The tartness of this fruit combination with cherries, blueberries, pomegranate arils, red raspberries and strawberries makes the drink very light and refreshing. I didn't sweeten ours at all, but if you prefer a sweeter drink, feel free to add a tablespoon of so of honey.
I love the convenience of using bits of this and that from the
refrigerator or freezer and combining them into something so tasty. Smoothies are a great way to start or finish a meal and my kids adore them. We make smoothies for a quick dessert almost as frequently we make them for breakfast!
I made this smoothie a few mornings ago, when I wanted something for the kids to drink while I finished making our breakfast. My kids and I liked this smoothie quite a bit, when I made it the first time without the bananas. The kids liked it even more the next time with the additional sweetness that the bananas provided. Adding frozen bananas also makes the smoothie thick enough to eat with a spoon. I like to add chia seeds to almost all of our smoothies, but feel free to skip them if you don't have them in the house.
Light and Refreshing Antioxidant Smoothie
Yield: about 30-36 ounces or (3) 10-12 ounce smoothies
2 1/2 cups antioxidant blend frozen fruits
1 cup pineapple juice
3/4 cup coconut water
Optional: 2 frozen bananas, 2 tablespoons chia seeds, honey or sweetener if desired
Layer the ingredients into the blender in the order listed and puree until smooth. Enjoy!
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