Monday, May 26, 2014

SRC:Mixed Berry Smoothie

I am a sucker for smoothies.  I love that they are super quick and easy to assemble, and that they are the perfect snack or meal to have in your hand on the way out the door.  They are easily customizable and something delicious can be made from pretty much any ingredients you have on hand.
Along with being packed with a variety of fruit, smoothies can also be a great way to get those veggie servings too.  Adding spinach or kale is a great way to amp up the veggie power and, honestly, it doesn't alter the taste of that delicious smoothie.  Combine some berries, yogurt, even a bit of protein powder and then toss in some of the green stuff and you'll have a nutritious and filling meal or afternoon pick-me-up.

So when I came across this berry smoothie from Turnips 2 Tangerines, I knew I had to make it.  But, the decision didn't come easy, I guarantee.  From the Mexican coffee, Dulce De Leche Krispy Treats, to the cinnamon swirl bread and let's not forget about the sour dough blueberry muffins my mouth was watering, to say the least.  But, since I'm always looking for quick and easy snacks and meals both for myself and my little guy, I knew I had to make this smoothie.
And can I just say I'm so glad I did.  This smoothie hit the spot, and I'm not sure who was more excited about it, me or Tucker.  It was sweet, tart, and filling.  I also added a handful of spinach for a little more nutrients, but it didn't affect the flavor or texture of the smoothie.  We've had this particular smoothie several times since I first made it and I'm sure we'll have it several more!

Mixed Berry Smoothie
Ingredients:
2 Cups frozen mixed berries, I used blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries
1 Cup Greek yogurt, plain or flavored
1 Cup apple juice
1/2 Cup loosely packed spinach
Protein powder, if desired
Honey, if desired


Directions:

Combine berries, yogurt, juice, spinach and protein powder in the blender.  Pulse until all ingredients are incorporated and mixture is smooth.  Taste, add honey if desired and serve.


Recipe source: barely adapted from Turnips 2 Tangerines

13 comments:

SallyBR said...

Nice looking smoothie, perfect start to any day!

Wendy Klik said...

Sounds like a great after exercise pick me up.

Melissa said...

This smoothie would be perfect for sipping on the patio in the summer! Great picket his month :)

Sarah E. said...

You can never go wrong with smoothies! They are just good :) Happy Reveal Day!

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious said...

We are so into smoothies for breakfast as spring rolls into summer here. Great SRC pick!

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel said...

Sounds yummy!! I always wish I was more of a smoothie person but the truth is I am too lazy to clean the blender!! I do love it when other people make them for me, though! :)

Susan Pridmore said...

I'm a sucker for smoothies too - I can live on them in the summer. Pinning this and stumbling too. GREAT pick this month!

Lauren Everson said...

I like that you picked a smoothie! And this one sounds wonderful, I've been too chicken to put greens in my smoothies but this looks manageable.

Karen Kerr said...

How refreshing sounding!! Happy reveal day!

Emily said...

I love smoothies! I have one for breakfast everyday and am always looking for new recipes. Happy Reveal Day!

withoutadornment said...

Yummy! I'm also a sucker for simple and healthy smoothies. Great SRC pick!

Rebekah Hills said...

Mmmm... that looks like the PERFECT summery treat / breakfast!! Great pick this month!!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Yum. I love a good smoothie for breakfast on the run, and this one looks perfect. Great choice.
Sue

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