Saturday, May 11, 2013


The weather is warming up and I'm starting to think about frozen treats. A frequent summertime dessert in our family is the fruit smoothie. Have you made them? They are easy and good for you! Here's the recipe for one I made recently. I hope you enjoy it.

Marionberry Smoothie

In a blender, add:

1 banana, frozen
1/2 cup Marionberries, frozen (or other berries of your choice)
1/2 cup pineapple, frozen
1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
1 tsp. pure vanilla
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. stevia (herbal sweetener)
1 cup soymilk (or other milk of choice)

Blend on high speed until all ingredients are mixed and smooth. Add water as needed to obtain a thick, yet pourable consistency. Taste and adjust ingredients to fit  your tastebuds. Enjoy!

Serves 2.

*Sometimes I add a protein powder (about 2 Tbsp.) for added body and depth of flavor. I really like hemp powder, but sometimes use soy protein powder as well.

Tammy  just posted the 14,000th comment on Gracious Hospitality! A milestone that deserves a cheer!


  1. I can only imagine how wonderful this must be! Thank you for sharing the recipe - I'll have to give it a try. Have a happy Mother's Day, dear friend.

  2. I like the use of stevia here!

  3. Hi there, This recipe sounds wonderful; now that spring is here I'll be juicing and having smoothies. I love stevia too. Wow is all I can say about the comments you've had-I wouldn't even know where to find out how many comments have been left. Happy Mother's Day!
    Hugs, Noreen

  4. Need to give this a try! Looks so yummy.
    Happy Mother's Day dear blogger friend.

  5. Definitely worth cheering for that many comments. The smoothie looks wonderful.


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