your body craves sugar, it sends signals to your brain which tempt you
to buy that one 'little' chocolate bar, or add another sugar cube to
that Coffee. This is human nature and sometimes its good just to relax
and indulge in your favourite dessert. However, why not compensate for
both your cravings and your health with this tasty, energy filled Berry
Smoothie. Here is what you will be needing:
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- 4-7 Strawberries
- Handful of Blackberries
- 3-5 Blueberries
- Half a Cup of plain
- 1 Cup of Milk
- A few Ice Cubes
This step is simply to gather your ingredients and prepare them. The Strawberries
need their green stalks/leaves removed, and all the berries need to be
washed under a cold tap. Frozen Berries are fine, but the riper the
fruit, the more flavours you will taste.
Place the Berries in the blender all at once along with the cup of Milk
you have prepared. Set to blend at a moderate speed.
Once the Berries and Milk are nicely blended (this will take around 20
seconds). We are going to add the Ice cubes in and set to blend on a
slow setting. This will allow the Ice to juggle around and get crushed
into the mix.
Once you are satisfied with the ice being small enough, add the half cup
of plain Yogurt into the blender. This is used to thicken the mix.
Berries are very water based, and so by not adding the Yogurt, we are
effectively making a juice. Nice, but not filling enough. Set to blend
at a high speed.
Check the mixture, and blend till satisfied. Enjoy!
NOTE: This Smoothie is
an excellent choice to consume 30 minutes prior to working out or
playing sport. It provides an excellent source of Energy and will allow
you to go that little bit further/longer.
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