Strawberry Fresca Smoothie
by Dave Cruz
1 hour total time
10 minutes active time
We change smoothies from season to season at my restaurant, Little Gem, based on what fruits are available. This one gets its body from using both frozen and fresh strawberries, plus a little chia pudding.
2 teaspoons chia seeds
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon almond milk
8 medium strawberries
1 medium strawberry, frozen
1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 teaspoons lime juice, freshly squeezed
2 teaspoons agave syrup
To Make the Chia Pudding
Put the chia in a small bowl or ramekin and whisk in the almond milk. Refrigerate for until thickened, about 2 hours. The chia pudding can be made up to 2 days ahead.
To Make the Smoothie
Put the chia pudding and the remaining ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
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Citrus press (juicer)