This Mixed Berry Smoothie is the most versatile berry smoothie recipe you’ll have. It has many variations and this is the stock smoothie for our kids when we are on the go! It’s so quick and easy to make and comes together in minutes.
For ultimate convenience, pre-measure the ingredients and store in a zip top bag or container and freeze them for when you are in a real hurry. Like Pumpkin Overnight Oats, it’s super fast and fun for you and the kids to prepare during those rushed mornings! We love smoothies. Some of our favorites include strawberry mango coconut smoothie, blueberry banana smoothie, and mango smoothie!
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Ever since we bought a Vitamix, our family has been smoothie crazy. I was even thinking of helping my hubby create a blog with smoothie recipes because he loves to experiment with different ingredients and has a dozen smoothie recipe books on the shelf! We’ve (actually!) spent a few Saturday nights where he is looking at a smoothie recipe books and I’m checking out other recipe books. You know you’re old when…! After years of perfecting his craft, he has landed on this mixed berry smoothie recipe as the “go to” frozen berry smoothie recipe.
How To Make a Berry Smoothie
To make this mixed berry smoothie, or triple berry smoothie, start with a blend of frozen raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
Simply add your berries, yogurt, vanilla, and coconut milk to your blender or bullet blender cup in that order, blend and voila, you have a healthy berry smoothie! It really couldn’t be easier. Or more delicious!
If you have only raspberries, make a raspberry yogurt smoothie and if you only have blackberries (which are abundant in August), make a blackberry smoothie.
Any berry mix will work. One of our favorites is the giant Costco size bag of mixed berries (hello! Costco berry smoothie). It’s these amazing berries, mixed with yogurt, that make the mixed berry smoothie healthy.
Can you mix berries with milk? You sure can, and feel free to substitute the coconut milk with soy milk or regular milk if you prefer. We have done lots of experimenting with ingredients for this mixed berry smoothie and find that the coconut milk enhances the flavor of the berries more than regular milk or soy milk.
To mix things up a little, add nuts, dried fruit, or protein powder. We make this frozen mixed berry smoothie recipe without banana, but if a banana berry smoothie is in order, add one banana to the recipe. Add an avocado for an avocado berry smoothie.
Recently at Costco, they were promoting the latest greatest Vitamix, which is digital and has some cool accessories that work on the new and older versions of Vitamix. These are individual attachments to make single smoothies for on the go parents and kids. We’ve even taught our daughter how to make a mixed berry smoothie, and she asks to make them every day. Oh, and the kids LOVE them. Check out my sweet boy with mixed berry smoothie on his face!
How to Freeze Berries
When picking wild blueberries for a blueberry smoothie or blackberries for a blackberry smoothie, wash them very well. Lay them out on paper towels then transfer them to a cookie sheet with wax paper. Make sure they are not touching each other and place them in the freezer right away to fast freeze them. Stack the cookie sheets nicely in the freezer to do lots at a time.
The next day, remove the cookie sheets and transfer the frozen berries to zip top freezer bags or Stasher bags. I like to make my medley in separate freezer bags, using a 5:3:2 ratio of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, and also smaller portions for the kids to prep for a batch of smoothies.
What Can I Put in a Smoothie to Thicken it?
If you find your smoothie is thinner than you’d like, add more frozen berries or ice cubes, and blend it up to thicken.
For a great breakfast, pair your mixed berry smoothie with a delicious Breakfast Bake, French Toast Casserole With Apples, or Monkey Bread Muffins! Or for a breakfast on the go, grab a couple of Peanut Butter Energy Balls, Sourdough Banana Muffins or Banana Granola Bars and you’re set for the day!
Mixed Berry Smoothie
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries I used berries and cherries mix
- 1 cup yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups coconut milk or milk of your choice
- 2 teaspoons honey optional
- Add berries to blender, followed by yogurt, vanilla, coconut milk, and honey if using. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into two glasses. Enjoy!
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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