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Mixed Berry Smoothie

Mixed berries smoothie is made using various berries, low-fat or cottage cheese, water or milk, and, if you like, some protein blend powder.

And it takes only a minute or two to make it.

Updated: May 7, 2024.

mixed berries smoothieWhich berries are going to be used depends on what you have in your garden, your freezer or in your store. Frozen berries are available year long, but fresh ones are, IMHO, better.

So, put the berries into the strainer and wash them a little bit with plenty of cold water.

mixed berries smoothiePut the berries in a tall pot, where they can be easily blended with other ingredients.

Note: stains from berries are sometimes hard to clean, so ...

mixed berries smoothieNow, add some low-fat or cottage cheese and some protein blend powder. Such powders can be found in sports supplement stores or ordered online.

Just be sure not to order pure whey protein, since it digests too quickly to be used in smoothies like this - if you make smoothies using cheese, whey protein powder can be used, since low fat and/or cottage cheese contains casein (slow digesting protein) in abundance and together with berries, slows whey digestion to acceptable levels.

Casein protein powders are great, but they tend to be expensive.

Therefore, protein blends (a mix of whey proteins, casein, egg protein, etc.) are the best option. Also, protein powders contain very little lactose, so they are acceptable even for lactose-intolerant people. Even better, some protein powders contain additional digestive enzymes (lactase, for example) that help lactose-intolerant people digest such foods - great!!!

Note: for making smoothies with berries, choose protein powder flavors like vanilla, berry, and similar.

mixed berries smoothieAdd water, whole milk (or skim milk, as you prefer), or even some yogurt, and carefully blend everything using a stick blender.

And that is all.

Depending on the desired thickness, vary amounts of liquids in the smoothie.

Smoothie can be eaten right away or from decorative cups with some dark chocolate crumbs and some whole berries.

Also, some people like to add sliced berries to the finished smoothie.

No matter what, a smoothie tastes great!

mixed berries smoothie

If smoothie is made with less liquids, after refrigeration in freezer of some 30-60 minutes, it will have consistency of an ice cream, very healthy ice cream, with almost no simple carbs - great even for people on calorie restricted diets.

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Smoothie can be served in a glass, with or without decorations like chocolate chips, sliced berries, and similar.

Thanks to the ingredients that have a low glycemic index, such smoothies are very satiating with a rather low glycemic load and are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Also, by varying the amount of cottage cheese, with or without additional protein powder, one can vary protein intake significantly, while people wanting to increase calories, may also add some oats, or ground walnuts and similar.



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