Oh berries. Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries… I love them all.

When I was a child, my mom would buy a huge box of blueberries, and I could single handedly eat most of the box in the course of an hour.

My favorite strawberries came from a little old man who sold them in white boxes out of the back of his pickup truck. The sweetest, reddest, and juiciest I’ve ever had. I can still remember the smell of their temptation filling the car on my drive home.

Just the other week I bought some blackberries for a recipe and ate them before they could be used for their purpose. How can anyone resist a handful of sweet little gems whenever they walk past the fridge? I certainly can’t. 

This smoothie may not have fresh berries in it, but it is a delicious and beautiful way to get some into your diet year-round. The mint is an unexpected flavor on the tongue, and quite nice.

The original recipe can be found here, from the Anthology Magazine blog. I changed it up a bit to fit my tastes and preferences.

Makes enough for 2 small smoothies, or 1 large

1 cup almond milk

1+ cup frozen berries (I use a blend of blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries)

4-5 heaping spoonfuls of greek yogurt (I use FAGE 2%, as it has the highest protein and lowest sugar content of all the brands I’ve compared. It is also the thickest, which results in a creamier smoothie than a thinner yogurt)

1 tsp chia seeds

handful of fresh mint

drizzle of raw honey

Scoop out greek yogurt and add to blender. Measure out chia seeds and add to blender. Add handful of mint, and a drizzle of raw honey (to taste). Measure out almond milk and add to blender. Measure out frozen berries and add to blender.

Blend until smooth, and contents of blender move freely. Pour into glasses. Enjoy!