Monday, August 20, 2012

Healthy Berry Smoothie Recipe


Quick, easy and healthy berry smoothie recipe



This recipe is part of the 'Berry Nice to Meet You' Sweet Adventures Blog Hop established by 84th & 3rdThe Capers of the Kitchen CrusaderDelicieuxDining With a Stud and The Hungry Australian.


I have a bit of a vendetta against Boost Juice. The marketing is genius and the product is tasty, but I just can't bring myself to buy a smoothie or juice at that price... especially when I can make one at home that puts Strawberry Squeezes and Mango Magics to shame. No fancy alliterative names, I simply call it:

THE ULTIMATE BERRY SMOOTHIE.


It's healthy, takes a couple of minutes to make and it's bloody tasty. This recipe is the perfect liquid dessert to combat chocolate cravings, or, if you include all of the 'optional' ingredients below, it can act as a breakfast substitute full of superfood goodness. Alternatively, ignore all of that hubbub about health and add a couple of scoops of ice cream and some top quality chocolate powder for a refreshing dessert. This is all it takes:

Ingredients
1 cup frozen berries (I used raspberries and blueberries) 
3 heaped tablespoons greek yoghurt (or regular)
1 tablespoon agave nectar (or honey)
1/4 cup milk of your choice
1 small handful of ice
1 sliced banana
1 egg

Optional Ingredients
1 serve protein powder (I used Horelys Ice vanilla whey powder)
2 heaped teaspoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon psyllium husk
1 tablespoon oats

For a naughtier version, add full fat vanilla ice cream and high grade cocoa or drinking chocolate.


The best part about this recipe is the method: chuck everything in a blender in no particular order and spin that shit until smooth.

Simple, nutritious and delicious... unless you add that ice cream! 








12 comments:

  1. Oh yes please! I'll take the naughty version though ;)

    thanks for joining this hop!

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    1. People always opt for 'healthy' when they see berries, but I like the way you think, Christina!

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  2. I love the colour of the smoothie :) Can't wait to get into them once weather warms up :D

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    1. Thanks Monica!

      The colour is even more intense if you only use blueberries! Definitely get into it : )

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  3. Thanks for reminding me to make more delicious smoothies! Weather is warming up which is great for berry smoothies :)

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    1. No problem K-bobo!

      I don't do it nearly enough, either. Silly really; they're so quick and easy!

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  4. These berry smoothies use frozen fruit, which keep the smoothie thick and creamy.

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  5. A quick and delicious smoothie to satisfy that sweet tooth in a healthy way!

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  6. Berry smoothies are very nutritional, containing vitamin C, vitamin E, antioxidants, and a lot of other nutrients as well.

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