I have a love relationship with fruit smoothie as you can tell from some of my recipe posts. I typically enjoy them after my morning workout which includes a six mile elicptical run. Fruit smoothies are generally a great way to get a tremendous amount of nutrients, antioxidants and of course an easy way to get your daily fruit requirement. This smoothie contains buttermilk. I use buttermilk for baking primarily; that was until I saw one of my favorite TV Chef, Bobby Flay, make a mango buttermilk smoothie. Buttermilk contains electrolytes and it helps with hydration – not a substitute for good old fashion water, though. It’s also know for aiding digestion and it’s a great substitute for milk if you are concerned about lactose. This particular recipe I had to test a few times to get it right – fresh organic berries that I freeze prior to using, coupled with freshly grated cinnamon and nutmeg will truly delight your palate. Not to mention you will stay full for a few hours.
Take a few minutes out of your day to try this recipe. You will not be disappointed. Your feedback, comments and questions are welcome. Thanks for visiting.
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Spiced Berries Smoothie
- 1 cup low fat buttermilk
- 1/2 cup frozen organic raspberries
- 1 cup frozen organic blueberries
- 6 frozen organic blackberries
- 1/2 teaspoon organic almond butter
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon organic pure almond extract
Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smoothie texture is achieved - about one and a half minutes.
You can substitute the following:
non-fat yogurt instead of buttermilk
peanut butter instead of almond butter and use vanilla extract if you do this.