Here is another great and refreshing smoothie recipe. I have used blueberries and strawberries, but you could add another berry, such as raspberries, and I am sure it would be awesome as well. Since we all tend to be on the go in the summer, portable drinks are optimal. It takes but a few minutes to blend up this Very Berry Smoothie. Pour it in your favorite transportable cup and off you go. Smoothies are sometimes meal replacements for me on very hectic, busy days. However, in that case, I might add a small scoop (about a tablespoon) of protein (nut butter, protein powder, etc…) to balance. My nutritionist stresses the importance of meals containing three things – healthy protein, carbs and fats.
Smoothies can be utilized to get in some servings of fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be difficult to do. For example, some days it might just seem impossible to prepare and cook a few servings of vegetables. However, it might be easier to just throw, say a handful of spinach, zucchini, carrots, etc… in a blender with a few other ingredients and you have peace of mind that you got your veggies in. This Very Berry Smoothie is the same example, but with a few servings of healthy fruits.
I am loving all the fresh, organic blueberries at the market right now! Between all the fresh zucchini, tomatoes and blueberries, I believe I am finally learning how to eat “in season”.
Here is another popular berry smoothie to try – Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie.
Wishing you a wonderful day!
- ½ cup blueberries (I used fresh for this recipe)
- ½ cup strawberries (1/2 cup equaled 2 very large frozen strawberries)
- 1 cup non-dairy milk of your choice
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ¼ cup coconut cream ( I used Native Forest Organic Coconut Cream 5.4 ounce can. This is optional, but adds some extra creaminess.)
- Optional - I added one tablespoon of 100% aloe vera juice
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for several minutes until smooth and frothy.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!