Editor’s note: Thank you So Delicious Dairy Free for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
Recently, I cut out drinking coffee in the mornings. I learned that my recurring headaches were actually happening on days I hadn’t had a morning coffee. For me, the best solution to stop those headaches was to cut back on caffeine completely, which left a gap in my morning routine. Instead of coffee, I’ve been having smoothies in the morning and this Strawberries and Greens smoothie is one of my new favorites!
I knew I wanted to get more greens into my diet. Being on the go all the time can mean I don’t eat as many veggies as I would like. Any place I can squeeze some greens is a win in my book! I added a generous handful of spinach to my smoothie and a teaspoon of adaptogens and wheatgrass that I picked up at my local supermarket.
The problem with green smoothies is that they taste just like that. A green smoothie. I know my smoothie breakfast streak would definitely not last as long if every smoothie tasted like spinach. To work around this, I made my smoothie base with creamy So Delicious coconut milk yogurt alternative and ½ a banana for sweetness.
I love using So Delicious coconut milk yogurt alternative because it’s smooth, creamy, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan! I also like that So Delicious products follow a rigorous allergen control program. We always have the unsweetened plain variety in our fridge and it’s really easy to put in so many different recipes – from smoothies to baked goods, to savory dishes.
We also love the So Delicious is part of Danone North America, which is one of the world’s largest B-Corporations®! This means that the company has a focus on sustainability, from fair wages for employees to reducing environmental impact. I love that Danone North America has obtained this certification because each certified B-Corporation® is evaluated on social and environmental performance and has requirements on transparency and accountability to remain certified.
In addition to the yogurt alternative, I added strawberries and banana to my smoothie base for sweetness. If you’d like a little additional sweetness, I love using date syrup as a dairy free, vegan alternative to sugar or honey.
If I ever feel like I miss my morning coffee too much, I like to serve up my smoothie in a fancy way – with “latte art”. Or in this case, smoothie art. The easiest trick I’ve learned is to create a string of hearts. First, pour the smoothie in a mug. Then put drops of coconut milk yogurt alternative on top of the smoothie, making sure the drops don’t touch. Take a toothpick and “connect the dots” – this will create a string of hearts on top!Print
Strawberries and Greens Dairy Free Smoothie
- ½ cup So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt Alternative (plain unsweetened)
- 4 strawberries
- ½ large banana
- ¼ cup spinach
- 1 tsp adaptogen + wheatgrass powder
- Add ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve cold, or if enjoying on the go, stir thoroughly before enjoying!