This triple berry smoothie is a go-to quick breakfast our entire family loves. Made with fresh or frozen berries, banana, and yogurt for a delicious combination of flavors.
Mixed Berry Smoothie
Hello, lover. This smoothie is easily my all-time favorite. Ever.
It has the perfect combination of mixed berries, banana, yogurt, splash of milk, and sometimes even spinach! Yes, I said it… Spinach is the BEST add-in for this smoothie recipe.
Oh, and my smoothie hating ten year old BEGS me to make this for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. So loading it up with fruit and a good ol’ handful of spinach has me feeling like I am killing this whole “parenting” thing.
Triple Berry Smoothie Ingredients:
Minimal ingredients are key to a super amazing smoothie, in my opinion. If I can keep things under five ingredients, and still hit that crazy good flavor combo, I consider it a win. This recipe falls firmly into that category with only FOUR base ingredients and a few potential add-in’s.
- Berries– We typically purchase a bag of frozen mixed berries from our grocery store. BUT We have also tossed together whatever berries we have on hand. Our favorite combination is blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.
- Banana– Using a very ripe banana adds a touch of sweetness which helps lessen the need to add sugar. We also aren’t huge fans of banana flavor, but the strong berries overpower the banana making it super subtle.
- Milk– Confession, we use regular ol’ 2% OR coconut milk. Both are good but the coconut milk boosts the flavor to the next level. I’m sure almond milk would taste fantastic as well!
- Yogurt– You can get pretty creative with the type of yogurt you use. If I am making this for myself, I stick with plain Greek yogurt (you may have to add a splash of honey). If I am making a larger batch to share with my kid I like to reach for peach Greek yogurt. Really, any yogurt you use is going to taste great.
- Additional add-in’s– A handful of spinach or tablespoon of chia seeds are items we occasionally like to toss in.
Are fresh or frozen berries best for smoothies?
You can use either fresh or frozen fruit in a smoothie recipe. IF you opt for a frozen fruit, I do suggest using a high powered blender to ensure that everything is blended to that smooth texture we all know and love.
How to make a berry smoothie with milk:
- Place all of your ingredients into a high powdered blender.
- Blend on the smoothie setting, or high power, for 30 seconds to one minute or until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
How to sweeten a smoothie:
You might find that your smoothie is not as sweet as you prefer. No problem! Simply taste the smoothie after blending and add honey, agave, or sugar and pulse a few more seconds.
Are berry smoothies healthy?
Berries are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C. Yogurt is a great source of protein and calcium. However, you are also getting a lot of natural sugar with the berries themselves. It’s always a good idea to balance things out with a handful of leafy greens like kale or spinach in your berry smoothie.
More Smoothie Recipes:
More Berry Recipes:
- 2 cups fresh or frozen mixed berries*
- 1 ripe banana
- 1-1/4 cup milk*
- 1/2 cup yogurt*
- Handful of spinach or kale (optional)
- Honey or agave (optional)
- Place the berries, banana, milk, yogurt, and spinach (if using) in a high powered blender.
- Blend on high, or the smoothie setting, for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until smooth.
- Add honey to sweeten if desired.
- Divide between two glasses and serve immediately.
You can use fresh or frozen berries in this recipe. We like a combination of blackberries, blueberries, strawberries or raspberries.
Coconut milk, almond milk, or any variety works well with this recipe.
Plain greek yogurt, strawberry yogurt, or peach yogurt are good options to use.