This purple people eater is a delicious summer-time treat. It’s crazy hot in the DC area now, so flavorful, nutrient-dense drinks are super appealing. I used the blackberries Mom and I picked last week (in the rain…so much more pleasant than roasting in the sun). This is also a great use of bananas that are getting a little too spotty for eating (not ready to make a smoothie when the bananas are? Peel them and store in a airtight container in bite size pieces for later). The more spots the sweeter the banana, which works well with the tart berries. I also added plain Greek yogurt for calcium (twice as much as regular yogurt), and it adds extra creaminess. I was going to add some frozen spinach as well, but I’m out. A dash of milk helps it all blend together into thick, creamy, summer-time bliss. Stay cool.
- 1 1/2 cups blackberries
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup milk (or until desired consistency)
- honey (optional)
Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth. Taste and add honey if needed.