Trio of Summer Smoothies


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Smoothies are satisfying on so many levels, I just can’t get enough of them. Not only are they delicious, cooling, filling and a fun way to get needed nutrients into our system, they are also easy to make, so fast to prepare, they can serve a breakfast, a snack, it can even fill in for a meal every once in a while. That in itself is a run-on sentence as well as a recipe for happiness.

I will admit that over the years I have also turned into smoothie snob. I take it seriously. The consistency, the colours, the flavours, the texture they all have to be just right. However, serious can be boring and so it can also be really fun to just open your freezer, fridge, pantry, see what you have and start tossing things into your blender. Pretend you’re a witch brewing up a secret potion. If that works for you.

Because smoothies are so versatile, we often eat them when we are on the go. Remember that smoothies are food blended into liquid form. Your body can’t just take it back like water. Chew your smoothie, let the flavors hang out in your mouth, get all the enzymes and digestive fluids dancing, your body will be able to distribute all the nutritious ingredients much more effectively.

Here are three smoothie ideas. I say don’t get too hung up on measuring the right amount of everything, the best smoothies turn out when you add a little o' this, a little o' that.

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Berry Good Smoothie

You cant get more local than picking blackberries from the blackberry bushes that grow all around the city. I know, I know they are not quite ready yet but when they are get out there and start picking!

  • · 1.5 C strawberries

  • · 1 C blueberries

  • · 1/2 C raspberries or blackberries

  • · 1 Tbsp. honey

  • · 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

  • · 1 frozen banana

  • · Water or nut/rice milk

Blenderooo! Add as much water/nut milk until desired consistency.

Banana Nut Breakfast