This mixed berry smoothie is thick and creamy, so refreshing and bursting with fruity flavors. It's super simple to make, loaded with nutrients and so filling. It's a healthy antioxidant-rich drink that is a great choice for breakfast or as a mid-day snack. Kids-approved and without added refined sugars.
Simple smoothies are my jam. I just love throwing ingredients in a blender and see the magic happen. The best smoothies are the one you make not thinking much about it. A mix of fruits, liquid, some add-ons + some flavoring and that's it. No fuss. And yet powerful enough to call this smooth drink a real breakfast.
When it comes to fresh fruits, I have two picky eaters in the house. Not my husband, nor my kid are fans of eating fresh fruits especially berries. Feeding them healthy over the years transformed me in a very creative person. I've learned the ways to sneak the fresh fruits they don't like in the food they actually devour. Mixing berries in the smoothie is the perfect way to get them to have a huge antioxidant boost from powerful berries in a form they love. And they do love my smoothies.
This Mixed Berry Smoothie is very popular in my house, especially during the summer. It's thick and creamy, so refreshing and bursting with wonderful fruity flavors. It's super simple to make, and jet loaded with all the important nutrients that the body needs. Without excess calories. Without added sugars. And here's why this smoothie is so high on my favorite smoothie list.
This recipe is a mix of antioxidant-rich berries, dairy-free milk, nut butter for thickness and essential nutrients, seeds loaded with omega 3s and one amazing super spice.
It's a HEALTHY nutritious drink perfect for mornings when you are in a hurry but still, you need power breakfast to boost you up. This healthy smoothie can be also served as an afternoon snack. My kiddo loves to sip this mixed berry smoothie after long exhausting play outside. It's a real sweet treat filled with beautiful flavors and nourishing ingredients.
How to make a mixed berry smoothie
The key to a great smoothie is using great ingredients. So for this smoothie, you'll need:
- Mixed frozen berries: I used a mix of frozen raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants. It's a frozen fruit bag you can buy in stores. If you prefer using your own mix of frozen fruits, just go ahead. Freeze your fresh fruit for 30 minutes before blending or alternatively, you can use fresh fruits and add about 1 cup of ice and blend until smooth. Frozen fruits are the best for making smoothies. They blend into a thick very refreshing drink that gives you a cold punch. It feels like having ice cream and sometimes it's so thick you can eat it with the spoon.
- Milk: Almond milk is the best option here. It has this lovely nutty flavor that pairs well with berries. Plus dairy-free milk, like almond milk and soy milk, are naturally sweet so you don't need to add extra sugars to sweeten smoothie up. Coconut milk won't work well here because of flavor combo. Same as cow's milk. You can use oat milk.
- Almond butter: Almond butter is loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats that keep our heart healthy, fibers, proteins, and many important minerals and vitamins – especially vitamin E and magnesium (1). Almond butter is also an excellent source of powerful antioxidants that protect our cells from oxidative damage, a major contributor to aging and disease. (2)
- Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds added extra protein and omega-3.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon is a highly delicious spice but it also has some superpowers. Cinnamon is high on antioxidants called polyphenols (3). These antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties lowers the risk of developing diseases. Also cinnamon reduces levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides which keep our heart healthy (4).
All you need to do next is mix all these lovely ingredients. That simple!
- Take a blender or food processor and add mixed berries, almond milk, almond butter and flaxseeds. Add cinnamon too.
- Blend until you get smooth texture.
- Check consistency and add more milk if you feel that smoothie is to thick. Or add more fruits to thicken to get desired texture.
- Try the smoothie and add sweetener if you like. I recommend using raw honey or maple syrup. Stevia is also ok.
- Pour the smoothie in a serving glass and add toppings, if you like. I used whipped coconut cream and sprinkled with cacao nibs and berries. Serve with a large straw or a long ice-cream spoon.
This Mixed Berry Smoothie with almond milk is creamy, mildly sweet but above all refreshing and summery. It's thick and refreshing and kids love it. This smoothie is also vegan, dairy-free, naturally gluten-free and made without refined sugars. It's a perfectly healthy drink that can be served as a nutritious breakfast or afternoon treat.
Mixed Berry Smoothie
- 1 cup mixed frozen berries
- 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
- 1 teaspoon ground Ceylon cinnamon
- Honey or maple syrup optional and to taste
- Toppings: coconut whipped cream cacao nibs, raw cacao, berries
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and start blending on low.
- Slowly increase the speed to high then mix until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a large glass and add toppings. Enjoy!
Nutrition values are calculated without added toppings. Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but I have endeavored to be as accurate as possible.
More smoothie recipes
If you’re looking for more easy fruit smoothie recipes, try:
- Strawberry Kefir Smoothie
- Mango Blueberry Smoothie
- Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Cherry Chocolate Smoothie
- Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie
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