Vegan Strawberry Smoothie
July 02nd, 2009 | Class: Drinks, Fruit, Vegan
My father has the strictest morning routine I’ve ever seen. He wakes up at 6:30 AM, goes for a 45-minute stroll, takes a bathe, eats his breakfast and he’s on his method to work at 8:00 AM sharp. This has been his routine for so long as I can bear in mind. Stricter than his morning routine is the checklist of issues he eats at breakfast. A slice of toasted bread, inexperienced and black olives (4 of every), a skinny slice of Gruyere, a thick slice of white cheese (remainder of the world calls it Feta cheese), a teaspoon of Swiss honey, tea with lemon (sweetened by the remnants of honey left on the teaspoon) and a small bowl of cherry tomatoes, that are peeled by my unbelievably affected person mom. One would assume that his son would have acquired a considerably comparable breakfast behavior.
I’m a horrible son. I watch, however not be taught. I don’t eat something after I get up. I am going straight to the espresso machine and watch the partitions whereas the drips fill the pot. Give me a plate stuffed with crepes full of chocolate gelato and smeared with dulce de leche and I’ll simply stare at it with an empty look. I would shrug, too.
I do know it’s dangerous. Very very dangerous. However this was all earlier than Ozlem got here alongside and launched me to her line of vegan smoothies. This strawberry smoothie is my present favourite.
Flaxseeds, strawberries, coconut milk, a ripe banana, a touch of grape molasses and a few chocolate mint leaves (sure, the sort I develop in my balcony is known as “chocolate mint” and it does odor like chocolate). This smoothie not solely handled my breakfast dysfunction, but additionally offered a loving house for the bananas that had been virtually fermenting on my kitchen counter.
Ozlem says the best sweetener for a vegan smoothie is agave syrup, however we didn’t have it that morning so we used grape molasses as a substitute. You may as well use dried fruits resembling dates, apricots and prunes. Additionally, inserting the banana within the fridge the night time earlier than helps thicken the smoothie.
I nonetheless have my espresso in a big mug each morning, however I additionally drink one thing exceptionally dietary, too. My father is so proud.
VEGAN STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE
- four tsp flax seeds
- 2 ripe bananas (ideally chilly)
- 1lb strawberries
- 1 cup coconut milk (or soy milk)
- 1 tbsp grape molasses (or agave syrup or 2 dried apricots/prunes/dates)
- four mint leaves (plus extra for adornment)
- Put all substances right into a blender and mix on excessive velocity for 30 seconds or till clean.
- Pour into glasses, garnish with mint leaves and serve.