Easy Berry Smoothie

Easy Berry Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com

As I mentioned in my recent detox smoothie post, my friend Sarah and I decided to try going “raw” this past week in order to get back on track after weeks of eating out on our Europe trip.  And I would say it was a mild success.  To be honest, our raw food endeavor wasn’t quite as exciting (or tasty) as I think we both had hoped.  And we may have fallen off the wagon by the time Saturday rolled around.  But, we agreed that we definitely felt much better by the end of the week, so I’m looking forward to trying to incorporate even more completely raw meals in my diet moving forward.

Without a doubt, one of the easiest and quickest raw meals to make is a smoothie.  Most of the week, I tried to make all of these fancy smoothies with long lists of ingredients and healthy additives.  But one day in a pinch I decided just to make an easy berry smoothie, and it ended up being one of my favorites.  All you need are two ingredients, a minute to blend them together, and you’re good to go.

So whether you might also be trying to go raw, or eat gluten-free, or vegan, or soy-free, or if you’re just to incorporate more fresh meal options into your day, I highly recommend giving this one a try.  It’s berry-licious!

Easy Berry Smoothie

A quick and easy berry smoothie that everyone will love!

Ingredients:

1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 cup [coconut water|http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CN7BMA/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=gimsomove-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000CN7BMA]
(optional: 1 Tbsp. [chia seeds|http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0043DUZGE/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=gimsomove-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0043DUZGE])

Directions:

Pulse all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.  Serve immediately.

Easy Berry Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com

Easy Berry Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com

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  1. taylor @ taylormade — January 14, 2013 @ 6:21 am (#)

    great smoothie recipe! I make these pretty regularly. I also like to hide some spinach in there ;) I could never go totally raw, but smoothies like this are a great addition to a balanced, healthy diet!

  2. Cassie | Bake Your Day — January 14, 2013 @ 8:23 am (#)

    I’m totally intrigued by this coconut water! I made some smoothies this weekend (with yogurt, though) but I would love to have another option. This looks wonderful!

  3. Sarah M. — January 14, 2013 @ 9:03 am (#)

    That smoothie is so beautiful! Looking forward to eating as much raw as necessary this week to get through all my fresh produce still lurking in my fridge ; )

  4. Emily — January 14, 2013 @ 9:38 am (#)

    This looks amazing. I have never used coconut water. What else could it be used in?

  5. little kitchie — January 14, 2013 @ 9:52 am (#)

    YUM! This is a gorgeous smoothie! OBSESSED with coconut water. SOLD.

  6. Sues — January 14, 2013 @ 10:35 am (#)

    This looks great! I’ve been trying to pack my diet with more health — not necessarily raw, but that’s definitely the way it seems to go when you eat healthier. I might have to try this one!

  7. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — January 14, 2013 @ 12:28 pm (#)

    One of these would be perfect for busy weekday mornings!

  8. sally @ sallys baking addiction — January 14, 2013 @ 1:15 pm (#)

    i need to drink these and only these for a few days. WAY too much sugar for me recently. Love the simple ingredients – I’ve never had coconut water before but keep hearing wonders about it!

  9. Erin @ Texanerin Baking — January 14, 2013 @ 3:02 pm (#)

    It’s so pretty! I would have never thought of adding coconut water. Normally I use orange juice. :)

  10. Natalie — January 14, 2013 @ 5:53 pm (#)

    So easy and healthy! Love it.

  11. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — January 14, 2013 @ 6:20 pm (#)

    Easy peasy berry squeezy! This looks awesome and fresh!

  12. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 14, 2013 @ 11:55 pm (#)

    So pretty, love the berries and coconut water!

  13. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today — January 15, 2013 @ 7:30 pm (#)

    Color is amazing for sure. And I like the idea to add a coconut water, it must add a lot to a taste.

  14. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — January 16, 2013 @ 1:06 am (#)

    Gotta love how easy this one is! And that color is gorgeous!

  15. Alley @ Alley's Recipe Book — January 16, 2013 @ 10:02 pm (#)

    mmm… this looks delicious. can’t wait for summer when i can make this with fresh berries from my garden!

  16. Helen — March 3, 2014 @ 5:59 pm (#)

    I am so glad I found your site and you use the blender that I use and the company I work for. I am excited to try your berry drinks.
    Thanks for posting them

  17. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — March 14, 2014 @ 7:34 pm (#)

    Ali, I love this smoothie recipe! I don’t know how I missed it as I adore all kinds of berries – especially raspberries – and always have coconut water (and milk) as well as chia seeds in my pantry for just such “emergencies”. ;) Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

  18. Niah — August 28, 2014 @ 6:03 am (#)

    This is delicious- esp with some ginger for an extra kick!