This Mixed Berry Smoothie recipe is naturally sweet, super creamy, and so easy to make with healthy ingredients! Simply combine frozen strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, fresh banana, milk, and yogurt and then blend away! This quick drink will be ready in just 5 minutes for a breakfast or snack on-the-go.

Healthy berry smoothies are served in glasses on the counter ice around them.

Of all the delicious frozen fruit smoothies here on the site, THIS would have to be my pick!!

The mix of of berries: blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries, combines with a hint of lemon to give you the BEST balance of sweet and tangy flavors.

Add in a banana and you’ve got the creamiest drink perfect for on-the-go breakfasts or a quick mid-day snack.

If you love all of these fruity flavors, this Baked Oatmeal with Berries is perfect when meal prepping breakfast for a crowd.

Mixed berries, banana, lemon, yogurt, oat milk, and honey are the ingredients in this smoothie.
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Ingredients

Notes about the ingredients needed for this Mixed Berry Smoothie recipe are below. Jump to recipe for the exact measurements.

  • Mixed Berries. It’s best to use frozen berries. You can buy already frozen fruit at the store, or freeze fresh fruit. (Check out my guides for freezing fresh strawberries and freezing fresh blueberries at home!)
  • Banana. Using a ripe banana is best because it will give it a sweeter flavor. Make sure to use room temperature bananas so the ingredients can blend together more easily. A frozen banana will require more liquid to smooth things out.
  • Milk. Regular, oat, soy, coconut, or another nut-based milk such as cashew or almond milk can all be used.
  • Yogurt. Any plain flavor will work. Greek yogurt, regular, goat’s milk, or a nut or plant-based yogurt are all great choices. While you can use flavored, like vanilla Greek yogurt, it will add calories and sugar.
  • Sweetener. This is optional. Make the smoothie first and then add in if you would like it sweeter after tasting. Honey and pure maple syrup make great natural sweeteners.

Tip for Super Smooth Smoothies

Use a combination of fresh and frozen fruits to make blending the smoothie together so much easier! You can also thaw previously frozen fruit for 15-30 minutes in order to make it softer and easier to blend.

How to Make a Berry Smoothie?

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1. Combine ingredients in a blender.

Add all of the smoothie ingredients to a high-powered blender. Place the yogurt and banana closer to the blade and the frozen mixed berries further from the blade. This will ensure everything blends easier. 

Be sure to use one that is capable of completely blending up all of the ingredients until they are silky smooth is key! (I use a Vitamix when I’m making more than one smoothie and a Nutribullet when it’s just for me!)

Blending Tip

In order to more easily blend frozen ingredients for a smoothie, you’ll want to place the softer ingredients closer to the blade and the frozen ingredients further away from the blade.

2. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Blend for 1-2 minutes. Look for a smooth and creamy texture.  If it doesn’t seem to be mixing, you might need to add a little more liquid.

These Additions Up the Nutrition

This is a basic recipe for you to work with. Bring up the nutritional value by including any of these healthy smoothie add-ins:

  • Leafy greens
  • Other fresh or frozen fruits
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Gluten-free oats
  • Fish or flax seed oil
  • Protein powder
  • Turmeric powder
  • Avocado
  • Chia seeds
Mixed Berry Smoothies are a thick drink enjoyed with berries and fresh lemon zest.

Meal Prepping a Smoothie

If you want to save time on busy mornings, take a few minutes to prep the smoothie ingredients. Add the frozen fruit and yogurt for a single smoothie to a freezer-safe bag. Freeze for up to 3 to 4 months. Just let the ingredients thaw for about 30 minutes before blending them up with your liquid of choice.

Are berry smoothies healthy?

Berry smoothies are healthy! The ingredients in mixed berry smoothies pack in a ton of nutrients and antioxidants. Plus, the fiber content can help aid with digestive health. Because the good-for-you ingredients keep you full, smoothies can help with weight loss, too.

Do berry smoothies help with weight loss?

Smoothies can help in your weight loss journey. The natural and wholesome ingredients can make you feel full for longer, reducing the craving to snack between meals. They’re a great addition to healthy eating habits, especially with plain yogurt and a combination of berries. 

Is it ok to put frozen berries in a smoothie?

You can absolutely put frozen berries in a smoothie. In fact, frozen berries are essential to create that smooth yet icy texture without including actual ice cubes, which can dilute the flavor.

What is the best liquid to put in a fruit smoothie?

For the creamiest texture, milk is the best liquid to put in a fruit smoothie. However, you can sub in apple juice, orange juice, or even coconut water if you prefer. Pay attention because the liquid of your choice might affect the nutritional or sugar content of this delicious smoothie.

More Frozen Fruit Smoothies

Learn the basics for How to Make a Fruit Smoothie, or check out one of these favorite smoothie recipes that use different fruits.

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Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe

This Mixed Berry Smoothie recipe is naturally sweet, super creamy, and so easy to make with healthy ingredients! This quick drink will be ready in just 5 minutes for a breakfast or snack on-the-go.
Mixed berry smoothies are topped with berries and drank with a straw.
Yield 2 servings
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes
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Ingredients 

  • 2 cups mixed berries thawed for 5 minutes
  • 1 medium-sized banana cut into 1-inch chunks
  • ½ cup milk unsweetened*
  • ¼ cup yogurt plain*
  • 1-2 Tbsp. sweetener optional
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender such as a Vitamin or Nutribullet. Place the softer ingredients closer to the blade and the frozen ingredients further from the blade.
    2 cups mixed berries, 1 medium-sized banana, ½ cup milk, ¼ cup yogurt, 1-2 Tbsp. sweetener, 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • Blend for 1-2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Serve with fresh berries and additional lemon zest, if desired.
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Notes

  • Yield: This recipe makes enough for two 8-oz. smoothies or one large, 16-oz. smoothie.
  • Milk: Regular, oat, cashew, almond, or soy milk can be used if you do not like coconut.
  • Yogurt: Greek yogurt, goat yogurt, or any other plant or nut-based yogurt may be used.
  • Prep-ahead: To prepare in advance, you can measure out ingredients and place them in a freezer-safe bag or airtight container. Store for up to 3-4 months in the freezer. Let it sit out for 20-30 minutes so the ingredients can thaw, then blend before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 98mg, Potassium: 346mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 141IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 131mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Monica! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!

  1. I would love to fix this mixed berry smoothie, but banana sometimes bothers my stomach. Is there anything I can use as a substitute?