January 22, 2013
[Photograph: Carolyn Cope]
Whether you're craving the vibe of a lazy summer's day or just a tangy, not-too-sweet smoothie, this slightly creamy take on strawberry lemonade will get you there.
If your blender has a hard time processing dates, take Serious Eater catea's brilliant advice. Chop the dates and soak them in warm water for a few minutes, then drain thoroughly. Next, blend the soaked dates with the recipe's liquids until smooth before adding the rest of the ingredients. Thanks, catea!
To make this smoothie un-vegan (because, well, you have your reasons, and that's cool), feel free to substitute regular plain or strawberry yogurt for the soy yogurt.
About the author: Carolyn Cope is the voice behind the popular food and lifestyle blog Umami Girl, where she'll soon be releasing a free e-book filled with easy ways to incorporate more healthy, plant-based foods into your life. She is equal parts live-to-eat and eat-to-live and currently does both from London.
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Special equipment: Blender
serves Serves 2, active time 5 minutes, total time 5 minutes
- 2 cups (8 ounces) frozen sliced strawberries
- 1/4 cup (2 ounces) fresh lemon juice, from 1 to 2 lemons
- 1/2 cup (4 3/4 ounces) strawberry soy yogurt or plain soy yogurt (see note above)
- 1 pitted medjool date (if using plain soy yogurt, use 4 pitted dates)
- 1 cup (8 ounces) water
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Place all ingredients in blender and blend until completely smooth. Divide between two glasses and serve cold.