This berry smoothie is a perfect summer afternoon treat. It’s cool, refreshing, healthy, and bursting with flavor!
I have been making smoothies for my kids since they were little. It’s a treat that I always felt good about giving them. Not only are they a great way to get your kids to eat fruits and vegetables, but they are healthy and super easy to make. But smoothies are not just for kids; they are an adult favorite too!
One of the great things about smoothies is their versatility. Nothing is written in stone when it comes to making smoothies. I honestly never measured any of the ingredients for my smoothies until I needed to write a recipe for the blog. But I wanted to give you a starting point in making your smoothies. But even with the recipe I am sharing with you, the amounts are suggestions, and you can easily substitute any of the ingredients. I will even give you some suggestions on some substitutions.
What goes into this smoothie:
Frozen Berries: I prefer to use frozen berries because it eliminates the need for adding ice. I don’t like adding ice to my smoothies because the ice waters down the smoothie and does not add any flavor. You can use any combination of berries that you like. I prefer a mix of raspberries, blueberries, raspberries, and/or blackberries.
Bananas: Bananas add to the smoothie’s creamy texture and are a healthy addition. If you don’t like bananas, you can always leave them out.
Yogurt: Yogurt also adds to the creamy texture of the smoothie without watering it down. Choosing a berry-flavored yogurt adds wonderful flavor to the smoothie. If you are aiming for a healthy smoothie, choose yogurt with less sugar. Of course, you can always use plain greek yogurt and, if needed, add a little honey to make it sweeter.
Milk: Smoothies need some form of liquid to thin them out. I don’t like adding water because it adds no flavor. Using milk adds healthy nutrients, creaminess, and flavor. Any milk will work. Almond milk is an ideal liquid; it pairs well with any add-ins. But you could use regular milk, soy milk, rice milk, or almond milk.
Mixed Berry Smoothie
- 3 cups frozen, mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, or any mixture of these)
- ½ -1 banana (1 small or ½ of a large)
- 1 cup blueberry, strawberry, or mixed berry yogurt
- ½ cup milk (regular, almond, soy, etc.) more or less depending on desired thickness
- Add everything to a blender and blend until the ingredients are creamy and smooth.
- If the smoothie is too thick, add more milk, a little at a time.
- Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
- **This recipe makes 2 to 3 smoothies depending on the serving size.