28 January 2016

Winter Mixed Berry Smoothie

Winter Mixed Berry Smoothie made with frozen berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries), teamed with clementimes and winter spices.


I got into a bit of a bad habit of only making green smoothies. I love them so much. They are always so delicious and such a beautiful colour, but I sensed my boys were perhaps getting a bit fed up with all the green. So it was time for a change.




Winter naturally leans towards green smoothies as there's not much in the way of berries at this time of year and the thought of parsnip or turnip in a smoothie is too much for me to contemplate. I'm sorry but NO!!! I have my limits.

Now apples, pears and kale are still around so I'm tempted to whizz them up every day and I mean every day.

I had a talk to myself and made this very berry smoothie. I dipped into my freezer for some mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries). I still wanted it to be seasonal, so I added some clementines and cinnamon.

Winter Mixed Berry Smoothie made with frozen berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries), teamed with clementimes and winter spices. 

I made my smoothie in my Optimum 9400  (it's happy to blend big clumps of frozen fruit or ice cubes) and with Cooper in mind I topped them with some popping candy and served them in glasses with pretty pink paper straws. 

I have a huge collection of these straws in different colours, they are so much nicer to drink out of than a plastic straw.

Are you still juicing with me?

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Winter Mixed Berry Smoothie made with frozen berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries), teamed with clementimes and winter spices.
Winter Berry Smoothie
A glorious pink smoothie with a blast of berries, clementines and some cinnamon. Slurp!
Ingredients
  • 200g frozen mixed berries (if you don't have a power blender like mine, defrost the berries as you could burn out your blender's motor, believe me, I've been there.)
  • 1 large banana
  • 3 clementines
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp acai powder
  • 2 tsp baobab powder
  • 600ml water (or milk/soy milk)
Instructions
1. Peel the clementines. Try to get as much of the pith off as possible.2. Place all the ingredients in a blender and whizz until smooth. No need for ice cubes as the frozen berries will cool the drink.3. Serve and enjoy!
Details
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Yield: Makes 1 jug of smoothie



You can add milk or soy milk instead of water for a softer drink. More of a shake. Cooper preferred it this way as it was quite a strong flavoured smoothie. I liked the kick of berries just as they are with the hint of spice and sweetened with a little maple syrup. Yum it was good!

Disclosure: I was given my Optimum 9400 blender over a year ago. It's still my favourite toy. My opinions are my own as ever.

12 comments:

  1. What an amazing colour! You do like your smoothies don't you Jac!

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    1. I do Beth. A great way of boosting how much fruit and veg we eat.

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  2. I had gone off smoothies but think I am making a complete turnaround and have started making them again. Berry ones are my faves - this looks so fresh and vibrant

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    1. I hate the days where for some reason I don't have one. It's really become something I look forward too.

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  3. Such a great idea to use seasonal ingredients, I've never tried a smoothie with clementine

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    1. Oh I throw anything in I have, although I do try to think about the match.

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  4. This is the kind of smoothie that can cheer anyone up on these cold winter days! Amazing colour :)

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  5. The color is so vibrant! I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks!

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