The Very Berriest, Gluten Free, Smoothie

This morning I made my third, and final installment for this week, fruit smoothie. This is the fruitiest smoothie I've made this week. In fact, not only is it the fruitiest smoothie, it is a hearty smoothie too. Nick and I had this for breakfast and we were both pretty full. Adding some Whey protein, could make it an even better meal substitute. 

I used all fresh produce for this smoothie and it came out amazing; however, like the other smoothies this week, substituting frozen fruit will work just as well. Are you ready to see what I have in store for you? Well, for breakfast, we had the Berriest Fruit Smoothie ever! 

Here is what you shopping list should include:

  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups fresh strawberries, stems removed
  • 6 ounces blackberries
  • 6 ounces blueberries

  • 2 cups of yogurt - I used blueberry and strawberry
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk

*If you do not want to use the yogurt, just substitute the cups of yogurt with a cup of milk

Directions: 

  • Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend away for 30 to 45 seconds [increasing the time for frozen produce - stop when all of the fruit is blending smoothly]
  • Garnish with a strawberry 

Like I mentioned, this is packed full of berry flavor and is such a healthy and hearty breakfast substitute. Right before I made this smoothie we were talking about bacon, ham, eggs, cheese and sausage. Can we say calorie buster? We have a walk planned for later this morning and afternoon, so I thought why ruin a potentially healthy day with a breakfast that would sure weigh us down, make us tired and de-motivate us for our planned walks. 

The best part about this smoothie, like the others, is it is gluten free! The only cautionary tip I would throw your way regards the yogurt. I remember reading something that said beware of the ingredients in some yogurt, so I did my research to ensure that the yogurt I used was in fact gluten free. You should do the same. 

I hope you all have enjoyed your weekend and keep checking back the next couple of days as I bring my gluten-free mini series to an end. But fear not, gluten-free recipes will continue to pop up every month [and, hopefully every week!].

Until Next Time,

Happy Berry Smoothie Makin'!