Updated: Nov 5, 2018
This Berry Summer Smoothie encompasses the taste of summer and is refreshing on its own, or as the base for a smoothie bowl. My husband and I love making smoothies and smoothie bowls and eating them outside in the nice weather, so this simple staple feels like a treat every time we make it together. If you have kids, this is also a fun #nocook recipe to get them involved in the kitchen and exposed to some fruits and veggies!
Ingredients (serves 2):
4-5 ice cubes
1 medium banana
7 oz frozen acai puree, unsweetened (I like to buy the Trader Joe's package of 4 3.5-oz packets and I use 2 packets for this recipe)
1 C blueberries
1 C mixed berries, frozen, whole
4-5 oz Greek or Skyr yogurt, plain (or choose vanilla for additional sweetness - I like to use Siggi's! Just be mindful of the amount of added sugar if using a flavored yogurt. Siggi's is relatively low in sugar. The amount listed here is about 1 single serve container of Siggi's yogurt. You can also swap this for a dairy free version if you prefer.)
1 large handful spinach (about 1 1/2-2 C)
1 C milk or milk alternative of choice (if using a milk alternative, opt for unsweetened)
1. Crush ice in blender
2. Break banana into small chunks and place in blender.
3. Thaw acai packet slightly by running under cool water for about 30 seconds-1 minute, gently breaking up acai into small pieces. Add to blender.
4. Add fresh blueberries, frozen mixed berries, yogurt, spinach and milk to blender. Puree until smooth, approximately 1-2 minutes. Pour into two glasses and enjoy! Or, use as a base for a smoothie bowl and top with nuts, seeds, granola, fruit, nut butter - or really anything you'd like!
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving:
Calories 324 calories, Total Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 16 mg, Carbohydrates 47 g, Fiber 9 g, Protein 14 g, Sodium 123 mg, Calcium 305 mg
*Note: Nutrition analysis uses 1% milk, Siggi's whole milk plain yogurt (4.4 oz container) and does not include additional toppings for smoothie bowl.
*Please Note: While this dish is free from gluten-containing ingredients, I recommend using certified gluten free products if you need to avoid potential sources of cross contamination, such as in the case of celiac disease.
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