I have a bit of a sweet tooth. And right now, I’m dreaming about this…
Excuse me while I wipe my chin.
Ice cream is my dessert of choice, and if it’s paired with a slice of pie, well, that’s just about as good as it gets. Although I am a lover of many different types of pie, I’d have to say that strawberry rhubarb is my favorite. In fact, my family loves strawberry rhubarb pie so much, that it almost always replaces the traditional pumpkin pie on our table at Thanksgiving. My parents even started growing rhubarb in their garden just so they would always have some on hand to make a delicious pie.
As much as I love strawberry rhubarb pie (a la mode!), I don’t really love how many calories it packs in. So, I set out on a mission to create a recipe that would satisfy my craving for my favorite dessert that was low in calories, fat and sugar. Enter Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla.
I really can’t get enough of this stuff. Of all the almond milks I’ve tried (and I’ve tried a lot!), it’s definitely the creamiest and most delicious. And if that’s not enough- it’s also the lowest calorie almond milk you can find! At just 30 calories per serving, it certainly tastes like it would have much more.
Since I was looking to make a recipe that would slash the calories drastically, using Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla seemed like a good place to start. This recipe is simple, delicious and only requires a few ingredients. By using Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla, you save 62 calories as compared to skim milk! Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla also helps create a rich and creamy flavor that really puts this smoothie over the top.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Smoothie
Prep time: 5 minutes
2 1/4 c. Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla
1 c. frozen strawberries
¾ c. c frozen rhubarb slices
2 T ground flax seeds
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp cinnamon
¾ tsp (2 packets) Stevia extract (or sweetener of choice, such as 1 T Agave nectar)
Combine all ingredients into a blender. Blend for one minute, until you reach a smooth, thick consistency.
*for extra protein, add ½ c. silken tofu or one scoop of vanilla protein powder (decrease sweetener by ½ if using a sweetened powder)
My husband and I have been enjoying this smoothie as an afternoon snack several times a week. And with nutritional stats like this, I can feel good about that!
Not too shabby!
*DISCLAIMER: I was compensated for this post by Silk Pure Almond through FitFluential. All recipe ideas, photography, and opinions expressed are my own.*