I’m about to reveal just how basic I can be, but the berry smoothie (whatever kind it may be) is pretty much my standard order at a juice bar of any description. The only exception is when they have something watermelon based (there is a recipe for a watermelon juice in my book which is my dreeeeeeeam). Usually that berry drank is not healthy at all. The one from a certain ubiquitous juice bar is pretty much just an awesome mixed-berry milkshake made with frozen yogurt. It’s straight up delicious, but it’s not what I want to eat at breakfast.
Not that I’m against dairy at breakfast time, by all reports it’s a good source of protein, but mainly I just like the taste of good quality milk and yogurt. The Chia Berry Blast Smoothie (I got carried away with the name) features both, as well as some chia berries and a little bee pollen, but it’s mainly just a huge pile of blended frozen mixed berries. YUM.
Depending on whether you use a sweetened or unsweetened yogurt, you might want to add a splosh of something sweet to this. I think honey is a good choice, flavor-wise but use whatever you like! I also love to add a little vanilla bean paste for some more fragrance. The straws and cups and stuff are just a fun way to pretend you’re a California teen in the early 2000’s – care to join me?
Then put on your active wear and get in loser, we’re going shopping.
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp bee pollen
- 2 tbsp greek yogurt
- ⅓ cup whole milk
- optional: honey, vanilla bean paste
- Place the ingredients into a blender in the order that they're listed, and blend until completely smooth. Pour into a chilled glass and serve.