I love to cook and bake, and I enjoy the process of creating and modifying recipes.
Smoothies are a wonderful way to get healthy nutrients. I used to love going to juice bars and smoothie places to get a smoothie to enjoy while I worked or relaxed. My favorite type of smoothie is one with berries, especially strawberries.
However, since the pandemic began, I decided it was time to try learning how to make my own smoothies at home. One advantage of making them myself is that I get to control all of the ingredients. For example, my usual smoothie from my local juice bar includes blueberries—but I don’t actually like blueberries very much. When I make my own smoothies at home, I don't have to include any blueberries at all.
I researched the correct way to make smoothies, including the proper order in which the ingredients should be incorporated. I have started freezing fruit and using the frozen fruit instead of ice. Here I am sharing my own version of a berry smoothie recipe that I have come up with.
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- 1 1/2 cups cran-apple juice
- 1 banana, sliced
- 2 cups strawberries (about 14 strawberries), washed, stems removed, and sliced
- 10 raspberries, whole
- 5 blackberries, whole
- Pouring the cran-apple juice into a blender.
- Add the frozen banana.
- Add the frozen strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
- Puree or use the smoothie button on the blender until smooth and well blended.
- If the smoothie is too thick, add more juice until it is thin enough to pour easily.
- You are ready to serve! Enjoy.
Note: If you are using non-frozen fruit, add crushed ice as needed before blending.
Hope you enjoy this triple berry smoothie as much as my friends, family, and I do!
© 2020 Alyssa Scheidemann
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 21, 2020:
Nice smoothie recipe, with details. It’s an important tip, which you have shared—to use your own frozen fruits, rather than ice cubes. The order in which, the ingredients have to be added also makes a difference to the finished recipe.
Thank you for sharing.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 21, 2020:
Your smoothie recipe sounds delicious and nutritious.