Summer is upon us and it brings a bounty of wonderful delicious fruit and berries. They are full of flavor, juice, and vitamins. This smoothie will refresh you.
What you will need:
2 cups of freshly frozen berries (use strawberries, sliced peaches or nectarines, blueberries, bananas, rasberries, pitted cherries in any flavor combination that you want). If you usually don't freeze your own fruit/berries, buy a bag what you like or freeze a batch a night before. One regular sized store bought bag is usually 2 cups of fruit.
1 cup of Vanilla Soy Milk (you can use Very Vanilla Soy Milk or any other milk that you prefer, like Almond, Hemp, Oat, or use a regular milk)
If using regular milk, add a quarter to a half of teaspoon of vanilla extract for a warm welcoming flavor
Blend to perfection and sip or spoon away!
If you prefer exotic, I suggest that you add a teaspoon of finely chopped fresh basil and a teaspoon of finely chopped fresh mint when you blend. It will add a depth of flavor that you never thought smoothie can have.
The smoothie will be rich and thick, yet light and slightly sweet (as sweet as your fruit). I don't add any sweetners but if you feel the smoothie is a bit lacking in sweetness, add some Stevia for a non-calorie sweetness or fine sugar (start with a teaspoon, if needed).