This creamy, healthy Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe is made with an array of colorful, nutrient-rich frozen berries and fruit such as cherries, pieces of whole banana, and more. Delightfully flavorful and so delicious, this under 5 minutes sweet berry banana smoothie is the perfect option for a quick and easy breakfast or mid-day snack. It's vegan and gluten-free!
Why You Will Love This Berry Smoothie?
You will love this frozen mixed berry smoothie recipe because it is painted with delicious flavors that are healthy, high in protein, rich in fiber, and simply everything you could wish for in a smoothie. Enjoy this smoothie for any occasion and whenever you need a simple fast snack.
This frozen berry smoothie is nice, thick, creamy, and perfect if you are a fan of thicker smoothies. The blended frozen fruits are crushed into tiny bits of ice which allows this yummy smoothie to have flavors and textures just like ice cream.
Eating a clean breakfast first thing in the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day, and this colorful fruity smoothie is filled with clean ingredients and no artificial sweeteners. This smoothie is also fitting for the moments you are craving something sweet but want to stick to plentiful nourishing whole foods.
We love to add Chia Seeds to this banana berry smoothie with almond milk to give it the healthy fats, protein, and fiber needed before or after strenuous workouts, runs, and other activities. Chia Seeds contains Omega-3s which is a powerhouse ingredient that fuel the body with fatty acids allowing it to be restored and rejuvenated.
You can easily customize this mixed frozen berry smoothie by using regular Greek yogurt or dairy-free yogurt in place of the almond milk. Switch up the fruits if you would like and even add leafy greens or protein powders.
There are several appetizing flavor combinations you can create with fresh berries and other types of fruit like mango, pears, and much much more. Here are some of our family favorite smoothie recipes you may love - Spinach Avocado Smoothie, Pineapple Mango Smoothie, Peach Smoothie and Mango Smoothie.
This healthy berry smoothie recipe is a great idea for meal prep. Easily prep smoothies for the week by creating your favorite berry combinations with bananas, spinach, kale, etc. Divide them into individual Ziplock bags or glass jars to freeze in the freezer until ready to blend.
- Almond Milk: We love creamy almond milk to use as a base for this smoothie; however, you can use any kind of dairy-free milk. Feel free to use thick yogurt in place of the almond milk.
- Frozen Berries: We use a mixture of frozen strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries in this recipe. Freeze your own fresh berries or use storebought.
- Cherries: Sweet, tart frozen cherries when blend with the berries creates fruity flavors that are so delicious and fresh.
- Banana: We love to add one frozen banana to sweeten the smoothie a bit and add some potassium and extra fiber. Any frozen bananas you may have in the freezer would be great for using in smoothies.
- Chia Seeds: Protein-rich chia seeds are great sources of energy when it comes to eating a plant-based lifestyle. Chia seeds contain energizing elements that will keep you full and alert.
- Maple Syrup: If you would like to sweeten the smoothie, then sweet maple syrup will work or honey. Avoid the honey if you are on a vegan diet.
- Vanilla Extract: Rich vanilla extract provides fragrant hints of vanilla bean that pairs great with the creamy base of the smoothie.
- Garnishment: For extra vibrancy and fresh flavors, you can garnish the smoothie with a sprig of mint or rosemary.
How to Make a Mixed Berry Smoothie?
Go ahead and prep all of the berries and other ingredients to stay ahead on time and steps. Next, pull out the blender to make the smoothie.
Add the frozen fruits such as the berries, bananas, cherries, followed by the chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla to the blender.
Blend for a minute or until you get smooth and creamy smoothie.
You can thin the smoothie out by adding extra almond milk. If you need to make the smoothie sweeter, then drizzle more maple syrup and blend.
Pour the blended smoothie into serving glasses, garnish with fresh berries or aromatic mint, and serve immediately while it is cold. Enjoy!
Fresh berries: If you would like to use fresh berries for the recipe, then freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet until frozen.
Store-bought frozen berries: I like to individually freeze my fresh berries, but you can buy a bag of mixed frozen berries for this smoothie recipe.
Banana: Adding the frozen banana to this smoothie makes it thicker, sweeter, and creamier. If you want the smoothie sweet without extra sweeteners, then adding the banana is a great option.
Smoothie Bowl: Make a thick mixed berry smoothie bowl by reducing the amount of milk or liquid. Top the smoothie bowl with nuts, seeds, extra berries, nut butter, and much more.
Storing: You can store the leftover smoothie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for two days. Have fun and create frozen smoothie popsicles by freezing the smoothie in individual molds with sticks.
Berry smoothies are healthy because they are packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, iron, and more. Fruit smoothies are great for providing bursts of energy and quick pick-me-ups when you need them.
Frozen fruit is typically safe to eat straight from the bag from frozen. If you are freezing your own fresh berries, then be sure to gently wash and dry them prior to freezing.
All types of berries are great for smoothie recipes such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, mulberries, acai berries, goji berries, etc.
For a tropical-flavored smoothie, use nutty coconut milk instead of almond milk. You can use either canned coconut milk or the boxed type.
You can use dairy in this recipe by using dairy-milk in place of the almond milk or adding dairy Greek yogurt to it.
Some other great dairy-free options to use in this smoothie include soy yogurt, cashew yogurt or coconut yogurt, oat milk, apple juice, or orange juice.
Add extra protein to make the smoothie recipe extra filling. You can add ingredients like almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, or different types of protein powders.
Feel free to use Flax seeds in place of the chia seeds. If you would like that extra fiber in the recipe, you can also use both.
Agave or honey are some alternative sweeteners in place of maple syrup.
For anti-inflammatory qualities and extra vitamins and minerals, add a handful of leafy greens like spinach and freshly grated ginger. You can also add unsweetened desiccated coconut to the berry banana smoothie.
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Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe
- 2½ cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 cup Frozen Strawberries
- 1 cup Frozen Raspberries
- 1 cup Frozen Blueberries
- 1 cup Frozen Blackberries
- ½ cup Frozen Cherries
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds
- 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup (optional)
- ¾ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Start with adding unsweetened almond milk followed by frozen berries, frozen banana, chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla extract into high-powered blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy. If the smoothie is too thick for your liking, you may add little more milk and blend until desired consistency. You may also add more maple syrup for more sweetness only if you need.
- Pour into serving glasses (you can garnish the smoothie with berries and mint sprig), and serve immediately!