Berries have been one of the most common ingredients for Fruit Smoothies since the beginning. The variety of tastes, from sweet to tart, as well as their bright colors, edible seeds, and antioxidant ability makes them a great addition to any Fruit Smoothie, even if they aren't the main ingredient.
One of the best ways to use berries in making a Fruit Smoothie is to rinse the fruit, remove stems and leaves, slice large fruits, and place them on a cookie sheet on waxed paper. Place this tray into the freezer and leave them for a couple hours to freeze before bagging the fruit. You can also buy many of these fruits already frozen. Make sure you only buy individually frozen, non-sweetened fruit.
Most of these fruits can be substituted for each other in Smoothie Recipes, especially if you stay in the same sweetness/tartness group. Here's a list of the most common berry fruits you can find in stores or pick yourself.
- Acai Berries
- Goji Berries
- and more