08 March 2012

Frutti di Bosco, Oat & Almond Smoothie


I know that just a few days ago I came out with the banana, oat & almond smoothie.  This frutti di bosco (or mixed berries) smoothie is actually the same as that one, using different fruits.  I bought some little trays of raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries the other day and for some strange reason, the kids didn't deplete them completely.  They usually can't get enough of them and however much I buy, they always disappear fast.   So leftovers are a rarity.


I decided to prepare a smoothie that afternoon and willed myself to sit down and relax in the kitchen.  I didn't sit long enough when I was in front of the blender again preparing another big glass.  It was addictive.   But I would drink as much as I can because it's one of the healthiest drinks that ever graced my kitchen.  Blueberries have the highest antioxidant level among all fruits and vegetables and oats have a rich fiber content that helps lower blood cholesterol. 


If you know me by now, I love the natural colors of food.  So when that blender finished whirring, and gave me this beautiful violet concoction, I just had to photograph them.  So here it is, an almost repeat of another blog post but nonetheless aesthetically pleasing. 



Frutti di Bosco, Oat & Almond Smoothie

Ingredients:
Makes 1 glass
  • 1/4 cup frutti di bosco (mixed berries), frozen or fresh
  • 1 cup (or more) almond milk (or regular milk)
  • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
  • lingonberry concentrate to sweeten (or honey), if almond milk is unsweetened
Directions:
  1. Grind the oats to an almost powdery consistency if your blender can. 
  2. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 






11 comments:

  1. This is so good, I am going to pass out just looking at it :-)

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    1. Thanks. It is really delicious and simple to do. I hope you get to do it too.

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  2. Adoro este batido luce absolutamente bello ,tienes un hermoso blog,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  3. That smoothies looks great and I bet tastes good! Anyway, are you filipina

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    1. Hi, it does taste good and very healthy too. Yes, I am originally from there.

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  4. The color is so pretty; almost to pretty to watch dissapear!

    I would have stopped to photograph these too :)

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    1. I'm glad you feel the same way. :-) There are some food that need to be photographed first before disappearing.

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  5. I can't wait to try this smoothie! Your pictures are beautiful.
    ~~ Mary

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  6. Love the pictures, so much! And the rest of the blog. ---Marian

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