So us Californians are back to sweltering in the heat. 85 degrees! In May! Life is so hard!
But really. It’s hot as balls out and it’s getting hotter. I really hope my plants survive.
I made this smoothie this weekend after a super awesome bike ride with the man. We rode up in Irish hills, where there are often more rocks than grains of dirt (you think I’m joking). A super awesome local organization called the Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers (or CCCMB) has opened up in the past few months a ton of new trail up there, and we are loving it. We rode up to a little pond that actually sticks around all year, which is super rare around here.
I went a little faster than I normally do (Strava says so), and near the end all I could think about was making this smoothie.
It came together so simple and super awesome. Just a bit tart from the yogurt, but no need for any added sweetener. The almond butter gives it just the right amount of other flavor that makes it addicting. I’m making another one today. As soon as I can get my hands on some more strawberries. Otherwise I might melt.
A refreshing smoothie recipe perfect for a hot spring day!
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 1 cup chopped strawberries*
- 1 cup chopped mango*
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt, vegan or otherwise
- 1/4 cup almond milk, plus more if needed
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- Add all the ingredients to a blender in the order that they appear. Blend until smooth!
Frozen fruit is definitely okay here. I used frozen mango. It makes the smoothie cold without needing to add ice. If you use all fresh fruit, you may want to add some ice to make it cold enough.