Smoothies are a great way to get extra veggies into your diet. This Berry Broccoli smoothie is a fun alternative to a traditional green smoothie. You won’t even realize that it is loaded with broccoli! This is such a great way to start your day.
This photo looks a bit too much like a holiday candle for my liking BUT, I promise, this Berry Broccoli Smoothie is delicious.
I have a few picky eaters in my house and I’ve found that smoothies are the easiest (and most painless) way to make sure that they are getting the nutrition that they need.
Smoothies are even a great trick to make sure I can pack in a nutritional punch when I need to. Sometimes you just need something easy or you are craving something sweet, or you need to take something on the go.
Smoothies get the job done every time.
Note: I keep bags of frozen broccoli on hand all the time because my family loves them. They are perfect for this smoothie. I just open up a package of broccoli from the freezer and dump it straight into my blender.
This recipe doesn’t need any sweetener but it gives you just the right amount of sweetness when you need a taste of something.
Enjoy this without the banana for lower carb version.
- 1 1/2 cup of frozen broccoli
- 1 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 large banana
- 1 Tbsp vanilla protein powder
- 3-4 cups of water
- Add frozen broccoli, frozen mixed berries, banana, protein powder, and water to a blender.
- Blend on high for 1-2 minutes or use the "smoothie" setting on your blender.
- Add water to think if it is too thick.
You can adjust the quantities on this to taste. For kids, I find that gradually increasing the amount of broccoli in this can make it easier for them to get used to, but we don't typically notice a strong broccoli flavor in this.