Today’s guest post reminds me of summer, because I don’t think a strawberry milkshake can remind me of anything but summer. I loved the creativity on this shake, using an avocado for creaminess. I wouldn’t have thought of combining these ingredients, but they work out perfectly, and make this milkshake taste just right. Plus, this is a much healthier shake to serve to your kids, and to yourself, guilt free!
This post comes from Kenley over at EatKaleforBreakfast.com:
When I was little my grandparents would occasionally take us out to eat at 1950’s style diners. Each time we went I would dump about two handfuls of quarters into the jukebox, and then engage in an excruciating internal debate over which flavor of milkshake to get. While vanilla and chocolate both had their merits, strawberry always won. I loved how creamy, fluffy, and unapologetically sweet strawberry milkshakes were—not to mention that they were my favorite color!
When I went vegan, I noticed that it was really hard to find a strawberry milkshake that didn’t taste like it had an ulterior motive. Some were disguising fiber-bombs or greens powder while others sacrificed all milkshake-like qualities in the name of health. I am a firm believer that healthy food and delicious food are not mutually exclusive, so I set out to make a healthy vegan milkshake that you could get away with serving in a 50’s diner. This milkshake is now one of my favorites, and the first one that I make for people reluctant to introduce green smoothies into their diet.
- 1 frozen Banana
- 1 heaping cup of Frozen Strawberries
- ½ ripe Avocado (peeled, pitted)
- 1 ½ cups non-dairy Milk (my favorites to use are coconut milk and almond milk)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2-3 pitted Medjool Dates, depending on desired sweetness
- Combine, blend and enjoy!
- Feel free to top with whipped coconut cream to get the full diner affect!
- Leftovers store well in a mason jar in the fridge for 1-2 days.
Kenley Eaglestone is a plant-based vegan chef, writer, and free-spirited travel lover. On her blog, eatkaleforbreakfast.com, Kenley shares easy (and delicious!) gluten-free vegan recipes, and inspires people to live happier and healthier lives. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up with her culinary adventures!
Would you try this smoothie? What do you think of adding in avocado for creaminess? How do you make your favorite vegan strawberry shake?