I love a fruit smoothie – fresh, zingy, creamy and balanced. That’s the key to a great smoothie, the balance of flavours. Sure, you can throw a whole bunch of things in a blender and still end up with a good smoothie, but a great smoothie? That’s all about balance.
For me, a weekend smoothie is a great pre-brunch drink as it is usually made to alleviate my ‘Hangry’ setting when I’ve still got a couple of hours till brunch and start getting cranky.
I love to make these at home rather than buy them from a juice chain because the flavour is often lacking from the juice chain smoothies due to an excess use of ice.
Well, enough jabbering (this is Chew Town bites after all) on to my perfect Berry Bliss Smoothie recipe.
Berry Bliss Smoothie
8 ice cubes
180g mixed frozen berries
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
4 tbsp yoghurt
small handful fresh mint leaves
Place all ingredients into a powerful blender (one that can crush ice) and blend until ice cubes are crushed and all ingredients are well combined. Serve in a tall glass with a pretty straw and a mint garnish.