Of course you can use fresh berries in this. But even during berry season we like to freeze our berries overnight before using in smoothies. You don’t lose any nutritional value, and the frozen berries make the smoothie extra cold and refreshing.


  • 1/2 cup natural yogurt or 1/2 cup milk kefir
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 2 peeled bananas, frozen and roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 4 teaspoons chia seeds (optional)
  • Honey, to taste

To serve:

  • Cacao and Black Tahini Granola (recipe here)
  • Sliced banana rolled in shredded coconut and fresh berries

Additional Information

  • Prep Time: 15m


Whiz the yogurt or kefir with the ice, banana, berries and chia seeds (if using) in a high-speed blender or small food processor until smooth. Scrape down the inside of the blender or processor bowl if required. If the mixture isn’t moving well in the blender, add a tablespoon or two of water or kefir, being careful not to add too much liquid.

Taste the smoothie and add a drizzle of honey to adjust the sweetness to your liking.

Spoon the thick smoothie mixture immediately into two chilled bowls and top with the granola, banana and berries.

As featured in the Spring 2017 Edition of Beekman 1802 Almanac Magazine. For more check out Breakfast Bowls: 52 Nourishing Recipes to Kick-Start Your Day. Copyright © 2016 by Caroline Griffiths. Published by Rizzoli.

by Aray Till

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