Frozen Berry Smoothie
When in season, I freeze boatloads of strawberries, raspberries, black raspberries, blueberries, and peaches. This simple recipe, which isn't a recipe at all, is a frequent request of visiting young ones....and old ones.
Fill food processor with a mix of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. I just ran out of raspberries, so today it was just strawberries and blueberries. Blueberries are more sour, so I use about 1/5th blueberries to 4/5th strawberries.
Add a tablespoon of either fresh pressed lemon juice or a tablespoon or two of grated lemon with the peel. (I freeze whole organic lemons, then grate them into a container and keep in the freezer)
Maple syrup to taste. About 1/3 cup for every processor full of berries.
Blend/pulse until creamy. You may need to let berries thaw just a little bit. Store extra in the freezer or make into berry popsicles.
Variation: Strawberries with a bit of basil. My favorite.
Variation: Swirl plain greek yogurt through it. Beautiful to look at; tasty to eat.
Variation: Peaches with mangos.
Uses: Make into ice cubes and add to your tea, lemonade, or kombucha. Can also use them to flavor your vinaigrettes.