Vegan Very Berry Smoothie Recipe

Vegan Very Berry Smoothie Recipe
Vegan Very Berry Smoothie Recipe

 

Vegan Very Berry Smoothie Recipe

Vegan Very Berry Smoothie Recipe It finally feels like summer here!! Well actually too much summer!! It is officially not summer yet!!😩😩 It was so hot all weekend long!! I couldn’t bear it! All I did was drink fluids all weekend long. I didn’t feel like eating anything due to the heat.

I made this mixed berry smoothie using the berries I had in my refrigerator. This is the season for berries and I have atleast 2-3 kinds on hand all the time. The kids love yo munch on berries and I use them in my oatmeal. For the smoothie I used some overripe strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. I added a whole banana to give the smoothie thickness and sweetness. Just to be extra sure, I threw in a tablespoon of honey. I am aware that smoothies are made with milk but I blended the whole thing with water. You could use coconut water to give additional sweetness or to substitute for honey. You could strain it if you wish. I didn’t strain it! The kids and hubby loved it! I am sure I will make this all summer long! It is a great way to get people who don’t eat fruits to eat fruits! My son couldn’t keep his hands off!

 
 Servings: makes four 8 oz glasses 
Prep time: 5 minsCook time: 0 mins Total time: 5 mins 

Ingredients :

Strawberries: 1 cup,hulled, washed and drained.

Blueberries: 1 cup, hulled, washed and drained.

Raspberries: 1 cup, hulled, washed and drained.

Banana: 1, large

Honey/Agave : 1 tbsp

Water: 2 cups ( can add more depending on desired thickness)
Ice: 1+ 1 cup

Method:

Add all the above ingredients except 1 cup ice, to a blender. Pulse and blend for 1 minute.
 
Divide 1 cup ice between 4 cups. Pour the smoothie until desired level. Garnish with a fresh strawberry.
 
Serve chilled!

Cooking made easy: 

If you cannot be bothered with washing and cleaning the berries, you can use frozen berries. They usually come in a mixed bag and are perfect for smoothies! All you have to do is throw them in a blender! 
 
You can add soy/almond/coconut milk if you are vegan and regular milk if you are not. It makes for a great filling breakfast substitute.

Tip for healthy living: 

Always wash berries just before using them. Soak them for 5 mins in cold water with a few drops of vinegar in it. This apparently helps clean most impurities. Then drain on paper towels.