Antioxidant Berry Smoothie

Antioxidant Berry Smoothie
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD
Total Time: 5 min
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Servings: 1

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

268 calories
1g fat
55g carbs
13g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving  
Calories 268
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 43g  
Includes 10g Added Sugars 20%
Protein 13g  
Vitamin D 2mcg 10%
Calcium 195mg 15%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 793mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Get a powerful punch of antioxidants with this delicious, three-ingredient antioxidant berry smoothie recipe. The drink is easy to make and provides delicious flavor along with key health benefits.

Berries, especially dark ones like blueberries and blackberries are loaded with anthocyanin, an antioxidant that gives the berries color and provides multiple health benefits. Emerging evidence suggests that anthocyanin may help prevent cancer, fight heart disease, and even lower your blood pressure. The antioxidants found in pomegranate juice, one of the richest food sources, have also been shown to lower blood pressure as well as lower inflammation and help fight breast and prostate cancers.

Ingredients

  • 1 container (5.3 oz) mixed berry Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup 100% pomegranate juice

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

Variations and Substitutions

Use any flavor of yogurt that you have on hand. But you may want to read product labels in order to choose a product that aligns with your nutritional goals. Greek yogurt usually provides more protein. Traditional yogurts can be higher in sugar. So keep in mind that the nutrition facts may vary depending on the brand of yogurt that you use.

You can use any frozen berry variety that you have, but keep in mind that blueberries and blackberries contain the most antioxidants.

For a dairy-free smoothie, substitute your favorite ​dairy-free yogurt alternative, such as coconutmilk yogurt, oat yogurt, or soy yogurt.

Cooking and Serving Tips

  • This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled for multiple servings.
  • You can make a larger batch of smoothies and store in single serving containers in the refrigerator to grab and go when you're in a hurry. As the smoothie thaws it become drinkable.
  • Serve with whole grain toast and a boiled egg for a breakfast with more staying power.


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