Vanilla Berry Smoothie

Vanilla Berry Smoothie

As you probably know by now, we are always singing praises about all kinds of berries. Not only are they healthy, filled with vitamins and minerals, but they also pack an antioxidant punch! They also are a great source of fiber, which helps make you feel full longer. Gotta love that!  And you know that these twin sisters, veggie-loving registered dietitians who also have a big ‘ole sweet tooth that we work hard to keep in check 😉 are always up to finding healthy and yummy ways to squash sweet cravings.  This number hits the spot! Part berries/ part cinnamon both add a great sweet kick –and with health benefits!  Yahooo!mixed berries

Most berries are in season during the summer, but they are available all year round. Better yet, if you freeze them during the summer or buy the frozen variety you can enjoy them any time of year without having to worry about them being seasonal.

Check out these fun facts and why you’ll want to incorporate berries into your diet every day–and into our Vanilla Berry Smoothie below!

 

Strawberries contain more vitamin C in one cup than oranges do! They also provide a great source of folic acid which is used to make healthy new cells in our body.

Blueberries contain the highest amount of antioxidants. So they’re superstars when it comes to protecting your body against inflammation, aging and disease. Chronic inflammation seems to play a large part in contributing to diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

Blackberries and Raspberries contain 8 grams of fiber in one cup! Wow!

Grapes, which are technically berries, are a great source of Vitamin A, C and B6!

All berries are low in calories and can be mixed in many other foods such as yogurt or salad for a healthy nutrient boost.

This only lists a very few of the berries that are out there for you to try. There’s also gooseberries, acai berries, boysenberries, cranberry, elderberry, goji berries and the list goes on. So try some new mixed berry concoction of your own and reap the benefits! We’ve included a simple and easy mixed berry shake that you can serve for a scrumptious and healthy treat.

So it’s time to give this scrumptious Vanilla Berry Smoothie a whirl! 🙂  It’s dessert done healthy, enjoy!

 

Pssst…. if your looking for other delish, healthy and wasitline-friendly desserts, please check out ouf Chocolate Chip Banana & Zucchini Muffins, or our Skinny Pumpkin Muffins,  or these these Skinny Mini Muffins, just to name a few!  Or search our site! 🙂

 

 

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Vanilla-Berry Smoothie

Serves: 3

Ingredients

  • 1 quart plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 8 ounces unsweetened frozen strawberries or blueberries (or berry of your choice, we used blackberries here)
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions
Add half of each of the yogurt, berries and milk into a blender and blend until smooth. Add the remainder of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into 3 glasses and enjoy!

 

Nutrition facts for 1/3 entire recipe:  250 Calories, 2 g fat, 43 g carbs, 18 g protein, 5 g fiber,

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What different ways have you incorporated berries into your diet?

 

Vanilla Berry Smoothie
 
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Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 1 quart non-fat plain Greek yogurt, frozen
  • 8 ounces unsweetened frozen strawberries or blueberries (or berry of your choice, we used blackberries here)
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Add half of each of the yogurt, berries, milk, and banana into a blender and blend until smooth. Add the remainder of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into 3 glasses and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 250 Fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 43 g Fiber: 5 g Protein: 18 g

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