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Easy Mixed Berry Smoothie

mixed berry smoothie recipe

I love whole fruit juices and smoothies. I also love that smoothies made with fruit don’t really need any additional / added sugar – because fruit is already so naturally sweet!

They are one of my favorite snacks, especially on a hot day.

Smoothies are also a great way to get your daily servings of fruits and vegetables – it’s like a little mini-meal when made correctly.

The thing to watch out for though, is that most smoothies that you’d get at a restaurant have tons of unhealthy sugary additives (like ice cream or frozen yogurt) – which you really don’t need to make smoothies taste good! I like making smoothies at home, because then I can control what’s in them.

And the great thing is, it’s super easy to make your own smoothies at home: all you need is a blender (or a hand blender), a few ingredients, and 5 minutes. You don’t even need a knife if you use frozen fruits – which is what this recipe calls for!

Here is a recipe for an easy mixed berry smoothie, and it’s really healthy too.

The Ingredients 

  • 1 cup Frozen Berry Medley (I use the one from Trader Joe’s that has Blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, and Raspberries), but you can also just use frozen Strawberries, frozen Blueberries, etc. – pretty much any combination of berries that you like.
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla SoyMilk: you can use any brand you like, but just make sure it’s unsweetened – and has only 0-1g sugar and 100 calories for 1 cup. For a creamier smoothie with more protein, use 1 cup soy milk.
  • Stevia or Agave sweetener, to taste (optional)

The Directions – there’s only one step!

Puree the berries and soy milk in a blender. You can also use a hand blender if you have one at home. Add Agave or Stevia to taste (once the smoothie has been prepared)

Note: If you don’t like Soy Milk, you can use 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (40 calories for 1 cup), or even regular 1% organic milk (100 calories for 1 cup). Using regular organic 1% milk makes this drink even sweeter and tastes just like a milkshake!

Nutritional Info

  • If you use 1/2 cup Almond Milk, this smoothie recipe has 125 calories, 5g fiber and 0.5g protein
  • If you use 1 cup Almond Milk, this smoothie recipe has 150 calories, 5g fiber and 1g protein
  • If you use 1/2 cup Soy Milk or 1/2 cup 1% milk, this smoothie recipe has 150 calories, 5g fiber and 4.5g protein.
  • If you use 1 cup Soy Milk or 1 cup 1% milk, this smoothie has 200 calories, 5g fiber and 9g protein.

The great thing about this recipe is: the entire cooking time is 5 minutes, but you end up with a delicious and super healthy smoothie which is a great option for breakfast or or a healthy snack. Hope you enjoy this delicious, cool, nutritious drink!

Easy Mixed Berry Smoothie

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

If you use 1/2 cup Almond Milk, this smoothie recipe has 125 calories, 5g fiber and 0.5g protein; If you use 1 cup Almond Milk, this smoothie recipe has 150 calories, 5g fiber and 1g protein; If you use 1/2 cup Soy Milk or 1/2 cup 1% milk, this smoothie recipe has 150 calories, 5g fiber and 4.5g protein; If you use 1 cup Soy Milk or 1 cup 1% milk, this smoothie has 200 calories, 5g fiber and 9g protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Frozen Berry Medley (I use the one from Trader Joe’s that has Blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, and Raspberries), but you can also just use frozen Strawberries, frozen Blueberries, etc. – pretty much any combination of berries that you like.
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla SoyMilk: you can use any brand you like, but just make sure it’s unsweetened – and has only 0-1g sugar and 100 calories for 1 cup. For a creamier smoothie with more protein, use 1 cup soy milk.
  • Stevia or Agave sweetener, to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. Puree the berries and soy milk in a blender. You can also use a hand blender if you have one at home. Add Agave or Stevia to taste (once the smoothie has been prepared)

Notes

Note: If you don’t like Soy Milk, you can use 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (40 calories for 1 cup), or even regular 1% organic milk (100 calories for 1 cup). Using regular organic 1% milk makes this drink even sweeter and tastes just like a milkshake!

