It’s June now, which means that it’s time to get into the summer spirit! To kick off my summer mornings, I love having a refreshing, cold smoothie.
I decided to use blueberries and blackberries in this berry smoothie because they’re delicious. Also, I used gooseberries because I feel that they don’t get the attention they deserve. They’re wonderfully bitter, go great in crumbles and smoothies, yet I never see them in supermarkets. Luckily, the Winter family has a plentiful supply of them since we grow them in our garden.
These berries also have fantastic health benefits. All of them are very low in calories. They’re a source of a variety of vitamins and minerals. In particular, gooseberries are an excellent source of vitamin C. Also, blueberries and blackberries are packed full of antioxidants.
When I first made this smoothie, I started by blending just the fruit with no water and it turned into a lovely thick purée. So, if you’re not in the mood for a smoothie, you could leave out the water to make a delicious ice-cream.
- 100g blueberries
- 100g blackberries
- 50g gooseberries
- 80ml water
Blitz all the fruit together in a food processor or blender and gradually add the water. Then pour into your favourite glass and enjoy!
I used frozen berries to make a thick, chilled smoothie, but you could always chuck in some ice-cubes or freeze it to make it cold.
One serving approximately contains:
- Calories: 122 kcal
- Fat: 0.5g
- Carbohydrates: 29g
- Protein: 2.5g