This red berry smoothie has a bright, flavorful and refreshing taste and can keep you full for a long time!
Have I told you that every Friday night I go to sleep with a little bit of anticipation and a slight smile on my face? Why? Because the next morning I will be enjoying the best red berry smoothie of the world!
Now that I think of it, I don’t know why I don’t make this smoothie more often, but only at weekends… I guess I consider it to be more of a treat, something special and indulgent that I need to be relaxed and free of worries to enjoy it at its fullest. But don’t be fooled! The fact that it has a heavenly taste, don’t mean that it’s not healthy. On the contrary. Fresh fruit, berries, some spices, flax seeds and a little oats make this smoothie the best thing you can drink to start your day.
And exactly because of the flax seed and oats, it can also keep you full until lunch.
One morning, some friends and I, were having brunch at my house. I had made some pancakes, a dozen of pizza muffins and a lemon and coconut olive oil cake. I was planning to make some red berry smoothies also, but I forgot. When I finally remembered – half throughout the brunch – I rushed into the kitchen and not three minutes afterI came back with four full glasses. After having a sip, all of my friends decided to go and buy a blender (!) just so they could make this smoothie.
They were amazed not only by it’s taste, not only by it’s beautiful color, but also by the fact that they felt a little bit revitalized after having emptied their glasses. You see, this smoothie has also that effect on you. You drink it and you feel that you are making some good for your body (but then again, I feel that with every fresh fruit or veggie smoothie that I make).
But let’s not keep you any longer from this amazing recipe 🙂
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 apple
- 1 cup berries (I use a frozen mix of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and cranberries)
- 2½ cups cold pineapple juice
- 1 tablespoons flaxseed
- 2 tablespoons oats
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- (optional: 1 teaspoon honey or agave if your berries are very sour)
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.