Healthy Strawberry Milkshake

This morning it was 75º before the sun woke up and 90º before lunchtime. As someone who wishes every day was cloudy and 40º, I was feeling pretty grumpy… until I made myself this one ingredient strawberry milkshake.

It has just 6 simple ingredients and tastes good enough to pass for a “real” milkshake with artificial, animal-based everything. In fact, this is a simple knock-off of my Super Kale Shake (minus the kale and plus the strawberries). The cashews and vanilla are a perfect combination that give this drink such a rich & creamy taste without anything fattening or artificial.

Makes 1 shake

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 bananas – frozen
  • 5 strawberries – frozen
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 2/3 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon agave (optional)

Step One

Freeze the bananas ahead of time. Simply peel a few ripe bananas, break into chunks, and put them into a plastic bag to freeze overnight. I keep a steady supply in my freezer for milkshakes and smoothies.

Step Two

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. If the drink is too thick, add more milk; too thin, add more frozen banana or strawberry. I typically use almond milk for mine, but any non-dairy milk (soy, rice, hemp, etc.) all work well. If you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, feel free to omit the agave or use something like stevia for a slightly bitter-sweet taste, which I like.

To garnish, you can grate a cashew over the top or slice a strawberry lengthwise and add it to the side of the glass.

Adults?

As I was making this, I thought it would be killer with a splash (or three) of rum for an all natural Strawberry Daiquiri type of drink. Anyone daring enough to give it a shot and let me know how it turns out in the comments?!

Healthy Strawberry Milkshake