It’s hard to top the classic fruity tartness of a mixed berry smoothie! This beautifully pink smoothie is a breeze to make, and it’s packed full of wonderful flavor and nourishing antioxidants.
This mixed berry smoothie is infinitely adaptable because you get to choose what frozen berries make up your smoothie! Craft your perfect combination of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries—or take a shortcut and used mixed frozen berries from the frozen fruit section of your supermarket.
What do I need for your mixed berry smoothie recipe?
In all likelihood, you already have everything you need in your kitchen! You’ll need:
- Frozen bananas. The banana will up the fruity flavor, while also adding sweetness and creaminess.
- Frozen berries. You can use whatever frozen berries that make you happy—strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or a mix! If you head to the frozen fruit section at your local grocery store, you’ll probably spy a few bags of mixed berries. These are my favorite for this smoothie!
- Milk. Any kind of milk will work—cow’s milk, soy milk, coconut milk, unsweetened almond milk. Whatever you have!
- Plain Greek yogurt. Not only does yogurt make the smoothie even creamier, but it also gives it a boost of protein, so you aren’t hungry again 30 minutes after finishing your drink.
- Honey or maple syrup. You may or may not need this one, depending on how ripe your banana is.
On your next grocery trip, grab an extra bunch of bananas. Peel, break into pieces, and freeze flat on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer container or bag, and you’ll be ready for your next few smoothies.
Don’t I need ice?
Not if you are using frozen fruit! Ice is usually added to chill and thicken a smoothie, but frozen fruit can do that too. Plus, it won’t dilute the flavor of your smoothie!
If you are using fresh fruit instead, you’ll need to add some ice (a handful will do) to the blender.
How do I make a berry smoothie?
For the best results, you’ll want to add the ingredients to the blender in this order:
- Add the milk first.
- Then the yogurt.
- Top with the frozen banana and frozen berries.
Slowly increase the speed of your blender until it is working at full power. When fully blended, taste your smoothie for sweetness, and add honey or maple syrup to taste.
How do I make this smoothie vegan?
Use plant-based yogurt and dairy-free milk. And make sure to sweeten with maple syrup instead of honey. Hello, dairy-free smoothie!
Is there a way to pack more nutrition into this berry smoothie?
This recipe makes a simple berry smoothie that anyone can enjoy, but you can add whatever seeds or powders that you’d like! For this one, I might add:
- Spinach or other dark leafy greens. Pack in some more vitamins and minerals with a handful or two of leafy greens like spinach. The berries have so much flavor, you won’t even notice the greens!
- Ginger. Ginger has tons of health benefits—it is an anti-inflammatory, for one—and it adds a nice spicy bite to smoothies.
- Chia seeds. Chia is an omega-3 powerhouse, and has the added benefit of helping to thicken up your smoothie for an even better consistency.
Once you have a set of mix-ins that you like, you can freeze them as booster packs for future smoothies!