Dairy Free Strawberry Shortcake Shake
This Strawberry Shortcake Shake has become my summer smoothie, I have been enjoying it so much the last couple weeks! You see last summer I feel like I didn’t take advantage of the summer produce as much as I wish I had. Unlike 2017 Andrea, 2018 Andrea is enjoying the hell of every moment of life and that means not letting the same thing happen again. There’s something about strawberries in the summer that totally make me smile and just let go. It’s like the same feeling I get when I am going on a walk or a hike in the mountains. I instantly feel happy and just full of gratitude. I told myself that moving to Colorado would be the best thing ever and while I am beyond grateful and happy to be here, I would be lying if I said I still didn’t get a little sad and just have days when I’m fucking lost. On those days, I am more mindful and just giving. I immerse myself in nature as much as I can and also I do things that I love, and it starts with this crazy god strawberry shortcake shake that is perfect for the summer.
As you all know, I made a small little announcement on Instagram the other day, that I am not gonna use a fridge/oven/stove for the next two months, as in until it’s August. Okay so not entirely, because I am still recipe testing and I am also working on other recipes for later on but I only do that when I visit my mom so I basically do it all once every other week or so. Yeah, so basically I test and shoot like five recipes in one day sometimes more.
On a day to day basis though, your girl is not cooking, so I have been living off of this smoothie, quick and simple salads I make to eat at that moment, open face veggie and fruit sammies and my blended rasa or matcha in the morning.
This Strawberry Shortcake Shake is made up of, you guessed it, sweet, summery strawberries. I have been obsessing over strawberries the last few weeks and for good reason, I don’t need to put them in the fridge, they make the perfect snack or smoothie base and they are so in season right now. I love that every week when I go the farmers market I get a bunch of red, juicy strawberries that taste amazing.
The best part of the Strawberry Shortcake Shake is that it is dairy free, gluten free and filled with healthy and delicious fats. I keep my extra thick by adding avocados and I cheat and add ice but you don’t have to if you don’t want to, I don’t always.
If you want to freeze the strawberries and bananas you are more than welcome to, I am not using a fridge or freezer so I keep mine room temperature. I’ve been enjoying this Strawberry Shortcake Shake in the mornings, or in the afternoons right before I have dinner. and has even made an appearance as dessert.
MAKE IT: Dairy Free Strawberry Shortcake Shake
1 cup of water
1 cup of strawberries, I rinse mine and leave the greens on
1 T of flaxseeds
1 T of ghee
3 T of cashew butter
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 medjool date
2 T of hemp hearts
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
2 scoops of collagen peptides or protein powder of choice
pinch of salt, I like to use Real Salt
1/2 cup of ice, optional
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. You might need to use the tamper to press down the ingredients.