Disclosure: I received a gift card and coupons for ingredients used in this recipe, in exchange for this sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.
A few weeks ago, I started my first DietBet (since the weight gain), and I haven’t felt more empowered in a while. For the first time in a long time, I feel like I’m in control of things again. While I still enjoy a piece of dark chocolate every day after lunch, I’m happy to say that it’s an improvement over what used to be. I used to eat lunch wherever I wanted (burgers, tex mex, you name it)…and the pounds packed on FAST. Now, I have to think consciously about meal choices. If I know I’m going out to eat that night, lunch and breakfast will be light to compensate for it.
I figured out that I’m a big fan of fruit when it comes to trying to find snacks to enjoy that are healthy but also low in calories. Fresh fruit, fruit leather and of course, fruit smoothies. Now, while it’s not exactly berry season out here in Louisiana, I love knowing that Driscoll’s has tasty, fresh berries that are available year-round!
As far as fruit smoothies go, I’m a big fan of a simple berry smoothie. Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries..you name it. They add sweetness to a smoothie without added sugar, which is of course, awesome. My favorite smoothie lately is this one, which I’m sharing with y’all today. It has blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, satsuma (or tangerine) and banana. You can throw it together quickly in a blender, and before you know it, you have a delicious, nutritious smoothie that is packed with berry flavor (without adding in any extra sugar)!
Very Berry Smoothie
Source: an original
- 1/2 cup Driscoll’s blackberries, rinsed/washed
- 1/2 cup Driscoll’s raspberries, rinsed/washed
- 1/2 cup Driscoll’s strawberries, rinsed/washed
- 1 medium tangerine/satsuma, peeled
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 1 1/2 cups ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend thoroughly until smooth. Enjoy!