Fast, easy, and straightforward. And PINK! If you want to start your Valentine's Day with a sweet and healthful treat, my Creamy Fruit Smoothie sure is the right color! In the post for my (Fig and Vegetable) Roast Chicken a few days ago I mentioned all the chocolate recipes that have been exploding left and right this week. So you know what to cook for dessert, and you have your chicken dinner all planned out, but what about breakfast? No need to wait until nighttime for the festivities and romance to start! Just think how many brownie points (mmm, chocolate...) you'll get if your lady isn't even out of bed and is surprised with a thoughtful and loving breakfast. Men: hint hint. Did I mention it's easy?
I tend to keep a lot of ingredients on hand in my freezer, like frozen fruit and greens. And while I usually pack my smoothies with greens and flax, every once and a while I just need something sweet and fruity. The banana and chia seeds make the smoothie creamy, and the berries do a great job at amping up the color! I used frozen fruit in this one, but fresh would make for a wonderfully delicious version when the season is right and the fruit is in season.
CREAMY BERRY SMOOTHIE
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup mixed strawberries and raspberries
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth in texture.
Note: the longer you process the smoothie, the creamier it will be. As the chia seeds break down, they thicken the mixture.