Hellooo Summer! And hello to these Frozen Strawberry Cocoa Pick-Me-Ups! I know we are currently well into summer, being almost August and all, but we’ve been reaching the triple digits here in Texas lately and the scorching heat is making it feel more like summer to me now than ever. It is just soooo dang hot! So, I’ve been escaping the heat with homemade frozen smoothies and icees galore.

My current favorite all natural frozen treat: Frozen Strawberry Cocoa Pick-Me-Ups.

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What exactly are Frozen Strawberry Cocoa Pick-Me-Ups? Well, it’s really just frozen strawberries, cocoa powder, coconut milk, honey and apple juice ( Granny Smith, to be exact).

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What’s so great about them? Well, besides the fact that they are refined-sugar free, dairy-free, and chemical-free. They also keep you cool, taste amazing, and give you a nice boost of energy. You know, for that afternoon slump.

I thought maybe it was just me, but my fiancé said the same thing. We felt rejuvenated with energy after drinking these Frozen Strawberry Cocoa Pick-Me-Ups. Hence the name pick-me-up 😛

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This recipe can serve two smaller snack sized portions. Or if you’re like me, and will be wanting this all for your lonesome, it makes a large glass ( about 1 3/4 cups), at only 285 calories.

For all you strawberry and chocolate lovers, and anyone currently melting, give this recipe a try this week! 🙂

Note: I found the juice of Granny Smith apples here to be the best. The tartness of it was perfect.

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Frozen Strawberry Cocoa Pick-Me-Ups (paleo, GF)

Servings: 1 -2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping cup of frozen strawberries, (this was about 12 frozen strawberries for me)
  • 1 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder, ( I always use Hershey's Unsweetened cocoa), note: use Carob Powder for an AIP diet
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut cream, ( I used Goldenstar coconut milk, but it has an almost coconut cream-like consistency)
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1/2 cup apple juice, (I used and recommend Granny Smith) (I juiced one apple using my juicer)

Instructions

  • Put all of the ingredients into a blender. I use a Ninja.
  • Alternate between the "blend" and "crush" button until everything is well mixed and liquifies ( 30 -60 seconds).
  • This recipe should yield about 1 3/4 cup of slushie/smoothie.
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook

 

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