Ever since I became lactose intolerant (about three years ago now) I've avoided making smoothies because I don't really like soy milk, or I never like opening a whole bottle of lactose free milk because they only come in one litre bottles and I never use them up. I like my smoothies with ice cream and milk, because that's how I made them growing up. Since becoming lactose intolerant, I've also had to stop having my favorite cold (and hot!) drinks - iced white chocolate mochas (my ultimate favorite), Boost juices (although I recently discovered that you can have 'crush' versions of whatever smoothie you choose - they just leave out the yoghurt!), Max Brenner white hot chocolate in a hug mug and white chocolate suckaos!
Anyway, occasionally, I will have one of these drinks... and pay the price. But it's worth it!
It still made me sad that I couldn't have them as much as I would like to have them. The other day, when I got home from the gym, I really, really, really wanted a smoothie. So I decided to try one, using soy milk, for the first time ever. And it was delicious!
Berries, Banana and Walnut Smoothie
- 4 strawberries
- 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 banana
- 1 orange, juiced
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup soy milk
- 1 small scoop of Greek frozen yoghurt - I figured it wouldn't hurt
Blend until smooth + enjoy your delicious and healthy smoothie! (: I called it a breakfast smoothie because I've taken to having it every morning for breakfast (I do variations, of course, with hazelnuts, cinnamon, passionfruit, almonds, honey, blueberries, cranberries, mangoes... whatever I have on hand! And it's so yummy!), but you can have it whenever you like! Smoothies are super filling because although it doesn't feel like it, you're eating four different fruit in two minutes! And so healthy too. Enjoy!
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