low-sugar, low-carb strawberry adaptogenic smoothie
Confession: I totally wrote this for Valentine's Day, and while I definitely posted it on Insta, I figured I'd share some more deets here. Because this smoothie is honestly the best smoothie I've made like...ever.
So here's the thing about smoothies. I've always loved them — the first few blog posts on this blog and my first few Instagram posts are pretty much all smoothies; basically to the point where people asked me if I was vegan. But as great as smoothies taste when you buy them, they usually contain 90% banana.
That's all fine (unless you're like my friend Christina, who hates bananas), especially after a workout, but some people (me) are sensitive to that crazy sugar-overload. Plus, there are so many more fun things to put into smoothies than bananas!
On another note, I've been obsessed with the local brand Nutty Life's strawberry banana cashew milk. I had the honor of meeting the founder, Caroline, for coffee the other day and she gave me a bottle. It kickstarted my strawberry craving for basically all of February.
So this baby was born. It's veggie-packed, low-carb (for those of who are into a low carb breakfast or are keto), and low-sugar, but still tastes pretty damn delicious. Because that's what matters most!
P.S. This is thiccccc (yes, all the "c"'s are necessary). AKA perfect for adding a ton of toppings on it and eating with a spoon. Go wild.
Strawberry Adaptogenic Smoothie
serves: 1 | time: 3 minutes | low carb, low sugar, keto, Paleo
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- 5 frozen strawberries
- 5 frozen raspberries
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla non-dairy milk
- 1/4 cup frozen cauliflower rice
- 2 slices frozen banana (omit to be completely keto)
- 2 scoops Vital Proteins coconut collagen creamer
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp MCT oil
- 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 1 tsp ashwagandha
- 1 tsp reishi
- Toppings: cacao nibs, goji berries, sprouted sunflower seeds
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until thick and creamy.
- Pour into a cup or bowl (I used my Healthy Human mini cruiser — it helps keep your smoothies cold! Use APALEO10 for 10% off.)
- Top with toppings of choice and enjoy!
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