Berries are amongst the most delicious fruits in the world. Coming in different varieties, each of them have their own uniquely delicious flavour. Now you’d think that there has to be some downside to consuming berries. The answer to that is, NO! Berries carry numerous health benefits making them really good for your body too. The best thing about berries is that they compliment each other extremely well. Therefore, if you’re having a dull day and need to lighten the mood, just grab a blender and whip yourself a healthy and delicious berry smoothie.
Here’s an easy recipe for a healthy mixed berry smoothie!
- Apple juice or almond milk/skim milk or coconut milk (1 ½ cups)
- Banana (1, Sliced)
- Frozen mixed berries (1 ½ cups)
- Vanilla Greek yogurt (¾ cup)
- Honey (1 tbsp, optional)
- fresh berries and mint sprigs
This delicious smoothie is extremely easy to make:
- In a blender, add the apple juice (almond milk/skim milk or coconut milk), banana, the mixed berries, vanilla greek yogurt and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Taste and add in honey if required. Serve cold with an optional garnish of berries and a mint sprig.
Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 60mg
Here’s Why You Should Try This Mixed Berry Smoothie!
Now, we already know that this smoothie is extremely delicious. Moreover, berries like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, all have a very low glycemic index. This makes them a good choice for diabetic individuals. Moreover these berries are also a great source of fiber. The greek yogurt adds a generous protein content to the smoothie too. Moreover, the use of either apple juice, almond milk/skim milk or coconut milk in place of full fat milk drastically reduces the carb content of the smoothie. These factors make this delicious smoothie a great choice for diabetic individuals.
So go ahead and try this creamy, flavourful and brightly coloured smoothie with a garnish of fresh berries and mint. Its numerous health benefits and refreshing flavours will certainly not disappoint you!
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