Mixed Berry Smoothie with Balsamic Drizzle
I’ve had a wild hankering for mixed berries lately. Not just the berries. This may sound strange, but I love the flavor combination of mixed berries with balsamic vinegar. Don’t knock it till you try it! The balsamic vinegar lends a tangy, sweetness that just enhances the flavor of mixed berries. I eat vanilla ice cream with berries and balsamic a lot and it’s incredibly delicious. I was craving a smoothie, and I had some balsamic glaze leftover from the Caprese Grilled Cheese with Balsamic Drizzle that I made a few weeks ago, and knew I had to use it on this Mixed Berry Smoothie with Balsamic Drizzle. It was utterly delicious! :tounge:
This smoothie couldn’t be easier to make. I buy frozen organic mixed berries at Costco, so I used those. I pulsed them in the blender with a banana, low fat vanilla Greek yogurt, and milk. I thought it was sweet enough, but if you don’t think so, just add a tablespoon or so of sugar, honey, or your favorite sweetener. 🙂
If you don’t want to make your own balsamic glaze, you can find it in the salad dressing isle by the vinegars. I just love this stuff! I actually added a few teaspoons of the balsamic glaze to my smoothie and stirred it up in the whole thing. It made those berries taste even more pronounced. If you’re balking at this idea, I hope you try it. I was an unbeliever the first time I heard of it, but one taste was all it took to hook me! Just remember, balsamic isn’t just for salad dressing anymore. 😉
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries
- 1 medium banana, cut into chunks
- 1 cup low fat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 cup milk
- balsamic glaze, for drizzling
- Place the berries, banana, Greek yogurt, and milk in a blender. Mix until smooth. Give the smoothie a taste, and add a bit of sweetener, if desired. Pour into glasses. Serve with an extra dollop of yogurt, and drizzle with the balsamic glaze. Serve immediately.
If you love balsamic, add a few teaspoons and stir it in. It's delicious!
Recipe by Flavor the Moments.