This frozen Berry Smoothie recipe is a celebration of deliciousness made with strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. This smoothie is naturally sweetened and uses a blender to blend everything from frozen bananas to berries in minutes. Serve this berry shake for breakfast, as a snack, or even dessert!
When it’s berry season you want to amp up the berries in your diet. And when I say “you” I mean “me too” because I’m obsessed with all things berries. Look at these Blueberry Crumble Bars and this vegan Raw Cheesecake.
So, I’m looking for all the ways to use berries in my diet. For example, this purple smoothie bowl is a favorite!
The thing is, berries are so healthy! They’re very nutrient-dense, referring to the number of nutrients per calorie. Smoothies are a great way to get more berries in my diet.
Berry Smoothie Ingredients
- Lemon — We’ll use both the zest and the juice of the lemon.
- Oats — I used rolled oats for this recipe, but you can substitute instant oats.
- Chia — We’ll add some ground chia seeds to create a thicker texture. You can use whole chia seeds; I just prefer ground because it creates a smoother finished texture.
- Syrup — I used maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
- Milk — We’ll use almond milk for the best overnight oats! Substitute your favorite plant-based milk.
- Yogurt — I love adding some plant-based yogurt (plain, unsweetened) for an even more tangy flavor.
- Protein Powder — I add some vanilla protein powder for increased flavor and nutrients. If your protein powder is not sweetened, you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of sweetener.
- Cornstarch — We’ll use cornstarch to thicken the lemon curd topping.
- Turmeric — A pinch of turmeric makes that lemon curd sunny yellow.
- Berries — I use mixed frozen berries, but you can substitute your favorite fresh berries, like strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. If using fresh berries, you’ll need to add ice to the blender.
- Bananas — I use frozen bananas for this recipe. It’s easy to freeze bananas, by peeling them, chopping them, and placing them in a freezer bag. Then put the bag in the freezer.
For a real change of pace, add some chopped fresh pineapple to the blender. Here’s more on cutting a pineapple the easiest way possible!
You can make a healthy berry smoothie without yogurt and using your favorite berries. I like to add a frozen banana to add creamy sweetness to my easy smoothies. In addition, you can add spinach (or other healthy greens like kale or chard), for added nutrition.
What Berries are Best for Smoothies?
Recipes for berry smoothies often include strawberries in the mix because of their bright color and flavor. You can use a mixture of berries, including strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and more.
Why This Recipe is a Winner
- Easy — This recipe keeps it simple with a small list of easy ingredients.
- Delicious — Smoothies are great for breakfast, but this one’s so good it could be dessert too!
- Colorful — Berries combined in a smoothie make for a colorful treat!
- Versatile — Use fresh or frozen berries to make this recipe any day!
How many calories are in a mixed berry smoothie?
A very berry smoothie is very reasonable when it comes to calories. This recipe has less than 200 calories per serving.
Are smoothies healthy?
Smoothies are a great way of getting a lot of healthy veggie/fruity nutrients in one sitting. You can make fruit smoothies or even add power greens for green smoothies. Berries are considered superfoods because they offer a high nutrient content with lower calories. That makes them perfect for including in your next smoothie.
Made these smoothies and shared them with my sister and her family who were in town. Everyone loved them!
More Smoothie Recipes
If you love this berry smoothie, here are even more smoothies you’ll want to try!
Mixed Berry Smoothie
- 1 ½ cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 cup frozen bananas , chopped
- 2 cups unsweetened soy milk
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Allow it to sit for a moment, to allow the frozen bananas to soften slightly.
- Blend the ingredients until well combined. Check the consistency of your smoothie. If it's too thick, add a little more soy milk. If it's too thin, add some ice and pulse again.
- If you need it to be sweeter, add sweetener, like Stevia, Agave Nectar, Maple Syrup, if necessary based on your preference for sweetness.
- Pour the smoothie into glasses and enjoy.
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The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
This post was originally published in 2011 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2020.