Berry Protein Smoothie

Keep a pitcher of this in the fridge for quick snacks or early morning meal after your work out. Stir before pouring. Freezes well. Serves 2.

30 red grapes
1/4 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries
1/4 cup raspberries
1/2 cup 8 cherries, pitted
1/4 cup blackberries
1/2 medium apple
1 cup cooked chickpeas or white beans – cannelini, navy, kidney, etc.
1 to 2 tbsp Beary Berry Honey (see suggested varieties below)
water as needed

  1. Put everything in a blender with 1/4 cup of water and blend. Add more water to get to the consistency you like. (Smoothie will be thicker if you use frozen fruit.)
  2. Enjoy right away, keep in the fridge a couple of days, portion and freeze, or pour into popsicle moulds and freeze for a healthy and delicious frozen treat.

Tips / Suggestions

  • Beary Berry Honey liquid or creamed honey works great, or try one of our fruit honeys such as: Strawberry, Red Raspberry, Black Raspberry, Saskatoon, Blueberry, or Pomegranate.
  • You can use any combination of fruits you like, fresh or frozen. There are several frozen berry blends that are great.
  • Beans add great whole protein. If you want to bump it up even more, add rice, pumpkin or hemp protein powder, available at health food stores and many pharmacies and supermarkets.

Recipe adapted from one by

Strawberry Lemonade

The recipe can be made in large batches and frozen for your own ready-to-use concentrate. Have fun with the flavours and experiment with different fruit and honeys.

zest of 5 to 6 large lemons
250 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice (5 to 6 lemons)
250 ml honey
2 cups strawberries, chopped

  1. Zest the lemons before juicing them.
  2. In a blender, puree together the lemon juice, honey and strawberries.
  3. Add the lemon zest and plus a couple of times (you don’t want to break it down too much).
  4. Bottle and keep in the fridge several days, or freeze in 1/2 cup portions.

To make lemonade, use 3 to 4 tbsp of concentrate per 8 oz of water, or to your taste.

Tips / Variations

  • Works with liquid or creamed honey. If you like a sweeter lemonade, use more honey.
  • No strawberries? No problem. Use our Strawberry Honey for a subtle strawberry lemonade.
  • Skip the fruit altogether for simple lemonade concentrate.
  • Use other citrus fruit to make different concentrates: lime, grapefruit, orange, Meyer lemon, tangerine, etc.

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