Strawberry Shortcake Smoothies

strawberry shortcakeThis (healthy!) smoothie surpasses the dessert. This smoothie will make you exclaim some sort of delicious remark mid sip. This smoothie has layers. Layers of awesome.

Layer 1 = Vanilla “cake” flavored smoothie
Layer 2 = Sweet and tart strawberry smoothie
Layer 3 = Vanilla cashew cream drizzled with chocolate

(If you’re in a hurry, or your smoothie needs are immediate, feel free to blend all of the ingredients together instead of creating individual layers.)

Makes 2 smoothies

Layer 1
Ingredients:
2 1/2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup frozen cauliflower (wtf?! Yup. You heard me. Just do it.)
1/4 cup oats
1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. (You may need to stop to scrape down the sides or adjust liquid depending on the quality of your blender.)

Layer 2
Ingredients:
2 cups frozen strawberries, thawed (Or try fresh strawberries!)
6 dates (soak in water for 30-60 minutes if they’re not super soft)
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp lemon (omit if your strawberries are extra tart)

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. (You may need to stop to scrape down the sides or adjust liquid depending on the quality of your blender.)

Layer 3
Ingredients:
4 Tbs Vanilla Cashew Cream (recipe below)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Strawberries for garnish

Directions:
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave.

To assemble:
Layer the vanilla cake and strawberry smoothies into two glasses. Top with Vanilla Cashew Cream. Dip a spoon into the melted chocolate and drizzle over the top. Garnish with strawberries if ya wanna get fancy.

Eat with a spoon. Sip on the run. Stir it up, or savor each individual layer. I like swirling it together, but it’s in your hands now.

Share and Enjoy!

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Vanilla Cashew Cream (Keep extra in the freezer to have on hand or try with Cinnamon Pear Parfaits!)
Ingredients:
1 cup cashews (soaked in water for several hours, then drained)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup maple Syrup (check the label- maple syrup should be the only ingredient)
Pinch of sea salt (or 1/8 tsp)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
Add all ingredients into a food processor (or blender*) and blend until super smooth.

*You may need to stop to scrape down the sides or adjust liquid if using a blender.

 

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