Three different types of berries combine for a rich and delicious morning smoothie – NO banana or nuts needed!
I’ve been eating a ton of berries lately.
You know how you can read something and it really resonates with your personal situation? Well, I recently came across a great book about health and thyroid, in particular. I’ve struggled with my thyroid for over ten years now, so I’m always open to reading new material and learning more about the enigmatic gland.
This new-to-me book reads like a dictionary of foods to eat to for better thyroid health, and really, health in general. While I’ve already heard much of the content before, it’s nice to be reminded!
Anyhow, the section on berries really stood out to me, as it hit some of the key things I’ve been struggling with recently. Berries are powerful fruits, able to aid with anything from brain disorders to energy, adrenals, and even immune system abnormalities. Food, particularly fruits and veggies, have amazing healing properties, and I’m constantly astounded by what it can do for us!
I created this smoothie around three of my favorite berries: blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries.
I’ve been having it nearly every morning, varying my inclusions. A couple of Brazil nuts, a pinch of chia seeds, a dash or two of cinnamon, and a few walnuts are some of the extras I like.
My favorite consistent add-in is this vanilla powder. It really compliments the berries, and I just love vanilla in anything!
I use a bit of avocado to thicken it up, but if you’re averse to that idea, a spoonful of nut or seed butter would work as well.
This is also a great one if you have banana allergies, like me, or if you’re just a berry lover, like me. 🙂
A delicious, banana-free smoothie packed full of three types of good-for-you berries!
- 1 cup milk of your choice
- 1/2 cup more milk or coconut water (I do the latter)
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 4 frozen strawberries
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- dash sea salt
- 1-3 tsp honey as desired
Blend everything together until smooth.
I like to use my Homemade Coconut Milk in this recipe.
Use honey as you like to sweeten. I like to use a combination of honey and stevia.
Cinnamon is also nice in this! I like about 1/2 teaspoon.
Some of the items I use in this recipe: