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Very Berry Smoothie and Whole Food’s Frozen Berry Blend

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Do you ever shop at Whole Foods Market? I love going there whenever I have the chance! The closest one to me is about an hour and a half away, so I stock up on things when I go. I recently heard about some new products in the Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value brand of organic frozen fruits and veggies. I was excited to have a chance to try some out, too, compliments of Whole Foods!

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The new item in their organic frozen fruit selection is the Frozen Berry Blend, which I used in my Very Berry Smoothie recipe. I also picked up some frozen blackberries to make a Blackberry Crumble, and I’ll be sharing that recipe with you soon. There’s also some new organic frozen veggie blends that I’ll be trying out and telling you about …the Organic Southwestern Blend, Mediterranean Blend, and Leafy Greens Blend. Don’t those all sound good and healthy?

But for now, I’ll tell you more about the smoothie I created with the Frozen Berry Blend, which is a delicious combination of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. I just love this smoothie–it’s one of the creamiest, smoothest, smoothies I’ve made! I’m sure the organic frozen fruit made a big difference in the taste, too. When it comes to berries, it’s good to use organic since so many pesticides are used on berries grown the conventional way.

Here’s the smoothie recipe…I hope you get a chance to try it out! It’s great for breakfast or anytime you’re wanting a healthy snack.

VERY BERRY SMOOTHIE by NancyCreative

  • 1 (10-ounce) package (or about 2 1/2 cups) frozen blend of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Since this is a thicker smoothie, you may need to stop the blender and stir the mixture with a spoon or spatula to help it along. Then continue blending. Makes 2 servings.

Do you like to eat healthy? What’s your favorite healthy snack?

Apple-Kale Smoothie

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Okay…we’ve had lots of Valentine goodies and comfort food the past few days, so I thought I’d post something healthy! I found this smoothie recipe over at Real Simple. I was curious about how this would taste, since one of the ingredients is kale. I had never eaten kale before, but it sounded so heathy, and since I liked all the other ingredients in this recipe, I thought I’d give it a try. I bought fresh organic kale and celery from my local health food store to make this. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but when I took my first sip I was surprised at how much I liked it! The banana and apple juice make a nice sweet balance to the kale and celery. So if your body is craving something healthy, this is the perfect thing to try for breakfast or to sip on in the afternoon. This recipe makes one serving.

APPLE-KALE SMOOTHIE (from Real Simple)

  • 3/4 cup chopped kale, ribs and thick stems removed (I used organic kale)
  • 1 small stalk celery, chopped (I used organic celery,too)
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes or crushed ice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Place the chopped kale, chopped celery, banana, apple juice, ice, and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until smooth and frothy. This makes one serving and is 139 calories.