Banana Berry Smoothie

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This Banana Berry Smoothie recipe has so much goodness going on. If smoothies are not a part of your diet, you may want to start drinking them.Making a good smoothie, gives an alternative to rushing through a quick breakfast, especially if that is a boxed cereal that does not have much nutritional value. If you are always in a rush in the mornings getting ready for work and getting the kids organized for school, you will find that making up a blender of a healthy smoothie drink will at least mean that everyone is getting some goodness into them before leaving the house. Kids love smoothies, and usually are eager to drink them down.

Most health conscious people drink smoothies and add all kinds of beneficial things to them as part of a regular diet. In this recipe, you have natural unsweetened yogurt, a banana and a variety of berries as well as milk or almond milk. If using milk in a smoothie does not appeal to you, you can always substitute juice.

If you like your smoothies to be cold and thick, more like a milkshake texture, use frozen berries. You can also use frozen bananas. When you buy your bananas, peel them, cut them into one-inch pieces and place them into a container that seals, or a ziploc bag. When you want to make your smoothie, just take as many chunks as you want to add to your smoothie. This is a great way to eliminate wasting bananas. They never need to get over-ripe if you freeze them before that happens.

When choosing yogurt, to get the healthiest version be sure the label includes the words: Active bacterial culture (Including, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacteria &Lactobacillus Paracasei Subsp. Casei) One of the best brands we have found is Olympic Natural Probiotic with 100% Natural Ingredients, Balkan Style. You want some fat in it so do not choose 0%, rather get at leat 2% or higher.

You can use any variety of fruits when you make smoothies. Berries are high in antioxidants, so they are important to include in a healthy diet.

We re-direct you now to the Grandmother's Kitchen website just below to learn how to put your smoothie together.

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