As the weather turns warmer we find ourselves craving something cold to drink. Joe and I enjoy a cold smoothie after a long walk or after working in the yard. These smoothies are very low in calories but they will satisfy your taste buds and replenish your energy. I found this recipe in an old Cooking Light magazine and it’s so simple with only four ingredients yet it’s packed with flavor. If you’re a fan of lemon and berries you’ll definitely love this.
Next comes the frozen berries, about 1 1/2 cups. Most times I find 16 ounce packages of frozen berries so I just empty half the bag into the blender and you’ll have just the right amount for the next batch of smoothies.
Joe could care less whether I strained the seeds but I find that when you get to the bottom of the drink it’s really grainy and I would prefer to just take the extra step to make it smooth. After all it’s supposed to be a Smoothie!
Berry Smoothie (adapted from Cooking Light July, 2004 magazine)
2 cups Sparkling Water
1 cup Lemon Sorbet
1 1/2 cups frozen Berries of your choice
1 tablespoon Honey
In a blender combine sparkling water, lemon sorbet, frozen berries and honey. Pulse until berries start to break up. Blend on medium high until mixture becomes a thick slushy consistency. Pour mixture through a strainer to remove seeds.
Pour into glasses.
Makes 2 – 3 servings