A delicious, creamy, sweet and healthy smoothie to start your day on the best note! This Mixed Berry Smoothie is fuss-free and super quick to make.
We are back to the smoothies today! This fabulous "get the glow" food has become a way of life for all of us at home. I'm happy to report that the kids have taken to it completely, no questions asked. But then what's not to love about a charmingly pink, delicious, thick, creamy drink that tastes like dessert? So here's my Mixed Berry Smoothie that'd been doing rounds in my house!
Why have smoothies for breakfast?
This breakfast is really a play of fruits, nuts and some seeds. You could experiment with any combination of fruits/nuts available. Do keep banana or mango as a base though, as they provide creaminess and sweetness to the drink. I don't worry about the calories here as we do need good fats and calories from fresh, whole foods to keep us energized and nourished through the day. It's a great way to jumpstart your day, have as a post work out / after school drink or as an afternoon pick me up.
Health benefits of yogurt
Yogurt is my choice of liquid in the smoothies. It's a highly versatile, health-promoting and therapeutic food. A valuable source of protein, essential vitamin B 12 and minerals like calcium, potassium and magnesium, its also full of immunity-boosting probiotics. The proteins in yogurt are more easily digestible than the proteins in milk. This is a boon for us lactose intolerant people!
How to make the mixed berry smoothie
- Add 2 sliced frozen bananas, 1 cup of sliced strawberries and 1/4th cup of mulberries to a blender.
- Add in almonds, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds.
- Top off the mixture with yogurt and a handful of ice.
- Blitz these ingredients together and add water to achieve your desired consistency.
- Taste for sweetness - you can add in a little honey if the smoothie is not sweet enough!
Serving & storing the mixed berry smoothie
Ideally, these smoothies should be consumed as soon as they are made to get the maximum benefit. But really, even if you're having it after a few a hours, its waaaaay better than eating that bag of chips! If you do plan to have them later during the day, you could store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
If you're looking for more great smoothies, you can check out:
- Pear Blueberry Ginger Smoothie
- Mango Matcha Smoothie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Apricot Mango Cherry Smoothie
- Chocolate Beet Smoothie
- Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie
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Mixed Berry Smoothie
- 2 Banana, sliced and frozen
- 1 cup Strawberries, sliced
- 1/4 cup Mulberries
- 10 Almonds
- 1 tbsp Flax seeds
- 2 tsp Pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup Yogurt
- 1/2 cup Water
- Handful of ice
- Blitz all the ingredients ( except water) in a blender. Add enough water to get the consistency you enjoy. You can certainly add some honey to sweeten the smoothie if you wish.