Berry Satisfying Smoothie
I love this smoothie! It’s great for breakfast giving me loads of energy to get my day going, or after a workout to refuel my body with the nutrients I depleted. It’s full of nutrients, antioxidants, superfoods, protein, and fiber.
- ½ cup strawberries *see note below
- ½ cup blueberries *see note below
- ½ frozen banana (I buy bananas, cut them in half, and bag them for the freezer so I always have them on hand. They add nice creaminess to smoothies)
- 1 Tablespoon Goji Berries
- 2 teaspoons to 1 Tablespoon Cacao Nibs
- 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
- 1 teaspoon Bee Pollen (Bee products may cause allergic reactions in some people. If you have an allergy, or suspected sensitivity to any foods, please omit.)
- 2 Tablespoons Almond Butter (I use Trader Joe’s RAW Almond Butter. I find the taste is more suited than roasted almond butter, and it’s well priced)
- ¾ cup unsweetened Almond Milk
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until thick and creamy. You can adjust thickness by adding more or less Almond Milk.
*NOTES ON FRUIT: I like to buy seasonal fruit and freeze it for smoothies. This way, I don’t need ice cubes to get my smoothie really cold, and I’m enjoying luscious fruit of the season. You can usually find organic strawberries and blueberries at better prices when they’re in season. This is huge because unfortunately, these two fruits are hard to rid of all the pesticides, even when washed really well.
- Prepare a sheet pan by covering with a sheet of parchment or wax paper (not aluminum foil).
- For strawberries, hull, wash, and pat dry. Place in single layer on prepared sheet pan. Freeze for 30-45 minutes. Place fruit in a freezer safe bag, and leave in freezer.
- For blueberries, simply wash, pat dry, place in a single layer on prepared pan. Freeze 30-45 minutes. Place fruit in a freezer safe bag, and leave in freezer.
- When berries are out of season, I do buy frozen berries. They are flash frozen immediately after picking to preserve optimal nutrition. These berries taste much than out of season fruit available in produce sections of markets.