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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe

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A simple berry smoothie that’s healthy, creamy, and has no added sugar! Naturally sweetened and full of antioxidants, this smoothie is the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert!

berry smoothie in a glass with a metal straw

I love whole fruit juices and smoothies. I also love that smoothies made with fruit don’t really need any additional / added sugar – because fruit is already so naturally sweet!

Smoothies are also an easy way to get your daily servings of fruits and vegetables – it’s like a little mini-meal when made correctly. And this healthy mixed berry smoothie is no exception! It’s one of those easy smoothies that’s super customizable and totally satisfying too!

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Most smoothies that you’d get at a restaurant have tons of unhealthy sugary additives (like frozen yogurt or fruit juice – orange juice and apple juice being the most common) – which you really don’t need to make smoothies taste good! I like making smoothies at home, because then I can control the sugar.

The great thing about this recipe is: the entire preparation time is 5 minutes, but you end up with a delicious and super healthy smoothie which is a great option for breakfast or or a healthy snack. Hope you enjoy this delicious, cool, nutritious berry shake!

Why This Recipe Works

  • Quick and Easy
  • A few simple ingredients
  • 5 minutes
  • A healthy and nutritious snack
  • Full of antioxidants
  • No added sugar
  • Low in calorie
  • Heart healthy

How to Make a Simple Berry Smoothie

Ingredients

recipe ingredients

Frozen Berries: I used a Mixed Berry medley that had Blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, and Raspberries, but you can use your favorite berries – frozen Strawberries, frozen Blueberries, etc. – pretty much any combination of berries that you like. You can also use fresh berries, but then you will need to add ice cubes.

Milk: You can use any kind of milk you like! If you use a plant based milk, make sure it’s unsweetened – and has only 0-1g sugar and 100 calories for 1 cup. For a creamier smoothie with more protein, use 1 cup soy milk. You can also use almond milk, regular low fat organic milk, or another dairy-free milk alternative.

Equipment

All you need is a blender (or a hand blender).

Instructions

Dump & Blend! Add the milk to a blender, then add the frozen berries. Puree until smooth and creamy. You can also use a hand blender if you have one at home.

fruit in a blender

Serve: Add agave to taste to taste (optional). Blend a few more seconds to combine. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with fresh herbs or fresh berries.

berry smoothie in a glass with a metal straw

Note: If you don’t like Soy Milk, you can use 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (40 calories for 1 cup), or even regular 1% organic milk (100 calories for 1 cup). Using regular organic 1% milk makes this drink even sweeter and tastes just like a milkshake!

Recipe FAQs

Are berry smoothies healthy?

Yes! This fruit smoothie with berries is a healthy option! Here’s what makes this the perfect recipe for healthy eating:
1. High in Antioxidants: Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries have the highest amount of antioxidants of all fruit. Antioxidants in berries may help reduce free radicals that cause oxidative stress. In addition, antioxidants help to reduce the risk of some diseases.
2. Excellent Source of Fiber: One serving of this delicious smoothie recipe has 5 grams of fiber, which helps you feel fuller longer, and reduces your overall appetite.
3. Rich in Vitamins and Minerals: Berries are an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, vitamin K, and folate.

Are berry smoothies good for weight loss?

They can be good for weight loss if you are making your own smoothie at home, and controlling the ingredients you add. Getting a berry smoothie from a restaurant or drive through is often laced with added sugars, creamers, and processed ingredients. If you follow this simple recipe at home, and enjoy it as a quick breakfast or snack, accompanied by other healthier options throughout your day, it can promote weight loss.

What is the healthiest liquid to add to a smoothie?

The healthiest option is filtered water. It is calorie free, and easy to add. However to achieve a creamy texture, the next best liquid to add is an unsweetened dairy-free milk. These have fewer calories, sugar, and fat than regular milk. I recommend using unsweetened almond milk, or unsweetened soy milk. Do not add sweetened ice creams, or creamers. These are high in fat and sugar.

Do you need to add ice to smoothies?

You don’t need to add ice to your smoothies if you are using frozen fruit. The frozen fruit acts as the ice that makes it thick and creamy. However, if you are making with fresh fruit, and desire a thick and cold texture, add about 1/2 cup of ice. Add the ice after the milk to the blender so that it can easily blend and you don’t end up with chunks of ice.

Will kids enjoy this smoothie recipe?

