Monday, March 19, 2012

My favourite smoothie recipe

Spring is officially here! Do you know what that means? It's Smoothie Season! Sure, you COULD drink smoothies year-long, but it just feels weird to me to drink something so cool and refreshing during colder months. Besides, winter is hot chocolate and eggnog season anyway.

I've made this smoothie twice in the last two days, it's that good. It's been quite warm these past two days (20*C each day- summer weather!) and while it seems like we barely even had a winter, I've very happy to be wearing shorts as I type this.

This smoothie is for the berry lover for sure. You can't be one of those people who forgo the deliciousness of raspberries and strawberries because they dislike having seeds in their teeth. The seeds are full of vitamins, and the taste is definitely worth flossing for.

Raspberry-Strawberry-Banana Smoothie
-1 cup FROZEN raspberries (don't you hate how ice dilutes the flavour for most smoothies!)
-4-6 fresh strawberries
-1/2 of skim milk (plus a splash more)
-half of a banana
-4 tbsp whipped cream (plus more for topping)

Throw all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. If it is too thick and not blending properly, add a splash of milk. The whipped cream is a low-cal delicious way to sweeten the raspberries, which taste slightly tart after being frozen.

Oh, did I mention that this smoothie is also SUPER HEALTHY?! It is. This recipe makes one THICK, LARGE smoothie, and is only 250 calories and 15.6 grams of fibre! That's most of your required daily fibre intake in one delicious glass. (On average you should try to get at least 25g per day of fibre.) Perfect for a healthy snack or quick, light breakfast!

I hope you are all having as good weather as we are here! Enjoy!

Comment Questions:
1. What's your favourite smoothie flavour combination?
2. Where's your favourite place to get smoothies? I love booster juice!

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