I have been on a major smoothie kick lately, and after making one almost every day, I have found my perfect blend of ingredients to make a smoothie that I haven't gotten tired of yet! I will alter the recipe just a little bit, depending upon what fruit I have in my fridge or freezer, but I basically use the same formula each time.
I have always been drawn to Annie's Homegrown Organic products, so when I saw this yogurt at our local Schnuck's, I grabbed a couple of containers, lots of berries, and also re-upped on unsweetened almond milk.
I have also learned that to make a smoothie the best (most drinkable) consistency possible, you can't use all frozen fruits. Otherwise, it freezes all of the other ingredients, making something more like soft sorbet (which is great for smoothie bowls or making nice-cream). Also, adding the almond milk definitely helps to thin out your smoothie, but the taste can be overwhelming, so just test your smoothie before pouring it in the jar. Lastly, with the yogurt, I add a good amount, because it tastes SO good! So, the amount of each ingredient just depends on your taste preferences.
- Annies Homegrown Organic Very Vanilla Yogurt
- Unsweetened Almond Milk
- Frozen Raspberries (I freeze fresh ones in jars)
- Frozen Blackberries (I also froze some fresh ones in jars)
- Fresh Strawberries (tops sliced off, cut into smaller pieces)
- Fresh Blueberries
- Fresh Banana
- Sugar is your fruit isn't very sweet or too tart
1.) In a blender or food processor, add sliced strawberries, fresh blueberries, frozen raspberries, frozen blackberries, a dash of almond milk, banana, 1/3 container of yogurt, and a handful of ice.
2.) Hold the blender down, and begin to blend and puree your ingredients! Keep blending for a bit, because you want everything the same consistency. Note - unless you have a super-awesome blender, the ice will sound rough at first when you blend...
3.) Pour into a big jar, and enjoy! This smoothie keeps me full well past lunch time, it's amazing!
Find more about the Annie's Hiomegrown Organic yogurt, here!