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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!

Anjali Shah

Mixed Berry Smoothie Without Yogurt

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Learn how to make my super easy, mixed berry smoothie recipe without yogurt! It’s healthy, creamy, totally delicious, and has no added sugar! Naturally sweetened and full of nutrients, this refreshing drink is ideal for anyone who is looking for a perfect quick breakfast or afternoon snack. All you need is 2 ingredients and 5 minutes and you’ll have this easy smoothie ready in no time!

Easy healthy mixed berry smoothie without yogurt served in a glass with a straw.

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

I will often make smoothies as an easy way to get my daily servings of fruits and vegetables – it’s like a little mini-meal when made correctly.

And my healthy mixed berry smoothie recipe is no exception! It’s so simple, but also super customizable – so you can enjoy it as is, add in more fruits, or add in veggies too!

I’m also all about 5 minute recipes, especially in the morning when I need something healthy, fast and filling. That’s why this recipe is one of my go-to morning drinks.

And if you’re as big of a smoothie fan as I am, you should also try this fruit and vegetable smoothie – also made without yogurt, or this kale smoothie, dragon fruit smoothie, and spinach and ginger smoothie, too!

I like making frozen fruit smoothies at home, because then I can control the sugar, and the frozen fruit makes it super creamy and indulgent.

Most smoothies that you’d get at a restaurant have tons of unhealthy sugary additives (frozen yogurt or fruit juice like orange juice or apple juice are common) – which I have found are just not necessary to make smoothies taste good!

You might be surprised, but I promise, you actually don’t even need yogurt to make a creamy and rich smoothie. You just need the right proportion of ingredients, and after testing so many smoothie recipes, I know I’ve come up with the perfect blend for this recipe.

Thanks to the frozen berries, all you need is 5 minutes and a blender to make this super healthy frozen berry smoothie recipe. You can also scale this recipe up or down as needed – I’ll often make it for my whole family because my kids love it too!

For a more filling option, feel free to throw in some protein powder which makes this a great option for a meal replacement. See my variations below for more ideas on how to customize this. And no matter how you make it, you won’t be able to get enough of this tasty and sweet treat!

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🥘 Ingredients

My ingredients list for this mixed berry smoothie couldn’t be any simpler! You can make this 2 ingredient smoothie with basically no prep time! Here’s what you need:

Ingredients for mixed berry smoothie recipe without yogurt on a white background.

Frozen Berries: I used a mixed berry medley that had blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries – and I prefer making this smoothie with frozen berries because of the texture. But you can use any combination of your favorite berries that you like. You can also use fresh berries, but then you will need to add ice cubes.

Milk: I like to use a dairy-free milk to keep this recipe vegan and plant-based, but you can use any kind of milk you like! It works great with almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, regular low fat dairy milk, or another dairy-free milk alternative. If choosing plant-milk, just be sure to use one that has no added sugar. I have found that using regular organic 1% milk makes this drink even sweeter and tastes just like a milkshake, which my kids love! This recipe makes a frozen mixed berry smoothie without yogurt – but you can use plain yogurt or Greek yogurt instead of milk for a thicker smoothie.

Optional Added Sweetener: Because of the frozen berries, I find that this smoothie is already naturally sweet on its own, but if your berries happen to be especially tart, feel free to add a dash of your choice of sweetener before serving. Honey, agave, maple syrup, monk fruit and stevia are all great options. You can also add ripe bananas, vanilla extract, or even medjool dates for more sweetness (just make sure to re-blend after adding any sweetener so it gets combined well).

🔪 How To Make A Berry Smoothie Without Yogurt

My frozen berry smoothie without yogurt literally has just 2 steps! All you need is a blender (or a hand blender). See my video below to watch how to make it! Here’s how to make a simple berry smoothie:

Dump & Blend! First I add the milk to a blender, then I’ll add the frozen berries. It’s important to have your liquid go in first for easy blending. Puree until smooth and creamy. You can also use a hand blender if you have one at home.

fruit in a blender

Serve: Add sweetener to taste (optional). Blend a few more seconds to combine. When it’s ready, I like to pour it into a tall glass and garnish with fresh herbs or fresh berries. I recommend serving this triple berry smoothie recipe immediately!

berry smoothie in a glass with a metal straw

My #1 Tip for this easy berry smoothie recipe is to use a high powered blender! Since you’re blending up all those frozen berries with seeds, you need a blender that will pulverize the seeds of the berries, so you end up with a super smooth texture (and not a strawberry-blueberry-raspberry smoothie filled with seeds!) A regular blender will work, but won’t give you that same super smooth, milkshake-like consistency.

Other Tips To Keep In Mind:

  • Use a frozen berry mix for convenience, and also to create a thick and cold texture.
  • Add the milk first, followed by the frozen fruit. This helps to keep the fruit from getting stuck on the bottom of the blender.
  • Start slow, then speed up. Start blending at a low speed to break up the large chunks. Gradually increase to high speed until the mixture is smooth. If needed you can also stop the blender and scrape down the sides to ensure all ingredients are evenly blended.
  • Adjust the consistency. You can make this mixed berry smoothie with milk or without, or just use a little bit of milk for a more slushy-feel. You can always add more liquid if you want a thinner consistency after you blend it the first time!
  • You can make this recipe ahead of time and store it for 24 hours in the fridge. If you do meal prep this smoothie, make sure to stir it well before serving or pop it back in the blender for a minute or so. I don’t recommend freezing this smoothie, especially if you use dairy milk or add Greek yogurt, as the consistency will change once it’s defrosted.
  • This is a one serving smoothie recipe, but you can easily double or triple it if you’re making it for the whole family! Just make sure your blender is big enough to accommodate!

