The best smoothies combine great nutrition with even better flavor. Cranberries and green tea pack this drink full of healthy antioxidants, while berries and banana add essential vitamins and nutrients.
1/2 cup frozen cranberries
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen blackberries
5 frozen whole strawberries
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup brewed green tea, cooled to room temperature
1/4 cup plain soy milk
2 tablespoons honey or packed light brown sugar
How to Make It
In a blender, whirl all ingredients until smooth.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2-cup serving.
Individually quick-frozen (IQF) technology has made high-quality frozen fruit possible, with a nutritional value on par with that of fresh fruit. Frozen fruit is ideal for using in smoothies, chilling the drink without diluting it as ice would.
For a tropical spin, substitute 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks for the blackberries and strawberries.