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Berry Smoothie

With two busy teenage boys in our house, getting everyone to eat well before school is a challenge. This thick berry smoothie recipe is quick to fix and delicious, too. —Patricia Mahoney, Presque Isle, Maine
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Directions

  • Place the milk, berries and sugar in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Add ice cubes; cover and process until smooth.

Berry Smoothie Tips

What is the best liquid to put in a smoothie?

There are many great liquids to put in a smoothie. We recommend fruit juice or milk (any type, including nut and soy milks), or kefir, a fermented dairy milk that has even more belly-friendly probiotics than yogurt. Milk and kefir provide protein, while juice lends a sweet taste. You can also use a mix of the two in your smoothies.

What are the benefits of a berry smoothie?

Berries are packed with anthocyanins, powerful compounds that help protect our bodies from inflammation and disease. They’re what give berries their bright red, purple and blue colors. Fruits are also great sources of fiber, and berries are some of the most fiber-rich fruits around. (Psst! Did you know all these health benefits of strawberries?)

How do you thicken a smoothie?

There are many ways to thicken a smoothie. Go cold: frozen fruits (and even ice) naturally make a smoothie thicker. (Learn how to freeze your own fruit.) Choose creamy: bananas, avocados, and even nut butters lend a thick, rich feel to your smoothies. Add greens: spinach disappears into a smoothie while it helps to thicken it.

What are the healthiest ingredients to put in a smoothie?

Fruits and vegetables are the healthiest things you can put into a smoothie, as well as milk, yogurt or kefir. Supplement powders, ground ginger and cinnamon are good-for-you options, too. Here are 40 smart ways to sneak more veggies into your diet. Research contributed by Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Book Editor
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 119 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Kennedy
    Jun 5, 2020

    I loved it! Except I used 1 cup of mixed berries(raspberries,strawberries,and blackberries) And 1/2 cup of blueberries! Delicious??

  • lutherallie
    Mar 13, 2013

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    Aug 24, 2010

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    Apr 19, 2009

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  • mysweety1226
    Jan 15, 2009

    Sorry for the miss spelling.I don't know why not. Soften it some then put it in your blender.I have done that to smoothies because it is only me also.

  • mysweety1226
    Jan 15, 2009

    I don't know why now. Freeze it them let it soften some and put it in your blender.

  • 1btrfli
    Aug 25, 2008

    Okay, this and the comments sounds VERY good. However, I'm the only one to drink a smoothie. Can this be frozen for future use?Thanks!

  • kaay
    Aug 20, 2008

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    Aug 12, 2008

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