Despite the frigid temperatures in Western PA, we still start the morning with a delicious smoothie. We have been enjoying smoothies for breakfast for the past 3 years. Before investing in the infamous Vitamix, we used to use an immersion (stick) blender and followed the tips from one of our favorite Food Network Chefs, Alton Brown. His tip is to prep your frozen fruit in the evening and leave it in the fridge to partially thaw, allowing you to use any blender. That did the trick until our upgrade to the Vitamix.
Sweet and nutritious, this CocoBerry Smoothie is sure to satisfy!
- 1 ½ cups of toasted coconut almond milk we use Califia Farms Brand
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 ½ cups of frozen strawberries we buy large bags at Costco
- 2 dates pits removed
- ½ cup of water
Blend on high for about 30-45 seconds or until desired consistency.
If you are not using a high-speed/industrial strength blender, I recommend measuring the frozen ingredients the night before and placing in the refrigerator; they soften just enough to allow your blender to do the work.
I topped mine with a few sprinkles of raw coconut flakes. Snap a pic, grab a reusable straw and get sipping! Oh, use #veginspiredfoodie on social media so we can see your beautiful creation!