3 Ingredient Creamy Strawberry Milkshake

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My strawberry milkshake brings all the boys to the yard and they’re like… “wait, what? This is healthy?!” Ok, so I won’t be writing any hit singles any time soon, but seriously – this delicious 3 ingredient strawberry milkshake tastes 100% awesome, like the milkshakes you savoured as a kid. But it’s 100% free of the bad stuff. We’re talking health city yo! And you’re invited.

Ready to get your milkshake on? Check out this wonderful recipe:

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What Makes Strawberries So Special

Strawberries are bursting at the seems with vitamin C. We’ve got 113% of our daily recommended intake in just 1 cup. What does vitamin C do exactly? Tons of goodness! Check it out:

Antioxidants

Vitamin C’s probably best known for it’s antioxidant ability. Antioxidants are molecules that help to keep certain chemical reactions in the body running smoothly. They perform damage control, preventing free radicals from making a mess of things.
 
Free radicals are very reactive, volatile molecules that can cause damage to our cells and tissues, including the lenses of our eyes, molecules in our blood stream and even our DNA. That’s kind of a bummer, right? But thankfully vitamin C can help. (source)
 
Research on the antioxidants found in strawberries even shows evidence that they decrease lipid peroxidation in our blood vessel linings and protect them from damage. Which is pretty wonderful news for your heart. (source)
3 Ingredient Creamy Strawberry Milkshake | This healthy recipe is super easy to make. All you need is a food processor and you have one delicious healthy dessert. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free. Enjoy awesome flavour without any guilt. Click through for the recipe. #healthydessert #glutenfree #vegan #healthyrecipe

Collagen Production

I’m pretty sure you’ve heard all about scurvy and know that vitamin C is the answer in preventing that icky illness. But do you know why? This wicked vitamin is needed for our bodies to produce collagen.
 
Collage is a protein that provides the frame work for our skin and bones, among other things. And it’s kind of a big deal. I mean, without it we would fall apart (seriously!) People with scurvy lose their teeth, bleed easily and have weak bones. But it’s thankfully easy to fix with the right nutrients. Vitamin C is the bomb!

Brain Health

Oh but the goodness doesn’t end there. You love that big beautiful brain in your head right? Of course you do! And vitamin C is needed to make certain neurotransmitters in your gorgeous grey matter. In fact, vitamin C is kind of an important player in seretonin production. This a hormone is involved in the function of your nervous system, endocrine system, immune system, and digestive system. That’s one important job! (source)
 
Seretonin even plays a role in our moods, our circadian rhythm (including how well we sleep) and even has a part to play in how our bodies react to stress and pain.
 
Strawberries also bring a fair amount of manganese and fiber to the table and they have a some folate, copper, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, omega-3 fats, vitamin B6 too. Totally loaded with awesomeness.

3 Ingredient Creamy Strawberry Milkshake | This healthy recipe is super easy to make. All you need is a food processor and you have one delicious healthy dessert. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free. Enjoy awesome flavour without any guilt. Click through for the recipe. #healthydessert #glutenfree #vegan #healthyrecipe

More Goodness

If all that wasn’t enough to make you go load up on strawberries, ongoing research is showing that strawberries may help to regulate our blood sugar. And, super bonus, their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits may help to prevent cognitive loss (source). More research is needed of course, but there’s some pretty awesome potential there.

Strawberry Milkshake

Ready to get your strawberry milkshake on? Awesome! But we’re changing the rules here. I’m all about making things delicious and healthy… because, if it’s possible to do both, why would we ever settle for less? So let’s throw away the sugar laden ice cream and forget about artificial flavours. We’re gonna do this right!

Check it out:

3 Ingredient Creamy Strawberry Milkshake

This healthy recipe is super easy to make. All you need is a food processor and you have one delicious healthy dessert for 2. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free. Enjoy awesome flavour without any guilt. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Strawberry Milkshake
Prep Time 9 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 People
Author Sara - Ms. Health-Esteem

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Full Fat Coconut Milk Refrigerated Overnight
  • 1 Cup Frozen Strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup Or to Taste

Instructions

  1. Pop your strawberries into a food processor and pulse a few times to break them up into small pieces. Scrape down the sides of the food processor with a spatula.

