Strawberry Milk Smoothie with Protein

Strawberry milk is a childhood favorite, and with good reason. Sweet and creamy, it has a delightfully pink hue that brightens even the coldest of winter mornings. While we’re not suggesting you break out the Strawberry Quik just yet, there are some ways to enjoy the flavors of your youth without sacrificing health and nutrition to the sugar gods.

Made with fresh strawberries and almond milk, our Strawberry Milk Smoothie with Protein is a breakfast smoothie for the adult who’s young at heart. As a bonus, adding MCT oil to smoothies means you don’t have to worry about falling out of ketosis later in the day, even if you indulge in carbs. Blend up this strawberry banana smoothie today—you won’t regret it.

  •  Servings: 1
  •  Ready In: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 banana, frozen

  • 1/2 cup strawberries, frozen

  • 1/2 cup almond milk

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 3 dates, pitted

  • Dash of vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon MCT oil

Instructions
  1. Add to the blender or food processor 1 banana, peeled and frozen.

  2. Add 1/2 cup strawberries, frozen with the leaves removed.

  3. Pour in 1/2 cup almond milk.

  4. Add 1/2 cup coconut milk.

  5. Pour in 2 tablespoons cocoa powder.

  6. Add 3 dates, pitted.

  7. Add a dash of vanilla extract.

  8. Pour in 1 tablespoon MCT oil.

  9. Combine all ingredients until mixture is smooth and creamy.

  10. Pour blender contents into a tall glass.

  11. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to a day.

Health Benefits
  1. Banana: a weight-loss-friendly fruit, bananas are also high in potassium and fiber to regulate digestion.

  2. Strawberries: hold a top spot on the list of fruits with the greatest antioxidant capacity. They also contain large amounts of potassium.

  3. Almond milk: contains high quantities of calcium, vitamin E, and vitamin D without equally high amounts of sugar.

  4. Coconut milk: is packed with protein and lauric acid, a healthy fat that the body relies upon for fuel.

  5. Cocoa powder: features polyphenols known to boost blood flow to the brain and improve cognitive function.

  6. Dates: contain fiber to help support a healthy digestive system.

  7. Vanilla: offers anti-inflammatory properties to prevent autoimmune disorders like arthritis and beautify the skin.

  8. MCT oil: may help keto practitioners lose weight and remain in ketosis despite cheat days.

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