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Blackberry, banana and mint smoothie


Here it is, another amazing smoothie. This one is blueberries and banana pretty much with a little hint of mint coming from fresh mint leaves. A very refreshing smoothie indeed!!

One important note I want to add is that blackberries are important to get organic. If you go to my health and nutrition link I mention that certain foods are more important than others to get organic. Berries are one of them. If you are on a budget try to save some for organic berries, it does make a lot of difference, and I am not talking just about the taste.

As the weather is getting better I am finding myself making more smoothies.
Not long ago I mentioned a pumpkin spice smoothie, well, that one is also coming soon, I haven’t forgotten, so stay tuned.

Enjoy!!


I first blend the mint with a little bit of the soy milk before adding the rest of the ingredients but you can just blend them all at once if you prefer.

Believe it or not but the mint gives the smoothie a really refreshing subtle flavor. You can omit it if you wish but I strongly recommend you use it.

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Blackberry, banana and mint smoothie

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

1 cup Greek yogurt
3 cups almond milk, more or less if you like
6 oz organic fresh blackberries
2 frozen bananas
2 tablespoons honey, more or less if you like
1/4 cup flax seed meal, optional
Fresh mint

Directions:

Place mint leaves and 1 cup of almond milk in a blender and blend for 10 seconds. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve.



It is high in dietary fiber, manganese, magnesium and vitamin B6. Low in cholesterol, saturated fat and sodium. If you want to lower the sugar content just omit the honey :-) This calculations are based on the recipe giving 4 servings.

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10 Responses to “Blackberry, banana and mint smoothie”

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    Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy — March 16, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    This looks delicious! I love the color! Happy Friday!

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    Honey — March 16, 2012 @ 8:17 pm

    this looks insanely delicious.. i love the mint idea in the smoothie and your pictures are beautiful.

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    Heidi — March 16, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    So pretty!! I love that color. Blackberries and mint sound delicious together. I’ve never tried that before so now I have to :D

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    Texanerin — March 17, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

    What an amazing color! Spring came out of nowhere yesterday. Before lunch it was 41 degrees and around 3pm, it was at 80 degrees. Crazy. I’ll definitely be in the mood for smoothies soon!

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    Courtney J — March 18, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    yummmy! Looks fantastic! :)

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    MyFudo™ — March 19, 2012 @ 5:51 am

    An exciting combination! The color is perfect too!

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    SkinnyMommy — March 19, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    Ohhh this look so good and refreshing!

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    city — April 3, 2012 @ 1:40 am

    nice opinion.. thanks for sharing..

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    Jill Bruch — May 14, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    love what you post thank you!!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — June 6, 2013 @ 4:26 am

    Saving this recipe – I love finding new smoothie recipes!! I have everything to make this, minus the mint.

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