Summer is just around the corner. I can smell dark soil, mud puddles, and gentle summer rains hovering in the air. I saw tiny buds on my lilac bush yesterday (hurray!) and when I look around the yard I find myself actually looking forward to raking and cleaning up the yard.
What better way to welcome summer then with a taste of strawberries?
This is one of our favorite snacks when we want something cold and sweet, without taking the time to make ice-cream. We use the easiest yogurt on planet earth to make it thick and creamy and add a splash of almond extract for a unique twist. Add fresh or frozen strawberries and some stevia to make it sugar-free and healthy. (And because we’re shedding those concealing sweaters!)
Sugar-Free Strawberry Smoothie (gluten-free, candida-diet)
2 c. strawberries (fresh or frozen)
2 c. homemade yogurt (you can also use coconut or almond milk or kefir)
1 t. almond extract (vanilla works too)
stevia, to taste
15-20 ice cubes
1. Place the ice cubes and strawberries in a blender or food processor. (It blends easier if they are at the bottom and closer to the blades).
2. Then add yogurt, almond extract, and stevia.
3. Blend until smooth.
4. Pour into individual glasses and top with a berry to enjoy!
This is a quick and easy treat that’s cold, yummy, and healthy too!
What are your favorite ways to welcome summer?
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