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This Summer Berry Smoothie is my family’s all time favorite smoothie that I make. It’s light, refreshing, with just a hint of sweetness!
During the summer, when berries are on sale I buy a gazillion of them, wash them, and freeze half of them in baggies so that we can have this smoothie year round. In the winter, use the frozen berries and omit the ice and in the summer use the berries and add a cup of ice or two. I also make this for dessert, but I had a touch of whipped cream to make it more “dessert-y” for the kids.
But with the other half of the berries, I store them in my new Rubbermaid® Freshworks™ containers and they will stay fresh up to 80% longer. Which means I can really stock up and not worry that my berries will be rotten in a few days.
I have been using my containers pretty much non-stop since I was sent some to try out several months ago. They work best for berries and lettuce, which means they are perfect for summer-time use.
My favorite features are:
- Dishwasher safe and BPA free,
- the CrispTray™ which elevates produce away from moisture and promotes proper airflow to help prevent spoilage,
- and it has a Revolutionary FreshVent™ Technology which is a patented membrane that naturally regulates the flow of O2 and CO2 to create the optimal environment for keeping produce nearly as fresh as the day it was picked.
One quick note, I’ve made this recipe with all sorts of types of orange juice and the quality of the OJ really plays a difference….look for one that is not from concentrate and one that has pulp, it adds extra bulk and fiber. You won’t notice it ones it all blended up. I promise!
Summer Berry Smoothie
This Summer Berry Smoothie is my family’s all-time favorite smoothie. It’s light and refreshing, with just a hint of sweetness!
- 3 cups strawberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries, blackberries, or mixed berries
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1-2 cups of ice (depends on how thick you like your smoothies)
- granola (opt)
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until everything is smooth. Add more ice if needed.
- Divide between 2 glasses and top smoothies with granola for a more hearty breakfast.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Carbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1g
Disclaimer: I’m sharing #Freshworks in my life as part of a Rubbermaid Freshworks sponsored series for Socialstars™. #FreshworksCrowd
Jerry Marquardt says
I love the review on the Rubbermaid Freshworks containers and this recipe for the Summer Berry Smoothie. I only hope when I make this myself, that I can do as good as you did in the mouthwatering photos.
Richard Hicks says
Will have to try this nutritious smoothie!
Trisha McKee says
I love smoothies and want to try this recipe out. Thank you for sharing.
Sandra Watts says
That looks so refreshing and good on this very hot summer day! Love those containers too!
ERICA WEAVER says
this looks so good love using fresh berries in my smoothie a great pick me up at anytime
Angie W says
Yum! This looks like a great way to start the day 🙂
I love smoothies in the summer – that’s a great combination of berries. I’ll trust you on the pulp…I hate the stuff so it better be gone.
My blueberries and raspberries get mushy spots pretty quickly. It sounds like this is the perfect container for them.
ahh these are perfecttt for fruit! I feel like its hard to keep fruit fresh
Jenna Hudson says
I take fruit and veggies everyday for lunch so I would really like to experience the CrispTray mechanism for myself!
I love the amount of fresh fruit in this smoothie. Sounds healthy and very tasty!
ERICA WEAVER says
yum we love smoothies in our house always great for a refreshing drink on hot summer day
Kathy Tracey says
The Summer Berry Smoothie looks delicious; I just got a Ninja blender and I am going to give this a try.
Margot C says
That is beautiful. Strawberries are so delicate. Martha Stewart says not to wash them until you are ready to prepare or eat them. It’s hard to keep them.
It looks quenching. Strawberries are my favorite fruits.
Rachel McDaniel says
Great blog! I love frozen peaches, cream, egg yolks, vanilla and honey. It’s the most wonderful fresh softserve peach ice cream ever made!
i like my smoothies thick, thick,thick!!! thank you for sharing this great recipe (and a wonderful way to use those still tasty, but not so pretty berries!)
Yum! We love smoothies at our house!
Anna @ Sometimes on Tuesdays says
Looks yummy! I might have to make these! I love smoothies, but never make them for myself.
Laura O in AK says
Love smoothies in our house, but we rarely make them. I’ll have to give this one a try. I buy berries in bulk when they go on sale to cut up and freeze, so I have some ready to go!
This smoothie sounds delicious. I just posted today a recipe for one of Jamba Juice’s all fruit smoothies!