This recipe for a mixed berry smoothie is a refreshing and healthy combination of fruit and yogurt that’s kid-approved and super easy to make! Smoothies are a great choice for breakfast or as a mid-day snack.
We are smoothie crazy in my house, we make smoothies almost daily including pineapple smoothies, blueberry smoothies and this simple mixed berry smoothie.
Can you ever have too many smoothie recipes? I don’t think so! This mixed berry smoothie is my girls’ current favorite, so I figured it was time I shared it all with you too. It takes about 5 minutes to make, and it’s packed with protein thanks to Greek yogurt so it’s both filling and refreshing.
How do you make a mixed berry smoothie?
This mixed berry smoothie is simply frozen berries, banana, vanilla Greek yogurt, liquid of your choice, and sweetener if you desire. I buy bags of mixed frozen berries and always have a few in the freezer for when a smoothie craving strikes. I typically make these smoothies with apple juice as it eliminates the need to add any sweetener later on. Other liquid choices are skim milk, almond milk, coconut milk or even a cranberry juice would be nice. When I do sweeten smoothies, I typically reach for a little honey. Like I said, it’s really not needed here if you’re using juice, but you may want to add some if you go with a less sweet liquid like skim milk.
I have an insanely picky 3 year old, and on days when I can’t get her to eat more than 2 bites of anything, these mixed berry smoothies are a lifesaver. Nutrients, protein, fiber – and they happen to be her favorite color, bright pink! So while this may be a simple recipe, it’s definitely worthy of sharing for all of you out there who are trying to get your families to eat (and drink!) healthier. Hope you enjoy!
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Mixed Berry Smoothie
- 1 1/2 cups apple juice can also use almond milk, skim milk, coconut milk or other flavor of juice
- 1 banana sliced
- 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
- 3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey optional
- Optional garnish: fresh berries and mint sprigs
- Place the apple juice, banana, berries and yogurt in a blender; blend until smooth. If the smoothie seems too thick, add a little more liquid (1/4 cup).
- Taste and add honey if desired. Pour into two glasses and garnish with fresh berries and mint sprigs if desired.
can you use 2% milk in the recipe?
Yes that should be fine.
What can you use if you don’t have vanilla greek yogurt?
Any type of yogurt should be fine!
I am a very picky eater and don’t eat fruits and vegetables. I’ve recently had to start figuring out how to eat healtheir being picky with texture and not sure how to proceed. I didn’t think smoothies would work but it was one of my last options. I found this recipe and i do like berry flavored things, so i thought I would try it. I am absolutely delighted to say that I LOVE this recipe. I had it for the first time yesterday and drank it right down and am currently having another one for lunch today. Thank you so much for providing a healthy recipe that I can love to smell and taste every day! You’re a life saver 😀
Delicious! I added a tablespoon of flax seed and no honey since I used apple juice. It would also be good with a couple TBSP of peanut butter for a PB and J smoothie. Yum!
Tastes yummy except I didn’t completely follow the recipe. I used 6 glasses of juice as 11 would make like 15 smoothies (6 glasses makes 4 or 5 )
I also didn’t use as many berries. Yummy apart from that though!
It’s not 11 glasses of juice, it’s one-and-a-half (1 1/2). So perhaps 6 glasses might too many too unless you’re making it for a large group.
Very good! I used apple white grape juice so no sweetener was needed. I also like to throw in some chunks of frozen pineapple so avoid sweeteners. Next time I will start with a little less juice and go from there. Thanks for an excellent recipe!
Favorite smoothie recipe! I used cranberry juice instead of Apple.
This smoothie recipe is awesome! We use oat milk instead of juice and vanilla greek yogurt. Delicious!!
I was surprised how good this smoothie was! I would prefer to add orange juice for the “liquid”. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe!