Berry Smoothie

by Sarah

in Breakfast, Drinks, Snacks

Fall happens later in California than in most states, which means berries are available longer. This smoothie is one I have for breakfast frequently during the summer and early fall. It’s strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, (and a banana) and manages to combine almost all of my favorite fruits into one meal.

Berry smoothie

I also like how this smoothie makes eating bananas much easier. Since I don’t like bananas very much, I usually  hide them in a smoothie or banana bread to eat them. Smoothies are good in this way – stealthily introducing less liked fruits that are nutritious. Maybe that’s also why some people can put vegetables and grass into their smoothies. While I haven’t tried that yet, it would be interesting to try someday.

For this recipe, I used Fage non-fat Greek yogurt but you can substitute it with any plain yogurt you like or a berry flavored yogurt. I suggest trying a Greek yogurt if you want a more filling smoothie, because Greek yogurts have more protein. Greek yogurt will also make the smoothie thicker for the same reason. Plain Fage Greek yogurt also has a low sugar content, so the sweetness you taste in the smoothie will be mostly from the fruits and honey.

berry smoothie and fruit bowl

Enjoy!

Berry Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup blackberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup Fage nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  1. Wash fruits. Slice strawberries into halves and banana into round slices (easier on your blender).
  2. Add fruits to blender. Add yogurt and honey.
  3. Blend.
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1 Food to Fitness October 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

Perfect ingredients for a great smoothie. Thanks for the recipe.

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2 Sarah November 5, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I’m glad you like it!

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3 Sylvia January 18, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Amazing smoothie! I tried it and it came out wonderful. Thanks (:

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4 Sarah January 19, 2015 at 11:31 am

Thanks Sylvia! I’m go glad you like it!

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5 Wendy February 12, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Yummy smoothie! Even my picky hubby liked it. I had to add a little almond milk since my blender needed some liquid to get things moving. This recipe is a keeper!

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6 Sarah February 13, 2015 at 12:55 am

Thanks Wendy! So happy you like it!

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7 Jo Vee March 24, 2015 at 5:23 am

Love it but i didn’t add the blackberry because i don’t have them but still love it

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8 Sarah March 24, 2015 at 9:29 am

Thanks Jo Vee! So happy you like it!

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