A Simple Very Berry Smoothie…So Easy to Make and Enjoy!

By Jodee Weiland

Whenever I feel the need for something cool and refreshing, but want to stay within the limits of healthy eating, I turn to one of my favorites, a simple very berry smoothie.

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This smoothie is so easy to make, and I always have fresh berries in my refrigerator to use.  In fact, whenever we leave to go out of town, I take any strawberries, blueberries or raspberries I may have left, wash them, and freeze them in a freezer bag, so I can use them in smoothies or drop them in a glass of wine when I return.

 

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Making a smoothie really comes down to what you like, and in this particular smoothie, I chose to use various berries for the most part, with a banana and skim milk added in for additional nutritional value, as well as flavor. This recipe makes two full 16 ounce glasses or four eight once glasses.  It is very good as is, but some people might prefer a little additional sweetness, in which case, I would add a little organic honey.  I personally prefer it without additional sweetness because usually the fruit is sweet enough.  The choice is yours.  Whatever you decide, you will be refreshed and enjoy this smoothie knowing that you are gaining nutritional value as well.

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A Simple Very Berry Smoothie

1 fresh banana
1 fresh cup of raspberries
1 fresh cup of strawberries
I/2 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fat free skim milk
1 cup cubed ice
I tablespoon organic honey (optional)

 

Wash and prepare all the fruit.  Put all of the ingredients in a blender.  Blend to desired consistency and pour into a glass.  Your smoothie is ready to enjoy!

 

http://learnfromyesterday.comThe fruit in this smoothie without the honey will add up to at 8 grams of fiber, and one serving is only 166 calories for one full 16 ounce glass, half of the above recipe.  Over and above that, it has 7 grams of protein, no fat, multiple vitamins, and other nutrients needed on a daily basis, such as adding to your daily calcium requirements.  It has all the plus factors and is enjoyable as well.  I find it to be refreshing and satisfying, especially on a warm day, and I know when I drink it, there are all kinds of health benefits for me.  I love smoothies.  I hope you enjoy this smoothie as much as I do.  Enjoy!

 

3 thoughts on “A Simple Very Berry Smoothie…So Easy to Make and Enjoy!

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    • Thanks, Dana! This one is delicious. Smoothies are really great when it comes to flavor options possible. There are so many ways you can make them that are great! Thanks for stopping by to visit and chat!

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