Berries are officially back at the Visalia Farmers Markets! We couldn’t be more excited. The first few berry boxes that roll off of our local farmers pickup trucks and flatbeds herald the official dawn of the upcoming summer in the Central Valley.
And what better way to celebrate late spring / early summer in the Valley than an ice cold chilly smoothie to beat back the inevitable summer heat? This smoothie is not only delicious, but nutritious too!
Berries are rich in antioxidants which help your body fight cell damage, premature aging and oxidative stress linked to the development of numerous diseases. All fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, but nutrient-rich berries are some of the absolute best sources, making fresh market berries a guilt free indulgence and healthy treat.
Berries are also a great source of fiber, and when combined with avocado, banana and the hydration from coconut water, this smoothie mix will also help detoxify and replenish electrolytes. Give it a try! It is as simple as it is delicious.
1 handful of baby spinach leaves
½ a small avocado
1 cup of mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries)
1 ½ cups of coconut water or purified water
WHAT TO DO
Freeze the berries first to give your smoothie and extra chilled factor. Then simply blend all ingredients together and enjoy!