Mixed berry smoothie
This mixed berry smoothie is healthy, delicious and super simple to put together. Making your own homemade smoothies is much better and allows you to make your own preferred variations.
Buying a blender is one of the best kitchen equipment pieces you can purchase especially if you decided to start eating healthier. We couldn’t live without our blender. We use it every day pretty much. This Mixed berry smoothie is one example.
Drinking smoothies allow us to incorporate the daily fruits and some of the vegetables needed for the day. Adding a handful of fresh spinach or kale won’t kill the taste of your smoothie and these veggies add powerful nutrients.
Smoothie variations are endless. For the most part, which ever type I make, I incorporate flax seed meal for its content of Omega-3’s and its high soluble fiber, which is great for lowering cholesterol…not that our cholesterol is high. If yours is, try incorporating flax seed meal to your diet every day. Your cholesterol will drop…trust me on this.
There are a few smoothie variations you can find here. They are all great. Try incorporating Greek yogurt or protein powder to it. Using frozen fruit gives the smoothies their thick consistency, which is what I like.
Let me know if you try it and if you added any other ingredients to it. I am going to start trying other variations so if you have any ideas pass them along :-)
Mixed berry smoothie
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 16 oz organic frozen mixed berries
- 2 bananas
- 5 cups almond milk
- 2 cups fresh organic spinach
- 1/4 cup flax seed meal
Place all the ingredients in your blender and pulse until liquified. I sometimes freeze these in freezer molds. They are great as a snack for the kids.
I have a smoothie every morning. I do an assortment of berries, mango,banana,apple,raw honey, Either kale or spinach and either ground flax seed or chia seeds and protein powder. I just bought a vitamin and wow!!!what a difference!
Those combinations sound great :-) I need to try mango more often. I love it!
I like adding a handful of frozen cranberries and a similar amount of dates. (Less dates necessary if using bananas.) This is particularly good with lots of frozen strawberries. Very high in vitamin C and good for your bladder because of the cranberries. The dates give it a sweetness to offset the cranberries. I almost always add yogurt to my smoothies, and I often add a handful of almonds, sometimes coconut too. When I want it to be a bit more filling I’ll add some raw oats, you don’t need much. I usually just use water as the liquid, and I definitely agree that frozen fruit gives a lovely texture. Smoothies are so much fun to make! I tend to keep a lot of different types of frozen fruit in the freezer and just make up combinations based on what I have.
Those are totally awesome suggestions. I have use seltzer water too and we like it. It kind of tastes like a slushy :-)
I too enjoy a good mixed berries smoothie. This looks super!
The smoothie sounds yum. Love the color of this smoothie.
Seltzer water! What a cool idea. I should try that. Thanks!
Great recipe! I have a question for you though, since you are a dietitian. I read quite often from reliable sources that bananas contain far too much fructose and once blended and drunk, are basically just sugar. For this reason, I tend to make my daily smoothies with just water, low carb low fat protein powder, soy milk and a handful of mixed berries.
What are your thoughts?
One banana has about 5 gr of fructose and 5 gr of glucose. While the fructose takes longer than glucose to digest it is a natural sugar. 1 cup of blueberries, watermelon etc also contains about the same amt of fructose one banana has. I love bananas. I normally use them to sweetened my smoothies. I probably use 2 bananas to make a smoothie mixture that will serve 4-5 people so I am not too worry about it :-) Bananas are certainly higher in total sugar than many other fruits but since I only used them in smoothies they don’t bother me at all. Have you tried dried prunes or dried dates? They are also good and can sweetened smoothies rather good. Thanks for visiting my blog.