Smoothie Recipe: Strawberry “Nice” Cream from Smoothie Project by Catherine McCord

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I am happy to share this smoothie recipe from the new cookbook, Smoothie Project by Catherine McCord. I was sent a copy at no charge for my honest review as part of the Abrams Dinner Party for 2019/2020. All opinions are my own.

I am the first to admit that I love to get a smoothie now and then when I am out and about. I have to admit my love of smoothies is more because the ones I enjoy are more about them being slushy, frozen fruit rather than anything healthy for me. This book can certainly change my mind though – so many delicious and good for me drinks to incorporate into my routine.

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Smoothie Project

 

About Smoothie Project:

Trusted family food expert and Weelicious founder serves up almost 100 transformative recipes for nourishing and delicious smoothies
Weelicious founder Catherine McCord is an expert recipe developer who helps families eat healthfully and deliciously. When her son started suffering from chronic nausea and her family doctors couldn’t help, McCord turned to her experience with nutrition for an answer, researching until she discovered a surprisingly simple solution—smoothies.
She shared her family’s story and some of her favorite smoothie recipes on social media, and the Smoothie Project, a daily online source of inspiration, was born. People began to use her recipes and share how smoothies had become a force of change in their lives, too.

Years of witnessing the positive effects that smoothies can offer inspired McCord to create a smoothie bible packed with almost 100 of her favorite, tried-and-tested recipes. With guidance from top nutritionists, McCord also explains how to eat based on your age and details the health benefits of key smoothie ingredients, so you can:

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• Reduce stress and anxiety

• Lose weight

• Control ADHD symptoms

• Boost your immune system

• Improve digestion

• Increase your energy

• Eat to support pregnancy or breastfeeding

• Have beautiful, strong skin, hair, and nails

• Encourage kids to eat nutritious foods

• And more…

McCord offers a way to change your life in just twenty-eight days, using only your blender. All you have to do is commit to having one of her smoothies each morning for a month, and every glass will bring you one step closer to achieving your goals.


About the Author:

Catherine McCord is the founder of the popular website weelicious.com and the family food brand One Potato. McCord is the author of Weelicious and Weelicious Lunches. She has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, and The Chew, and is a regular on the NBC Emmy-winning show Danny Seo Naturally as well as Food Network’s #1 rated Guy’s Grocery Games. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

My Opinion:

I must admit that to me smoothies were mostly frozen fruit drinks. I had not made any at home – they were always a treat to be gotten when out. Smoothie Project makes them easy. There are recipes for all types of smoothies; tropical, green, berry heavy, seasonal and more. In addition to the ingredients you might expect like fruit, nuts and milk you will find things like cauliflower, collagen and peptides. The book explains the what and why of all of the additions so you can plan your pantry and have what you might need on hand.

Here we grow a lot of what we eat and either freeze it or can it so I have a fair amount of fruit in the freezer. Given how I feel about smoothies to begin with it was a no brainer for me to start with a fruit based smoothie for a try out. The Strawberry “Nice” Cream recipe was easy to follow and it made a very delcious treat that could be eaten from a bowl like ice cream or after a short waiting period could be poured into a glass for a classic smoothie experience.

The recipes are vegetarian and can easily be made vegan with simple substitutions. There are several more recipes that I am looking forward to trying – all of them do include fruit. This is a great book to add to your library if you are looking to explore smoothies as a beginner or if you want to follow the 28 day plan included.

Rating:

4.5

Strawberry Nice Cream Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry “Nice” Cream

Serves 2 to 3

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice – I used goat’s milk
  • 1 TBSP honey

cut strawberries

  • Cut strawberries in half or quarters if large.
  • Cut frozen banana into slices.

add fruit to blender

  • Add strawberries and banana to blender (a Ninja or Vitamix works best)
  • Whir. Add half of the milk and whir some more. Carefully scrape the sides if needed. If the mixture has not come together yet add the rest of the milk and whir.

strawberry nice cream smoothie recipe

  • Add the honey and whir until combined.

strawberry nice cream

  • Serve right away or pour into a container and store in the freezer.

How Was the Smoothie Recipe?

It was seriously good. Both the strawberry and banana flavors came through and the treat was creamy and just delicious. In reading the beginning of the book it does recommend a blender with some power to be able to whir everything into submission and I was glad I had a Ninja Master Prep because it turned that frozen fruit into a super smooth treat.

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