It's full of antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients. Let's learn how to make a Berry Smoothie that is full of all of the things your body wants and nothing that it doesn’t.
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The Best Antioxidant Triple Berry Smoothie
There’s something so satisfying about a morning smoothie. It’s just a few easy steps and made with simple ingredients full of so many health benefits to start your day on the right foot.
This healthy berry smoothie includes so many nutrients. You’ve got plenty of extra fiber from not only the berries but also the spinach and flax. Healthy fats from the flax and nut butter. High protein thanks to the greek yogurt and protein powder. And ALL of the vitamins from the abundance of berries. Plus, it tastes amazing, too! It’s a win-win-win scenario if you ask me.
And if you want to try more of my favorite smoothie recipes, also check out this Chocolate Cherry Smoothie, this Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie, or this Protein Strawberry Banana Smoothie that I’m sure you’ll love, too!
- Frozen Spinach - If you use the method described in the recipe card to blend, you won't even taste the greens!
- Frozen Berries - I used a mix of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.
- Vanilla Protein Powder - I like Clean Simple Eats (code APOP saves you $$). It's an easy way to add 20 grams of extra protein to your healthy snack.
- Unsweetened Almond Milk - Any non-dairy milk like soy milk, oat milk, etc will do the trick. Or to add a bit more protein use skim milk.
- Flax and Chia Seed Blend (I use Carrington Farms) - A great way to get in extra fiber and healthy fats.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions and Variations
- Liquid of choice - For a more creamy smoothie, use full fat coconut milk. For a more fruit forward smoothie, use a fruit juice like apple juice, cranberry juice or orange juice.
- Veggies - Instead of (or in addition to) the spinach, try this smoothie with frozen cauliflower rice.
- Fruit - Mixed Berries are not the only fruit option. Fruity smoothies are an open book for all sorts of fruit like frozen banana, mango, pineapple, peaches, etc.
- Sweetener - This smoothie is plenty sweet on its own in my opinion (flavored protein powder contributes to the sweetness), but you could add a touch of honey or maple syrup if you like it sweeter.
- Dairy free? - Use a plant-based milk or juice as detailed above and reach for a plant-based yogurt like Kite Hill or So Delicious.
How to Make This Recipe
1. Add the spinach and water to the blender. Blend for 30-60 seconds until no chunks remain.
2. Add the remaining ingredients, layering the protein powder and flax last.
3. Blend for another 60 seconds until smooth throughout.
4. Smear the inside of two cups with nut butter (optional).
5. Pour the smoothie into the two cups. Garnish with fresh berries and enjoy!
- BLEND THE SPINACH FIRST. This is my number one tip when adding veggies to smoothies. It ensures you won’t end up with chunks of spinach in your smoothie, because for real, no one likes that.
- Start with less milk than you think you need. I get asked how I get my smoothies so thick and creamy and the answer is the perfect amount of liquid.
- For best results, layer the ingredients so the protein powder is not directly touching the blade at the start of blending. This can cause a burnt taste.
To make this simple berry smoothie into a bowl, only include 2 tablespoons of liquid to get the desired consistency. You will need to blend for a longer amount of time since the smoothie bowl will be thick. Scrape down the sides of the blender intermittently with a rubber spatula until all ingredients are well combined.
To me, smoothies are like a blank canvas for all sorts of tasty toppings. Some of my favorites include healthy fats like chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, chopped walnuts or pecans. I also love a drizzle of peanut butter or honey.
For a nice crunch I like adding cacao nibs, granola, cereal, or toasted coconut flakes. Fresh berries or dried fruit are always welcomed for an extra punch of nutrients and pop of color.
My most recent obsession though, a healthy spoonful of Oat Haus Granola Butter! You can use my code COURTNEY15 if you're looking to purchase and save some money.
If you’re using frozen fruit, no need to add ice to your smoothie. The frozen fruit + almond milk combo will create the perfect consistency. However, if you are using fresh fruit, you will want to add about a cup of ice to your blender. This will create a slightly less flavorful smoothie as compared to using frozen fruit, but still mighty delicious.
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How to Make a Berry Smoothie
- High Speed Blender
- Measuring cups and spoons
- 1 cup frozen spinach
- ½ cup filtered water
- 1 cup frozen berry medley
- 1 tbsp nut butter
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, I used Clean Simple Eats
- ⅔ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbsp chia seed & flax seed blend, I used Carrington Farms
- Add the spinach and water to the blender. Blend for 30-60 seconds until no chunks remain.
- Add the remaining ingredients, layering the protein powder and flax last. Blend for another 60 seconds until smooth throughout.
- Smear the inside of two cups with nut butter (optional).
- Pour the smoothie into the two cups. Garnish with fresh berries and enjoy!
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