Quick Ideas Day 2: Mixed Berry Smoothie

27 Sep

Smoothies are a simple way to pack in your daily nutrients. Not only can smoothies be healthy and quick, but they are refreshing, portable, and come in many varieties.

With smoothies, the possibilities are endless. Having trouble thinking up a concoction? The Food Network offers 50 smoothie ideas from healthy (carrot-apple, spa cucumber, apricot-almond) to quirky (banana PB&J, mint-jalapeno) to dessert (chocolate chip cookie, strawberry shortcake).

Here’s my version of a quick and nutritious smoothie.

Quick ingredients & steps:

  • 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla soy milk (or other low-fat milk)
  • 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt (any flavor)
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • Optional mix-ins: 1 teaspoon honey, 1 tablespoon protein powder, 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Time-saving tip: Freeze several batches ahead of time. Transfer to the fridge the night before and it’s ready for breakfast the next morning. Need more details? Check out the make-ahead smoothies here.

Question: What’s your favorite smoothie creation?

2 Responses to “Quick Ideas Day 2: Mixed Berry Smoothie”

  1. Bake Your Day September 27, 2011 at 9:59 PM #

    I love smoothies but so rarely make them. I fail to make extra time but it sounds delicious!

    • loftybites September 27, 2011 at 10:56 PM #

      I hear ya. Try making a few batches when you have some free time and freeze them. Then you can enjoy whenever!

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