Creamy Berry Smoothie

By Lilian Dikmans

Recipe

This creamy berry smoothie is easy to make and a great option if you want something super satisfying and lower in sugar. I’ve kept the recipe high in protein and good fats with a hit of antioxidant-rich berry goodness.

I developed the recipe for Bare Blends using their Vanilla Bean whey protein concentrate (WPC) and Bare Berries freeze-dried berry powder. WPC gives a beautiful creaminess when used in smoothies. It’s similar to a whey protein isolate (WPI) but is slightly higher in lactose and fats.

WPC contains less protein gram for gram than WPI, but the protein is still rapidly absorbed by the body. High quality WPCs also contain additional compounds that are not found in the WPIs. For example, WPCs usually contain higher levels of immune-boosting immunoglobulins.

I like to top the smoothie off with some raw cacao nibs for crunch and an extra sprinkling of Bare Berries powder. It should come out thick and creamy when blended in a high speed blender with just enough water to bring everything together. You could also serve it in a bowl, topped with granola, coconut flakes and some fresh berries.

More easy smoothie recipes

This Easy Choc Medjool Date Smoothie is ideal if you’re in the mood for a healthy chocolate milkshake that’s also dairy-free and vegan.

For a nutrient-dense pick me up, this Orange Ginger Carrot Smoothie is supercharged with turmeric and cinnamon powders.

This Easy Green Breakfast Bowl makes a delicious breakfast or snack topped with crunchy granola.

You can find all of my smoothies on the Smoothie Recipes page.

Creamy Berry Smoothie Recipe

Serves
1

Prep time
5 mins

Cook time
0 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Handful of raw cashew nuts
  • 2 tsp freeze-dried berry powder (see Note 1)
  • Water to blend

Method

  • 1
    Place all ingredients in a high speed blender.
  • 2
    Blend adding just enough water to get a thick smoothie consistency.
  • 3
    Pour into a glass and enjoy straight away.

Notes

1. Berry powder substitute – If you don’t have freeze-dried berry powder, you could use a handful of frozen berries instead.

2. Topping ideas – You can top the smoothie with extra berry powder, fresh berries or raw cacao nibs for crunch.

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Lilian Dikmans is an Australian model, Muay Thai fighter and founder of Real Food Healthy Body

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