My husband and I have recently been on a bit of a smoothie kick. Our busy schedules make smoothies a fantastic quick and portable breakfast option. We’ve tried a whole bunch of variations. Most of them include some array of vegetables, fruit, and non-dairy milk. Occasionally we will do a smoothie with yogurt, protein powder, or chia seeds.
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After reading “Eat and Run*” by Scott Jurek, my husband began adding some miso into his smoothies. It took me a long, long time to try it, but I finally did. If you don’t know what miso paste is it may be a good idea to try this BEFORE finding out what is… just skip right down to the recipe and enjoy the extra layer of flavor that it adds to a smoothie.
Those who want to know what miso is… it is a paste that is made with a fermented soy bean and grains. It also has a lot of beneficial bacteria and is high in protein. Miso has many nutritional properties that are said to be beneficial for the digestive system, immune system, and may even help prevent certain types of cancer. I love miso soup, but wasn’t quite feeling the idea of including it into my morning smoothie. I’m so glad I finally tried it! Miso brought just enough salt and savoriness to this smoothie to cut some of the sweetness and really highlight the flavors of the Oregon grown berries.
Berries are incredibly nutritious for you as well (packed with antioxidants and fiber)… but, there is no need to convince me to eat more berries! I honestly didn’t know how good berries could be until I moved to Oregon where I got to taste berries picked just days before! I love that the freshness of the berries are preserved in the frozen berry selection found by the different vendors working with Oregon Berries.
Triple Berry & Miso Smoothie featuring Oregon Blackberries
Make two 8 oz smoothies with this recipe.
- 1 8 oz bag of frozen triple berries (Oregon black berries, blue berries, black raspberries- I used the Health Berry Blend from Stahlbush Island Farms)
- 1/4 cup spinach
- 1 heaping teaspoon mellow red miso paste
- 1/2 cup very hot water
- 1 cup vanilla coconut milk
- Fresh blackberries for garnish
I pretty much add spinach to every smoothie I make. If you don’t put too much spinach it is really, really easy to cover up the flavor while getting all the spinach goodness in your drink.
- Dissolve the miso paste in a half cup of very hot (but not boiling) water.
- Put the miso solution and other ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth..
- Garnish with a fresh blackberry or two!
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