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Kiwi Berry Smoothie

This colorful smoothie is as delicious as it is pretty!

Kiwi Berry Smoothie

Have you ever seen fresh berries such as strawberries or blueberries on sale at a ridiculously low price but passed on buying them because the quantity was too large?

Or maybe you bought too many berries and just weren’t using them up fast enough?

No worries, all you have to do is freeze them and the frozen berries will be available at your fingertips for use later.

When freezing berries, if I’m in a hurry I just rinse the berries, and dry them off with a paper towel (for strawberries I’ll also trim off the stem and leaves and cut them in half) then put them in portion size zip-top freezer bags for later use.

But doing it this way can make the berries stick together and freeze into a block.  Which is okay if they’re in frozen in portion size freezer bags and they can be set out on the counter for a few minutes before adding them to the blender for a smoothie.

To freeze the berries properly there’s a few more steps.

Here are some tips on how to freeze berries and fruits so that they don’t turn into a block when frozen.

Preparation for freezing berries:

  1. Remove the leaves and, or stems
  2. Put the berries in a strainer or colander and rinse them in cool water
  3. Transfer the berries on to a paper-towel lined plate and let them completely air dry

Preparation for freezing fruit:

  1. Prepare the fruit in the same way that you would just before using it (peel a banana and cut it in half; peel and core an apple; for peaches and nectarines, cut the fruit away from the pit; for a mango, peel it and cut the fruit away from the seed).
  2. Cut the fruit in bite size pieces so they’ll fit well not only in the plastic bag but also in your freezer (except for a banana, depending on how ripe it is, just cutting it in half may be best).

To prevent the berries and fruit from freezing in a “solid block” form:

  1. Spread the berries and fruit out on a pan or plate that will fit in your freezer (i.e. a large plate, small pizza pan or smaller sized metal pan like a brownie pan).
  2. Place the berries and fruit in the freezer just long enough until they’re slightly frozen (about an hour).
  3. Then transfer them to a plastic Ziploc or zip-top bag.
  4. Squeeze out as much air as possible from the bag before tightly sealing it.
  5. Store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Frozen or fresh strawberries and blueberries, kiwi fruit, plain yogurt, honey, flaxseed (optional)…and ice (if using frozen berries, a little liquid such as orange juice, almond milk or water may be required if the smoothie is too thick).

If using frozen berries, no need to thaw them…

…the colder the smoothie is the better.

Flax seed has fiber, antioxidants, and omega 3 fatty acids; and adds a nice subtle crunch to a smoothie.  Also, the natural flavor of honey tastes really good with the yogurt and berries.

Here’s how to make it.

TIP – Depending on the size of your blender you may need to make one serving at a time by dividing each of the above ingredients in half.

To a blender…

…add the strawberries…

…flax seed…

…honey and…

…blueberries.

Peel the kiwi fruit and…

…cut it in large pieces.

To the blender, add the kiwi fruit…

…yogurt…

…and ice.

Blended Berry Smoothie

Blend until smooth.

TIP – If using frozen berries or if the smoothie is too thick, add just a little liquid at a time (such as water, almond milk, or orange juice) until it is at the desired consistency.

Do a quick taste test and add more honey if needed.

Pouring Berry Smoothie

Serve right away while ice cold.

Kiwi Berry Smoothie

And enjoy…

Kiwi Berry Smoothie

…each and every sip.

Kiwi Berry Smoothie

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

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Kiwi Berry Smoothie
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Kiwi Berry Smoothie

This colorful smoothie is as delicious as it is pretty!

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 (2 to 3 servings depending on the size of glasses used)

Ingredients

  • 16 fresh or frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 kiwi fruit peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup honey or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons flax seed optional
  • 3/4 cup crushed or cubed ice

Instructions

  1. To a blender, a strawberries, blueberries, kiwi fruit, yogurt, flax seed (optional), honey and ice.  Blend until smooth.

  2. If using frozen berries or if the smoothie is too thick, add just a little liquid at a time (such as water, almond milk, orange juice) until it is at the desired consistency.

  3. Do a taste test to see if more sweetness is needed.  If so, add more honey and use the pulse setting to mix.

  4. Serve immediately while it's ice cold.

Recipe Notes

TIPS

  1. If using frozen berries or if the smoothie is too thick, add just a little liquid at a time (such as water, almond milk, orange juice) until it is at the desired consistency.

     

  2. Depending on the size of your blender you may need to make one serving at a time by dividing each of the above ingredients in half

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4 Comments

  1. Beautiful photos! Such a great way to learn a recipe! Thank you!

  2. Look at the color on that – amazing! This sounds delicious and so easy. Beautiful photos!