Frozen Berry Blast

by Peachy Palate on July 17, 2012

You ever make a smoothie that had so much frozen fruit it was almost like soft serve?

I made a berry filled smoothie packed with frozen raspberries, strawberries and blueberries and just to add to the frostiness I also added half a frozen banana for some extra thick and creaminess! Not adding half a banana to a smoothie just doesn’t seem right, it has a role to play, a flavour to contribute and it makes smoothies all the satisfying.

I decided to let it thaw out a bit and added a bit more almond milk to get things going before serving up and digging in. It was still super duper chilled; nothing worse than a warm smoothie!

It was no ordinary berry smoothie…the topping gives it away…

It was a chocolate berry smoothies. The blend of tart, sweet, juicy fruits with the rich dark cocoa powder was incredible, complimented beautifully by some raw cacao nibs, coconut and fresh berries. I always save my fresh berries for toppings or mix ins unless for some strange reason I have an abundance of them to use; not something that happens very often as I tend to eat them by the punnet load as and when I buy them! Chocolate and berries…were could you go wrong!

Frozen berries work so much better in smoothies anyway, the flavour is that little bit more intense.

As if this smoothie wasn’t thick enough I decided to add some flax seed; and of course to bring some healthy fats in to the mix. Blended up with half a scoop of Sunwarrior Vanilla…not only was it a berry blaster is was a belly filler! Perfectly satisfied. It kept me going right up until breakfast round 2 a few hours later.

I made a fantastic new discovery the other day; it was more of a find rather than a discovery.. Frozen cherries! Unfortunately found them after my berry smoothie so they didn’t get thrown in to the mix though it does mean I will get to make myself a cherry filled smoothie very soon! I’m just hoping the shop I found them in stocks them all winter long..I see a cherry filled winter ahead of me!

I have tried tinned but can only find them in syrup which isn’t ideal, they don’t retain they’re cherry flavour quite as much as I’d like and the texture unless blended up or used to make a jam leaves little to be desired.

My favourite frozen fruit, one which I think I may actually prefer frozen (thawed or blended) are blueberries! They just tend to burst with juiciness…though this might change when I get some frozen cherries in to me!

What’s your favourite frozen fruit?

Chocolate Berry Blaster Smoothie

Print this easy peasy recipe Print this easy peasy recipe

Servings – 1

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Ingredients

Smoothie

  • 375ml (1 ½ cup) almond milk
  • 1 ½ cup frozen berries (I used blueberries, raspberries and strawberries)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp Dutch unprocessed cocoa powder
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ scoop Vanilla Sunwarrior Protein powder

Toppings

  • 1/3 cup fresh berries (blueberries, strawberries and raspberries)
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao nibs
  • 1 heaped tsp desiccated coconut

Directions

  1. Blend together all smoothie ingredients. If too frosty leave to thaw for about 5 minutes.
  2. Serve topped with cacao nibs, coconut and fresh berries.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Brittany and Julie July 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

We both LOVE frozen raspberries! Honestly, they’re like candy! We also love frozen bananas, though, because they’re so versatile! And they make a fantastic pre- or post-run snack on a hot summer day!

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Peachy Palate July 17, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Love frozen bananas, they’re a staple!

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Lauren (@poweredbypb) July 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I prefer to buy fresh fruit, but I don’t mind using frozen for smoothies (as it’s much cheaper) as long as there isn’t anything added to it. I like frozen blueberries too. I sometimes freeze pineapple and that makes awesome smoothies, and you can’t beat frozen banana.

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Peachy Palate July 17, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Here here :)

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Alexia July 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I love berry smoothies, especially now in summer! they are perfect to start the day! thanks for posting so many lovely recipes, i cant get enough of looking at your photos, they are true eye candy :)
could you also post the recipe for the Malaysian bread you made with the mango curry? pleeeease :)

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Peachy Palate July 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I haven’t quite perfected it yet but as soon as I do I will! Check out the link for the recipe where I mention the overnight resting of the dough.

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Sloane Pitman July 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Ohhh my goodness this smoothie looks like HEAVEN. I cannot WAIT to try :)
I recently discovered frozen cherries too! They are MARVELOUS! I can’t wait to see what recipes you come up with using them!

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Peachy Palate July 17, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I’ve been searching for them for ages, only one supermarket sells them. Fresh is always best but so handy to know they’re on hand for smoothies throughout the winter!

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Some Guy July 18, 2012 at 1:11 am

Its amazing how many people miss the simple secret in smoothie creation. Frozen fruits make your smoothie taste soooooo much better. Anyways that smoothie looks like art, I probably would not drink it, that’s like ruining a piece of art ._.

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luv what you do July 18, 2012 at 3:14 am

That looks amazing!
Mango is definitely my favorite frozen fruit. I love to add it to my green smoothies!

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