Jul
12

The best berry smoothie made with yogurt, frozen berries, flaxseed meal, almond butter and a handful of spinach. This delicious mixed berry smoothie is packed with antioxidants, protein and fiber for a healthy and filling breakfast you’ll love! 

Anyone else obsessed with a classic berry smoothie?!

Today, I’m sharing one one of my favorite easy smoothie recipes that’s delicious no matter what the season. Just take your favorite berry blend, a few other nutritional ingredients and blend it all up for a delicious healthy smoothie that’s perfect for breakfast, snacks or as a post-workout refuel.

two berry smoothies in glasses topped with raspberries and blueberries

Berry smoothie ingredients

This berry smoothie boasts a wide array of nutritious ingredients packed with antioxidants, vitamins, fiber and protein. You can feel free to mix and match ingredients this berry smoothie, but in general, I suggest trying to stick to the fruit and liquid ratios to ensure the smoothie stays nice and creamy.

frozen blackberries, raspberries & strawberries: this trio of berries adds a boost of antioxidants, vitamin c, and fiber to the smoothie and gives it a pretty purple color. If you don’t have individually frozen berries feel free to use a bag of frozen mixed berries! Using frozen fruit helps to thicken the smoothie, so if you opt for fresh fruit you’ll likely have to add ice or frozen cauliflower.

frozen banana: using frozen fruit it best in smoothies and banana helps to sweeten this one! If you want, you skip the banana and simply use vanilla greek yogurt instead to help sweeten the smoothie a bit.

organic spinach: get some extra greens in by adding spinach to this berry smoothie – you won’t be able to taste it, I promise!

all natural almond butter: almond butter (or any other nut butter) will add a creaminess, boost of protein, and healthy fats to your smoothie. I love the RXBAR almond butter.

flaxseed meal: this is one of my favorite ingredients to add to smoothies for a little boost of fiber and minerals, and is especially great for nursing mamas as flaxseed can help increase milk supply. Here’s a brand I love.

plain greek yogurt: add a boost of protein and a little tang with some greek yogurt. I love using siggi’s because it’s low in sugar and high in protein.

almond milk (or milk of choice): feel free to use any milk you’d like in my smoothie recipes according to your preferences. Almond milk tends to have a neutral taste in smoothies, coconut milk will add a more tropical and creamy flavor, and regular milk will add a boost of protein.

how to make an antioxidant triple berry smoothie

Adding extra nutrition to this berry smoothie:

You can enhance this berry smoothie even more by adding additional nutritious ingredients to really make it your own. Here are a few suggestions that you can add if you’d like:

chia seeds: feel free to add in a tablespoon of chia seeds to your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats and fiber.

hemp seeds: if you’ve been wondering what to do with those hemp seeds lurking in your cupboard, feel free to throw in a tablespoon into your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats, omegas and minerals.

oats: to add a little heartiness to your smoothie and to help thicken it, feel free to add in 1/3 cup oats. Do not use steel cut oats as they will not blend well.

frozen cauliflower: feel free to throw in a cup of frozen cauliflower to thicken your smoothie and get extra veggies in, especially if you opt for fresh berries instead of frozen. You won’t even be able to taste it!

pouring a mixed berry smoothie into a glass

Tips for making smoothies

Here are a few of my favorite tips I like to share in regards to making the best creamy, healthy smoothies.

1. Using frozen fruit is best as it helps keeps the smoothie cold and thick. Sometimes ice doesn’t blend as well, so it’s best to skip unless absolutely necessary. If you only have fresh fruit, try adding 1 cup frozen cauliflower.

2. Don’t be afraid to add more liquid if your smoothie is too thick or won’t fully blend. High powered blenders tend to blend frozen fruit much better, so if you have a regular or personal size blender, you may need to add more milk.

3. Start the blender on low speed, then gradually increase to high to help blend all ingredients. Finally end with the blender on low speed.

two triple berry smoothies topped with extra berries

More smoothie recipes you might like:

Get Your Greens in Smoothie (the best green smoothie!)

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie

Good Morning Coffee Lover’s Smoothie

Refreshing Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie

two antioxidant berry smoothies with berries on top

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I can’t wait to hear how you like this antioxidant berry smoothie! Come back tomorrow for another delicious smoothie recipe you won’t want to miss. And don’t forget to check out our guide on how to prep smoothies ahead of time. xo!

Antioxidant Berry Smoothie
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1 smoothie
  • Serving size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 391
  • Fat: 12.2g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.6g
  • Sugar: 28.4g
  • Fiber: 16.8g
  • Protein: 20.1g
Recipe type: Breakfast, Gluten Free, Grain Free
Prep time: 
Total time: 
The best healthy antioxidant berry smoothie made with yogurt, frozen berries, flaxseed meal, almond butter, and a handful of spinach. This delicious triple berry smoothie is packed with protein, fiber, healthy fats, ands plenty of antioxidants for a healthy and filling breakfast you'll love!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup frozen blackberries
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries (or sub strawberries)
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries (I like wild blueberries)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 cups organic spinach
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (or your favorite nut butter)
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt (whole, 2% or fat free will all work)
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk, plus more as necessary
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
Instructions
  1. In a large high-powered blender, add in all ingredients and blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are well combined. If necessary, add in more almond milk to thin the smoothie. Makes 1 smoothie.
Notes
if you are not a fan of bananas, you can feel free to skip the banana and simply use vanilla greek yogurt instead to help sweeten the smoothie a bit.

chia seeds: feel free to add in a tablespoon of chia seeds to your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats and fiber.

hemp seeds: if you’ve been wondering what to do with those hemp seeds lurking in your cupboard, feel free to throw in a tablespoon into your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats, omegas and minerals.

oats: to add a little heartiness to your smoothie and to help thicken it, feel free to add in 1/3 cup oats. Do not use steel cut oats as they will not blend well.

frozen cauliflower: feel free to throw in a cup of frozen cauliflower to thicken your smoothie and get extra veggies in, especially if you opt for fresh berries instead of frozen. You won’t even be able to taste it!

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eats

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