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Taste the Berry Paradise: Unmasking the Delicious Ingredients in Costco's Iconic Smoothie

Ideberries.com - It’s not a secret that Costco food courts have some of the tastiest menu with affordable price in the side of wholesale shopping cart. However, have you ever dropped by to look at the stuffs? 

Some people couldn’t encourage themselves to not visiting this place and enjoying the menu, again and again.  Costco menu has always consisted dependable and comforting taste, including tasty and healthy drink Costco berry smoothie. 

Costco berry smoothie is the mix of some different types of berries such as strawberry, marionberry, blueberry, raspberry, boysendberry and some ingredients. As we know, berries have powerful functions for our healthiness. 

What makes berries so special is their high level of phytochemicals, such natural nutrients help prevent cells from damage. Recent studies found, that the powerful antioxidants and phytochemicals in blueberries effectively improve cognitive functions. In another side, blueberry contains vitamin K that has a number of important functions in our body, like maintaining bone density and regulating blood clot. 

Cotsco berry smoothie ingredients
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The next is the Raspberry, the chemicals in red raspberry might help to relax blood vessel and muscles. Meanwhile, strawberry contains antioxidants that prevent cancer cell from multiplying. Some recent studies suggested, that the antioxidant properties in strawberry help fight against cancer cell. These properties also help the body to cope with heart disease, and protect the body from free radical damage.

Strawberries are ranked as one of the 50 best antioxidant sources of food. Additionally, although strawberries contain a good amount of sugar, they can help in regulating blood sugar in the body that makes it safe for diabetes suspects. Besides all of above facts, with low calories, berries might help us to feel full and lose weight, and the most importantly, it tastes great!

What makes Costco berry smoothie so tasty and special? Here is the secret!

Costco berry smoothie ingredients:

Water, marionberry puree, strawberry puree, sucrose, corn sweetener, banana puree, blueberry puree, raspberry puree, boysenberry puree, orange juice concentrate, natural and artificial flavors, modified food starch, citric acid, FD&Cred color #40, red #3, blue #1, mono- and diglyerides, cellulose gum, and guar gum.

Costco berry smoothie contains low calories. It’s also free from saturated and unsaturated fat and the cholesterol, below is the nutrition facts of Costco berry smoothie:

Nutrition Facts
Calories in Costco berry smoothie

 Serving Size : 1

Amount per serving

 

Calories

200.0

Total fat

0.0 g

Saturated fat

0.0 g

Polyunsaturated fat

0.0 g

Monounsaturated fat

0.0 g

Cholesterol

0.0 g

Sodium

45.0 g

Potassium

0.0 g

Total carbohydrate

49.0 g

Dietary fiber

4.0 g

Sugars

 

37.0 g

Protein

0.0 g

Vitamin A

0.0 %

Vitamin B-12

0.0 %

Vitamin B-6

0.0 %

Vitamin C

0.0 %

Vitamin D

0.0 %

Vitamin E

0.0 %

Calcium

0.0 %

Copper

0.0 %

Iron

0.0 %

Magnesium

0.0 %

Manganese

0.0 %

Niacin

0.0 %

Panthotenic acid

0.0 %

Phosphorus

0.0 %

Riboflavin

0.0 %

Selenium

0.0 %

Tiamin

0.0 %

Zink

0.0 %


Cotsco Berry Smoothie Recipe

To make a Costco-style berry smoothie, you will need the following ingredients:
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave syrup (optional, for added sweetness)
  • Ice cubes (optional, for a colder smoothie)
Here's a step-by-step guide to making the smoothie:
  1. Add the frozen mixed berries, ripe banana, vanilla Greek yogurt, milk, and sweetener (if desired) to a blender.
  2. If you prefer a colder smoothie, you can also add a handful of ice cubes.
  3. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy. If needed, you can add more milk to reach your desired consistency.
  4. Taste the smoothie and adjust the sweetness by adding more honey or agave syrup if desired.
  5. Once the smoothie is blended to your liking, pour it into a glass or to-go cup.
  6. You can garnish the smoothie with a few fresh berries or a sprinkle of granola if you'd like.
Enjoy your homemade Costco-style berry smoothie!

Side effects:

Some side effects might emerge when some of the ingredients of the smoothie or the substances of the berries meet unexpected body reactions, caused by allergic or certain medical conditions. For example blueberries which contain very high amounts of salicylates. 

Salicylates is the active ingredient in aspirin, which can cause side effects in people who are sensitive to the substance. For those who can't tolerate salicylates, blueberries might cause a rash, headaches or a host of gastrointestinal symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, reflux, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation.