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Weekly Recipe #280: Triple Berry Kiwi Smoothie

By Elise Williamson, Dietetic Intern [Normandale Community College]

berry-smoothie
Photo credit: Makeover Moms/Flickr

Let’s face it: we’re always on our way somewhere for something. As a college student, I’m on the go and rarely have a moment to pause and eat a sufficient meal, even as a dietetics major (ironic, right?).

Well, this treat is fast, simple and nutritious and makes a quick on-the-go breakfast for all of you busy bees! This smoothie contains a delicious mixture of fresh fruits full of vitamin C and antioxidants. It’s also dairy free, gluten free, and vegan.

Triple Berry Kiwi Smoothie

Adapted from The Pretty Bee

(Serves 1)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • ¾ cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup frozen pomegranate
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup cranberry juice

Directions:

  1. Place the frozen berries in the blender and let them thaw for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the kiwis and cranberry juice and blend on high until smooth.
  3. Top with more kiwi or berries if desired.

Tip:

If using fresh fruit, add 4 ice cubes to maintain a smoothie-like consistency.

Nutrition Information:

Per serving: 513 calories, 3 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 124 g carbohydrates, 10 g added sugar, 26 g fiber, and 16 mg sodium.

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