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48 responses to “Easy Mixed Berry Smoothie”

  1. Thanks for telling us a good Super Easy Berry Smoothie. Very easy to make and health drink at tea time. Sounds So good! Can`t wait to make my own.

    • Oh great! I usually like fruit juices better than veggie ones too, but I’ve found that you can actually mix milder veggies (like kale or spinach) with strong tasting fruits (like apples or pears), and it ends up tasting completely like the fruit but you get some of the nutritional benefits of veggies too! Good luck on your juice fast!

  2. Great idea to use almond milk! We make smoothies every morning and our trick to keep it sweet without sweetners is to use a banana! Bananas are naturally sweet, and taste great mixed with almost any fruit. And we just use milk, so will try almond milk! Thanks

    • That’s a great point! Bananas are a great natural sweetener and they do taste awesome in smoothies! I love the texture bananas bring to smoothies too – they make them a lot creamier 🙂 Hope you like this recipe with the almond milk!

  3. This is PERFECT basic recipe…I like to add a handful of spinach (~1/2 cup) or 2 kale leaves, stems removed, for extra nutrition! Great way to sneak veggies in for picky also!

    • Oh totally!! Adding spinach / kale are a great addition to this recipe to get more veggies! I still haven’t gotten the husband to try a green smoothie yet – but I’m trying really hard to get him to add spinach to this recipe. With enough fruit, you can’t even taste the greens but you get all the benefits of them! 🙂

    • Yup! You just add the frozen berries directly – no need to defrost them or anything. The ice from the berries adds a great texture and cools down the smoothie too which is great!

  4. Im wondering why the emphasis on unsweetened almond milk? frozen berries arent so sweet naturally and if you dont add anything else, sweetened almond milk should actually make it taste ‘better’ without adding extra sweeteners like agave, stevia or xylitol? Just putting in my 5 cents 😀

    • Hi Kaya! Thanks so much for your thoughts! Unsweetened almond milk has no sugar and no artificial sugars in it, but sweetened almond milk usually has quite a bit of sugar in it (up to 15g of sugar which is a lot!!) – more so than what a tiny splash of agave would add to the smoothie. And I’m not a fan of xylitol – I didn’t even know you could get that as a separate sweetener. I agree that sometimes berries + unsweetened almond milk will be sweet enough so you don’t need to add anything else. But if you did, I’d much rather add a tiny bit of agave or honey or stevia (which are all natural, unprocessed sweeteners), so that I could control the amount of sugar going into the smoothie myself (versus adding a ton of sugar unknowingly because of the sweetened almond milk). I hope that makes sense!!

  5. Thats makes sense about being able to control how much sugar you want. I only ever make green smoothies so I pretty much add about 6 grams of sugar included with the vanilla sweetened almond milk. I really hate honey, the taste is just so strong that anything you put it in tastes like honey. Agave and stevia are ok though. Keep up the good work!

    • Ahh yeah what you said makes sense too! If you end up adding such little almond milk, then sweetened vs. unsweetened really doesn’t make that much of a difference. I can see your point about honey – I love the flavor of it but if you don’t like the flavor I can definitely see it being too strong/overpowering! Thanks so much for your thoughts!

  6. I used a few chunks of pineapple for sweetness, and some ice to make it less thick (personal preference) lovely, apart from the brain freeze!

    • You can definitely use regular milk instead of soy or almond milk. It will taste just like a milkshake! Enjoy!

  7. Hey! Your smoothies are amazing and we are using them in our school project to show that healthy food can be delicious!

    • Sure of course! Adding a frozen banana is great – if you can omit the molasses that would be even better since the banana will give you a lot of natural sweetness without having to add sugar (the way molasses would!) So glad you liked this recipe!

    • Awww I’m so happy you were able to make this smoothie Kayla! Thanks for letting me know – I’m glad you and your sister loved it! 🙂

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