This healthy strawberry “milkshake” is thick, creamy and naturally sweetened. It is loaded with plant-based protein and nutritious pantry and freezer ingredients to satisfying your sweet tooth. Simply blend the ingredients together to enjoy this refreshing and vitamin-C rich treat!
Healthy Strawberry “Milkshake”
I’m always pleased when a recipe comes together quickly and easily with just five simple (and healthy) ingredients. And this vegan Healthy Strawberry “Milkshake” really tastes like the real thing but without the dairy and refined sugar.
This plant-based spin on a strawberry milkshake is not only thick and creamy but is bursting with sweet strawberry flavor with a hint of vanilla and extra sweetness from the dates. Dates are a fresh stone fruit that come from a date palm tree. They are naturally sweet, moist, juicy and have a distinct caramel flavor. They provide sweetness for less calories and also offer lots of healthy fiber, vitamins and minerals including zinc, copper, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, calcium, iron and vitamin K. And this fact blows me away: dates contain 50% more potassium than a banana (weight for weight). Potassium builds muscles, regulates your heartbeat, controls fluid balances and breaks down carbohydrates.
The creaminess of this milkshake comes from the cashews which provide plant-based protein. Each milkshake serving contains 1 cup of strawberries which are high in vitamin C and a great source of folate. You really can feel good about gulping this “milkshake” down since there is no refined sugar, heavy cream or ice cream in this recipe.
Want more strawberry recipes?
Here are some of my favorite recipes that feature strawberries (all vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free):
Also be sure to download my smoothie e-book (Rock Your Blender) which has my favorite smoothie recipes of all time.