“I walked outside and felt like I was swimming,” is what Jack said the other day as I picked him up from the airport, fresh off a flight from LA.
It’s humid here, to say the least, and the air is thick. It’s the kind of heat that sort of takes your breath away as soon as you walk out the door. But I’m not complaining, it always takes just a few weeks for the body to acclimate to our summer temps. Hydration is the key. Eight glasses of water (don’t know who recommended that) is just not enough, so I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately, and this refreshing berry smoothie is my new favorite.
I originally made this berry smoothie for Jack. He’s a smoothie guy no matter what temperature it is outside. But I’ve been waking up extra parched lately, so this fruity berry smoothie goodness has really been hitting the spot.
This berry smoothie recipe works with fresh or frozen fruit, just cut back on the ice if you opt for frozen fruit. I encourage you to try adding the optional basil or mint – they add a lovely freshness to this drink.
- 1½ cup raspberries
- 1 cup strawberries
- ½ banana
- 1 cup original Almond Breeze Almond Milk
- 1 tablespoon honey (vegan sub: agave syrup or sugar)
- 1½ cups ice
- Handful of mint or basil (optional)
- Blend all ingredients together in a blender. Taste. If it's too tart for you, add another ½ cup or so of almond milk and another tablespoon of honey.