Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Berry Smoothie

Always looking for nutritious snacks that only need a few steps, and this is just one of those recipes!  You can make this ultra-healthy or ultra-decadent.  Use Greek Yoghurt 0%, natural sweeteners like juice, and fresh fruit; or, use Vanilla Greek Yoghurt and add a 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream for a dessert-like version--you choose.

I am featuring a compromise of the two option.  Check it out!


Equipment:
Blender, ie Magic Bullet / Nutri-Bullet / Ninja Blender / Waring 
(Nutri-Bullet is highly recommended for its' versatility & easy clean-up.
Measuring Cups


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups Greek Yoghurt (0%, 2%, Vanilla, Fruit-flavors)
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup pomegranate / cranberry juice
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup frozen blueberries
1/3 cup frozen raspberries or blackberries
1/2 cup frozen strawberries (approx 5 strawberries)
1/3 frozen banana, (approx 4-5 1/4" slices)
2 tsp honey or agave syrup 




Instructions:
1. Begin filling the blender cup with yoghurt, juices, water.
2. Add your frozen fruits and sweetener.
3. If you want the decadence, add the whipping cream in place of water.