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When strawberries are in season, I make these Fresh Strawberries Smoothies almost every day.
If I get a batch of berries that aren’t quite at their peak, then I add a touch of agave syrup to my smoothies. I don’t like them super sweet though and I love to let the fresh strawberries shine. So many times I get caught up adding tons and tons of ingredients to a smoothie that it becomes boring and the flavors don’t get to shine through.
It’s just good to get back to basics with a fresh, healthy smoothie for breakfast or a snack or anytime of day. I’ve also been known to take my smoothies with us on a spring picnic. The kids go crazy when I take them along! It surprises them every time!
I love to prep everything I need at the beginning of the week or at least in the morning before the busy evening hours hit, but I would never think to wash and prep my berries before I was ready to use them. Since I’m new to using these Rubbermaid® Freshworks™ containers I knew the ultimate test for my family would be berries!
I am beyond thrilled with how long my washed berries stay fresh. Seriously, they lasted about week before just barely starting to lose their freshness. A WEEK! For FRESH WASHED BERRIES in my fridge! A WEEK! The containers tout that they keep produce fresher up to 80% longer than storing produce in bags from the store….and I’d have to agree. Another bonus…they are dishwasher safe. You know me….it has to be dishwasher safe or I don’t use it!
Did I mention my WASHED berries stayed fresh for a week. Not 24 hours like normal.
- 2 cups strawberries, cleaned and hulled
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp agave syrup (optional)
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- Make the smoothie by adding the strawberries, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tbls agave syrup, and 1/3 cup milk to a blender.
- Process until smooth and then add a couple handfuls of ice and blend until smooth and somewhat thick. Pour into two small cups and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 0.8gCarbohydrates: 22.6gProtein: 1.9g
Disclaimer: I’m sharing #Freshworks in my life as part of a Rubbermaid Freshworks sponsored series for Socialstars™.