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Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie is a refreshing, delicious smoothie packed with nutrients!! A smoothie that the whole family will love and is perfect for warm weather, a post-workout, after school snack, or addition to your breakfast.
I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! Duh, strawberries are so yummy and pair well with lemons. Blah, blah, blah. But I am also so excited because I am giving you the opportunity to win a VITAMIX!!!! Wooohooo for free stuff!!!! I absolutely love Vitamix for sponsoring this post and giving the opportunity for one lucky winner to have one of my favorite appliances. Scroll down toward the end of this post for all the deets, and in the meantime, let’s get back to this smoothie:
I’ve been determined lately to get my stubborn 8 year old carbivore back to her smoothie drinking ways. She has been in a mood; mainly refusing to drink all her breakfast smoothies. So in an effort to change things up a bit, I thought she would be willing to try and love (fingers crossed) this strawberry version with lemons. With lemonade being her favorite non-water drink, I was thinking this would be a winner. No bananas, no other berries, and some coconut oil for some healthy fat. I did add some honey for the kids, but I felt that mine was better a bit more tart without the honey. I feel like I found the perfect recipe for a smoothie that tastes like lemonade without all the sugar. I made this for an after-school snack for the kids, and an after hot yoga class for me…………..
She loved it!!!! In fact, she even said, “I hope this is going on the blog.” That’s her endorsement to share with all of you. My 6 year old little man drank it up too, but he is usually a lot easier to please and loves everything.
I also love that this smoothie has some electrolyte restoring ingredients that are perfect for a post-workout. Lemons, strawberries, leafy greens, and coconut oil are perfect for refueling and balancing your electrolytes after a sweaty or hard workout. I added a sprinkle of himalayan salt, but you can feel free to omit that part if this is not served for a post-workout. Another post workout option is to add 1/2 coconut water/1/2 almond milk. Something for everyone in this recipe!
Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
- 1.5 cups almond milk or your favorite non-dairy milk*
- 1.5 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice juice of 1-2 lemons
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1 cup loose spinach or kale leaves
Place all ingredients into your high powered blender, and blend until smooth.
Add additional 1 tbsp honey if sweetener is needed (good idea for a kid friendly option), or 1 tsp himalayan salt (for a post-workout drink).
My personal favorite non-dairy milk is unsweetened Flax Milk. Feel free to use your favorite: almond, coconut, soy, cashew, etc. If using this as a post-workout drink, feel free to use 3/4 cup milk with 3/4 cup coconut water.
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