If you're like most Americans, you dream of a tasty treat that is healthy for you. Good news, this smoothie is! Incorporating light, healthy, wholesome ingredients, you won't feel guilty eating it! It's common knowledge that fruit is good for you, and this smoothie has four great fruits in it. Fruits give you vital vitamins, such as vitamin C, A, and E. Fruits help your body fight illness, with their powerful anti-oxidants. Blueberries in particular are a very healthy fruit that does wonders to your body. Blueberries combat cancer, strengthen your heart, stabilize your blood sugar levels, and and boost your memory. Also, a diet high in fruit can help prevent diseases of the brain, such as Alzheimers. Drinking this smoothie will fulfill your fruit quota for the day, with about 4 servings of fruit in it. This smoothie also has milk in it, which has several benefits. These include preventing hyper-tension, colon cancer, and reduces tooth decay.
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup Orange Juice
- 1 container of vanilla yogurt (any size)
- 3 Ice cubes
First put the three ice cubes in, so they are at the bottom of the smoothie maker. Than put all of the berries in, on top of the ice. Open the yogurt container and pour the contents over the fruit. Lastly, add the milk and orange juice. Make sure the blender lid is on, than blend for 20 seconds. After 20 seconds, blend until you think all the ice is chopped up. Give the smoothie a quick stir, and it's ready to drink!
This smoothie can serve as a sufficient breakfast, lunch, or even a dinner! It is made of wholesome ingredients, so it is very healthy. Bananas or any other fruit can also be added to this smoothie to make it even fruitier. Make sure all of the fruit is thoroughly washed, so no pesticides or other harmful bacteria remain on the fruit. The vanilla yogurt can also be substituted for any other flavor of yogurt.
The great thing about this smoothie is that you cannot mess it up. If it is too runny for your taste, add more fruit or yogurt. If it tastes too prominently of one ingredient, even it out with the other ones. This smoothie in particular is best not blended too long, because it tastes best thick. However, if you like your smoothies more blended, feel free to blend it longer.