Posted by on Sep 2, 2012 in | 11 Comments

Frozen bananas are all over the web, being used as a quick and healthy one ingredient soft serve.  They have a similar effect in blended beverages, making the drink thick and sweet, more like a shake than something nutritious.  Frozen bananas, instead of ice cream, make the cream in this healthy smoothie.

All berries will work here.  For convenience, I purchase the frozen bag of mixed berries from Whole Foods.  Mixed tropical fruit would be great too, and usually contains banana so you could skip freezing a banana if going that route.

Any dairy or dairy free milk will work in this recipe.  I prefer almond milk because it is lower in carbs and higher in protein than soy, rice, oat, etc. but use the product that works best for you.

Berries & Cream Smoothie
Two Servings 

1 banana, peeled, chopped, and frozen

1 package frozen mixed berries

1 1/4- 1 1/2 cups almond milk

6 ice cubes (optional)

Place frozen banana, frozen berries, and 1 1/4 cups of almond milk in a blender, adding more milk if necessary to blend.  Taste and if you want your smoothie thicker and/or colder add ice cubes and blend until combined.

11 Comments

  1. Betsy
    September 3, 2012

    Your photos are amazing! I can almost taste it! :)

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    • Jessie
      September 3, 2012

      Thank you Betsy :)

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  2. abbe101
    September 4, 2012

    I always have an excess of bananas in my house. I’m the only one that eats them – and this gives me another way to use them up – thankyou!

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    • Jessie
      September 5, 2012

      You’re welcome! Hope you like it!

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  3. lisaiscooking
    September 5, 2012

    I love berry and banana smoothies, but I’ve never added almond milk. I have to try that next time!

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  4. Cristina
    September 6, 2012

    Hey Jessie! Thanks for sharing your recipes! They are amazing! Marylou made the “grabber balls” and her kids devoured them! Miss you!

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    • Jessie
      September 6, 2012

      That’s great! Glad they liked them! Miss you too! Hope y’all had fun at Wanderlust this year!!

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  5. Cristina
    September 6, 2012

    Hey Jessie! Thanks for sharing your recipes! They are amazing!

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  6. Kankana
    September 11, 2012

    I am a berry lover and I know these must have tasted amazing.

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    • Jessie
      September 17, 2012

      Hi Kankana, I am a berry lover too. The frozen banana makes this smoothie extra special!

      Reply

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