Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Light and Refreshing Antioxidant Smoothie

Light and Refreshing Antioxidant Smoothie recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen 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
(printable recipe)

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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  1. I love that berry combination! And the color is quite lovely... I can see why you and the kids like it so much!!

  2. Now this is a smoothie, just like the ones I make without all the yogurts and add ins. Very simple and delish. I love the addition of coconut water.

  3. I think I've said it before but you have the luckiest kids in the world! I love the idea of the coconut water too - gotta try that one! I have been flash freezing mangoes, strawberries, fresh pineapple and enjoying smoothies every morning before work. This one is beautiful and sounds delicious.

  4. Mary, this smoothie sounds and looks great...and I love the idea of coconut water in refreshing!
    Hope you are having a great week :)

  5. I want to come live at your house, this sounds wonderful and so nutritious! Love the color too!

  6. Mmm! I've been drinking smoothies for breakfast ever since the weather turned warm, and I've been needing some new combinations! This one looks deeee-lish!