Something you should know about me: I am a habitual smoothie drinker. Smoothies, to me, are the perfect afternoon snack, quick breakfast, or even (gasp!) dessert. It is easy to combine simple ingredients that you likely have lying around needing to be used up, to create healthy and tasty drinks. Smoothies are my personal go-to for when that afternoon hunger hits. They're usually light enough that I'll still be hungry for dinner, yet substantial enough that I feel satisfied (and can wait a few more hours to start dinner). I'm just a smoothie kind of gal. The thicker and chunkier the better, am I right?
I thought it'd be fun to share my favorite smoothie with you. I think it is an utterly perfect and simple combination, and I have one almost daily. Is that sad and boring? Maybe. But delicious. Raspberries and blueberries go wonderfully together, balancing out eachothers' tartness and sweetness. Like a happy berry romance. Oats and greek yogurt give it some substance and protein, while the orange juice and cinnamon spice it all up, just a bit.
If sounds right up your alley, see the recipe below.
DOUBLE BERRY SMOOTHIE | yield: 2 servings
For the Smoothie
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup oats
2 heaping tablespoons honey greek yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk (more if needed)
a splash of orange juice
a dash of cinnamon
+ Mash the banana a bit and place it in the blender first.
+ Measure out all other ingredients and place in the blender.
+ Blend until smooth.
+ Add more almond milk, if needed, little by little.