Smoothies are the new thing. Well, they’ve been around for a while, but it seems they’re gaining more strength than ever!
They’re somewhat healthier than most other drinks out there; they’re refreshing and, when done right, even Instagram-worthy.
Today we’re making our own Razzmatazz smoothie inspired by the famous drink by Jamba Juice; you know who they are.
And although you can certainly play around with the ingredients for this one a bit, to get it just right, you need a few key ingredients.
For starters, we’re adding a bunch of frozen berries to this colorful smoothie. I use mixed berries that have everything, from blueberries and strawberries to blackberries. Of course, use whatever you have in hand.
Do use the frozen kind, though; they work better than fresh berries, at least for this recipe. The fresh kind waters down the drink!
We’re also throwing into the blender a frozen banana, and you need that one ready beforehand, so freeze one right now! The banana adds texture and a smooth texture to the, well, smoothie.
The rest of the ingredients are raspberry juice, orange juice and ice. If you don’t find raspberry juice (Sometimes it’s hard to find!) Use any berry-flavored juice.
Last but not least. Try the smoothie and adjust the sweetness if needed. If all goes well, you’ll end with a pretty accurate Razzmatazz copycat that you can make at home whenever you want!
Hot summer days are an obvious choice here. Although the berry-licious smoothie is fantastic for outdoor get-togethers, know that smoothies are excellent at all times, especially if you add some nutrition.
Fruits and even some veggies are great additions to any smoothie, which then becomes an easy way to give your body what it needs, and we’re talking vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Keep it healthy, people!
If you haven’t already, slice a banana, store it in an air-tight container or Zip-lock bag and freeze overnight or at least for 4 hours.
Bring out the frozen banana from the freezer and place it in the blender.
Pour into the frozen mixed berries, berry juice and orange juice.
Tip in the ice and blend until smooth.
Taste and adjust the sweetness if needed. If adding a sweetener, blend a few more seconds to incorporate.