Let them eat cake! And anytime of day that is. This Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie is the perfect breakfast, snack, or post-workout treat that is extra creamy and decadent thanks to Oat Haus Granola Butter.
It’s like dessert in smoothie form, but macro-friendly, refined sugar free, and protein packed to keep you going any time of day. Plus, it's quick and easy to make!
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So what is Granola Butter anyway? Why should I use it in my Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie?
Think peanut butter, but made from oats instead of nuts. It’s a spreadable dream you can use on toast, on fruit, a top a smoothie, with a spoon, or in a delicious recipe like this one! In the words of Oat Haus “Picture all of the goodness of granola - in a rich creamy spread”. They've got multiple flavors you're sure to love that you can shop for here.
The Strawberry Shortcake flavor used in this recipe is made with freeze dried strawberries. Freeze dried fruit is underrated in my opinion. It’s bursting with flavor and so versatile. I use freeze dried raspberries in my Raspberry Chocolate Rice Krispies for the perfect texture and perfect taste. It also serves as a great topping to this smoothie. I find my freeze dried fruit at Target or Trader Joe's.
Ingredients for this Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie
Strawberries - Frozen berries works best, but if you're using fresh you'll need to add ice as well.
Almond Milk - Helps the smoothie blend into a thick and creamy consistency.
Protein Powder - The flavored, sweetened protein powder helps to really achieve the shortcake flavor! Vanilla is best but you could also use unflavored.
Oat Haus Strawberry Shortcake Granola Butter - This stuff is DELICIOUS. Even my dog Georgia is obsessed.
How to make this Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie
This recipe is silly easy to make. Seriously it takes just two simple steps.
- Add all of the ingredients to your high speed blender.
- Blend on high speed for 45-60 seconds until smooth throughout or until all of the strawberries are blended.
- Note: If you like your smoothie thicker, add less almond milk. If you want to drink it with a straw, you can add more almond milk.
Make this Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie your own
This is a STRAWBERRY Shortcake Smoothie but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with your fruits. Add some banana for a bit more volume and sweetness to this smoothie. Raspberries in addition to or in place of the strawberries would also be quite tasty. Oooh or pomegranate! That would be a delicious addition also.
If you’re using fresh fruit instead of frozen, you’ll want to add a handful of ice. Just note if you take this route your smoothie will be less creamy.
I used iHeartMacros (CODE: PAIGE) vanilla protein powder because that’s been my favorite at the moment, but any vanilla protein powder will do. Alternatively, Clean Simple Eats actually has a Strawberry Cheesecake flavored protein (CODE: APAIGE10) that would really take the flavors of this smoothie up a notch. I would avoid using unflavored as the protein powder helps with the sweetness in this smoothie, but if you do add a pitted date or some honey for sweetness.
Any milk will do. I used almond but try regular dairy milk, oat, soy, cashew, you name it. I also think a strawberry flavored FairLife Protein Drink or Strawberry Premier Protein Drink would be amazing in place of the almond milk.
Smoothies in my eyes are a blank canvas for ALL of the toppings. I suggest more granola butter, granola (Safe and Fair Strawberry Cheesecake HELLO, you can use my code APAIGEOFPOSITIVITY for 10% off), fresh berries, freeze dried fruit, crushed graham crackers, your favorite cereal, chia seeds, or some chopped nuts on top of this Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie.
If you're looking for more smoothies to try check out these
and if you want more cake for breakfast try these recipes too
Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie
- High Speed Blender
- Measuring Cups
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ¾ cup almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, I used iHeartMacros
- 2 tbsp Oat Haus Strawberry Shortcake Granola Butter
- Simply combine all of the ingredients in your high speed blender and blend until smooth throughout (about 45-60 seconds).
- Top with more Granola Butter and/or additional toppings of choice and enjoy!
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1 serving (with Protein Powder): 31 grams Carbs | 14 gram Fat | 25 grams Protein
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