Anyone anyone addicted to a traditional berry smoothie?
Today, I’m sharing one of my go-to, simple smoothie recipes that tastes great all year long. Simply combine your preferred berry mixture with a few other nutritional ingredients to create a tasty, healthy smoothie that’s ideal for breakfast, snacks, or post-workout refueling.
You’ll use this recipe for mixed berry smoothie over and over again!
Ingredients in the best berry smoothie
This berry smoothie has a variety of nutrient-dense ingredients that are high in fiber, protein, antioxidants, and vitamins. This berry smoothie can have any combination of ingredients, but to keep the smoothie creamy, I generally advise trying to stick to the fruit to liquid ratios.
- Berries: I enjoy freezing blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries when they are ready in the summer or purchasing a package of frozen berries. This trio of berries offers the smoothie an antioxidant, vitamin C, and fiber boost as well as a lovely purple hue. Use a bag of frozen mixed berries if you don’t have any individually frozen berries. If you use fresh fruit instead of frozen fruit, you’ll probably need to add ice or frozen cauliflower to the smoothie to make it thicker.
- Banana:using frozen fruit is best in smoothies and frozen banana helps to sweeten this one!
- Spinach:You won’t be able to taste the spinach in this berry smoothie, but you can get some extra greens in! If you choose, you may also use kale.
- Almond butter:all natural almond butter (or any other nut butter) will add a creaminess, boost of protein, and healthy fats to your smoothie.
- Flaxseed meal: For a tiny boost of fiber and minerals, this is one of my favorite smoothie-making components. It’s especially helpful for nursing mothers because flaxseed can aid with milk production.
- Plain greek yogurt: Greek yogurt may be used to give some tang and a boost of protein. Because it has a lot of protein and little sugar, I adore using Siggi’s.
- Milk: Please feel free to adapt my smoothie recipes to your preferences by using whatever milk you’d like. Smoothies often taste neutral when made with almond milk or oat milk, more tropical and creamy when made with coconut milk, and more protein-rich when made with ordinary milk.
Adding extra nutrition to this berry smoothie
By using extra healthy ingredients, you may improve this berry smoothie even more and make it uniquely yours. If you’d like, you can add any of the following:
Hemp seeds: If you’ve been wondering what to do with those hemp seeds lurking in your cupboard, feel free to throw in a tablespoon into your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats, omegas, and minerals. Chia seeds: Feel free to add in a tablespoon of chia seeds to your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats and fiber. Oats: Feel free to add 1/3 cup of oats to your smoothie to add some heartiness and to help thicken it.
Frozen cauliflower: If you choose to use fresh rather than frozen berries, feel free to add a cup of frozen cauliflower to your smoothie to thicken it and add more vegetables. It won’t even taste good to you!
Collagen peptides or a scoop of your preferred protein powder can help this smoothie have more protein. I enjoy Four Sigmatic and Aloha.
- ½ cup frozen blackberries
- ½ cup frozen raspberries (or sub strawberries)
- 1/4 cup frozen blueberries (I like wild blueberries)
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 cups organic spinach
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
- 1 tablespoon almond butter (or your favorite nut butter)
- ½ cup plain greek yogurt (whole, 2% or fat free will all work)
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk, plus more as necessary
- Optional: 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
All ingredients should be placed in a sizable, powerful blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes, or until everything is well incorporated. If extra almond milk is needed to thin the smoothie, do so. yields one smoothie.
- Calories: 391kcal
- Carbohydrates: 57.6g
- Protein: 20.1g
- Fat: 12.2g
- Saturated Fat: 1.2g
- Fiber: 16.8g
- Sugar: 28.4g