📖 Variations

Use Fresh Berries: Instead of using a frozen berry medley use your own blend of your favorite fresh berries (or fresh + frozen mixed). I love using fresh raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, but when using fresh berries, I’ll also add half cup of ice to achieve the same texture as with frozen berries.

Try Different Fruits: Diced apples, diced pears, fresh pineapple or frozen mango would all taste great in this recipe! My kids love it when I add in pineapple and mango. You can even make a mixed berry banana smoothie by just adding in frozen banana along with the berries.

Easy Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl Recipe: When I have a little more time, I’ll pour this drink into a bowl and top it with sliced bananas, oats, coconut, nuts, seeds, granola, fresh berries, honey, maple syrup, or whatever I have on hand to take this smoothie recipe to the next level.

Add A Boost Of Protein: When I need something more filling, I’ll make a mixed berry protein smoothie by adding a scoop of my favorite plant-based protein powder. I recommend an unsweetened or sugar-free protein powder. While I prefer a plant-based protein, any type of protein powder will work. For extra protein, you can also add 1/2 cup or more of plain Greek yogurt (I don’t recommend vanilla Greek yogurt, as that has too much added sugar).

Healthy Fats: Feel free to add your favorite nut butters or seeds like almond butter, peanut butter, hemp seeds, chia seeds, or flax seeds for added fat and protein. Avocados are a great addition to boost healthy fats and creaminess.

Use Natural Sugars: Instead of adding honey or maple syrup (added sugars) to enhance the sweetness, I recommend fresh or frozen bananas, mangoes, or dates instead!

Extra Greens: To get your serving of veggies and fruits for the day, feel free to add fresh spinach or baby kale to this frozen berry smoothie with milk. They’ll blend right in, you won’t even be able to taste them. The greens are a great way to get some extra fiber too!

🍽 Serving Suggestions

This mixed berry smoothie with no yogurt pairs well with breakfast, snacks, and other kid-friendly recipes. I also like it by itself for an afternoon treat! Here are some of my favorite ways to serve it:

Breakfast: For a sweet, grab-and-go option, I’ll give this breakfast smoothie a boost by enjoying it alongside my pumpkin protein balls to round out the sweetness. For a low-calorie option, this egg white omelet would pair nicely with this smoothie.

Lunch: When I’m looking for a more filling lunch, I’ll often pair this smoothie with my vegan hummus avocado wrap for a hearty snack!

Kid-Friendly Recipes: My kids love turning this into a frozen berry smoothie bowl, and grabbing a handful of my low calorie granola as a topping for a for snack time! Sometimes we’ll pair it with savory snacks too like these air fryer mozzarella sticks for a delicious after school snack.

🧊 Storage Directions And Serving Size

Serving: This recipe makes a single serving mixed berry smoothie without yogurt or banana. If you are making this for your kids and family members, just double or triple the recipe as needed. You can also add ingredients (such as my variations above) to stretch the recipe for additional servings.

Refrigeration: Store any leftover smoothie in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container or mason jar. I find that before serving again, it helps to blend for about 30 seconds, and sometimes I’ll even add ice or frozen fruits before blending!

❓Recipe FAQs

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.

How do I make a smoothie creamy without yogurt?

You can easily make a smoothie creamy without yogurt by adding in other ingredients that have similar properties to yogurt! Some of my favorite substitutions for yogurt are: a frozen banana, half an avocado, 1/4 cup silken tofu, 1/4 cup coconut milk or coconut cream, or any nut butter of your choice!

What’s the best liquid to put in a smoothie?

Honestly, just about any milk, plant-based milk, or coconut-based-product will work in a smoothie. I just recommend avoiding fruit juices as they have added sugar and are quite thin – consistency-wise, and water – which has no flavor and will just make your smoothie watery. I also don’t recommend using ice cream or frozen yogurt because that will turn your smoothie into more of a dessert than a healthy drink.

How do I avoid a watery smoothie?

To avoid a watery smoothie, I recommend starting with less liquid and adding more as needed to achieve the consistency you want. Other things that can help make your smoothie rich and thick (vs. watery) is to use only frozen fruits or frozen veggies, and add a thickener like avocado, protein powder, or nut butter.

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Mixed Berry Smoothie Without Yogurt

Learn how to make my super easy, mixed berry smoothie recipe without yogurt! It’s healthy, creamy, totally delicious, and has no added sugar. All you need is 2 ingredients and 5 minutes and you’ll have this easy smoothie ready in no time!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Anjali Shah


  • 1 cup frozen berry medley combination of blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries
  • ½ cup milk of choice 1% organic milk, unsweetened plant milk (almond, soy, oat, etc.)
  • agave, stevia, honey, or monk fruit to taste (optional)
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  • Puree the berries and milk in a blender. You can also use a hand blender if you have one at home.
  • Blend until smooth. Once the smoothie is done, taste it and add your choice of sweetener if needed. I recommend stevia or monk fruit to keep the added sugars low.


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


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

71 responses to “Mixed Berry Smoothie Without Yogurt”

  1. Delicious berry smoothie recipe, a snap to whip up, and I had to make 2 batches! Everyone loved it, thank you!5 stars

  2. The combination of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries gave it a sweet and tangy flavor. The added honey and almond milk made it creamy and delicious. Perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack!5 stars

  3. So many reasons to love this recipe! Refined sugar-free, easily adjustable to dietary requirements and, a perfect proof that you can enjoy fruity drinks even when fresh fruit is out of season! We love frozen berries in smoothies!5 stars

  4. 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

  5. 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! 🙂

  6. 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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