Strawberry-Almond Smoothie

13 Feb 2012, by Dr. Marnie Wachtler in Healthy Recipes

Strawberry-Almond Smoothie

Planning is key when wanting to make this smoothie or a variation of it. Before I go to bed, I briefly plan out the next day. Do I need to soak any nuts or beans? Cook a pot of quinoa? It only takes a few minutes to get the nuts out and pour water over them. You’ll want to give them about 8 to 10 hours of soaking time. In the morning be sure to drain off the soaking water and rinse well in a colander. Use any frozen or fresh fruits you have on hand here.
1 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight
1 1/2 to 2 cups water
2 to 3 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
1 whole vanilla bean
1 tablespoon raw honey (optional)
Place the almonds and water into a high-powered blender fitted with a sharp blade. Add water and blend until very smooth, about 30 to 60 seconds. Then add the berries, vanilla bean, and honey, blend again until smooth. Serve immediately.
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