Veggie Berry Smoothie
This veggie berry smoothie is a cinch to throw together, and you’d never know there’s red cabbage, greens and carrots in it.
When berries are in season and especially when they’re on sale it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the low prices and stock up.
But let’s face it, you can only eat so many berries before they start to go bad.
If you have to throw the berries away, then there goes all your savings.
And it’s a shame to waste them.
A great place to store extra berries is in the freezer.
Freezing Extra Berries
Just put them in freezer zipper bags and freeze the extra berries for use in smoothies, desserts, sauces, or for baking, toppings and jams.
I like to use the quart size plastic zipper bags so that I can fit them in the nooks and crannies of my freezer since it’s always stuffed to the brim with other sale items.
Then for a quick and easy breakfast, snack or even dessert, grab one of the bags of frozen berries and add them to the blender along with other delicious ingredients and just like that, you have a smoothie for breakfast that you can sip on the go.
About the Ingredients
While adding the smoothie ingredients in the blender why not sneak in some vegetables.
Raw vegetables for breakfast?
Yes, your taste buds will never know the difference because when blended, and served ice-cold, this veggie berry smoothie is really good.
About the Order of Ingredients
A rule of thumb is that liquids and soft ingredients go in first, and the harder ingredients go in last.
So, for example to the blender jar,
- First, add liquids such as juice, water or milk
- Second, add soft ingredients like yogurt, fresh (unfrozen) cut fruit and berries, or honey
- Then add items such as frozen cut fruit and berries, vegetables or nuts
- Lastly add the ice
When blending a smoothie, to avoid an air pocket from forming by the blade in the blender jar, there needs to be a good balance between the liquid and frozen ingredients (including ice).
Let’s check out the ingredients.
Blackberries, strawberries, purple cabbage, carrots, spinach, kale, orange juice, almond milk (original flavor, unsweetened), Greek yogurt, flax seed, honey and ice
HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.
In a blender…
yogurt, almond milk,
Blend on the smoothie setting until smooth.
If the consistency is too thick, add a little more almond milk at a time, using the pulse setting to blend until the desired consistency is reached.
Serve right away while it’s ice cold.
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Veggie Berry Smoothie
- 1 cup carrots chopped in large pieces
- 1/2 cup purple (red) cabbage chopped in large pieces
- 2 whole kale leaves (small to medium size leaves including stems)
- 7 whole spinach leaves (including stems)
- 1 cup blackberries
- 8 medium to large size whole strawberries
- 1/2 cup Greek plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup almond milk (original flavor, unsweetened)
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons flax seed (optional)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 10 ice cubes
- In a blender add the carrots, purple cabbage, kale, spinach, blackberries, strawberries, yogurt, almond milk, orange juice, flax seed, honey, and ice.
- Blend together until smooth. If the consistency is too thick add more almond milk a little at a time using the pulse setting to blend together. Serve right away while it's ice cold.
Recipes with Vegetables
Here are more vegetable recipes you may like “Roasted Beet and Blueberry Salad with Mustard Dressing“, “Broccoli, Bacon and Mandarin Orange Salad” and “Spaghetti Squash Nachos“.
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