Springtime Smoothie

Springtime Smoothie

by Michelle on April 26, 2009

Fruit SmoothieI’ve found myself cooling off almost every day for the last two weeks with a delicious and healthy fruit smoothie. It’s a great way to get the nutrients of a variety of fresh fruits all in one drink. This is especially helpful if you have a hard time eating enough fresh fruit in a day (I normally enjoy veggies more, but this smoothie has changed my mind!).

You can customize a smoothie to any taste you like, but my recent favorite has been the below recipe. All of the measurements are approximate and you can adjust them for your personal taste and consistency. Of course, all fruit is preferably organic.

  • 1/3 cup crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup milk (raw is best)
  • 1 banana
  • 8-9 strawberries
  • 8-9 blackberries (optional)
  • 1 tbsp organic flax seeds (optional, but this does not impact the flavor and adds some delicious fiber!)

I add all of these to a mixing cup for my Magic Bullet (which is perfect for the one serving that I need) starting with the ice and working my way down the list. I generally have to cram by the time I add the last berries and flax seeds, but I manage to get the blade/top on. After about 30 seconds of pulsing/mixing with the Bullet, I’ve got a delicious and refreshing drink to enjoy.

I drink my smoothies right out of the mixing cup or if I’m heading out, pour it into a coffee mug to keep it cold on the road. Hopefully you enjoy this treat as much as I do!

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Sarah April 28, 2009 at 8:55 am

This looks so delicious! I was just reading in Nourishing Traditions (my copy finally arrived!! :) that flax seeds are fantastic to add to your diet because the oil contains a high omega-3 count with fewer omega-6. This can help balance out our American diets which typically are much richer in omega-6 than omega-3. Ideally we need a 1:1 ratio; however in store bought eggs, the disparity can be as great as 1:19!!

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