My Super Berries Green Smoothie is definitive proof that not all green smoothies necessarily have to be green. I know that I have had more than one reader or commenter tell me that they just can't get past the green color of green smoothies to enjoy them. Let me introduce this tasty solution to you all then! :)
It is a well noted fact in the medical and health community that berries of all kinds are super foods-rich in antioxidants and fiber, packed with Vitamin C, and they are also considered a "juicy food" meaning they contain mostly water, are filling, and are awesome for helping with weight loss. (If you want to read a little more on the health benefits of berries, Joy Bauer breaks it down by individual berry in her Health Benefits of Berries article.)
My Super Berries Green Smoothie packs in four different berries with fresh strawberries & blackberries and a light cranberry-raspberry juice. You could also add or substitute other berries in this like fresh or frozen raspberries or blueberries...
Super Berries Green Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None
Ingredients (1 smoothie)
- Small handful of blackberries (fresh or frozen), about 1/3 cup
- 4-5 strawberries (fresh or frozen), chopped
- 1/2 of a frozen banana, chopped
- Handful of spinach or kale
- 1/3 cup low fat or nonfat vanilla yogurt (use Greek for added protein)
- 1/2 cup of light cranberry-raspberry juice
Add all the above ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pop a straw into your blender cup or pour into a glass.
**Tip- You can use frozen or fresh berries in this smoothie. Frozen berries will make your smoothie frostier. Do let them sit out at room temperature for 3-5 minutes before chopping and/or blending.
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This smoothie is the perfect way to sneak in those leafy greens to the vegetable-phobic kids... or husband. ;) They will have no clue that spinach or kale is even in this smoothie... and you don't really have to tell them, you know?
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