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Finally sharing my son’s favorite BERRIES N’ YOGURT SMOOTHIE!
If you follow my Instagram Stories, you know that my son starts every school day with a smoothie. It’s part of an easy but hearty breakfast that gets him through a long day of school + after school commitments.
This is a typical photo, me holding the smoothie out our back door patio early morning.
My son loves this smoothie so much that sometimes he’ll have a second one at the end of the day!
He loves that they are satisfying and yummy, I love that they are nourishing and replenishing!
It’s probably one of my most requested recipes… and the funny thing is, I do it by feel and it varies a little each day, depending on what frozen and fresh fruit I have available.
But, because you asked so often, I measured and re-measured to write down a proper recipe.
And it is EASY and adaptable to tastes or availability of fruit.
Here are the basics…
The smoothie is made with frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries or blackberries, plain Greek yogurt (or dairy-free yogurt), fresh berries and a splash of orange juice.
And you can see by this collage below that each smoothie looks a little different depending on the mix of fruit and the mix of fresh and frozen fruit.
Even adding a bit more or less yogurt or orange juice will affect the texture.
I don’t do a lot of add-ins, day to day, but if we make a second one later in the day, sometimes we’ll add in a frozen acai packet, switch up the fruit use a banana or even a handful or two of spinach.
As long as you follow a general rule of thumb of 2-3 cups fresh and frozen fruit, you can really adapt to taste and availability of fruit.
The second most common question is what blender to we use?
General rule of thumb: use 2-3 cups fresh and frozen fruit. SometimesI'll use a bit more frozen and less fresh to make a thicker smoothie. Play with it and see what you like!
1 1/2cupsfrozen strawberries
1/2cupfrozen blueberriesor blackberries
1cupplain greek yogurtor dairy free yogurt
3-4tablespoonsorange juicejust about 1/4 cup or a touch less
Optional Add Ins
A frozen acai packetand reduced frozen fruit amount
1/2fresh or frozen bananaand reduce amount of other fresh or frozen fruit
1handful of fresh baby spinach
According to your blender directions, place all ingredients in the blender and mix until smooth
For instance, for the Nutri-Bullet (affiliate link), which we use, place the frozen fruit, then yogurt, then fresh fruit, orange juice. When you put on the cover (which has the blade) it flips the entire container over so that the fresh fruit is blended first and the frozen last.
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