Strawberry & Apricot Vegan Smoothie

I have been craving strawberries for what feels like soooo long. I think my body is getting sick of the winter weather and it’s starting to miss the currently out of season fruits (like all the yummy fresh berries that are currently £2 per packet… what!?) But in this smoothie we’re going to be using frozen fruit which is waaay cheaper.

Frozen fruit is always better for smoothies, not only because you can keep them in the freezer without worrying about them going bad, but frozen fruit makes your smoothie thicker, and it gives it makes it more like an icy texture rather than a thinner juice. Which is why you make “nicecream” with frozen bananas and not fresh ones.

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Strawberry & Apricot Vegan Smoothie

This smoothie is soooo yummy and refreshing with a mixture of strawberries & apricots, which means that it’s full of Vitamin A & Vitamin C. I also added a few spoonfuls of my favourite Alpro Vanilla Soya Yogurt. If you are newly vegan and you’re searching for a new creamy yogurt then this is definitely the one you need. It tastes better than I remember any of the standard non-vegan vanilla yogurts tasting, and it’s healthier for you and contains B12 & Vitamin D. I can’t get enough of it! I also added a small tsp of ground flaxseed for omega 3.

Lately I have gone smoothie mad, just because I’ve been craving fruit in the mornings lately. Not to mention that you can make soooo many combinations of smoothies with just a few different fruits. But anything with berries, or anything tropical, are 100% my favourites. It makes me miss living in Hawaii!

 I whipped this smoothie up in a few minutes, so it’s perfect if you’re in a rush. Scroll down below for the recipe!

Strawberry & Apricot Vegan Smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 3/4 cup frozen apricots
  • 1/2 cup Alpro Vanilla Soya Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water/plant-based milk
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed (vegan Omega 3 source) optional
  • 1 tablespoon agave optional
  • Optional garnish: fresh strawberries/apricots

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender & blend until smooth. If the smoothie seems too thick, add a little more water or plant-based milk. 
  • Taste and add agave if you like your smoothie a little sweeter.

NUTRITION – without agave

Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 201mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g
Vitamin A: 45% | Vtaminc C: 19% |  Calcium: 17% | Iron: 9%
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