Sugar-Free Strawberry SmoothiesMar 19, 2021
Summer is just around the corner. I can smell dark soil, mud puddles, and gentle summer rains hovering in the air. I saw tiny buds on my lilac bush yesterday (hurray)! When I look out the windows, I find myself actually looking forward to raking and cleaning up the yard.
What better way to welcome summer then with a taste of strawberries?
This is one of our favorite snacks when we want something cold and sweet, without taking the time to make ice-cream. We use either this or this homemade yogurt to make it thick and creamy – and then we add a splash of almond extract for a unique twist. Add fresh or frozen strawberries and some stevia to make it sugar-free and healthy. (And because we’re shedding those concealing sweaters!)
Just a few tweaks (in the notes) will make this recipe available to those on the paleo and AIP diets.
Sugar-Free Strawberry Smoothie
Use yogurt to make it thick and creamy, and add a splash of almond extract for a unique twist. A quick and easy treat that's cold, yummy, and healthy too!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 2 servings
- 2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 2 cups plain yogurt (you can also use canned coconut milk to make it dairy-free)
- 1 tsp. almond extract (vanilla works too)
- 1 pinch stevia (to taste)
- 15-20 ice cubes
- Place the ice cubes and strawberries in a blender or food processor. (It blends easier if they are at the bottom and closer to the blades).
- Then add yogurt, almond extract, and stevia (add a little at a time and taste test to get the desired sweetness).
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into individual glasses and top with a berry to enjoy!
Note: Using canned coconut milk will make this allowed on the paleo diet. Using canned coconut milk and vanilla extract will make this allowed on the AIP diet.
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