Strawberry Smoothie

Brazil nuts are my favorite nut, and strawberries are my favorite fruit. Brazil nuts make a really tasty milk, kind of like almond milk. Add strawberries, with their amazing flavor and color, and you have a delicious and unique smoothie.

I only started using brazil nut recently, after learning that they are grown in the rainforests of Brazil. I care a lot about the rainforests, and I now believe that we can conserve them by buying brazil nuts. The brazil nut trees grow wild, in the rainforest. Buying them means that the forests are more valuable if they are left standing than if they are cut down.

Brazil Nut Milk

Brazil Nut MilkMaking brazil nut milk is very easy. All you have to do is soak the nuts for at least 2 hours. This will remove the phytic acid that many nuts have. Then, blend them with 3 cups of water. Add a teaspoon of vanilla, or a vanilla bean, if you like vanilla flavor. And that’s it!

Some people strain their nut milk through a cheesecloth, to get all the pulp out, but I don’t bother. It takes time, and it only takes away from the overall nutritional value of the milk. But if you don’t want any bits in your smoothie, you can strain it.


My favorite strawberries are fresh from the garden or local farmer’s market. But most of the time, I settle for frozen strawberries.

Frozen strawberries are nice, actually, because they can take the place of ice in a smoothie. They will make your smoothie cool, without diluting it or making it super cold. Half a cup to one cup of frozen strawberries are the perfect amount for this purpose.

Strawberry Smoothie Recipes with Brazil Nut Milk

Here are a few recipes that are really good. They are all fairly simple and easy to make. I think you will like the combination of brazil nut milk and strawberries.

Rainforest Strawberry Kiwi

  • 1 cup brazil nut milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 banana
  • half cup strawberries
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Tropical Strawberry Ginger Smoothie

  • 1 cup brazil nut milk
  • 1 banana
  • half cup strawberries
  • half cup pineapple pieces
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • Rainforest Strawberry Mango Smoothie
  • 1 cup brazil nut milk
  • 1 banana
  • half cup strawberries
  • half a mango

Brazilian Strawberry Acai Smoothie

  • 1 cup brazil nut milk
  • 1 banana
  • half cup strawberries
  • half cup acai juice or acai puree
  • Rainforest Avocado Smoothie
  • 1.5 cups brazil nut milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • half an avocado
  • half cup baby spinach

These recipes all make one large smoohie, or two small smoothies. If you want you smoothies to be a little thinner, then just add an extra half cup of brazil nut milk. If you like them sweeter, add a pinch of stevia powder, or an extra half a banana. As for the strawberries, feel free to use either fresh or frozen strawberries in these recipes. They both work well.

The acai smoothie is really nice. I like acai juice. I recommend the Sambazon brand, because they offer organic and fair trade varieties, and their care about the people producing the acai. Acai juice is the easiest to use, but you can also use frozen acai puree.

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