Sure, smoothies can be a quick and easy way to get lots of nutrients as you're running out the door. But they can also be easy desserts in sipable form that capture the flavors of some of your favorite sweet treats--like this one that takes after strawberry shortcake. It's light but luscious, fruity but creamy, and best of all, it takes only a couple of seconds to whip together.
Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie
Makes 1 two-layer smoothie
3 bananas, sliced and frozen
3 strawberries, sliced and frozen
1 fresh strawberry
1/2 tsp vanilla extract, divided
1/2 tsp almond extract, divided
1/2 cup milk of choice (we used toasted coconut almond milk), divided
1. In a blender, combine half of the frozen banana slices, almond extract, vanilla extract, and milk. Blend until smooth.
2. Pour mixture into a large glass so that it takes up about half. Set aside.
3. Slice the fresh strawberry and trim the slices into heart shapes. Push the slices into the glass with the banana mixture, pressing them along the glass so that you can see them from the outside.
4. In the blender, combine the other half of the frozen banana slices, the frozen strawberry, vanilla extract, almond extract, and milk. Blend until smooth.
5. Pour strawberry-banana smoothie into the glass on top of the banana mixture. Top with squares of thawed frozen pound cake. Enjoy!
Your life just got exponentially better and more stylish now you've signed up for our newsletter. Fabulousness awaits!