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Summer is in high gear here in Southern California! In fact, we’ve hit a few record highs this year. I’m back with a frosty idea to cool you down and make your taste buds happy. ❤️
It all starts with frozen berries, any will do. As you can see I’ve used a mix of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. It was a berry mix that I picked up in the freezer section of the grocery store. Any combination works well here, mix and match your favorites, or use all of one kind if you prefer.
Next, add in your non-dairy yogurt of choice. I’ve used Silk’s Almond Vanilla flavored yogurt here. The Silk brand offers an array of flavors to choose from. You’ll find flavors such as peach, strawberry and dark chocolate coconut, just to name a few. If you are concerned about added sugars, I would suggest using the plain flavored which only contains 6 grams of sugar per serving (5.3 oz.). If using the plain flavor, add a splash of vanilla extract or 1/2 teaspoon of ground vanilla to the mixture before mixing. Each serving of Silk’s Almond Yogurt contains anywhere from 5 – 6 grams of protein per serving. They are all also an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D!
To add a banana or not? I’ve made this smoothie both ways, with and without a banana, and I must say the one with the banana was the better of the two. I used a room temp banana, which added extra creaminess and helped to make it slightly less icy. It will also add some bulk and extra added nutrition. If you have one on hand, by all means add it in!
Lastly, you’ll want to add about 1/2 cup of unsweetened non-dairy milk or water to help get everything moving in the mixer, add ing a splash or two extra as needed.
Once your ingredients are blended, serve your smoothie in a glass with a straw/spoon or enjoy your smoothie from a bowl. Either way, adding a few toppings will take your smoothie over the top. Some optional toppings to consider are frozen berries, granola, cocoa nibs, and coconut flakes, just to name a few.
Now you are ready to sit back, relax and enjoy this frosty berry sensation!
It’s a super simple and delicious way to cool down when the temperatures rise. Get frosty! ❄️
BERRY + YOGURT SMOOTHIE
- 1 1/2 cups frozen berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and/or blackberries)
- 1 small banana, optional (but adds extra creaminess!)
- 1 – 5.3 oz. (about 3/4 cup) Silk Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative (pref plain, but any flavor works)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or ground vanilla bean powder, optional
Place ingredients into your blender, blend until smooth, stopping every now and than to scrape down the sides if needed. Add an extra splash of non-dairy milk or water as needed.
Serve as is in a glass with straw/spoon. Alternately, serve in a bowl making a smoothie bowl.
Either way you serve it, top with any one or more of these optional topping:
- frozen/fresh berries
- coconut flakes
- cocoa nibs
- chia/hemp seeds
- chopped almonds
- a dollop of your favorite nut butter
Serves 1 large or 2 small smoothies.
If concerned with too much added sugar, I would suggest using Silk’s Almondmilk Plain Yogurt Alternative. It only contains 6 grams of sugar per 5.3 oz. serving.
The nutritional information shown below is a general idea. It is not completely accurate, but is pretty close. These yogurt alternatives are so new that they are not yet in the nutritional database that I use.
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