Secret Recipe Club: Very Berry Smoothie


It’s my favorite day of the month, I get to reveal my Secret Recipe Club assignment for February

I’m honored to be a part of this diverse international group of food bloggers.  In case you forgot, everyone in the Secret Recipe Club gets “assigned” a blog from which we are supposed to pick a dish to cook.  But, it’s all done in secrecy.  It isn’t until the ultimate reveal day (today) that everyone showcases the dishes and discovers who’s been their secret foodie link.  This club has provided me valuable exposure to blogs I might not otherwise encounter.

Today’s recipe is from Colie’s Kitchen blog, authored by Nicole Sherman.  Nicole has challenged herself to cook dinner each night, but as life goes that is much easier said than done. While she isn’t on a diet, she and her family are learning how to eat the right way, and subsequently implementing a healthier lifestyle change.

Her blog boasts a plethora of simple to make recipes from Braided Spaghetti Bread to homemade Chipotle Aioli.  Since we’ve finally broken past our never-ending stretch of sub-zero days, and the many inches of snow has finally melted, I’ve got spring fever.  I’ve switched over from slow cooking casseroles every night to re-introducing dishes that are more refreshing versus hearty and filling.  Last week my Chicken and Orange Couscous Salad hit the spot.  For today’s SRC selection, I decided I’d bring flavorful fruit smoothies back to our breakfast routine.

Nicole’s Very Berry Smoothie caught my eye.  Like every smoothie, all you need is a decent blender, some frozen fruit and other ingredients of choice and you’re ready to BLEND.  I tweaked the Very Berry Smoothie a bit and poured in some of our new favorite Almond Milk as the base as well as some Chia Seeds for added nutritional benefits.  I also love the fact that there are hidden benefits from the spinach in the drink yet, you can’t taste it at all in the finished drink.  Of course the tablespoon of organic stevia added a subtle sweet touch to the drink too.

Try it for yourself.  Everyone in my family voted it two thumbs up.  And, don’t forget to check out Colie’s Kitchen for some flavorful easy-to-make recipes your family should enjoy.


  1. A fruit and veg smoothie is a great way to start the day…no matter what else goes on, you’re begun well at breakfast. Nicely done for SRC!

  2. Mmm I love a good berry smoothie. And how sneaky to put spinach in there.

  3. My husband has a smoothie for lunch almost every day, and I usually take a little sip as he never makes two that are exactly the same

    I must show this post to him…. Nice looking smoothie!

    Happy Reveal Day!

  4. Mmm! Looks good! I can’t wait until I have 100 recipes so I can join this. It looks like so much fun!

  5. Sounds healthy, refreshing, and delicious!! Great SRC pick!!

  6. Sounds delicious! I have been on a smoothie roll lately and this sounds great~ Great src pick. Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  7. What a delicious way to get your spinach and chia seeds! Very yummy looking!

  8. Love the color! My husband has a go-to spinach for my son when he is teething similar to this one- frozen berries, spinach, oats, peanut butter, banana, and milk.

  9. I don’t make nearly enough smoothies. This one sounds delicious! Great pick this month 🙂

  10. Yum! I love smoothies! I’ve never tried adding Chia seeds – how does it affect the texture of the smoothie?

    • Christine » it just gives it a tiny bit of texture, that’s all. Definitely try it and let me know what you think.

  11. Berry Smoothies are such a perfect no-guilt treat! Good choice!

  12. Smoothies are a staple in our home. Great choice!! Love your blog layout too. so cute. Fellow group D’er

  13. You had a tough choice here! All your choices sound sooooo good, and this smoothie looks like such a healthy breakfast 🙂 Great SRC pick this month!

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