  2. Add the coconut milk and maple syrup and blend once more until you have a creamy milkshake consistency. 

  3. Serve and enjoy!

There you have it! A delicious strawberry milkshake that will love you right back. And it’s pretty freaking easy to put together! Total win. Enjoy!

Surprised about all of the goodness that strawberries have to offer? What are your favourite ways to eat them? Let me know in the comments below! 

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Sara Flanagan is a wellness writer and the creator of www.mshealthesteem.com, where she shares her story of being diagnosed with Graves Disease, a chronic autoimmune disease, and empowering herself to do everything she can to thrive in spite of her diagnosis. She writes articles on self-love, acceptance, wellness and nutrition. Join the Health-Esteem Family today and share in the journey.

18 Comments

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    Jamie

    December 13, 2017

    Oh wow that sounds completely decadent. I love milkshakes but hate the ones that come with all the extra sugar and fake ingredients. I am for sure going to try this simple 3 (or 2 I think berries are sweet enough) shake recipe out! Yum. I even have the perfect can of coconut milk to do it!!

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      Sara

      December 13, 2017

      I’m so happy to hear that Jamie! That’s awesome ^^. I swear – canned coconut milk is an amazing healthy dessert ingredient! Whipped Cream, Ice Cream, Milkshakes, Squares… I think coconuts can pretty do anything haha.
      I hope you adore it! Let me know what you think ♡

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    Nicole

    December 13, 2017

    This looks delicious! I love that it’s dairy free too so I don’t need to worry about my littlest trying to sneak a drink from my straw 🙂

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      Sara

      December 13, 2017

      Are they lactose intolerant Nicole? That was me as a kid, haha. I hope you love it! So glad you’re excited to give it a try 🍓

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    J Stewart

    December 13, 2017

    This sounds absolutely delish! I love strawberries :). Never would have thought to add the Maple syrup though! OMG. That is a game changer. I guess in place of sugar?

    • Reply

      Sara

      December 13, 2017

      Absolutely Jackie! I use maple syrup as a sweetener in pretty well all of my recipes. Not only is it local (for me) but it’s less processed than cane sugar and has some beneficial nutrients. 1/4 Cup has 95% of your daily value of manganese, 37% of riboflavin and there’s some zinc, magnessium, calcium and potassium in there too. I prefer to stick with unrefined sweeteners because you get more bang for your buck 😊.
      I’m so glad you’re excited about the recipe! I hope you adore it 💖🍓

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    Dr. Elise Cohen Ho

    December 14, 2017

    Simple, delicious and good for you… that is a pretty great trifecta.

    • Reply

      Sara

      December 14, 2017

      Yea! That’s what I strive for Dr. Elise ♡. So happy you like it 😊

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    Debbie

    December 16, 2017

    Can’t wait to try this! <3

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      Sara

      December 18, 2017

      I’m so glad! I hope you adore it as much as I do Debbie <3

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    Natasha

    December 16, 2017

    Yum! Thanks for sharing. I have a little strawberry monster at home who will love this.

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      Sara

      December 18, 2017

      That’s so awesome! Strawberry monsters are the best kind of monsters :D. Hope you and your family love it!

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    balanceandblessings1

    December 17, 2017

    Thank you for a good explanation of the health benefits of strawberries. This looks llike an easy recipe to try.

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      Sara

      December 18, 2017

      You’re more than welcome Jillian! I’m happy you enjoyed it. Hope you love the milkshake too 🙂

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    Timothy Gagnon

    December 18, 2017

    Looks super yummy! I’ll definitely have to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

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      Sara

      December 18, 2017

      That’s awesome Timothy! It’s definitely as yummy as it looks. Hope you adore it too! 🙂 <3

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    Tony

    December 20, 2017

    Strawberry 🍓 Milkshake sounds and looks so delicious Sara, it’s hard to imagine that it is also healthy. I love that Strawberries have lots of vitamin C and are an antioxidant as well as great for brain health too. Thank you Sara for sharing this great Strawberry Milkshake recipe with us my Friend!

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