This triple berry smoothie made with yogurt, frozen berries, peanut butter and frozen kale for the perfect breakfast to kickstart your day. This recipe is sponsored by Hamilton Beach.
There are certain times of the year when I am really on top of things and make smoothies for breakfast before work. There are also many times that the intention is there and I make an easy smoothie for breakfast only to forget it on the counter.
Bonus is that it comes in at a super affordable price point (I’m talking under $20), so even if you already have a regular blender, this is a great addition to your kitchen.
I’m a firm believer that the anatomy of a great smoothie is really just whatever is in your fridge. Sure you could get fancy and buy some special powder and ingredients from the health food store, but that isn’t the reality for most of us.
This mixed berry smoothie is nothing fancy, but boy is it delicious.
The base of my smoothie is pretty standard; just take your favourite berry blend and a few other ingredients (yogurt, banana, peanut butter) and blend it all up for a delicious, easy smoothie that’s perfect for breakfast, snacks or to refuel after a workout.
How to thicken a smoothie?
Be mindful when choosing a smoothie base. Use yogurt for a thicker smoothie and add dense and creamy fruits like bananas, avocados or steamed and frozen cauliflower. You can also add a few tablespoons of raw oats to thicken a smoothie.
If you’re a little anxious improvising in the kitchen, start with smoothies. You can add and adjust as you go, a little more milk, a dash of vanilla extract, dates or honey for sweetness.
I provided measurements here, but the truth is, a smoothie is the kind of dish that you can eyeball.
Let me know if you give this triple berry smoothie recipe a try in the comments below.