Smoothie Series – Bumbleberry Smoothie

Happy Tuesday beautiful people! Since I kinda have an obsession with smoothies (they are my go to breakfast), I thought it would be a good idea to create a series of blog posts featuring different smoothies I have made. This way, if you are new to the whole smoothie train, or just need some inspo for new recipes, maybe I can help! Also, if you have seem my instagram, you will agree that I have an obsession.

I’m going to start off this series by posting about this Bumbleberry smoothie. Bumbleberry is a mixture of berries – for this smoothie I included raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries (soooo many antioxidants!! 🙂 )

I am never really strict about measurements – I just eye it out using the blender – but I am going to give you some approximate measurements to work with!

– 1 1/2 cup of bumble berry mixture (or any kind of berry really) – as I stated above I used raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.

– 1 small handful of organic, slivered almonds (these make the smoothie extra creamy – I use the equivalent of about 8 almonds)

-3 spoonfuls of 0% Greek yogurt (I either use plain or vanilla flavored)

-1-2 tablespoons chia seeds (ground or whole)

– 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

– 1 tsp matcha powder (if I have some on hand, I run out of this quickly so it is not always and option)

-Liquid – I switch this up regularly! For measurement, I fill to just about the top of the berry mixture (when in the blender). If you add too much liquid it may not blend as well and will be too watery. If you put a little less liquid in, it will become super thick – almost like a ” nice cream!” For liquids I usually use either nonfat milk, 1/2 almond milk 1/2 water, 1/2 soy milk 1/2 water.

Hopefully that last bit made sense. For the almond milk and soy milk, I find their flavor very over-powering, so I use half almond or soy milk and half water so that the main flavor is the berries!

Also, if you refer to this blog post, I discuss what the components of a healthy breakfast include. This smoothie recipe fits those components perfectly! To summarize, a healthy breakfast should include foods from at least 3 of the 4 food groups. In this recipe we have berries (galore) – so we have covered our Fruits & Vegetable food group. We also have chia seeds and flax seeds – with are a Grain Product. We have almonds, from the Meat & Alternatives food group. And finally, we have either regular milk, soy or almond milk – which is from the Milk & Alternatives food group. SO, not only did we cover 3 of the 4 food groups, we covered all 4! This is an awesome breakfast and should keep you energized for quite a while! woo!

Here is the result of this smoothie recipe! Of course I had to put it in a mason jar and take some pretty pics of it 🙂

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Well, there you have it! What do you think of this smoothie?! Try it out and let me know! Also, comment below if you have any smoothie recipes you want me to try or to post about!

Have an inspiring rest of your day!

xx

With Love, Meg

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15 Comments

  1. April 14, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    I just said yesterday that I probably wouldn’t feel like a smoothie anytime soon (it was cold & rainy, plus I have exams coming up), but I guess I was wrong. You’ve got me craving for a smoothie now! Time to head to the supermarket.

    http://tiffanykaya.wordpress.com

    • April 14, 2015 / 5:03 pm

      I’m glad I could inspire you! Thanks for stopping by Tiffany 🙂

      -Meg

  2. April 14, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    Very nicely done!! I am always looking to try out new smoothie recipes. My husband and I love making them for breakfast because they are so fast and super tasty! Ill have to give your recipe a try! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    –Sam

    http://www.BesosFromAmerica.com

    • April 14, 2015 / 5:04 pm

      Let me know how it goes Cassandra! Thanks for stopping by <3
      -Meg

    • April 14, 2015 / 6:59 pm

      Smoothies are the perfect quick and easy breakfast! Thanks for stopping by Andrea <3
      -Meg

  3. April 16, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    Very nice Meg!
    Is it snowing where you are?

    • April 16, 2015 / 7:30 pm

      Not any more (thank god!) I took this photo about 2 weeks ago, when the snow hadn’t melted yet!

      -Meg

      • April 16, 2015 / 7:50 pm

        Ahh gotcha!
        And a gorgeous picture it is 🙂

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