Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mixed Berry Smoothies

Picking up where we left off with the Bursting Berry Muffins, I thought it would be a good idea to use up some more of those frozen berries. I've been dying to have a good smoothie for a while now. The days have been consistently getting cooler here and we've had some wet spells too. So when we had a slightly warmer day than usual, I decided to make a Mixed Berry Smoothie, a farewell to Summer, of sorts. But I love the cooler weather. It usually means Christmas is around the corner, atleast it did when we were in Mumbai. The fact that its not is going to take a little getting used to here in the Southern Hemisphere. I still find it a little unusual to have a cooler Easter and a warmer Christmas. Anyway, I digress. 

Back to this smoothie. Nothing could be simpler to put together. I used a packet of Nana's frozen mixed berries, a mix of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. I loved the flavors in this smoothie. It seriously made me wonder why I don't make them more often. Well, I guess it gives me something to look forward to when Summer is back. Another thing you mind want to consider is the seeds from the raspberries. I didn't care for the crunch of the seeds. If you're like me, you might want to consider leaving out the raspberries, but I think they add a nice flavor to the drink. 

How do you deal with the seeds?

If you want to make a dairy free version, simply leave out the milk and yogurt and replace it with some fruit juice. I think that would be really delicious too.

We sat down to a nice big glass each after a particularly high intensity evening walk. My body was craving for something sweet and this was perfect. So much healthier than a soda and more delicious too. 



Mixed Berry Smoothies

1 1/2 cup mixed frozen berries
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt
A splash of milk, optional (I needed a little to get the mix going in the blender.)
Sugar / Honey, to taste

Place all the ingredients into a blender and blitz till it reaches the desired consistency, nice and creamy.

I needed to add a little milk to get the blender going. Some people choose to use a fruit juice instead. You can use either. 

Enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. Good one! This looks delicious, like one of the super expensive smoothies you get at the mall! I try and make drinks like these at home for my kids. The only thing I buy is KDD harvest’s juices as these taste exactly likehome made juices. Thanks for sharing this. Will definitely try making it!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kayva, I hope you enjoy this as much as we do :)

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