Bender’s Blenders: Berry Classy!

by Jenn (eating bender) on August 27, 2008

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Phew, it was another long one for me today! Who knew vacation at home could be so crazy?! However, I can always make time for a new Bender’s Blenders creation. This one came after my nighttime workout and drinking it was a welcome way to relax and settle down for the evening…while catching up on some blogs, of course!


Bender’s Blenders: Berry Classy

We’re keeping this smoothie classy – berry classy. It’s a delightfully refreshing nighttime (or anytime) treat that is best enjoyed by savoring every sip in a wine glass. Fresh flowers not included 😉 So sorry!

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. soy protein powder (I used Whole Nectar)
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/8 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/8 cup fresh raspberries
  • Foam topping (optional)



Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a wine glass and top with cappuccino foam if desired. Drink while catching up on your favorite blogs 😉 and looking extremely classy. Better yet – looking berry classy.


I wasn’t sure what I would think of the addition of the unsweetened chocolate almond milk with the fresh and frozen fruit. It tasted a little different than your average fruit smoothie – a little creamier and a little less sweet. Overall, it was an interesting new combination and I would make it again. But of course, I had to bring in another taster to verify that it was good enough for the blog.

I think it’s clear from the expression on his face that we have one happy camper. The unintentional smoothie mustache was just a bonus 😉 Oh yeah, we have a new “Got Smoothie?” campaign in the works…stay tuned for that one – I can already tell it’s going to be in magazines everywhere!


  • 210 calories
  • 3g fat
  • 43g carbohydrates
  • 8g fiber
  • 8g protein

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 27, 2008 at 3:24 am

Jenn, that photo of the flowers and smoothie is absolutely gorgeous!!

Smoothies are my favorite thing to drink besides water, so you can be sure I’ll be making this! I love that you poured the smoothie into a wine glass…and called it “berry” classy. That’s just awesome :)

And you know it must be good when you get a smoothie mustache as a result of drinking it 😉

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) ~ Thanks so much! And yes, the smoothie mustache is key!


2 caitlin (see bride run) August 27, 2008 at 5:25 am

those roses look beautiful! i drink milk out of a wine glass sometimes, too 😀

caitlin (see bride run) ~ Haha, it just makes the whole experience better!


3 Erica August 27, 2008 at 6:00 am

haha smoothie mustache…I love it :) How long are you at home before you go back?

Erica ~ I’ll be here for 3 1/2 more weeks! I love the quarter system for that reason :)


4 glidingcalm August 27, 2008 at 6:12 am

Ha! oh my gosh! is that your brother!? He looks JUST like you!!!

glidingcalm ~ Haha, you got it :)


5 HangryPants August 27, 2008 at 6:27 am

Looks berry delicious. See, I’m with ya.

Is that Brother Bender? How cute!

I couldn’t find that cappuccino foam at my Whole Foods. Sad.


HangryPants ~ Haha, I’m glad you’re with me on that. And Brother Bender is the best name ever! :) Sorry you couldn’t find the foam at Whole Foods, though. I don’t think it’s at mine back in Chicago, either.


6 MizFit August 27, 2008 at 6:40 am

Oooh 8g of fiber?

Methinks the hubby is getting this on as a surprise 😉


MizFit ~
Nice! I’ll keep a secret 😉


7 Fit Bottomed Girls August 27, 2008 at 6:54 am

He looks pretty satisfied. :)

And wow, I’ve never thought of using my wine glasses for anything but, well, wine. Good idea!!!

Fit Bottomed Girls ~ Thanks! I was looking for a cool glass and it just so happened to be the first one I saw :)


8 Danielle August 27, 2008 at 7:00 am

Haha, he’s adorable! Especially with Berry Classy all over his face :) thanks for the recipe!

Danielle ~ Haha, you’re most welcome!


9 Christie I August 27, 2008 at 7:19 am

That smoothie looks so pretty in the wine glass!

Christie I ~ Thank you!


10 VeggieGirl August 27, 2008 at 7:51 am

Love the elegant presentation of your smoothie, in the wine glass and with the flowers – stunning!!

