I’ve put my husband in charge of the smoothie making starting with this refreshing summer berry smoothie. He was reluctant at first, but after he got his chance to play with the Monster, I think I have him on board now.
The Monster is our Health Master blender. It’s an emulsifier blender that does it all. I’m not kidding! It chops, blends, purees, and even makes ice cream and soup! It was a bit pricey, but worth every penny.
Now that I’ve convinced you to buy a Health Master, I’ll get back to the point of this blog post.
We aren’t big fruit eaters in this house, so in order to get all those great antioxidants and enzymes into our diet, I’ve taken to making a smoothie a day. Costco sells bags of all kinds of frozen fruits for a reasonable price, so it’s not hard to to have fun making all kinds of smoothies.
Our favorite is this smoothie recipe is filled with blueberries, blackberries, marionberries, and bananas. Don’t forget the ground flax seed for an extra boost of those healthy omega 3 fatty acids!
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 cup fat free yogurt
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries
- 2 medium bananas
- 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup ice
- Combine ingredients in a blender until smooth.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Berries in general are high in manganese, vitamin C and fiber. Berries are naturally high in phytonutrients called tannins that are considered to be responsible for antioxidant activity.
Yogurt contains iodine, phosporous, calcium and protien. All nutrients that support good health, but it’s the active bacteria in yogurt that provides the strongest benefit to our immune systems. They aslo lower LDL, raise HDL Cholesterol.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 3.88g
Total Carbs: 38.64g
Dietary Fiber: 4.59g
Weight Watchers Points 4
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.