Happy Canada Day!!! Enjoy a Creamy Coconut Water Strawberry Smoothie

What a scorcher of a weekend! No complaints! I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather. 🙂 Whether you are in the city or away at the cottage celebrating, I’m sure good food and some alcoholic drinks be it wine or beer will be involved.  The best tip for the summer for skin and general health is to stay hydrated. Have your wine and beer; however, remember to rehydrate as alcohol is a diuretic (i.e. it will pull water out of your body).

I’m never going to stop advocating for individuals to drink water but the reality is individuals will want something with a little bit more flavour from time to time.

Here’s a smoothie I love to make whenever I feel like a change from water. Generally, after a 5-10 km run, I am happy with water; however, after 1-2 hour bike ride, I feel like having something a little bit more substantial. 😉  Should you find yourself lounging by the pool or lounging by the dock catching the beautiful sunshine, individuals may sometimes forget to hydrate. Here’s a treat which will offer you a bit of nutrition and hydration at the same time. Who does not like to multitask? 🙂

There is no better time to enjoy Ontario strawberries than now. They are absolutely DELICIOUS!!! If you haven’t gotten a box for yourself, you are missing out!!!

ontario strawberries

Creamy Strawberry Coconut Water Smoothie (serves 8 x 125 mL portions or 4 x 250 mL portions)

  • 2 cups Ontario strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut water (Don’t like coconut water, switch to plain water)
  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup pitted dates or dried figs or dried prunes
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tsp. vanilla extract

Food For Thought: What is your Go To Smoothie To Make?

strawberry smoothie

 

 

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