Shut Up And Smoothie: C-Blast Smoothie (aka Strawberry Julius)

December 4, 2015 |

Happy Shut Up and Smoothie day, you sexy beasts.

Not to be a total cliché, but the holidays really snuck up on me this year, and I’m freaking out just the teeniest bit. My book manuscript is due in T-26 days (insert endless string of profanities), I don’t have the faintest clue what to get my parents for Christmas (insert more profanities), and I haven’t been able to watch Elf or Love Actually yet (that one deserves an actual “fuck”). I also feel a cold coming on.


Anyone else feeling a little holiday stress? (Anyone? Bueller?) If so, remember: you are not alone. (I am here with youuuu.) December is hands down the craziest month of the year, and God knows our bods need a little extra TLC to keep up. I’m all for giant bowls of kale and pots of chicken soup, but for a quick pick-me-up, this vegan C-Blast Smoothie has become my winter go-to. It’s bursting with vitamin C, and I can wholeheartedly vouch for both its cold/flu fighting powers and hangover reducing capabilities. Plus, it tastes like an old school Strawberry Julius, which is obviously bomb. Childhood nostalgia for everyone!

Make it. (If you’re a visual learner, I demonstrate the super complicated process in the video above.)

Blogger’s Note: I lie to you in the video when I say coconut oil has omega-3s. It does not. Howeva, it does have other healthy medium-chain fatty acids that improve your brain, heart, and digestive health!

p.s. There’s still time to enter the holiday GIVEAWAY to win a KitchenAid Precision Press Coffee Maker and a 3-month subscription to Hatchery!


C-Blast Smoothie (aka Strawberry Julius)


1 smoothie

C-Blast Smoothie (aka Strawberry Julius)


  • 1 cup frozen strawberries

  • ½ frozen banana

  • ½ teaspoon orange zest (from ½ an orange)

  • ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.

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