Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie (Vegan+Dairy-Free)

This Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Amazingly rich and creamy, yet vegan and dairy-free. | platingsandpairings.com

This Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Amazingly rich and creamy, yet vegan and dairy-free.

This Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Amazingly rich and creamy, yet vegan and dairy-free. | platingsandpairings.com

For me, any day that begins with dessert is a good day. I’ll take it anyway I can get it – Snagging a leftover brownie from the break room at 8am is not above me. But a sweet treat in the morning is a lot better when I can actually justify it…

These Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothies make that justification totally possible. They’re dairy free, loaded with fresh fruit and natural protein, and will keep you satisfied until lunch – when you can go looking for a brownie in the break room again.

I’m using coconut milk instead of dairy-milk to give an extra creaminess and richness to this smoothie – This is the canned coconut milk, not the refrigerated kind that you’ll find in the cartons next to the regular milk. It’s thick, creamy and perfect for making these smoothies extra silky and decadent.

And, to add in the flavors of baking spices that you’d typically find in a white cake, I’m throwing in some nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla extract.. Those three flavors are like a big warm hug to me.

This Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Amazingly rich and creamy, yet vegan and dairy-free. | platingsandpairings.com

A spoonful of almond butter adds some protein and additional richness to the smoothie, along with flax seeds to add some omega-3 and fiber. Feel free to swap out the chia seeds for your favorite nutritional boost – Hemp seeds or flax seeds would work here as well. Also, if you don’t mind your smoothie turning an unappealing shade of brown, you could also sneak a handful of spinach or kale in here too.

Also, you can swap in other fruits in place of the strawberries. Blackberries, raspberries and peaches would all be delicious in this smoothie recipe.

The dessert-fiend in me would jump out of bed every day for one of these Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothies!

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie Ingredients:

  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Banana
  • Light Coconut Milk
  • Almond Butter
  • Chia Seeds
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie Recipe

This Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Amazingly rich and creamy, yet vegan and dairy-free. | platingsandpairings.com

Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie (Vegan + Dairy-Free)

Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy strawberry smoothie, strawberry shortcake smoothie, strawberry smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 481 kcal

This Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Amazingly rich and creamy, yet vegan and dairy-free.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana frozen
  • 1 3/4 cups light coconut milk from the can
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie (Vegan + Dairy-Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Sodium 151mg 6%
Potassium 603mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 12g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 57.5%
Calcium 20.6%
Iron 13.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you loved this Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie I would appreciate it so much if you would give this recipe a star review! Also, be sure to snap a picture of your finished smoothie and share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #platingsandpairings and tagging me @platingsandpairings.

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8 comments

  1. Michelle

    This looks like the perfect way to start the day to me!

    Reply

  2. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    This smoothie looks so good!! I love anything strawberry 🙂

    Reply

  3. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    Love smoothies like this! Coconut milk makes the best smoothies. My kids love these kind of smoothies too!

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Marlynn – This is definitely a kid-friendly smoothie – So yummy!

      Reply

  4. Melissa Chee

    This smoothie looks amazing!

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  5. Jessie | Kitschen Cat

    Hey Erin! I’m looking for a background board really similar to yours in these photos and was wondering if you bought it somewhere or if you made it!…?

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi Jessie – This is the one that I use: http://ericksonwoodworks.com/products/cookiesheet – I love it! Their boards are super high quality.

      Reply

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