Last updated on March 24th, 2018 at 04:53 pm
This strawberry smoothie bowl with no bananas tastes like a healthy strawberry cheesecake, has no sugar and is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and paleo. If you don’t like smoothie bowls, – add some more liquid (water, juice or nut milk) and make it into a smoothie! All you need is 5 simple ingredients and a hand blender or a high-speed blender.
This recipe is so delicious and incredibly simple, I just know you’ll love it. If you love strawberries that is.
And if you’re looking for a quick little healthy dessert recipe without any sugar, dried fruit or banana in it, then this is absolutely for you.
Since I made this healthy strawberry cheesecake smoothie bowl 2 weeks ago, I just can’t stop thinking of it and making all kinds of versions of it.
Sweet delicious strawberry daydreams.
This strawberry cheesecake smoothie bowl is kinda like a soft-serve ice cream, but not the banana type where you just freeze bananas, put them in a blender and pretend they don’t smell like bananas (<- 1. why would you make a recipe with banana if you don’t want it to smell like a banana? 2. it’s a lie 3. I did that last year and almost threw up).
Now, unlike the banana “nice-cream”-fans, I won’t pretend this doesn’t smell like strawberries. It does. And that’s awesome, because that’s exactly what I wanted.
A healthy strawberry cheesecake in a bowl. A smoothie bowl.
And if smoothie bowls are too fancy for you and you don’t even know what I’m talking about, then turn this healthy strawberry cheesecake goodness into a strawberry smoothie by adding a little bit of water, orange juice or nut milk.
There are just 3 main ingredients in this smoothie bowl:
- frozen strawberries (raspberries might work as well)
- raw cashews
- an orange.
Additionally I suggest you top with some flaxseeds and a walnut to make the smoothie bowl pretty, oh so pretty, and more anti-inflammatory, oh so anti-inflammatory.
How to use this recipe
Now, if you’re having the smoothie bowl as a dessert in addition to another meal – share with someone else. That’s what I did anyway.
As for the smoothie, it made 2 glasses, so either share, or store in a mason jar in the fridge for later.
The recipe has 440 kcal, so it works either way – more information below.
Health and Beauty Benefits
According to this source, this recipe is a very good source of collagen-boosting vitamin C and has a good amount of iron, magnesium and zinc (not bad for a dessert, huh?). It’s also a great dessert recipe if you’re trying to eat healthier and to lose some weight in a healthy, sustainable way.
Strawberries are a rich source of antioxidants (1) and contain a good mixture of polyphenols that are shown to prevent a number of diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer and to improve cardiovascular health (2). They also have anti-inflammatory properties (3).
Cashews can decrease total and LDL (the bad one) cholesterol. (4)
And orange? Well this delicious fruit (one of my personal favorites) is rich in vitamin C and contains a great mixture of phytochemicals – among others carotenoids. Carotenoids are powerful antioxidants and in terms of beauty are important to keep your skin healthy as they can protect against UV damage (5) and can in fact improve the color of your skin (6) (<- if you’re as pale as me after winter, you know how awesome this fact is).
An easy, delicious and super-healthy dessert recipe. This strawberry cheesecake smoothie bowl is just for you if you're craving something sweet even though you're eating healthy and are sick of banana-based desserts. This recipe has a low glycemic load, is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods.
- 1cup strawberries, frozen, unsweetened
- 1 orange
- 1/3 cup cashews, preferably soaked overnight
- 1 strawberry
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- You'll need a hand blender for this recipe, but a good high-speed blender would probably do just as well if you have one.
- If you can, soak the cashews overnight or for 2-3 hours. This makes them softer helps blend better.
- Blend the cashews with the juice of one orange until very smooth.
- Add the frozen berries in and blend until smooth - the consistency should resemble soft serve ice cream, thick and creamy, but not super liquid.
- Serve in a bowl if you're eating this as a meal or into 2 small dessert jars if you want to serve this as a dessert with your lunch, dinner or even as a snack.
- Top with 1 tbps flax seeds, chopped walnut (both of these important to keep the omega-6/omega-3 ratio optimal) and strawberry slices.
- For the smoothie: I blended the soaked cashews and everything else in a blender and added about 1/3 cup more water. You can use any nut milk or some more orange juice instead.
1/2 recipe with toppings has (calculated here, assuming you're on a 2000kcal diet):
Energy: 220kcal, 11%
Total Carbohydrate 21.1g, 7% | Dietary Fiber 4.0g, 16% | Total Fat 14.2g, 22% | Protein 6.3g, 13%
Vitamin C 52.4mg, 87% | Magnesium 108mg, 27% | Potassium 409mg, 12%
Iron 2.6mg, 15% | Zinc 1.8mg, 12% | Selenium 6.9mcg, 10%
omega 6/omega 3 ratio = 2.1:1
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do, don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions and if you make it, let me know how it goes! If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to subscribe below, so I can send you updates & more healthy recipes!
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