Smoothies are a great way to deliver a nutritional punch on a tight schedule. Often smoothies are known to have a dairy base but for those who can’t have dairy there are many alternative “milks” and almond milk is one of those. Almond milk (sweeten, unsweetened, or flavored) is gluten-free, promotes good cholesterol balance in the body, and is low in carbs. Read more about the medicinal benefits of almonds HERE.
A delicious addition to any smoothie is seasonal fruit. This time of year is known for fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Try something new and enjoy!
Almond and Berry Smoothie
- 1/2 medium banana, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mango
- 2 cups chilled unsweetened vanilla-flavored almond milk
In a blender, add the banana chunks, blueberries, strawberries, and mango. Blend until combined, about 30 seconds. Serve in chilled glasses with straws.
Recipe can also be found at Food Network .