“Tastes like a sweet and tart rainbow sherbet, love this one. Goji berries are all the rage right now.”🙂 Cheryl K.
Berry Good Day, a Ninja Blender smoothie recipe, is teaming with high levels of natural phytochemicals that help protect cells from damage. In addition, several servings of berries per week has been shown to help seniors experience less mental decline, assist with diabetes management, reduce the risk of Parkinson’s, and boost heart health. Berries, berries, berries … healthy, sweet and delicious.
Blueberries – Blueberries are a popular superfood that are low in calories and highly nutritious. They are the king of antioxidants, being absolutely loaded with flavonoids, and provide significant amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. Blueberries protect against aging and cancer, by reducing DNA damage, and boost heart function, by preventing LDL oxidization and lowering blood pressure.
Pineapples – Pineapples are popular tangy tropical fruit that, surprising to most, originated in South America, not Hawaii. They are absolutely loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, including a ridiculously high amount of vitamin C (1 serving = 131% of the recommended daily intake), manganese, vitamin B6, and thiamin. Pineapples also contain a significant amount of the digestive enzymes bromelain that can help fight pancreatic cancer.
Raspberries – Raspberries are a popular seasonal fruit that are actually a member of the rose family. They are packed with vitamin C and manganese and also provide several B vitamins, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Raspberries are very high in antioxidant plant compounds that protect against cell damage and can help reduce your risk of various chronic diseases.
Strawberries – Strawberries are a flavorful staple of many healthy smoothies and shakes. They are an excellent source of several important antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds including pelargonidin, ellagic acid, ellagitannins, and procyanidins. Strawberries are widely known to decrease the risk of heart disease, help regulate blood sugar, and reduce the risk of certain cancers.
Nonfat Frozen Yogurt – Nonfat frozen yogurt is often hailed as a healthy alternative to traditional ice cream. It includes yogurt culture probiotics lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermophilus and is often made with agave nectar instead of high-calorie sugar. Nonfat frozen yogurt is a common choice among those wanting to reduce their caloric intake.
Goji Berries – Goji berries have recently come into superfood fashion due to their abundant antioxidant profile and powerful medicinal qualities. Just one serving (5 tablespoons) provides a staggering 500% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A and significant amounts of vitamin C and iron. Goji berries are best known for their ability to promote immune function and support healthy vision. [Amazon]
A standard blender is all that is required to make Ninja Blender smoothies. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using any one of the many available Ninja Single Serve Blenders as they are quick to set up and very easy to clean.
If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend a higher-end Ninja Blender that can process larger loads more efficiently.
For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.
How To Make This Smoothie
The Ninja Blender Berry Good Day smoothie is very easy to make:
- Step 1: Place blueberries, pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, plain nonfat frozen yogurt, goji berries, water, and crushed ice into a blender and secure the lid.
- Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
Recipe Tips And Substitutions
If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
Coconut milk can be substituted for the nonfat frozen yogurt to make this delicious smoothie dairy-free.
- Place blueberries, pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, plain nonfat frozen yogurt, goji berries, water, and crushed ice into a blender and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
- If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
- Coconut milk can be substituted for the nonfat frozen yogurt to make this delicious smoothie dairy-free.
Serving Size:1 g
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 6gSugar: 34gProtein: 7g
Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions
Goji berries, often referred to as “superfoods,” boast an impressive nutritional profile. They are densely packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. One of their most notable attributes is their high concentration of zeaxanthin and lutein, antioxidants that are beneficial for eye health and can potentially protect against age-related eye diseases. Goji berries also provide a good amount of vitamin C, vitamin A, and dietary fiber. Moreover, they contain all eight essential amino acids, making them an excellent plant-based protein source. Additionally, these berries have compounds that may have anti-inflammatory properties, support immune function, and promote healthy skin. Consumed in moderation, goji berries can be a valuable addition to a nutritious diet due to their wide range of health-promoting compounds.
Blueberries, like many fruits, naturally contain sugars, but they wouldn’t be classified as having a “lot” of sugar compared to many processed foods. In a typical serving of blueberries (about 1 cup or 148 grams), there are roughly 15 grams of natural sugars. However, it’s essential to consider the context: these sugars come with a host of beneficial nutrients, including dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and potent antioxidants. While they contain naturally occurring sugars, blueberries also provide significant health benefits and can be part of a balanced diet without concerns of excessive sugar intake.
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