Celebrate Berry Fresh Month with These 3 Smoothies
February is Berry Fresh Month and that means it's time to get creative with some smoothies. Not only are berries a tasty, sweet snack, but as the California Department of Public Health explained, berries are a great source of vitamin C, fiber and phytochemicals.
There are plenty of ways you can add more fresh berries to your diet, including with granola in your yogurt, on their own or in a tasty smoothie. Try out one of these three berry-centric smoothies in your personal blender.
1. Strawberries and Cream
Strawberries and cream is a classic combination that's a perfect dessert option that's lower in calories and higher on nutrition than cake, cookies or ice cream. Start off by gathering your ingredients.
- Fresh, cut strawberries
- Lowfat vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 Banana
After your fruit is cut and ready, throw about 1 cup of cut strawberries into your personal blender with a 1/2 cup of yogurt, the banana and fill the rest with ice. Blend, then taste. Add honey until you find the sweetness you want. Then just pour and enjoy this rich, thick, creamy fruit-filled smoothie.
2. Raspberry Lime Smoothie
Whether it's cocktails or seltzer, raspberry and lime are the perfect flavor partners for a refreshing beverage. Combine these distinctive flavors for a one-of-a-kind smoothie. Here's what you'll need:
- Coconut milk
You'll want to use your limes for two purposes - zest and juice. Start off by cutting lime zest into your My Blend® Blender jar, then cut the remaining lime in half and squeeze into the jar. Add about 1 cup of raspberries, 1/2 cup of coconut milk and a scoop of your favorite flavor sherbet: lime or raspberry. Then just Blend for 30 second to a minute for a bittersweet drink that you'll make all year long.
3. Blackberries and Blueberries
These colorfully named fruits have strong flavors and a number of nutritional benefits, such as antioxidants. Try combining them for a unique smoothie. Your ingredients:
- Frozen Banana
- Pomegranate juice
Add equal parts blueberry and blackberry in your My Blend® Blender, with half frozen banana, 1/2 cup yogurt and a splash of pomegranate juice. Fill the rest of the container with ice and start blending. Pour the smoothie into a glass or attach the drinking lid to the My Blend® blender jar and sip away.
If you're looking for something lighter and less creamy, cut out the yogurt and add more juice and fruit.