Summer berry smoothie recipe

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.

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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.

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 100g blueberries
  • 100g blackberries
  • 50g gooseberries
  • 80ml water

Instructions

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.

Nutritional information

One serving approximately contains:

  • Calories: 122 kcal
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Protein: 2.5g
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