You already know we love doing dairy free in our household, so when I was asked to try out Dream’s new line of Boosted beverages (think protein-jammed coconut or almond milk), I was pretty excited. I am always looking for new products to expand our options when it comes to things like this.
The first thing I decided to make was a creamy, dreamy smoothie for breakfast. Meaning, I wanted it to be healthy and filling. There’s really no need for excessive amounts of sugar in the morning, so I didn’t add any sugar at all. And, this new milk from Dream comes loaded with protein, which makes any smoothie extra filling
I used Dream Boosted Original Coconut Beverage for the base of this smoothie, and I tossed in some frozen pineapple, some oats, and a banana. Then I added in a little pineapple juice and coconut to really make sure this smoothie tasted like a piña colada. Plus, it’s what I had on hand.
To make them fun and a little fancy, I added some strawberry puree, which I already had from previous recipe testing. But, if you don’t happen to already have a batch made – because you aren’t a weirdo, like me – you can easily make with some thawed frozen strawberries. You could even throw the strawberries into the blender when you’re making the smoothies to skip a step.
Once the smoothies are all made, you just spoon a thin layer of strawberry puree onto the to of each serving.
I have to tell you, this was the first smoothie I’ve made in a long time, and the first one that Ellie got to try. It was so refreshing. I’ve been making them on a regular basis since then, and Ellie is absolutely loving them. I put almost the whole thing (I mean the whole recipe, not just one serving) in one big cup with a lid for us to share and she doesn’t leave my side until it’s gone.
- 1 banana
- 1 12-ounce bag frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut (sweetened)
- 1 1/2 cups Dream Boosted Original Coconut Beverage
- 1/2- 1 cup pineapple juice
For the strawberry puree:
- 1 12-ounce bag frozen strawberries, thawed
To make strawberry puree:
- Blend thawed strawberries until smooth. Transfer to bowl and thoroughly rinse blender.
To make the smoothie:
- Add remaining ingredients to blender (only 1/2 cup of pineapple juice) and blend until smooth. If needed, add more pineapple juice to thin smoothie. Divide equally between glasses. Top with strawberry puree.
- Calories: 0
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 0 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 0 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
If you’re interested in purchasing Dream Boosted Original Coconut Beverage, you’ll find a coupon for it on Dream’s website.