Berry Smoothie Recipe

This Berry Smoothie Recipe is a celebration of deliciousness made with strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. The best mixed-berry smoothie is naturally sweetened and uses a blender to blend everything from frozen bananas to berries. Serve this berry shake for breakfast, as a snack, or even dessert!

Two glasses are full of bright pink mixed berry smoothie mixtures. Both have berries on top and strawberries on the white counter beside them.

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. I mean, look at these Blueberry Crumble Bars. 💜

So, it’s true I’m looking for all the ways to use berries in my diet. We all should be! Berries are so healthy! They’re very nutrient-dense, referring to the number of nutrients per calorie. I happen to find a smoothy a great way to get more berries in my diet.

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!

You can make a healthy berry smoothie 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 You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • 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.
  • Plant-based Milk — You’ll need 2 cups unsweetened soy milk.
A bowl holds several fresh strawberries.
Recipes for berry smoothies oftentimes include strawberries!
A bright pink berry mixture is in the bottom of a blender jar.

How to Make a Berry Smoothie

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Allow it to sit for a moment, to allow the frozen bananas to soften slightly. 
  2. Blend the ingredients until well combined.
  3. 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. 
  4. If you want it to be sweeter, add sweeteners, like Stevia, Agave Nectar, Maple Syrup, if necessary based on your preference for sweetness.
A pink smoothie is being poured into a glass.

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.

Smoothie Nutrition

There’s about 200 calories per serving of this very berry smoothie Berries are a great source of nutrition, such as:

  • Berries are a great source of manganese
  • Bananas provide fiber and potassium
  • Berries provide Vitamin C
  • Strawberries are a good source of folate, one of the B vitamins.

This smoothie is a great way of getting a lot of healthy veggie/fruity nutrients in one sitting. Normally, I add fresh greens like spinach to my smoothies, but every now and then it’s nice to show off that vibrant, berry color.

If you’re drinking this as a breakfast drink or even for dessert, it has a minimal amount of calories, particularly if you’re considering the nutritional benefits.

More Smoothies

A close-up shot showing the tops of two glasses full of berry smoothies, with berries right on top!
Two glasses are full of bright pink mixed berry smoothie mixtures. Both have berries on top and strawberries on the white counter beside them.

Berry Smoothie

This berry smoothie recipe makes a creamy, delicious, berry-infused smoothie. It's a perfect healthy breakfast or even an afternoon pick-me-up!
5 from 3 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 206kcal
Author: Marly

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup frozen bananas , chopped
  • 2 cups unsweetened soy milk

Instructions

  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts
Berry Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 92mg4%
Potassium 623mg18%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 604IU12%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 311mg31%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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.

12 Responses to Berry Smoothie Recipe

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKathy - Panini Happy Reply

    What a fabulous delivery! The strawberries look just beautiful.

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAlison @ingredients, Inc. Reply

    sounds awesome!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyGrace Reply

    I want one!!!! My favourite berry. You are one lucky girl Marly. I’ve never once thought to put nut milk in a smoothie, must try that next time, these would be wonderful to enjoy by the pool on a nice sunny day.

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMegan Reply

    I loovve strawberries! This recipe looks sooo good, and I could only imagine how amazing it must taste from using local, organic strawberries!!

    I just hope my strawberries grow this year…

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyFeast on the Cheap Reply

    Mmm, I make smoothies almost every morning but haven’t added raw almonds to mine. Will have to try that!

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyDiane Reply

    Yum….I will try of course! Looks really good.

  7. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMardi@eatlivetravelwrite Reply

    So glad you received and enjoyed your strawberries! This looks like a wonderful smoothie and love the addition of the nuts!

  8. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJeanette Reply

    What an awesome smoothie recipe!

  9. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyErnalee Shannon Reply

    Oh my, 20 grams of sugar is a huge amount for me first thing in the morning. I’m cutting the banana in 1/2 and upping the soy milk and berries a bit.. Looks fabulous, I can hardly wait to try it!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Ernalee. Your adaptations sound great. I hope you enjoy!

  10. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRewari Reply

    Loved it! Tastes so yummy! The smoothie was quick, simple and really refreshing! Thank you! ❤️

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks! So glad you loved this smoothie!

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