When I don’t have time to make a big breakfast, one of my favorite ways to start the day has always been with a quick smoothie. They’re refreshing, satisfying, easy to make, and perfect for a simple breakfast or a sweet midday snack! I’ve been making smoothies for quite some time and one smoothie that I always find myself coming back to is this Mixed Berry Smoothie recipe. It’s rich, creamy, packed with lots of fruit, and way cheaper than Smoothie King!😄 So no matter if you’re new to smoothies or a smoothie pro, you’ll definitely want to add this one to your smoothie rotation!
Ingredients For Mixed Berry Smoothie
This mixed berry smoothie recipe is made with simple ingredients and is also very flexible. Here’s what we used:
- Frozen Mixed Berries: Frozen fruit is the key to getting a super creamy and thick smoothie consistency, without having to use any ice. For the berries we used a mix of frozen strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. But feel free to use any combination of frozen berries that you like. Frozen berries are also a lot more economical than fresh berries because they don’t go bad quickly in your fridge!
- Banana: You can either use a fresh or frozen banana in this smoothie recipe. I opted for a frozen banana to make my smoothie extra thick and keep it from melting too fast.
- Almond Milk: We used plain, unsweetened almond milk for our smoothie, but you can use any type of dairy or non-dairy milk that you like.
- Yogurt: A little bit of yogurt gives the smoothie a wonderful creamy texture. We used plain yogurt, but a vanilla flavored yogurt would also taste great.
- Sugar & Vanilla Extract: A little bit of sugar and vanilla provide sweetness and added flavor. Feel free to substitute with honey in place of the sugar. And if you’re using a vanilla-flavored yogurt or vanilla almond milk, then you can omit the vanilla extract.
What Else Can I Add In My Smoothie?
There are lots of different ingredients you can add to this mixed berry smoothie for extra nutrients and to make it more filling. Here are a few ideas:
- Quick oats
- Ground flaxseeds
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Honey (in place of the sugar)
Make a Smoothie Bowl!
I love using this mixed berry smoothie recipe to make delicious smoothie bowls! The smoothie itself becomes the base foundation of the bowl, then just top the smoothie with yummy toppings like fresh fruit, seeds, granola, and maybe a drizzle of honey. Smoothie bowls are super versatile and easy to customize based on what you currently have in your fridge and pantry. They’re also super filling and just a fun way to turn this breakfast smoothie into a refreshing sweet treat! ;)
You can often find great deals on fresh berries when they are in season. Berries are mostly in season during the Summer and early Fall months. Use this time to grab your favorite berries when they are on sale and freeze them for later! Sometimes I even go strawberry picking with my little ones in the month of May, then freeze some of the strawberries to use the rest of the year.
Mixed Berry Smoothie
- Add the frozen mixed berries, frozen banana (sliced in half), yogurt, vanilla extract, sugar, and almond milk to a large blender.
- Blend the ingredients until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add more milk as needed to make it blend smoothly. Serve immediately and enjoy.
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How to Make A MIXED BERRY SMOOTHIE – Step by Step Photos
Gather together 3 cups of frozen mixed berries, 1 frozen banana (sliced in half), 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 Tbsp of sugar, and 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk.
Add all of the ingredients to a large blender and blend until smooth.
If the smoothie is too thick, add more milk as needed to make it blend smoothly.
How gorgeous does this smoothie look? Serve immediately and enjoy!