Make Your Own Delicious Almond Milk and Strawberry Dream Smoothie
The electric blender gave birth to the smoothie in the United States. The word “smoothie” was first coined by Mabel Stegner on June 23, 1940 in an article titled “Let the blender do it for you!” published in the New York Herald Tribune (p. 14-15). Concerning ingredients she wrote: “For instance, place a few ounces of milk, fruit juice, tomato juice or any desired liquid in the food container [of the blender]. Add a banana, or strawberries, or pitted cherries, or diced vegetables, Place the container on the base, switch on the electricity and in less than a minute out comes a banana milk ‘smoothie,’ a fruit nectar, or a raw vegetable cocktail
“Alissa Rumsey of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says that “By making your smoothies with milk instead of water, you’ll get 8 grams of protein per cup.” This smoothie takes that one step further by adding easy-to-make homemade almond milk to the mix.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup almonds, soaked overnight
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 dates
Refrigerate almonds soaking in water overnight. In the morning, rinse and peel them; the skin should slide right off.
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Enjoy!