For years, I wouldn't eat berries. At all. I hated the crunchy seeds and didn't think they tasted good (probably because they were not as sweet as skittles). I remember my mom telling me that she used to be a berry-hater too until she got married, and then she grew up and learned to like them. Now I can feel grown-up too, because about a year ago, I started eating berries and *gasp* I actually like them! Now about twice a week, Adam and I make a fruit shake to split, and it is a fresh and healthy way to start the morning (or with dinner)! Plus, it is a gorgeous shake and it compliments a bowl of cereal or oatmeal very well!
Simple Breakfast Shake (serves 2):
1 1/2 cup frozen berries (I use a raspberry/blackberry/blueberry blend and sometimes add frozen strawberries)
1/8 cup of frozen orange juice concentrate or 1 smallish peeled orange
3 - 4 cups of milk or almond milk (start with 3 cups and then add as needed until it is smooth enough to blend easily and is fairly liquid)
Pour your frozen berries into the blender. Scoop the orange juice concentrate onto the berries. Pour the milk over the berries and orange juice concentrate. Turn on blender and mix. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
This recipe is SO flexible. I don't really measure too much, just sort of dump stuff in the blender until it looks good (so scientific, I know...), but it is such a fresh and lovely shake and I love having this much fruit for breakfast. It is a nice way to start the day!