Smoothies make the perfect start to the day if they are homemade and packed with fruity goodness. This Very Berry Smoothie certainly ticks all the boxes and will get your day off to a flying start especially at this time of year when those gorgeous summer berries are in abundance.
A couple of years ago I went on a major health kick. I cut out gluten and wheat, sugar and even booze. Okay so I did lose some weight but I felt bloody miserable and it made not a jot of difference to the health issues I was trying somewhat unsuccessfully to address with all this cut-the-crap type eating.
I went back to eating bread (I like seedy, nutty breads and sourdough), use sugar in a much more limited way and am back on the vino and G&Ts and good quality black chocolate. Has this made any difference; bet your ass it has, I’m happier, don’t feel constantly deprived of the things I like and the health issues are now a thing of the past due to other treatment which is another story entirely.
One thing I did enjoy when I was doing my healthy eating stuff was smoothies. A good smoothie is a great way to start the day especially at this time of year when fruit and berries are at their best and cheapest.
This Very Berry Smoothie makes use of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and a few red currants as well as apple and banana. The only other ingredients are a teaspoon each of flax seeds and chia seeds if you have them plus half a cup of plain yogurt and some ice.
It is not so much of a recipe as a construction and blitzing blender job. So whazz yourself up this very berry smoothie and make a great start to your day.
- 1 apple
- 1 banana
- 6 strawberries
- 6 raspberries
- 2 tbsp blueberries
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 1 tsp flax seeds
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- ice cubes
- Core the apple and peel the banana and chop roughly
- hull the strawberries
- Toss all ingredients into a powerful blender and whazz till smooth