Hehe, love the photograph of your brother – too funny! 😀

Hope your Wednesday isn’t as long as your other days have been – or at least I hope it’s still super fun!! :-)

VeggieGirl ~ Thank you! My bro was surprised to find that he is now famous in blogland, haha.


11 Melissa August 27, 2008 at 8:06 am

ohhh..i have that almond breeze in my cupboard i have yet to use…i shall try soon!

and it looks lovely in the wine glass! i’m retarded and i make mine so thick all the time i have to put it in a BOWL! hahaha..

happy wednesday!

Melissa ~ Aw, but I do love eating smoothies in a bowl like soup, sometimes :)


12 Rose August 27, 2008 at 8:15 am

That looks SO SO good! Love the wine glass.

Rose ~ Thank you!


13 All Vegged Out August 27, 2008 at 8:18 am

Mmm berries and chocolate, yum yum yum.

I totally agree on the wine glass thing :)

and……….. your taste tester photo… lol that’s quite the endorsement :)

All Vegged Out ~ Haha, I enjoyed it, for sure :)


14 Christie August 27, 2008 at 8:34 am

How is that protein powder that you buy? Maybe you can do a review on it! Love the presentation of the smoothie

Christie ~
I will definitely keep that in mind for a future review! But to give you the short answer, I really liked it – I couldn’t even tell that it was in the smoothie! It left no chalky aftertaste whatsoever, and the nutritional info. is pretty good.


15 Nicole August 27, 2008 at 8:34 am

It was the perfect time for me to see your smoothie review and recipe! I am getting bored with eating mashed bananas and applesauce ALL DAY LONG! Thanks, lady!

Those flowers are BEAUTIFUL, by the way.

Nicole ~
Haha, you’re welcome!! I hope you’ve been getting plenty of smoothies 😉


16 fitnessista August 27, 2008 at 8:59 am

the flowers look especially gorgeous with that classy smoothie 😀 i love the pic of your bro– the smoothie mustache is classic.
thanks for another great recipe!!!
i definitely think a holiday meet- up is in order!
have a great wednesday 😀

fitnessista ~ Thanks! And yes, the holiday meet up will be great!


17 HeatherBakes August 27, 2008 at 9:30 am

Classy, indeed! That’s probably the fanciest smoothie I’ve ever seen :)

Your brother’s cracking me up…

HeatherBakes ~ Haha, he cracks me up all the time :)


18 wholefoodswholeme August 27, 2008 at 9:44 am

jenn, i look forward to your post everyday!!! and this did not disappont, as usual – what a fabulous photo, and text to go with! it looks so delicious and fresh, and i just love the slick look of the glass :) lovely flowers too!

wholefoodswholeme ~ You’re so sweet! Thank you!


19 Fitzalan August 27, 2008 at 9:58 am

That picture is so cute. I bet your brother is so happy to have is big sis around right now!!!


Fitzalan ~ I sure hope he is after all I’ve been doing for him 😉


20 ttfn300 August 27, 2008 at 10:32 am

great picture of the smoothie taster :)

ttfn300 ~ Haha, thanks!


21 Mark Salinas August 27, 2008 at 1:03 pm

Did I tell you that I always like good food more after a visit to your site! :) Here is to keeping healthy! Good stuff!

Mark Salinas ~ You have told me, but I always like hearing it again 😉


22 eatingbirdfood August 27, 2008 at 4:21 pm

Yum… you bender blender creation looks delicious.. and the flowers in the background are beautiful.

eatingbirdfood ~ Thank you!


23 Kristie August 27, 2008 at 5:45 pm

I have yet to find that darn unsweetened chocolate almond milk in stores. They probably don’t carry it around here… although I hope it’s only a matter of time, it’s only been recently that I’ve been able to find the unsweetened vanilla, so hopefully that one will be next!

Loving the smoothie mustache :)

Kristie ~ Darn, I wish that the chocolate would show up in your stores – why can’t every store carry what we want them to carry? It certainly would make food blogging easier if everyone had access to the same good stuff 😉


24 HangryPants August 28, 2008 at 5:09 am

Alright, I will be patient with the foam. :)

HangryPants ~ Haha, you are stronger than I.


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