Earl’s Favorite Berry Smoothie Recipes
March is National Nutrition month and Shari’s Berries asked Earl’s Organic for their favorite berry smoothie recipes. The crew at Earl’s loves making smoothies any time of year. Some of our favorite berries to use are strawberries and blueberries, also known as “straws” and “blues” in the produce business.
Fun Facts About Strawberries:
- Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
- On average, there are 200 seeds per fruit.
- BUY ORGANIC STRAWBERRIES – conventional strawberries are one of the fruits that retain pesticides the most. Save yourself and the planet exposure to pesticides by buying organic.
- One serving of strawberries-about 8 straws-is an excellent source of vitamin C. in fact a serving of strawberries provides more vitamin C than an orange.
- 75% of the nation’s strawberries are grown in California.
- Cutting off the tops tears the berries cells and destroys vitamin C! Store with tops intact.
- Do not wash berries until ready for use.
- Available from March – end of the year. Freeze berries at the end of the season so you can have smoothies all year long.
Fun Facts About Blueberries:
- One cup of blueberries = antioxidants for the day
- Wash only when ready to eat
- Dusty white bloom is sign of freshness
Earl’s Smoothie/Owner and Fruit Buyer
*Fresh squeezed seasonal citrus juice
*Scoop of hemp protein powder
*Mix of frozen strawberries, blueberries and raspberries
Susan’s Smoothie/Marketing Manager
*1/4 cup cashews soaked in ½ cup water overnight
*1 cup coconut milk
*1 frozen banana
*1 cup of frozen blueberries
Kathy’s Smoothie/Sustainability and Vendor Compliance Manager
*Big handful of spinach or kale
*Tablespoon of chia seeds soaked in 1 cup of almond milk
*One apple cut up
*1 cup mixed frozen berries
Christie’s Smoothie/Fruit Buyer
*Handful of frozen blueberries
*Handful of Kale
*1/2 cup of plain yogurt
*2 chopped medjool dates
*1/2 cup or more of coconut water
*Small handful almonds
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