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Monday, January 28, 2013

Easiest Berriest Smoothie

Berry Berry Easy to make ... 

Berry Smoothie ... 

Easy Berry Smoothie ... 

Berry Easy Smoothie ... 

You got the point? ITS EASY TO MAKE A HEALTHY BERRY SMOOTHIE ... 



Yup. That was shouting! Sorry, but I'm so happy about this ... 

See, I stopped doing yogurt and dairy products, for the most part. Imagine that, ME, the huge cheese freak, has given up CHEESE about 95% of the time ... after I took out the nachos and pizzas, cheese just doesn't play a big role in my life anymore ... 

And most smoothie recipes have yogurt or milk. Sure, I could make my own almond milk if I really wanted to but I've not gone there ... so I still wanted something simple ... 

Enter .... 



1 cup of frozen mixed berries
1 cup of coconut water ... 
Ice is completely optional and I've opted not to add it

Toss the two in the Vitamix (oh yeah, I got a Vitamix for Christmas from my bosses and I STILL have not written a post on it yet ... does that tell you anything??) and let it rip ... 



Serve up and enjoy ... 



Did I tell you how BERRY EASY this was?? :-)






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18 comments:

  1. that was berry easy & looks berry good!
    Helen

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  2. I didn't know you can buy the berries already frozen, I like that option. I also need a more powerful blender.

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  3. Congrats on your Vitamix! It will change your life!! And I love the sound of your smoothie. Would you be interested in sharing it at Raw Foods Thursdays? Raw Foods has the reputation of being time consuming, but your smoothie is a perfect example of quick and easy and packed with raw food nutrition. Thanks for sharing!!

    http://www.glutenfreecat.com/2013/01/raw-foods-thursdays-13113/

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  4. interesting, coconut water. I never would have thought to try that. Thanks for sharing on foodie Friday

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  5. Looks wonderful. I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This is the greatest Smoothie! Have a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. That looks so delish! Care to share it at my Healthy Tuesday hop? http://ahumblebumble.blogspot.com/2013/02/healthy-tuesday-hop-28.html

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  8. This looks gorgeous. I'm a massive smoothie fan and have my 'green thickies' every day! I would love it if you would share this with my blog hop, Healthy Vegan Fridays: http://www.greenthickies.com/healthy-vegan-fridays

    Have a great day!

    Katherine :)

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  9. I make a lot of smoothies for breakfast during the summer. Part way through the week,I usually run out of yogurt. I've never tried making them without. But it seems like your smoothie would really focus on the flavors of the fruit. Berry good! (sorry, had to)
    Thank you for linking up this week!

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    1. Hey Michelle, try freezing the yogurt in ice cube trays ... I did a post a while back on Smoothie Bags: http://frugalinflorida.blogspot.com/2012/07/smoothie-bags.html

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    2. Jan, I am doing a round-up of smoothies during the week of June 16th. I'd like to include smoothies that have out-of-the-box ingredients, like the coconut water you use that sounds really interesting. I would post a picture from your blog with a link. Please let me know if you are interested. Thanks!

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  10. Love berries - they're so heathy.

    Thanks so much for linking up,
    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

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  11. Show and Tell Saturday is LIVE at Sassy Little Lady! I’d love to have you come join the party!

    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday-3

    Kathie

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  12. Oh, cool. I want a vitamix. You obviously love it. This looks really tasty.
    p

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  13. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

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  14. I love smoothies, looks so good for you and so yummy :)thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays,featuring this week....

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  15. You're right! It's really easy to make your version of the Berry Smoothie! You can also use other fruit juices (like apple, pineapple etc.) other than coconut water. But, doesn't it alter the taste of the smoothie? Coconut water has a distinct flavor that may contrast the taste of the berries, though I hope it's not too sour-y because of all the berries you have. I will definitely try this!

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