I know, I know. This summer you’ve seen me post Strawberry Pudding Cake, Strawberry Martinis, Strawberry Pie Cookie Bars, Strawberry Smoothies, and a salad featuring strawberries. And, yes, I know that most bloggers are starting to post fall recipes with apples and pumpkin and stuff. And here I am, with yet another strawberry recipe. Well I’m holding on to summer with both hands. It’s still August and you can’t make me go!!!
One of the ways I’m holding on to summer is buying and eating all of the red fruit I can get my hands on. The other day in the grocery store I saw cartons of gorgeous strawberries for $1.86. “Oh, HELLO! I’ll take three!“
Soooo… You’re going to have to suffer through just a few more recipes featuring my favorite fruit before I resign myself to things pumpkin and cinnamon.
But this is a healthy sweet treat, so you’ll bear with me, right? And for those who are more concerned with flavor than health, this is crazy delicious and creamy, so you’re covered too! And so I will continue to nurture my strawberry romance until the season passes… and I move to the frozen ones. 😉
But here we are. Still in strawberry season. So enough lamenting, and on to this delish milkshake.
It’s absolutely delicious. The perfect amount of mellow-sweet, totally creamy, slightly tangy, and stuffed with strawberry flavor. And the best part is that you get two dynamics of strawberry flavor! Roasting fresh strawberries gets them caramelly and rich and brings out a complex, sweet strawberry flavor. The frozen strawberries give the milkshake body and a touch of that delightful fruity zing. Free of refined sugars, this smoothie is sweetened only with natural, gentle maple syrup.
It’s so healthy it can be eaten for breakfast, but I love to enjoy it as a light, guilt-free dessert!
Reign on strawberry season! Your term is not over yet!
- 1/2 cup kefir (or whole milk)
- 1 cup plain, full-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- scrapings of 1/2 vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
- 1 cup ice
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Spread the sliced fresh strawberries (do not include the frozen strawberries) in an even layer on a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven.
- Roast for about 7 minutes, or until the smell drives you absolutely batty.
- Add the roasted strawberries and all other ingredients to a blender jar. Blend on high speed until everything is combined, about 3 minutes.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!
I’m sharing this healthy Roasted Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Milkshake over at Fiesta Friday #31. Party time!