Strawberry Milk + Links

July 09, 2016

I'm in strawberry town right now and making, photographing, and editing like crazy at the moment with all of the lovely local produce that's popping up - but I wanted to quickly share this recipe with you before getting back to all of that. This will be a little shorter than usual, but includes some recipe links from my favourite bloggers and blogger friends! Including links might become a regular feature here, but I don't think I'll be doing it every week.

Strawberry milk was the only way I would drink milk as a kid. I've always had a dairy allergy (but only recently figured out that it was what was causing my lifelong eczema + stomach problems. Ugh) and have never had a glass of milk in my life. Gross. Strawberry milk was a little different, though, because it's pretty much a milkshake. I don't think I could drink the store-bought stuff now as even my rosy childhood memory of it is sickly sweet. These kinds of recipes, ones that are nostalgic of childhood treats, are some of my favourites to make. This is adult strawberry milk. It's lightly sweet, intensely strawberry, and so good for you.

I made this drink vegan using coconut cashew milk, my new preference. Cashews are pricey and adding coconut makes my homemade milk extra creamy without the extra cost. If anyone is interested, I'll write a post about it in the future. Otherwise, any kind of plant-based milk will work well for this recipe, but my recommendation would be almond or cashew. I also added a little less water than usual to mine to make the strawberry milk extra creamy.

Recipe Links:
Frozen Blueberry Cashew Cake by Eat Sleep Green - Susanna's first time posting in english! Just scroll down for the english version of the recipe.
Roasted Carrots & Dukkah + Meaning by Green Kitchen Stories - their recipes are always perfect, but I think they've really hit it out of the park with a discussion about what it means to work with and write about food, when there are so many horrible things happening in the world. Please read it.
Broccoli Slaw with Golden Raisins and Walnuts by Vanilla and Bean - Traci's posts are never just about food, and this time she's talking about the negatives of celebrating with fireworks along with another wonderful recipe.
Raw "Nutella" Bars by Dolly and Oatmeal - pregnant lady food and a treat I will be making for a friend once she has her baby (hopefully soon as she's now passed her due date!).
Java Shake with Maca and Strawberry by Earthsprout - Elenore is always my favourite. She is the most inspiring, uplifting blogger to read, and she's doing a giveaway of her breakfast app! Yes, please. 
Melon Noodle Rice Salad by Krautkopf - they're releasing an app right away, and I love their work. This is a gorgeous light summery salad.

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Strawberry Milk + Links
Makes about a litre

3 cups plant milk
500 grams strawberries (about 1 1/2 cups pureed)
1 tablespoon raw honey or maple syrup (optional)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder
Tiny pinch salt*

Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until fully combined. Taste for sweetness and add more if necessary. Serve cold. It will last about a week in the fridge.

The salt will just help to enhance the flavours of the fruit. I'm talking a teeny tiny little pinch.

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