The ReVitahealth Good Morning Berry Smoothie

The ReVitahealth Good Morning Berry Smoothie

The ReVitahealth Good Morning Berry Smoothie

Smoothies have been all the rage lately as they are considered time-saving, complete meals. There are several ways in which you can prepare a smoothie and the fun part is that there are no hard and fast rules about the ingredients to use. The perfect time saving tip is to prepare your fruit from the night before or even a week ahead. Chop your ingredients and then add  them to a zip lock bag.

What Should I Add in My Smoothie?

The main principles in creating a healthy smoothie is to combine fruits and/or vegetables, a liquid and a protein. The liquid can be water, a milk product (low fat or non-fat preferably), juice having reduced sugar and protein from a flavoured powder or from any plant based ingredient of choice. The main idea is that you should aim to create a balanced smoothie, with or without natural sweeteners and should be a good part of your daily dietary recommendations.

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups (375 mL) 0% or 2% plain Greek  yogurt
1 cup (250 mL) frozen mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and/or
strawberries)
1/4 cup (50 mL) natural wheat bran
2 tbsp (30 mL) sliced almonds (optional)
2 tbsp (30 mL) liquid honey or organic maple syrup

Directions

In a blender, puree half the yogurt, along with berries, bran, almonds (if using) and honey until smooth; add remaining yogurt and pulse until blended. Pour into chilled glasses or travel cups and serve immediately.

Prepping Tips

• Bags of mixed frozen berries are terrific to keep on hand and are much more economical than buying fresh when they’re not in season. If you do have fresh berries, freeze them on a baking sheet until solid, then transfer to a freezer bag or airtight container. Use them frozen to add a thick texture to smoothies.

• The almonds create a twist by adding texture and a nutty flavour to the smoothie, though you can leave them out if you prefer.

Nutritional Info
Energy: 269 Calories
Protein: 13 g
Carbohydrate: 47 g
Fat: 6 g
Fibre: 5.6 g
Sodium: 130 mg

Top 5 nutrients provided by a serving of this recipe

Nutrients and % DV*
Calcium: 33 % / 363 mg
Vitamin B12: 52 %
Magnesium: 38 %
Phosphorus: 34 %
Riboflavin: 33 %

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