My fellow Americans… just kidding ;p I’m not American for starters. Second of all, I wouldn’t start a post that way (except I just did haha). I am just a Canadian girl living in a California world. So although my loyalties lay with Canada by birthright, I cannot let your Independence Day slip by without a nod by way of dessert.
This takes a bit of time, but hardly any effort. And it’s nice & refreshing for the hot weather we’ve been getting. Enjoy =)
4th of July Dessert Smoothie
2 frozen bananas + 1 non-frozen banana
1 cup of your favourite nutmylk (I used a homemade almond one)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup of frozen strawberries + 1/4 cup of frozen raspberries
1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
Throw all of the bananas into your blender and add not quite 3/4 of a cup of the nut mylk, the two dates & the vanilla and blend until smooth (you may need to add more milk if your blender gives you a hard time). Pour 3/4 of this mixture into a large glass or measuring cup and put it in the fridge to cool.
With the remaining 1/4 of the mixture in your blender, add your frozen strawberries & raspberries and blend adding half of the reserved milk until it blends smoothly. Pour this into a glass and put it in the freezer to set for 10 minutes. Once the it has firmed up a bit, take it out of the freezer and layer on 1/2 of the mixture that was left over from blending the bananas and nut mylk and add this to the freezer for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, throw your frozen blueberries into the blender with the remaining banana & nut mylk mixture with the remaining nut mylk and blend until smooth. Layer this onto the top of the strawberry & banana layer and put it into the freezer to firm up a bit (5-10 minutes). Enjoy right away, or if you keep it in the freezer for an hour or more, it will turn into a layered ice cream dessert.
Oh! And I threw cherries on top as that seems to be some sort of American enjoyment – cherry desserts on the long weekend.
Side note – yesterday was Canada Day. Happy Canada Day!!! If you are Canadian, omit the blueberries and add some more strawberries & raspberries to your top layer and you got yourself a Canuck version.
Do you have any plans for the 4th of July this year? I’m
dragging going to bring my hubby and pup on a hike with some friends and then we plan on spending the rest of the day relaxing =) I hope you have a wonderful long weekend. Make sure you stop on by on Friday to link up with your recipes.
I am sharing this recipe with my favourite blohops: Healthy Vegan Fridays & Plant-Based Potluck Party