Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Berry Good Rice Milk Smoothie and Healthy "Simple Saturday Sipper"

This Berry Good Rice Milk Smoothie is a quick, easy and healthy "Simple Saturday Sipper" that works for breakfast or an afternoon snack. It came about because I was craving something cold, creamy, fruity and good--plus I wanted to use up some packages of frozen strawberries and blackberries that kept falling out when I opened the freezer. ;-) Since I am spending some time experimenting with being dairy-free, I used a vanilla rice milk but you could use any milk or milk alternative you like.

Berry Good Rice Milk Smoothie
by Deb, Kahakai Kitchen
(Makes 2 1 & 1/2 cup servings)

1 cup ice (plus extra if needed)
1 cup Vanilla Rice Milk (plus extra if needed)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen blackberries

Put ice, rice milk and vanilla in blender. Pulse blender for 30 seconds to break up ice and then blend on high for approximately 45 seconds--until mixture reaches a slushy consistency. Add strawberries and blackberries and pulse for 30 seconds to chop berries, then blend on high for another 45 seconds. If milkshake is too thin add more ice, or if it is too thick, add more rice milk to get it to your desired texture.

Pour into 2 glasses, garnish with mint or fresh berries and enjoy.

Notes/Results: Fruity, refreshing and good--this smoothie hit the spot for an afternoon slump. Strawberries are high in vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants and blackberries have similar qualities, plus they are good sources of vitamins E and K. With the rice milk it's about 129 calories in a 12 oz serving or 86 calories for a cup, so it's good on the waistline too. Purple goodness in a cup!


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  1. I can just see all those antioxidants :)

  2. Healthy and a treat! Brilliant combination.

  3. This is a great idea for when I come home from school! I am always looking for a little something to get me going again!

  4. I definitely need to make more smoothies this berry season. They are all over the blogosphere and all look so delicious!

  5. Smoothies are my favorite power snack, without any guilt. My husband loves berries, so he tends to have a cow if I whirl them up to drink. I use soy milk, but rice milk would be a great alternative. Beautiful shots and here's to your health.

  6. What a vibrantly colored sipper, Deb. It looks delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  7. I have yet to try rice milk, but I'm always tempted. Berries on the other hand are a different story. :) I just got another bag of frozen raspberries from my parent's over Easter and can't wait to put them to use.

  8. Un dessert qui semble délicieux.
    See soon.

  9. I would have no problems slurping down one of these;D Looks gorgeous!

  10. So refreshing and yummy! I drink a smoothie every day during the summer. Love it.

  11. Nice and easy to make. What's not to like?

  12. Kat--they are in there for sure! ;-)


    Pam--This will do the trick. ;-)

    Joanne--smoothie are great for fresh or frozen berries.;-)

    Debby--this is a good use for frozen berries so maybe your husband won't mind if you whirl them up. ;-)

    Mary--thanks! You too. ;-)

    Lori--I hope you give rice milk a try--it's a great alternative.

    Nadjibella--thank you! ;-)

    Kim--mahalo! ;-)

    Reeni--I drink them all year round.

    Andreas--Thank you!

  13. Perfect smoothie and love the colour. Do drop in to my blog when time permits.


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