Very Berry & Banana Smoothie.

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Lately I have been trying out all kinds of smoothie recipes and experimenting with ingredients.  This one is soon becoming a favourite breakfast smoothie and it is packed with healthy ingredients that will leave you feeling energized and full all morning.  You can easily customize this smoothie to your liking by adding different fruits, powders, and leafy greens. If you like your smoothies really sweet though then this one isn't for you, you’ll have to add stevia or honey to sweeten it.  Below are some other really great smoothie combo’s you might enjoy.  

Very Berry & Banana Smoothie


Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup frozen raspberries
  • ¼ cup fresh blackberries
  • ½ banana, sliced
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (you can use vanilla almond milk too)
  • 3 tbsp non-fat vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 handful of fresh baby spinach
  • 1 scoop of your favourite protein powder
  • 2 tsp ground golden flax seed
  • 3 tbsp dry quick cooking oats

Method:
Place all of the ingredients into blender and blend on high for 1 minute or until smooth.  Garnish with fresh berries and serve!


 Other great smoothie combo's:
- green apple, cold green tea, kale, plain yogurt, protein powder
- banana, fresh blueberries, almond milk, frozen strawberries, fresh baby spinach, vanilla yogurt
- pineapple, kale, apple, water, cucumber
- banana, cocoa powder, instant coffee, peanut butter, skim milk, chocolate protein powder


Happy Blending!

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22 comments

  1. This sounds like a good one, Natalie. I have never used oats before. I will have to try it. :)

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  2. This looks and sounds delicious. I love the baby spinach in the recipe :)

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  3. The spinach was a surprise -- but a nice one at that. A nice boost of iron.

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  4. Love this smoothie idea! Adding oats gives it such staying power:)

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  5. You can never go wrong with a smoothie! I gotta try the oats - what a terrific idea! Good stuff - thanks.

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  6. I love the sneaking bit of spinach in this...gorgeous smoothie, my friend!

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  7. So interesting to put spinach in there, and I bet you can't even taste it. Such a yummy and healthy way to start a day :)

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  8. It looks like really healthy and delicious smoothie! I can drink this every morning!

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  9. I always start my day with a smoothie. I haven't added spinach to mine before though - I'll have to give that a try! xx

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  10. Sounds like a refreshing breakfast or snack! I'll have to keep this in mind once the weather warms up again.

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  11. Sounds like a great drink that could double as breakfast. YUM.

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  12. We must be smoothie long distance BFFs because you add a LOT of the same ingredients to your smoothies that I do! Unfortunately, I have a pesky banana (and pineapple, too!) allergy, but I use a lot of frozen fruits, fresh spinach, oatmeal and unsweetened almond milk in every one of my breakfast smoothies.

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    1. I also use a lot of frozen fruit, especially in the winter when most of the berries are off season. Glad our smoothies are so similar, good taste ;)

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  13. this looks so good and luckily i just got fresh blackberries! score !

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  14. Very healthy and delicious looking!

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  15. i also nominated you for the liebster award!
    http://kaityscooking.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/2402/

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  16. Love your smoothie, especially with the hidden spinach :)
    Have a great week Natalie!

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  17. love this smoothie, looks so good. berry and banana is one of my favorite combos.

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  18. Oh this smoothie looks absolutely beautiful! I take flax seed capsules daily. But I'd much rather drink a glass of this luscious stuff to get the same effect! Great photo!
    : )

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  19. My kids love smoothies! This would be a great recipe to try on them.

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  20. So healthy wow, I am impressed by all of the ingredients in there.

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