Blackberry-Banana Smoothie

 Blackberry Banana Smoothie
Smoothie season is just beginning. I have a hard time during the winter months whipping up a cold drink like this one. But the sun is shining, the birds are singing and the weeds are growing. It's definitely time for smoothies.

I have a freezer full of blackberries, spoils from last summer's blackberry picking around the house. It's definitely time to use them up. I have one of those fancy blenders and it makes it so easy to pulverize frozen blackberries in seconds.

When I make smoothies for myself, I try to stay away from adding lots of sugar and making them really sweet. Most of the time (not all) I'm looking for more of a healthy drink, something to get my day started. However, I like having smoothies for lunch too.

The color of this Blackberry-Banana combination is stunning. Lots of anti-oxidants here. It makes me feel like I'm drinking something sinful. The smoothie is rich and filling without being fattening.

Blackberry Banana Smoothie super healthy
To your health!

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Blackberry-Banana Smoothie

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for NoblePig.com | Serves: Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen blackberries
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 2 cups Lite Vanilla Soy Milk
  • 6 ounces Low-fat Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon honey (might need more if your banana is not very ripe)
  • 2 Tablespoons wheat germ (optional)

Directions

  • Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high for about one minute. Serve with a straw.

I used a couple Tablespoons of wheat germ (which I keep in my fridge) in this recipe. It doesn't change the taste other than a slight nutty overtone, so it's definitely optional. However, it's full of beneficial folic acid and vitamin E so why not add it. Flax seed would also be a good option if you have that around.

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4 Comments and 2 Replies

  1. Cindy 1

    What a gorgeous smoothie. I’m like you, keep it healthy when we can so we splurge later.

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  2. What a gorgeous smoothie! I just adore the yellow straws with the color of the blackberries.

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  3. The color is stunning with those yellow straws!

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  4. Kristin 6

    Made these this morning. So good! My husband drank his first one in record time and asked for.a srcond right away.

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