Strawberry Cheesecake Vegan Smoothie is a deliciously healthy way to conclude any workout or begin any day!
A healthy lifestyle is composed of many important aspects. Eating well is a major factor, and the inspiration behind all of the recipes I share here on Nutritionicity. But to obtain true balance, you need to infuse an exercise routine to keep your body (and mind!) happy. Walking, running, yoga, lifting weights, cardio workouts . . . the list of options is extensive! Eating a nutrient-dense and balanced diet is critical for your body’s well-being; exercise fuels your body by strengthening your heart and musculoskeletal systems, improving circulation, and even giving your brain a good flood of endorphins! It all works together to make you a better you.
I developed a workout routine that fits my lifestyle. With a combination of exercises, my goals are to improve my overall cardiac and circulatory health, strengthen my bones and muscles, improve my overall body tone and of course gain more energy! After a good workout and sweat I will crave something sweet. I like to cool down with a nutrient-rich smoothie, powered by plant-protein, infused with omega-3s and healthy fats, and naturally sweetened by seasonal fruit. That combined with my eternal love for strawberries were the inspiration behind this recipe. I wanted a smoothie that would meet my post workout nutritional needs yet satisfy my sweet tooth–and this smoothie definitely does that! This is now one of my go to drinks after a solid workout. Cool, refreshing, and undeniably decadent, it is exactly what I’m craving. What better way to start your day–and treat your body!
Some notes for you —
Freezing banana: If you are not a big fan of consuming really ripe bananas (like me) don’t throw them away. Freeze them! They are a great addition to smoothies like this one or other Nutritionicity recipes like Apple Cake Muffins. I recommend peeling the bananas before freezing. If you are not a fan of bananas at all, try my Toasted Marshmallow Vegan Smoothie!
Freezing strawberries: In a pinch, frozen strawberries purchased from the grocery store are convenient to have around for smoothie making. But I must say, frozen fresh strawberries are so much better! They bring a lot more flavor to the party. I wash and hull my fresh strawberries, blot them dry with a paper towel and place them in a storage container in the freezer.