Winter Berry Smoothie Recipe - dummies

By Suzanne Havala

Rich purple jewel tones dotted with tiny black flecks create a stunning, light and vegetarian refreshment. Serve this smoothie in a clear glass because the color is so spectacular. This one’s a crowd-pleaser, so if you have company, plan to multiply the recipe. Fortunately, this recipe is so easy that it takes only minutes to make.

[Credit: ©David Bishop]
Credit: ©David Bishop

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 large serving (2 cups) or 2 smaller servings

1 cup vanilla soymilk

1/2 ripe banana

1 cup frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries)

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender.

  2. Blend on high speed for about 1 minute or until smooth, stopping every 15 seconds to scrape the sides of the blender with a spatula and to push the solid ingredients down to the bottom of the blender.

  3. Pour into a tall (16-ounce) tumbler or two smaller (8-ounce) glasses and serve immediately with an iced tea spoon and a straw.

Per serving: Calories 190 (From Fat 27); Fat 3g (Saturated 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 63mg; Carbohydrate 39g (Dietary Fiber 3g); Protein 4g.