Berry Smoothie

This frozen Berry Smoothie recipe is a celebration of deliciousness made with strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. This smoothie is naturally sweetened and uses a blender to blend everything from frozen bananas to berries in minutes. 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.

How to Make a Berry Smoothie

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.

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Allow it to sit for a moment, to allow the frozen bananas to soften slightly. 
    Ingredients for a smoothie, including berries, are in the bottom of a blender.
  2. Blend the ingredients until well combined.
    A bright pink berry mixture is in the bottom of a blender jar.
  3. Check the consistency of your smoothie. If it’s too thick, add a little more soy milk. Or, 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.
  5. Pour it into a glass and enjoy!

You can make a healthy berry smoothie without yogurt and 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.

Key Ingredients

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.

Marly’s Tips

For a real change of pace, add some chopped fresh pineapple to the blender. Here’s more on cutting a pineapple the easiest way possible!

Ingredient Spotlight

Looking down on a bowl of fresh strawberries in a bowl.

What Berries are Best for Smoothies

Recipes for berry smoothies often include strawberries in the mix because of their bright color and flavor. You can use a mixture of berries, including strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and more.

A pink smoothie is being poured into a glass.

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!

Frequently-Asked Questions

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.

Are smoothies healthy?

Smoothies are a great way of getting a lot of healthy veggie/fruity nutrients in one sitting. You can make fruit smoothies or even add power greens for green smoothies. Berries are considered superfoods because they offer a high nutrient content with lower calories. That makes them perfect to include in your next smoothie.

More Smoothie Recipes

If you love this berry smoothie, here are even more smoothies you’ll want to try!

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.

Mixed Berry Smoothie

This vegan 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 5 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 206kcal

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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Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 604IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 2mg

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.

13 Responses to Berry Smoothie

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    5 stars
    Made these smoothies and shared them with my sister and her family who were in town. Everyone loved them!

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