Roasted Strawberry Coconut Shake

Roasted strawberry coconut shake is rich and creamy, but light at the same time. Vegan and cane sugar-free. Super flavourful.

An overhead shot of a light pink roasted strawberry and coconut shake on top of a distressed wooden cutting board. A knife and cut strawberry tops/leaves are nearby.


I get really impatient this time of year. I’m not a total saint when it comes to local and seasonal eating. I eat broccoli all year, use citrus like it’s my day job, love tropical fruits that would never stand a chance of growing in my area, and I get serious cravings for out-of-season delights like strawberries sometimes.

Strawberries usually arrive on the tippy tail end of Spring in my area. So I’m eating these imported ones to quell my craving and I mean, they’re fine in terms of flavour! But a little roasting with maple syrup gets them to where they need to be in my opinion. Jammy, sweet, and a little more fragrant.

I know that pre-cooking fruit for a smoothie seems like a huge pain, but you could roast up a whole tray of berries and use them for granola bowls, mashing into a sauce for some sort of dessert, serving alongside on a (vegan or not) cheese plate etc. For a nice post-dinner treat, I think the effort is worth it–especially on the weekend. Lots more smoothies to check out here, another great strawberry smoothie with goji berries and spice here, and some links for you below!

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Roasted Strawberry Coconut Shake

Roasted strawberry coconut shake is rich and creamy, but light at the same time. Vegan and cane sugar-free. Super flavourful.
PREP TIME5 mins
COOK TIME15 mins
TOTAL TIME20 mins
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 -2
Author: Laura Wright

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • cups strawberries, stems removed and cut into quarters
  • ¼ teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • cup full fat coconut milk, frozen into ice cubes
  • 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Toss the strawberries with the olive oil and maple syrup on a small baking sheet. Slide the strawberries into the oven and roast for 20 minutes, or until berries are soft, juicy, and lightly caramelized. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Combine the cooled berries, coconut milk ice cubes, non-dairy milk, vanilla, and sea salt in an upright blender. Blend on high until the shake is totally smooth. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • I think a lot of roasted fruits would be delicious with this shake. Figs, plums, nectarines… You could definitely make it work for what you have.
  • Also note: you’ll have to make ice cubes out of coconut milk before you start this recipe. I make a tray of these on a weekly basis for smoothies.
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