Strawberry Cocoa Mud


It’s a scorcher out there today so I thought I’d share my recipe for a favourite summer refresher. I just came indoors after a full day out in the garden and this drink was exactly the right cool down treat.


  • 1 frozen banana, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2-3 cups chocolate rice milk (less milk makes a thicker shake)
  • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt (this is optional but makes a smoother drink)
  • Optional: 1 tbsp cocoa powder (makes an extra chocolatey drink)

1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend.

2. Pour into a chilled glass.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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6 thoughts on “Strawberry Cocoa Mud

  1. What exactly constitutes a ‘scorcher’ in Toronto? Here in Los Angeles, it’s when the latest wild fire leaves your front yard charred and smoking…

  2. Sounds very similar to a fruit smoothie I make: 1 cup sliced and frozen strawberries, 2 sliced frozen bananas, and 1 cup passion/orange/guava juice made from frozen concentrate. Pulse the berries and banana in a blender until finely chopped, then add the POG and blend until pureed. I usually dilute the POG a little to cut down on the sugar content. Sometimes I throw in a little pineapple or a few raspberries or blueberries…all frozen, of course. Yum! I prep and freeze the fruit ahead of time in ziplock bags in pre-measured quantities.

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