Here in Texas, we have a great respect for the growing season of fruits and veggies. Here’s my super-easy recipe for the perfect strawberry smoothie to celebrate berry time in Texas – while it lasts.
The Perfect Strawberry Smoothie
- Frozen strawberries (one handful)
- Fresh or frozen spinach (one handful)
- Ice cubes (one handful)
- 1 tablespoon collagen powder
- 1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter
- 1-2 cups almond milk
Blend all ingredients together until smoothie consistency, and enjoy on the patio. Or by the pool. Pour it into your travel tumbler and hit the road for a Texas day trip if you’d like.
This recipe is so easy, so satisfying and so delicious, no matter where you plop down to enjoy it.
The Versatility of the Strawberry
My mother and grandmother made use of berry time in Texas by making strawberry shortcake at Easter, and by canning a few jars of preserves for a taste of strawberry during the wintertime.
But the closest thing we ever had to a perfect strawberry smoothie was a milkshake at the local DQ.
And I don’t recall any mention of adding strawberries to a pretty green salad.
Nope. Strawberries were a delicacy in the Texas panhandle, and we enjoyed them sparingly.
Topping a bed of spinach with plump, ripe red berries would have been considered fiendishly frivolous in the house where I grew up.
But that’s A-L-L different now.
If you want to eat strawberries whole, do it. Perhaps you want to chunk them up into a bowl of steel cut oats? Even better.
The versatility of the Texas strawberry is absolutely endless.
Where to Buy Texas Strawberries
Finding the main ingredient for your perfect strawberry smoothie is pretty easy.
You can visit your local grocery store or pull the car over when you spot a fruit stand on the highway.
Texas farmers markets also carry strawberries by the bushel basket, but you can also pick your own.
Celebrate the Season
Strawberry season will be gone before we know it.
Make the perfect strawberry smoothie!
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