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mixed berry and banana smoothie

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Vickie Parks
Renton, WA

A popular item on the menu of a food hut in a small town in Texas is the Milagro Smoothie which consists of apple juice, mixed berries, banana and yogurt. Milagro is the Spanish word for "miracle" which is a term often used to wish someone good luck, good health and hope in the future. So this delicious berry-packed "miracle" smoothie has plenty of healthy ingredients to get a healthy start to your day. You can use whatever combination of berries that you like. I used a mix of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, and it was tasty. The addition of the banana really makes it delicious.

(3 ratings)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
method Blend

Ingredients For mixed berry and banana smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cups
    prepared apple juice (other juice or 2% milk will be ok)
  • 1 md
    banana, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups
    mixed berries
  • 3/4 cup
    vanilla yogurt (or plain yogurt)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh berries, for garnish - optional
  • 1 sprig
    fresh mint, for garnish - optional

How To Make mixed berry and banana smoothie

  • 1
    Place apple juice, banana, berries and yogurt in a blender, and blend until smooth. If the smoothie seems too thick, add a little more liquid (1/8 cup at a time). Add honey, if desired for more sweetness.
  • 2
    Pour into two glasses. Garnish with fresh berries and/or mint sprigs, and serve.
  • 3
    NOTE: If you're following a health plan that recommends adding flax seeds or chia seeds to fruit smoothies, add 1 to 2 tsp of the seeds in Step #1. Chia and flax seeds tend to be absorbent, so they help to thicken the smoothie and make it creamier. But it's best to drink the Smoothie within 10 minutes of adding the seeds though, because the Smoothie will continue to thicken as it sits.

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