I was inspired to work on smoothie recipes this week when I defrosted a freezer and dredged out a half-filled bag of frozen berries. There was only one place for this lump of frozen berries — a rich smoothie. The key to the drink’s flavor is the cinnamon. I always strain mixed berry smoothies because I don’t like the texture of the little seeds, which don’t blend up.
- 1 heaping cup frozen mixed berries (blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries; about 6 ounces)
- ⅔ cup light coconut milk or almond milk
- ½ banana (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tablespoon soaked chia seeds (1 teaspoon dry; see note)
- 1 tablespoon fresh orange or tangerine juice
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon, more to taste
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar or pomegranate molasses
- Nutritional Information
Note: Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available data.
Nutritional analysis per serving (1 serving)
341 calories; 14 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 grams trans fat; 0 grams monounsaturated fat; 2 grams polyunsaturated fat; 52 grams carbohydrates; 9 grams dietary fiber; 33 grams sugars; 3 grams protein; 35 milligrams sodium
1 generous serving
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed for 1 minute.
- Place a strainer over a bowl and strain the smoothie to extract the little seeds from the raspberries and blackberries. Pour into a glass and serve.
- Note: To soak the chia seeds, place in a jar or bowl and add 4 tablespoons water for every tablespoon of chia seeds. Place in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.