This Mixed Berry Smoothie is a triple-whammy for the immune system. Bursting with natural sweetness and fresh berry flavor, this is a delicious alternative to boring old sugary breakfast cereal.
Not only will it provide you with a boost of energy to kick start your day, it will also keep you feeling fuller for longer. It’s quick and easy to prepare too.
Enjoy straight from the blender or prepare the night before and store in the fridge overnight for the perfect ‘on the go’ breakfast or snack.
Mixed Berry Smoothie Ingredients
One of the highlights of summer has to be the abundance of fresh berries available to pick straight from the plant. Of course, soft fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries only have a short season and not everyone has the luxury of being able to grow them in the garden or allotment or even have a local ‘pick-your-own’ farm on the doorstop. Thankfully, berries freeze really well and are readily available from your local supermarket making this triple berry smoothie enjoyable year round.
I’ve created this mixed berry smoothie without banana as quite honesty it doesn’t need banana and has enough flavour and texture going on without being complicated by more ingredients. I’ve used blueberries, strawberries and raspberries as the base ingredients but you can be as creative as you like by selecting your own flavour combination.
Unsurprisingly kids seem to especially enjoy the sweetness of this particular flavour selection. This recipe is a great way to boost your families 5-a-day even for picky eaters.
Fresh berries that have been frozen are great to have as a stand-by in the freezer. They add flavour, interest and essential nutrients to smoothies, smoothie bowls, freshly prepared juices and desserts making them the perfect standby ingredient all year round.
Berries provide a great source of antioxidants and are packed with essential nutrients too.
The addition of Greek yogurt in this triple berry smoothie adds creaminess and an added hit of protein.
Oats too contain antioxidants and are a good fibre source making them a great choice for this recipe.
Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe Variations
Mixed Berry Smoothie with Yogurt
This recipe is for a mixed berry smoothie with yoghurt. I find Greek yoghurt works best here because it provides extra creaminess to the overall texture of the finished smoothie. Greek yoghurt also offers a good boost of protein to help you feel satiated making this a great option for a healthy breakfast or post workout snack. Go for a plain variety of yoghurt rather than one with additional fruit as these tend to be loaded with extra sugar or sweeteners.
Frozen Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe
Just one more step is required if you want to turn this delicious triple berry smoothie into a frozen treat! To make this into a frozen mixed berry smoothie recipe, simply follow the instructions for making the mixed berry smoothie and then transfer into ice cube trays of lollypop trays. Leave to set in the freezer for 2-3 hours and then enjoy.
More Delicious Smoothie Recipes
How about mixing up your smoothie repertoire by trying a tropical tasting smoothie such as my Super Coconut Smoothie or Easy Mango Pineapple Smoothie. Or, what about turning your smoothie drink into a delicious smoothie breakfast bowl such as my nourishing Matcha Bowl Recipe or my Mango Pineapple and Passionfruit Smoothie Bowl?
Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe
Mixed Berry Smoothie
- Blender or food processer
- 130 g fresh or frozen blueberries
- 130 g fresh or frozen strawberries
- 130 g fresh or frozen raspberries
- 4 tbsp oats
- 300 ml milk of your choice
- 100 ml Greek yoghurt
- Add the berries to a blender or food processer
- Add the oats, milk and yoghurt
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth
- Divide into two glasses
- Pop in a couple of ice cubes to serve
Mixed Berry Smoothie with Almond Milk
I’ve made this mixed berry smoothie with almond milk on many occasions. It’s low in calories and rich in good fats to help you feel fuller for longer. You’ll also get over 25 percent of your daily vitamin E requirements by drinking this smoothie with almond milk.
Other milk options are available and I encourage you to try them if you’re not keen on almond milk or don’t have any to hand. Coconut milk also tastes great in a triple berry smoothie and is a great way to incorporate electrolytes if you’re feeling fatigued or dehydrated.
Mixed Berry Smoothie with Yogurt Substitute
For a vegan version of this mixed berry smoothie, you could leave out the Greek yoghurt entirely. If you’re worried you won’t achieve the same creamy finish you could replace the Greek yoghurt with either coconut or almond yoghurt. Alternatively, make sure you use frozen mixed berries and add a frozen chopped up banana. Frozen berries really help to retain a smooth and creamy texture for your finished smoothie.
When I struggled to get fruit and veg into my little picky eaters I’d play a game with them. Anything to elbow a few morsels of goodness into them right? I’d sit them at the kitchen table and offer them a menu as if they were grown-up and visiting a restaurant. I’d tell them that this was a smoothie bar and they needed to select the ingredients for their smoothie.
I’d write the list of ingredients for them to tick off. Of course, there was very little choice other than allowing them to select from a list of four different fruits and perhaps for them to decide if they’d prefer oats or not. Quite possibly they enjoyed being treated as a grown-up and being given choices. Who cares, quite honestly! It used to do the trick. They drank the smoothie and asked to play the game on many further occasions.