Yes! Kids will love this smoothie recipe. It’s naturally sweetened, and super creamy, making it a healthy snack or breakfast that kids will ask for! If they like it a little more sweet, add some banana or a touch of agave syrup.

berry smoothie in a glass with a metal straw

Variations and Substitutions

Use Fresh Berries: Instead of using a frozen berry medley use a combination of your favorite fresh berries (or fresh + frozen mixed). For the highest antioxidant boost use fresh raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. You will also need to add a half cup of ice to achieve a thick cold texture.

Use Different Type of Plant-Milk: There are so many varieties of plant-milk on the market today. From soy, rice, almond, cashew, coconut, and oat milk. Use your milk of choice, just keep in mind the nutritional information will change depending on the milk you use. There will also be a slightly different flavor depending on the milk you choose, for example coconut milk will have a mild coconut flavor. When choosing your plant-milk, just be sure to choose one that has no added sugar.

Add a Boost of Protein: If you really want to amp up the protein, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder. I like a simple pea protein powder. For extra protein, you can also add 1/2 cup (or more) of plain Greek yogurt.

More Sweetness: This berry smoothie is naturally sweet, but has a bit more of a tart flavor. If you prefer a sweetened flavor add ripe bananas, vanilla extract, or a dash of agave or maple syrup.

Healthy Fats: Feel free to add your favorite nut butters or seeds like almond butter, peanut butter, hemp seeds, chia seeds, or flax seeds. You’ll get both healthy fats and added protein!

Extra Greens: To get your serving of veggies and fruits for the day, feel free to add fresh spinach or baby kale to this berry smoothie. The greens are a great way to get some extra fiber too!

Expert Tips

  • Use a frozen berry mix for ease of use, and also to create a thick and cold texture.
  • Choose your favorite berry combination. Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries have the highest antioxidants.
  • Use a no sugar added plant-milk.
  • For added protein, add a scoop of your favorite sugar free protein powder.
  • Add the milk first, followed by the frozen fruit. This helps to keep the fruit from getting stuck on the bottom of the blender. Feel free to add more milk as needed – you want enough liquid so that your smoothie is easy to drink but not too thick or thin.
berry smoothie in a glass with a metal straw

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Berry Smoothie

A simple berry smoothie that's healthy, creamy, and has no added sugar! Naturally sweetened and full of antioxidants, this smoothie is the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Frozen Berry Medley combination of blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries
  • 1/2 cup Milk of Choice 1% organic milk, unsweetened plant milk (almond, soy, oat, etc.)
  • Agave sweetener to taste (optional)

Instructions

  • Puree the berries and milk in a blender. You can also use a hand blender if you have one at home. Add Agave or Stevia to taste as needed (once the smoothie has been prepared)

Video

https://youtu.be/k84mub636m4

Notes

Expert Tips
  • Use a frozen berry mix for ease of use, and also to create a thick and cold texture.
  • Choose your favorite berry combination. Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries have the highest antioxidants.
  • Use a no sugar added plant-milk.
  • For added protein, add a scoop of your favorite sugar free protein powder.
  • Add the milk first, followed by the frozen fruit. This helps to keep the fruit from getting stuck on the bottom of the blender. Feel free to add more milk as needed – you want enough liquid so that your smoothie is easy to drink but not too thick or thin.
Note: Nutrition information calculated using unsweetened soy milk.
Alternative nutritional values: 
  • Using 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk: 97 calories, 5g fiber, 13g sugar, 1g protein
  • Using 1/2 cup 1% Organic Milk: 129 calories 4g fiber, 19g sugar, 5g protein 
  • Using 1/2 cup Oat Milk: 143 calories, 5g fiber, 22g sugar, 3g protein

Nutrition

Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g

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Fresh, flavorful ingredients mean that you don’t have to rely on sugar for a sweet treat.

55 responses to “Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe”

  1. Made this for breakfast this morning and started my day off right! So easy and delicious; a fun and tasty way to start my day!5 stars

  2. This recipe is excellent timing. We JUST got a more powerful blender today and this recipe will be a perfect starter. Thank you!5 stars

    • Awww I’m so happy you were able to make this smoothie Kayla! Thanks for letting me know – I’m glad you and your sister loved it! 🙂

  3. Aww, thanks for the recipe! I made this before but i add a frozen banana. And for sweet taste i use molasses.

    • Sure of course! Adding a frozen banana is great – if you can omit the molasses that would be even better since the banana will give you a lot of natural sweetness without having to add sugar (the way molasses would!) So glad you liked this recipe!

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