It’s the end of April and all I want are my flip-flops, a pretty mani/pedi, my sunglasses and my beach chair.
Toss in a tiny weeny yellow polka dot bikini and we’re all set.
Get the picture?
I’m so ready for summer.
And with Memorial Day only a month away – we’re in the home stretch, folks!
Ya see, I’m a beach gal living in the heart of Manhattan. I grew up on the beach about an hour outside the city where my parents still live … and where I spend my summer weekends soaking up the salt air and riding my bike with my beach chair on the handle bars and my smoothie in one hand.
Whether you’re lookin’ for a pretty pink way to brighten your day or a refreshing start to your morning, this strawberry smoothie recipe (or coconut smoothie..whatever you wanna call it) is sure to put a smile on that tan (not sunburned) face of yours! I don’t care if you live in Kansas and all you’re planning this summer is to garden and stick your toes in your water hose- you can close your eyes and pretend your with me sippin’ this here smoothie at the shore.
Thank goodness I have a family that let’s me make a mess in their kitchen. Now if only they cleaned up for me…
I dunno if I’ve told you guys about my love affair with smoothies before…about how they remind me of summer because they’re so refreshing. They’re all about the fresh fruit and crunchy ice.
Smoothies are so easy to make at home and it’s kinda hard to mess ‘em up so you should be able to do this one with no problem at all! You just need to prep some fresh fruit and have some ice on hand. I chose fresh strawberries and cilantro along with a few coconut flakes because I spotted them at the farmer’s market that were just begging to be purchased.
This recipe is fruity n’ fun…to say the least and it takes less than 5 minutes to prep- then other few seconds to slurp it on up!
Get your straws ready, folks…you’re gunna love this one.
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, stems removed
- 1 medium ripe banana, peeled
- ¼ cup cashews
- ½ cup gluten-free oats
- 1 cup Almond Breeze Almond Milk
- ½ tsp. powdered stevia
- ½ tsp. coconut flakes
- ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
- ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ½ cup ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth. Transfer to serving glasses.
- Serve chilled.
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze.