Combine milk, berries, yogurt (if using), nut butter, and chia seeds (if using) in the jug of a blender. Blend on high for 1 minute, or until smooth.
YOU’VE GOT OPTIONS
Keep a bag of frozen berries—strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, acai berries, or a mix of these—to pop into the blender for thick, tangy smoothies with antioxidant properties.
If you have fresh berries on hand, use them! Reduce the amount of milk by at least half to keep the smoothie thick.
If you have Almond Butter (page 61), use it here.
Makes 1 Serving, Easily Doubled
3 ⁄ 4 cup unflavored, unsweetened or vanilla nondairy milk
1 cup frozen mixed berries (see options)
1 ⁄ 4 cup Vegan Yogurt, Try it! recipe (page 66) or store-bought (optional)
1 tablespoon nut butter (any kind) 2 teaspoons chia seeds (optional)
From "The Reducetarian Solution: How The Surprisingly Simple Act of Reducing The Amount of Meat in Your Diet Can Transform Your Health and The Planet" edited by Brian Kateman (Penguin Random House). Recipe developed by Pat Crocker. Photo by Ashleigh Amoroso.