Strawberry smoothie is so blaze! Take it to another dimension with Tomatillo and Cardamom seeds! Very healthy and good for upset stomach. Use Tofu instead.
Strawberries and tomatillos DO go together!
When I started out trying to make this recipe, I had no idea what flavor to expect or even if this would be edible.
All I knew was that my strawberries needed to be used up and my tomatillos were begging to be used into an unique recipe
Many people who suffer from Insomnia also avoid breakfast. I am one of them, because I sleep only a few hours a night and I never eat breakfast.
Studies show that the only possible explanation is that the part of the brain that controls food consumption is slow to “wake up” after only a few hours of sleep. That part of the brain is always the last to sleep and the last to wake up.
That also explains why you cannot go to sleep on an empty stomach. That part of the brain remains active until it has been “satisfied”.
Now, I want to stress that I am NEITHER a dietitian nor a sleep expert. Everything I am conveying to you is a very lay-woman version of my interpretation of the studies.
Also, I tend to take these studies with a grain of salt. They don’t disclose all the parameters they used in conducting the sleep study. This makes it difficult to relate to my sleep patterns.
Incidentally, I have tried the 36 steps outlined in this WikiHow article to no avail!
That is why I keep prepared, interesting smoothies in my fridge.
Normally, frozen strawberries work great for this recipe. However, I opted for the fresh strawberries because they were sitting in my fridge.
Tomatillo added a level of tanginess that is sorely lacking in many smoothies. I always find smoothies to be sweet or bland. There never is any other taste dimension to all the smoothies I have tasted. I always imagined adding jalepeno or red pepper flakes. I actually experimented with habanero peppers one time.
Didn’t come out that great….
So, I decided that smoothies need tanginess. I started with ripe strawberries and added tomatillos. Instead of yogurt, I decided to add tofu.
Tofu served 2 purposes. It added a density to this recipe and it also took away some of the tanginess from the tomatillos, leaving just enough to flavor the smoothie and not over power it.
Then, I added some Almond milk to this smoothie. I wanted to add sweetness without too much sugar.
Now that I had tanginess, the next step was to add a little spice. After experimenting with a host of different ingredients and spices, I settled on my favorite spice!
That is why I went with cardamom seeds.
They add a wonderful aroma and slight spiciness to this smoothie
Atlast, I have my PERFECT Smoothie.
If this doesn’t wake up all your senses in the morning, I don’t know what will!!!
Strawberry Smoothie With Tomatillo
Tomatillo & Strawberry Smoothie
- 1 pint strawberries
- 2 tomatillos medium sized
- 1/2 block Silken Tofu
- 1/2 cup Almond Milk Sweetened
- 6 pieces cardamom seeds (or to taste)
- 4 tsp sugar (or to taste)
- 6 ice cubes
- Remove the paper skin of the tomatillo and clean it very well
- Chop the Tomatillo into large chunks
- In a smoothie blender, add all the ingredients
- Pulse blend until all the ingredients have blended into a smooth consistency
- Serve the tomatillo and strawberry smoothie immediately