This strawberry smoothie recipe is my reset button. I developed this recipe last year when I started on my protocols with Dr. Rob for my adrenal fatigue issues. At one point in my protocol, I was supposed to drink a green smoothie every three hours for three days, and then until day 14, I was supposed to have at least 2 smoothies per day.
Prior to this, I was NOT a green smoothie girl. Because: green. Ick. I’d MUCH rather enjoy greens in a salad instead of in my smoothie. But this “jump in the deep end” method had me experimenting with MANY different variations on the theme of green smoothies.
This one is the winner. After discovering this combination, I gradually stopped experimenting and just made this one every time. It’s that good, and I never got tired of it, because it tastes like a milkshake!
I can and do still enjoy these, and they are not in the least bit green or icky tasting. Promise!
If you’re new to the concept of green smoothies, the idea is that you’re getting all of the minerals, vitamins, and yes…even that fiber in a highly efficient manner that’s easy for your body to absorb.
For me, I needed to give my liver some support as well, since I’m genetically a slow detoxer, and that I don’t get much benefit from using the most common forms of B vitamins.
Using greens means that my body benefits from easily bio-available B vitamins, and that helps support healthy detox pathways. So it’s really a win-win when you’re coming off of a *cough* sugar-laden *cough* holiday where you may or may not have been a good girl.
And this strawberry smoothie recipe is also sugar free, and loaded with good, healthy protein to help keep your blood sugar nice and calm. It’s great for a snack, as a breakfast, or even tasty enough to serve as a dessert!
As written, this works as a Fuel Pull recipe on the Trim Healthy Mama plan. If you’d like to know more about the THM Plan, I reviewed their new book here!
I have no idea why hazelnut plays so well with the strawberry smoothie recipe combo, but it’s really the magic that makes the recipe taste like a milkshake and not like pea soup. So I highly recommend. If you don’t have this on hand, you may also try a drop or two of a good hazelnut flavoring and your sweetener of choice to get the same effect. And on the theme of resetting your health…
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Strawberry Smoothie Recipe Printable & Pin
- 1 - 1½ cups frozen sliced (unsweetened) strawberries, or whole frozen berries
- ½ cup low fat cottage cheese, I love the 2% Daisy brand
- 3 cup almond milk, divided if you want a striped smoothie
- 1 full dropper hazelnut stevia, or sweetener to taste with hazelnut flavoring
- 1-2 cups rinsed fresh baby spinach leaves
- pinch of sea salt
- 10 ice cubes, optional if you use fresh berries
- If you want a green smoothie, add all ingredients to the blender, and blend until smooth.
- Adjust sweetness to taste, and enjoy
- If you want a striped smoothie, add berries, cottage cheese, sweetener and flavorings, and 1½ cups of almond milk.
- Blend until smooth, and pour ⅓ cup into the bottom of each glass. Pour off about half of the remaining pink smoothie into another glass to layer in later.
- Add spinach and additional almond milk to remaining smoothie, and reblend until smooth and green.
- Spoon in on top of the pink layer, adding additional pink stripes spooned in from your reserved pink smoothie.
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