source Calcium
Photography by Alejandro Photography // Recipe by The Lemon Bowl
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