Dr. Padma Garvey
The plant-based Doctor Mom
Mixed Berry Smoothie Dessert
To decrease fat content, eliminate almonds. To decrease calorie content, eliminate almonds and dates.
I freeze the small packets of assorted berries they sell at the supermarket like raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries. I rinse the frozen berries with cold water and remove the stems of the strawberries, about 3 to 4 cups. I throw all the berries into my wonderful blender (Vitamix...highly recommend). I add four pitted dates and 1/3 cup of unsalted, raw almonds, and one teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract, and enough unsweetened almond milk to immerse all the berries. I blend well. I then pour some of the smoothie into a tall glass and add a layer of Bob's honey granola over the top. It is a cool and refreshing dessert. It is amazing how the dates sweeten it so well.