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You know those pictures of glamorous overflowing smoothies?  Well, this is far from one of those.

In the process of making this I dropped a couple frozen berries that Piper, who clings to me closer than my shadow, quickly scarfed up.  It’s like playing hungry hungry hippos with her in the kitchen.  But she didn’t just eat them, she carried them around and dropped them several places all over the carpet to create nice pink stains.  Then I purposely made this over-abundant smoothie, which ended up being a pain to clean up because I basically just made a big spilled mess on purpose.  And while I was adding some finishing touches (e.g. some random berries for some stylized effect) the smoothie started to run over the tabletop edge, and in a panicked mode I grabbed Piper’s blanket to mop up the mess.

But this isn’t to merely tell you how I created this unglamorous version of the “spilled smoothie”…this is to show you that you can actually use kombucha in smoothies!  This one is pretty basic with a few simple ingredients.  I used the Black Currant Cleary Kombucha flavor to create a deep berry flavor that was icy and refreshing after my morning run.

So whether you drink it plain, or use it in smoothies, cocktails, brines or marinades, Clearly Kombucha has a wide variety of different uses.  Ultimately, you can decide what you do with it, since today you have the opportunity to win a variety for yourself!

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Black Currant Kombucha Smoothie
INGREDIENTS:

1 cup Black Currant Clearly Kombucha
1 cup Trader Joe’s Very Cherry Berry Blend (or any frozen mixed berries)
1/2 medium banana, frozen
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place everything in a blender and blend until you reach a nice and smooth consistency.

Enter for your chance to win 3 bottles of Clearly Kombucha (2 winners will be selected).

Giveaway ends Midnight, March 23, 2014.

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Disclaimer:  I was not compensated for this post.  Clearly Kombucha has graciously offered to give two readers a prize for entering.  All recipes, ideas, and opinions are my own.

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