We recently hosted a big brunch for family and friends who came from out of town for my daughter Maddie’s Bat Mitzvah. After the brunch, I was left with a good deal of beautiful fresh strawberries so I spent a few days whirring them into smoothies. This one, made with Silk soy milk is a new favorite.
I train with weights most weekday mornings, and I like to eat something that is high in protein when I return home. Why? Because protein provides energy and is essential for growth, repair, and maintenance of lean muscle tissue. Silk Soymilk contains 8 grams of protein per cup so this smoothie is great as a post workout drink. (If I’m looking to boost the protein further, I sometimes add some protein powder.)
Smoothies weren’t that appealing in the winter, but now that the weather is warm, I am really enjoying them. In addition to the protein content, another great thing about this Strawberry Date Smoothie is it’s made with just 3 ingredients and can easily be varied. Add a few leaves of lettuce or kale for a green smoothie, or mix up the fruit: I also love it with dried cherries.
Recipe for Strawberry Date Silk Smoothie
*1 heaping cup of fresh strawberries, sliced in half
*4 pitted dates, preferably Deglet Noor
*1 cup of Silk soy milk (I used the Original flavor)
*1 cup of ice
*1 teaspoon of all-natural jam for added sweetness- optional (try strawberry, raspberry, or another flavor; I used a spoonful of this jam-like preserved rose petals)
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until the desired consistency is reached. Add additional ice for a thicker smoothie and more liquid for a thinner one.
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Disclosure: This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.