On a busy summer morning, when I am hurrying to head out the door, and the sunshine is already heating up the day, I pull out the blender at breakfast time. This quick version of a smoothie-milkshake combo is a fun treat any time of day, but can be a fun addition to a morning meal.
I like to toss strawberries into the freezer (stored in freezer bags) when they are ripe in the summer. (I don’t often take the time to make batches of jam; we like our smoothies a lot more!) So, they are ready whenever we want them.
You can use dairy-free (such as almond milk) or dairy milk. Freeze it in an ice cube tray ahead of time (such as the night before, to make a morning milkshake). If you’re in a hurry, you can substitute regular ice cubes instead of frozen milk, but the milk makes for the best flavor/texture.
Measurements will depend on the size of your drinking glasses. (You can make multiple glasses at a time, if you want, as long as they fit in your blender.)
Healthier Strawberry Milkshake
1/2 glassful of Frozen Strawberries
1/2 glassful of Frozen Milk Ice Cubes
Almond Milk or Whole Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Tbl. Raw Honey or Organic Agave (or more to taste)
Real Whipped Cream (optional)
Add frozen strawberries and ice to fill your glass. Then, pour in the milk to fill the glass. Pour the glassful into the blender. Add vanilla and honey.
Mix well in the blender, until it thickens to a “milkshake consistency.” If you want it thicker, add a few more ice cubes, and blend again. If you need to thin it, add a bit more milk.
Taste, and adjust with more vanilla or sweetening, if desired. Pour back into your glass, and top with whipped cream, if using. Serve immediately.