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Strawberry Coconut Smoothies

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It’s nearly strawberry season here in Indiana. Before we got into food 6 years ago, I had never heard of a season for strawberries. They were always available at my local supermarket, giant and red in their plastic carton. But when we started exploring local and seasonal eating, some local berries were one of my first choices, They were small but an overwhelming burst of flavor, tasting like the sun and the ground and summer.

From that time on, we focused on eating strawberries mainly during strawberry season, and local when we could. This smoothie is made of local strawberries that were frozen from last year (though we must admit the garnish is storebought!). The delicious recipe is courtesy of our friend Amanda, who brought the recipe idea from the new My New Roots cookbook and ingredients to a spring brunch we cooked together. (She’s also a fabulous photographer and overall amazing person.)

The smoothie was a lovely compliment to our brunch; it’s lightly sweet and refreshing. And I must say, bee pollen is the perfect garnish! Try to find local bee pollen if you can (feel free to omit if it’s not readily available). This recipe is the second of three in our Spring Brunch Menu that we worked up for spring and Mother’s Day, but it works for anytime: breakfast on the go, afternoon snack, or healthy bit of sweet after a meal.

Spring Brunch Menu

Soft Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Asparagus

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Strawberry Coconut Smoothies

Coffee

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This recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, naturally sweet

Strawberry Coconut Smoothies
 
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Serves: 2 regular or 4 small servings
What You Need
  • 1 cup strawberries, cut in half, plus additional for garnish
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 teaspoon bee pollen, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 Medjool date
  • Zest from ½ lemon
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 3 cups light coconut milk (homemade if desired)
  • Mint leaves, for garnish
What To Do
  1. Place all ingredients except for the mint leaves in a blender and blend until combined and thick.
  2. Pour into glasses and garnish with sliced strawberries, bee pollen, and mint leaves.

 

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7 Comments

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    Katie @ Whole Nourishment
    May 7, 2015 at 2:47 am

    Oh boy, love the looks of this smoothie. And I can’t wait to get my hands on MNR cookbook this summer when I’m in the US. I like seeing that you serve a smoothie with brunch. I always want to but I feel like it’s just one drink too many, but when I see your brunch setup it looks like just the perfect amount!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    May 7, 2015 at 7:21 am

    These smoothies look so refreshing! Love the bee pollen in there!

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    Ana
    May 7, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Riquísimo!!!

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    Amy @ Parsley In My Teeth
    May 7, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    These are so beautiful. And the bee pollen is a nice touch!

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    Nina at FocusedonFit.com
    May 12, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Hey there! Loving no your blogs and your recipes (your tomato/artichoke soup is one of my favs). We have a blog too hat we just launched last year with a focus on nutrition, health and fitness. Our recipes are truly ‘focused on fit.’ To that end, we just launched an app, Simply Smoothies that allows the user to design their own smoothie with ingredients on hand. The app builds the recipe for them and also provides the nutritional value immediately. We would love for you guys to review it and if you like, feature it on your blog…https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simply-smoothies-smoothie/id975605998?mt=8&uo=6&at=1001l3mn

    What do you think?

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      Alex
      May 12, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks for sharing! We actually don’t have any access to the iTunes store, but it sounds like a fun app.

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    Karissa
    May 17, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I noticed you specify that coconut milk from a carton is preferable to canned. I’m curious…why is that? Lower carbon footprint? Better taste?

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