Berry Summer Smoothie
Are you looking for an easy to make healthy smoothie recipe that has been family approved for tasting great? If so, then try my Berry Summer Smoothie. This recipe can also double as a popsicle recipe. Make the recipe as described, and then pour the smoothie contents into a popsicle mold. Then, just place it in your freezer for 24 hours!
Berry Summer Smoothie
This smoothie will keep you cool during the hot summer heat! This delicious treat tastes great and is also full of naturally occurring antioxidants and other phytonutrients to support your health! Antioxidants found in this smoothie such as vitamin C, flavonoids, lutein, and manganese working together with other phytonutrients may help to protect cells from damage by fighting against unstable molecules called free radicals.1,2 The free radicals can be produced by our bodies in response to inflammation or excessive exercise, or even from exposure to common elements such as UV radiation from the sun or air pollution.1,2 So help smoothie away your worries with this fantastic and nutritious cool beverage!
- 1 Blender
- 1 medium peeled and sliced in circles, frozen banana
- 1 cup sliced frozen strawberries
- 1 cup washed and chopped frozen zucchini
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup apple juice
- 4 leaves mint
- Add all to a blender and blend until smooth. If your blender has a difficult time blending the frozen foods, allow fruits to thaw a bit beforehand. Turn blender off as needed, and use a silicone spatula to move smoothie ingredients toward the middle of the blade. Continue blending until smooth. Top with a mint leaf.
- This recipe can also double as a popsicle recipe. Make the recipe as described, and then pour the smoothie contents into a popsicle mold. Place in your freezer for 24 hours!
Nutrition estimations per serving: 95 calories, 1 gram fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 1 gram protein, 23 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 10 milligrams sodium
- Lobo V, Patil A, Phatak A, Chandra N. Free radicals, antioxidants and functional foods: Impact on human health. Pharmacogn Rev. 2010;4(8):118-126.
- Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The Nutrition Source. Antioxidants. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health website. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/antioxidants/ Accessed May 31, 2022.
Can’t wait to try this!
What a treat in this 90 degree weather!