This weekend officially marked the start of summer. I better get over to the farm to get a new tank of propane because my grill is looking ready to be BFFs again.
The berries and cherries I am getting right now are like beautiful music to my taste buds. And I am really loving just chucking said fruit in a blender and sipping away while I curl up with my latest book obsession. You see, this way I can have one hand around my smoothie and one hand holding my book. It’s pretty much the perfect way to spend 10 minutes at any time of the day.
And I am not going to lie to you… I put a couple of tablespoons of raw cocoa powder in here before I drank it. To me, chocolate makes everything better. So if you are a fellow chocoholic, seriously, do it because it was amazing. But if you aren’t a crazy chocolate-belongs-in-everything-did-they-invent-chocolate-toothpaste-yet kind of a person, obviously this is wonderful just as it is!! I also added some spinach as on the apparently other side of the spectrum I am very serious about getting my veggies.
Health highlight of blueberries: Blueberries are undeniably a super food. They have been shown to prevent cancer, help your brain, prevent urinary tract infections, protect your heart, and even help your eyes!! All thanks to the antioxidants and phytonutrients in the lovely little gems. A lot of the nutrient power is found in the skins of blueberries, which is why some suggest opting for wild blueberries when possible because they are smaller in size which means more skin. But any old blueberries are going to pack a health wallop, and I think trying to get a dose in daily is super for your health!!
- 2 cups Cherries (pitted) [fresh or frozen is perfect]
- 1 cup Blueberries [fresh or frozen is perfect]
- 1 cup Strawberries [fresh or frozen is perfect]
- 2 cups Almond Milk (make your own in seconds with this recipe)
- Maple Syrup or Honey – to taste
- 1 cup Ice (omit if fruit is frozen)
- In a blender add all the ingredients
- Blend until smooth
- Pour out and enjoy!!!