How often do we feel like we need a refuel? Our refreshing berry smoothie is filled with vitamins and antioxidants that are good for you. Every day we are filled with taking care of our spouses, and kids that we often forget about taking care of ourselves. Stress consumes us and we often do not eat the right types of foods to help keep us healthy. This refreshing berry smoothie is a surefire way to help you detox and refuel to keep you going every day.
What are smoothies?
Smoothies are thick and creamy drink that is usually made using fresh or frozen fruit, vegetables, juices, yogurt, coconut water, and dairy or nondairy milk. For the most basic smoothie, you need a base and a liquid. The combinations of ingredients are endless. Some of the most popular combinations include berries but other fruit can be used such as bananas, apples, and pineapples. Smoothies can often be most refreshing when they use frozen produce or ice blended to make a smooth consistency.
Why are smoothies so popular?
The smoothie gained popularity in the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s. With the introduction of the blender, the chopping, mincing, and dicing of fruits and vegetables was changed, therefore making it easier for people to enjoy a variety of juices and drinks.
Smoothies are super popular because they are quick and easy to make. They are highly nutritious. In one drink you can have your daily amount of vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy. Lastly, they are super delicious!
For people who are busy and constantly on the go, this is a sure way to make sure you are getting all of your nutrients. The more people shy away from fast food or meals on the go, a healthy and nutritious smoothie can replace a meal to keep the body going. That is why our berry smoothie is a combination of healthy, nourishing, and invigorating.
The Benefits of Eating Berries
Berries are one of the healthiest foods to eat. They are good to eat for breakfast and for dessert. They provide a lot of antioxidants. They can help improve blood sugar and insulin response. Furthermore, they are high in soluble fiber. Some studies have shown that consuming soluble fiber slows how food goes through your digestive tract. This can lead to reducing hunger.
How do smoothies help towards health improvement?
Smoothies have been a popular trend in recent years, especially for people who want to improve their health. They can be purchased in specialty stores, supermarkets, or even at your local gym. However, you can easily make them for yourself. Those purchased in bottles often have sugars and other additives that are not good for your health. We prefer making our own and they are not difficult to make. The point is to experiment with different ingredients. Our berry smoothie combines kale, berries, and Chai protein powder to help keep you healthy.
Making our Refreshing Berry Smoothie
Making our Refreshing Berry Smoothie is simple and easy. With a few key ingredients, you will find that this smoothie is easy to make and refreshing to drink. We use a few types of berries: blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. All of these berries are filled with antioxidants. Instead of adding processed sugar, we add half of a Honeycrisp apple. Honeycrisp apples contain Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C. We add Chai protein powder for our protein and a banana. By adding bananas you are adding natural sweetness to your smoothie. Remember the goal is to have fun with food. You can be as creative as you want to be.
Are you interested in other smoothie recipes? Try our Pineapple Kale Smoothie recipe here (https://www.mypreptable.com/pineapple-kale-smoothie/).
Berry Blast Smoothie
- 3 stem(s) Kale Organic
- 4 ounce(s) Blueberries
- 4 ounce(s) Strawberries
- 4 ounce(s) Blackberries
- ½ whole Apple Honeycrisp
- 2 ounce(s) Mint
- 2 cup(s) Orange Juice
- 2 tbsp(s) Chai Protein Powder
- ½ whole Banana
- 1 cup(s) Ice
- Gather, clean, de-stem all your ingredients and lets bring it to the board.
- Place all berries in blender with orange juice and blend.* Feel free to substitute or add these ingredient's such as: coconut water, almond milk, hemp milk or yogurt to enhance the smoothie to your liking.
- Add protein powder, kale, mint, apple and banana and blend until it reaches a smooth consistency.
- Then add ice and blend to create an instant chill that's refreshing.