Berries n’ Yogurt Smoothie

Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free optional, this is my son's favorite smoothie. He drinks one every day, sometimes twice, and it is my most requested recipe! So finally sharing...

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Berries n’ Yogurt Smoothie

Easy, Nourishing, Adaptable, Satisfying and Delish!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The second most common question is what blender to we use?

For these daily smoothies, we use a NutriBullet (amazon affiliate link).

berry yogurt smoothie gluten-free #glutenfreecipes www.healthygffamily.comWe purchased a NutriBullet this Summer after sharing a vacation house with my parents and brother’s family, both of whom owned a NutriBullet and made daily smoothies for us all!

We love that is doesn’t take up a ton of space and is portable but really powerful! It easily blends all the frozen fruit!

The key to any blender is to follow the blender instructions. With the NutriBullet, the blade is attached to the blender cover and you fill the blender, cover it and flip it over…

So we load the ingredients, frozen first. Then when it is turned over and put on the blender, it blends the fresh, then frozen fruit giving a perfect smoothie every time!

So cheers to the day and the easiest and yummiest smoothie!

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Scroll down for recipe and leave a comment if you try.

Recipe

Berries n' Yogurt Smoothie
 
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Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free optional, this smoothie is easy, nourishing and delicious. Plus it is adaptable to tastes and/or availability of fresh/ frozen fruit.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free optional, Vegan optional, Nut-Free
Serves: 1 smoothie
Ingredients
The Basics:
  • General rule of thumb: use 2-3 cups fresh and frozen fruit. Sometimes, I'll use a bit more frozen and less fresh to make a thicker smoothie. Play with it and see what you like!
  • 1½ cups frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries (or blackberries)
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt (or dairy free yogurt)
  • 3-4 tablespoons orange juice (just about ¼ cup or a touch less)
  • 1 cup fresh berries
Optional Add Ins
  • A frozen acai packet (and reduced frozen fruit amount)
  • ½ fresh or frozen banana (and reduce amount of other fresh or frozen fruit)
  • 1 handful of fresh baby spinach
Instructions
  1. According to your blender directions, place all ingredients in the blender and mix until smooth
  2. 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.
  3. Enjoy!

 

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