Frozen Berry Smoothie

This energy-boosting Frozen Berry Smoothie is made with frozen berries that can be kept in the freezer for produce-scarce winter days. | www.vibrantplate.com

Relax with a cup of coffee and a lovely, energy-boosting Frozen Berry Smoothie.

I love early spring when the days are getting longer and you wake up in the morning and it is not dark outside. The warmer and brighter days bring the promise of better times ahead, of lighter sweaters and of working in the garden. I love watching nature waking up, spring is my favorite season.

But, alas, the lack of fresh produce still reminds us of the reality.

Frozen Berry Smoothie

As I mentioned before, keeping a stash of frozen produce in your freezer is a life saver. It is very handy and the produce quality is way better than off-season imported produce from overseas. The produce that gets frozen is picked when ripe and at its top nutrient peak. Freezing is also a very good preserving method as the nutrient loss is relatively low.

So in times when fresh produce is scarce, I highly recommend frozen. Like frozen berries for smoothies or oatmeal toppings.

Frozen Berry Smoothie

For this recipe, I bought fresh strawberries and frozen forest blueberries. I usually have forest blueberries on hand that we pick up ourselves during the season, but last year we were not able to, so I rely on store-bought. The blackberries, though, were picked by myself in my mother’s garden in summer and are kept in the freezer.

Talking about it, I can’t wait for another berry season!

Frozen Berry Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2

Frozen Berry Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 180 ml yogurt
  • a handful of frozen blackberries
  • chopped dark chocolate for topping

Instructions

  1. In a blender, put 1 banana, frozen blueberries, half the yogurt and water as needed, then blend. Pour into your serving glass.
  2. Wash the blender cup, then add the other banana, the strawberries, the rest of the yogurt and water as needed and blend. Pour over the blueberry mixture in your glass.
  3. Top your smoothie with frozen blackberries, a few slices of strawberries and a dash of roughly chopped dark chocolate.

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This energy-boosting Frozen Berry Smoothie is made with frozen berries that can be kept in the freezer for produce-scarce winter days.

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