My husband Ted's enthusiastic adventures in smoothie making continue, and this berry blast smoothie, made with two kinds of berries plus cherries, is one of my favorites. I love the undertone of grape juice, though you could swap in unsweetened apple juice, or plain water. For breakfast, add some granola or sliced almonds on top. Substitute vanilla frozen yogurt for the plain nonfat yogurt, and you have a first-class afternoon snack. If you have fresh strawberries, use those, and add a couple of ice cubes. What I'm trying to say is that smoothies are forgiving; alter the proportion of ingredients this way or that way, secure in the knowledge that you can't go wrong.
Berry blast smoothie
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup pitted fresh cherries
1/2 cup unsweetened white grape juice
1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 mint leaves, plus extra for garnish
Place first 6 ingredients, plus 2 mint leaves, in a blender. Process until smooth.
Garnish with additional mint leaves, and serve immediately.
More recipes in The Perfect Pantry:
Santorini Sunrise strawberry smoothie
Ted's apple smoothie with yogurt, honey and cardamom
Cool-as-a-cucumber smoothie with Greek yogurt
Pink yink ink drink
Greek yogurt vanilla parfait with pistachios and dried cherries
Other recipes that use these pantry ingredients:
Green smoothie, from Sass & Veracity
Cranberry, banana and honey smoothie, from Food Blogga
Strawberry spinach smoothies, from Natasha's Kitchen
Vegan detox green monster smoothie, from Ambitious Kitchen
Berry yogurt smoothie, from Barbara Bakes
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