Want a Berry Good Smoothie? I got you!

 

Smoothies are made from fruit, veggies, and sometimes can have juice, milk, or yogurt base. As for me, I love smoothies so much that I can’t get enough of them! Personally, the reason why I love them so much is because you have complete control of what ingredients you put in it and how much you want in them.

 

Don’t feel like having apples in your smoothie today? You don’t need to have them. Want extra apples in your smoothie? Go ahead and add them! Don’t be shy. There is absolutely no judgement here (at least not from me :P)

 

 

Do you need a way to sneak in those pesky green vegetables that you don’t like eating? Throw them in a smoothie! If you’re like me and have a hard time eating vegetables, hiding them in a smoothie is a great way!

 

For this smoothie, I use a a berry mix that has strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries. I normally would not eat blackberries or raspberries in their original form, I don’t know why. I haven’t quite figured out why I don’t like berries in their original form, however, having them in smoothie form is good for me. Maybe eventually I will be able to eat them instead of drink them.

 

There are many reasons that berries are good for you! Berries are loaded with antioxidants. There have been plenty of studies showing that antioxidants MAY reduce the risk of some diseases. In addition, not only are berries delicious to eat, they are also high in fiber. Why is this good? It’s good because it can help to reduce hunger and give increased feelings of being full.

 

 

Kale also has a bunch of positive health benefits. Just like berries, kale is also high in antioxidants. In addition, kale may also help reduce the risk of some diseases. AND kale is also good source of minerals.

 

I think that if you want to know more about the benefits of berries and kale, do some research. As far as I know, there are so many positives to eating both.

 

If you decide to make this smoothie, please let me know what you think down in the comments below! If you decided to take things out, add things in, or use a different base let me know how it turns out! In other words, just comment down below! Don’t be shy!

 

Ciao for now!

 

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Notes For Preparing

 

You can customize this smoothie to how you want it. If there are certain things in this recipe that you do not like, definitely substitute it with ingredients you want.

 

For a thicker smoothie, use less liquid. On the other hand, if you don’t want it too thick, use more liquid.

 

Other Recipes

 

If you liked this recipe, I think you should definitely take a look at the other recipes below! You may like them as well!

 

Tropical Fruit Smoothie – This is the first smoothie I made. The base I used was 100% pineapple-orange juice. The fruits featured pineapple, mango, peaches, and strawberries.

 

Cost Analysis

 

Lastly, take a look at this cost analysis. It shows how much it costs to make this berry smoothie. We don’t realize it, but sometimes it so much cheaper to make things at home versus buying them at the store! Yes, sometimes it takes a while and sometimes it’s more convenient, but how can you deny that price?

 

Berry Smoothie

Berry Smoothie
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Course: Drinks
Keyword: Vegetables, Refreshing, Smoothie, Ice, Berries, Juice, Fruits
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 112kcal
Cost: $2.61

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Guava Juice $0.81
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Mixed Berries $1.65
  • Kale $0.05
  • Spinach $0.10
  • 1/2 cup Ice

Instructions

  • Add guava juice, water, fruit, kale, and spinach  into the blender.
  • Blend well until nice and smooth.
  • If desired, add ice. Blend again until smooth.
  • Pour smoothie into a tall glass over some crushed ice.

Notes

Please note that *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Cost Analysis

Estimate: $ for servings or $ per serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 4289IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg