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Raw Vegan Strawberry Lemon Smoothie With Coconut Water For Driscolls

I love strawberries. I can’t get enough of them, and Driscoll’s are my favorite.

This family owned business has been growing strawberries for over 100 years, so I know I’m going to get the best quality, NON GMO berries all year round. Every single strawberry is hand-picked at the peak of ripeness and flavor and packaged right in the field, so the berries are only touched once until you open your package at home.

Now, always select strawberries that have a brilliant sheen and even red color, and for maximum freshness, refrigerate your strawberries in their original packaging, and then wash just prior to using them. They also freeze really well too.

Not only are strawberries juicy and delicious, they’re a versatile, fat-free, low-calorie, low sugar superfood! One cup contains just 50 calories and 8 grams of sugar. Strawberries are also rich in nutrients like Vitamin C, folate, potassium, magnesium, and fiber, and they’re loaded with antioxidants.

Now, one of the most delicious ways to enjoy your daily dose of strawberries is in a smoothie. This “dessert in a glass” shake is a sensational  blend of sweet and tangy flavors, with a vibrant zesty twist on the back end...and you can blend it together in seconds.
So, here’s what you do:

Place all of your ingredients into your blender.

  • 2 cups Driscoll's fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 ½ cups filtered water or coconut water
  • 1 cup ice
  • ¾ cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup pitted dates  - you could also use 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup chopped fresh or frozen banana
  • 3 ½ Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • a pinch of finely grated lemon zest
  • and a pinch of Celtic sea salt.

Blend on high for about 60 seconds until really creamy. Now, I’m using a Vitamix, which really pulverizes the ingredients and makes this shake incredibly smooth. But, you can easily make this recipe in any blender.

Either way, this Creamy Lemon Strawberry Smoothie With Coconut Water is absolutely spectacular, and is a treat the whole family can enjoy. 

You can find this shake, and more fabulous berry recipes and tips at Driscolls.Com.

Check out my recipe post and enter to WIN a Vitamix!

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