Easy Blackberry Strawberry Banana Smoothie
This easy blackberry strawberry banana smoothie is the perfect healthy treat any time of the year! Make it with fresh or frozen fruit for a sweet & creamy treat.
Hi there! Ready for a banana strawberry blackberry smoothie recipe that’s quick and easy but still creamy and delicious?
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In This Post: Everything You Need For The Best Blackberry Strawberry Banana Smoothie
I like to share the backstory on my recipes, but if you’re not into that, you can always skip to the recipe card! Otherwise, here’s a quick breakdown of what you’ll find in this post:
- Why you should definitely give this banana strawberry blackberry smoothie recipe a try
- Blackberry strawberry banana smoothie recipe FAQ and nutrition info
- The recipe for the creamiest, most delicious blackberry strawberry banana smoothie
Let’s get to it!
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Blackberry Strawberry Banana Smoothie: What’s Not To Love?
I love to make smoothies because they are a simple yet versatile way to boost your nutrition.
(For context, you should probably know that I’m a certified personal trainer + nutrition coach.)
Once you get the basic recipe down, you can tweak any smoothie to your liking.
You need a liquid (such as milk or water), some fruit & maybe some veggies, a thickener like yogurt or maybe just ice, and something sweet!
Smoothies can be naturally sweet due to the ingredients (like bananas), or they can have added sweetness from something like Stevia, honey, maple syrup etc.
This particular recipe is no different!
While I share my exact go-to blackberry strawberry banana smoothie recipe below, you can always tweak it!
P.S. This recipe is perfect you can make it in the dead of winter when you can’t source fresh berries. In fact, it’s even better with frozen berries!
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Simple Tweaks For A Personalized Banana Strawberry Blackberry Smoothie Recipe
I mentioned that smoothies are my fave because they’re easily tailored to your goals and dietary needs. But here are some specific ways to tweak your own smoothie:
Milk or Liquids: Make any smoothie non-dairy by swapping regular milk for almond milk or similar. You can also swap full-fat milk for fat-free milk to keep fat content low while retaining creaminess. If you’re feeling brave, you can even just use water as your liquid. You won’t get that great creamy texture, but it works in a pinch.
Sweeteners: If you have a sweet tooth like most of us, the natural sugars in your fruit might not be enough. I like to add a pinch of organic Stevia to my smoothies, but raw honey is a great choice, too! I’ve also heard of using dates as smoothie sweeteners too!
Fresh Fruit vs. Frozen Fruit: You can use either when making your smoothies, but keep in mind that fresh fruit is watery and will yield a runnier smoothie. Use some combination of fresh & frozen fruit for better results, or add some ice cubes to your smoothie to thicken it up. I personally like to use *mostly* frozen fruit in most smoothie recipes.
Yogurt, Protein, & Fats: For creamier smoothies, you’ll want something like Greek yogurt or even avocado or cashew butter (which will add healthy fat) in your smoothie. However, you can use dairy-free yogurt for added creaminess if that is your preference. If protein is your goal, a scoop of vanilla protein powder could easily be added to this smoothie.
Toppings: You can add a variety of toppings to your smoothies for texture, sweetness, or nutritional purposes. I like to top fruit-based smoothies with a bit of granola (as shown), flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp hearts, coconut flakes, or other healthy foods!
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Blackberry Strawberry Banana Smoothie FAQ
Who would have guessed that a simple blackberry strawberry smoothie recipe would yield so many questions? If you have any, check these first:
If you like a really thick smoothie that isn’t watery, you’ll definitely want at least some of your fruit to be frozen for this recipe. Most of us have a frozen banana somewhere, anyway, right?
Smoothies are not known for their longevity. In other words, I recommend slurping it up as soon as you can. If you absolutely have to, you can keep leftovers in the fridge (in an airtight container like a mason jar with lid) for up to about 4 hours.
Yes! You can! Just know that the blackberry strawberry banana smoothie – no yogurt choice will be less creamy and not as thick.
Smoothie Nutrition Info
If you’re looking for a strawberry and blackberry smoothie or similar, chances are that nutrition is important to you. (You’re very smart & healthy, after all!)
Nutrition is important to me too – I even created a whole course focused on nutrition for weight loss!
Let’s take a quick look at the goodies you’ll get when you consume this particular recipe:
Blackberries: Blackberries are a delicious summertime treat, but they are also full of antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. They also contain small amounts of a handful of other vitamins and minerals.
Tip: Frozen or fresh blackberries are the star of this strawberry blackberry banana smoothie recipe. Don’t skip them!
Strawberries: Strawberries are well-known for their high vitamin C content, but they also contain folate (vitamin B12), manganese, and potassium. Like blackberries, they also contain small amounts of a handful of other vitamins and minerals.
Tip: Although fresh strawberries are a delicious healthy snack, they will yield a thinner smoothie than frozen ones.
Banana: Bananas provide the body with the macronutrient known as carbohydrates, but they also provide potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C. Surprisingly, bananas also have antioxidant properties.
Tip: For a thicker smoothie, skip the fresh banana and reach for one of those brown frozen ones that’s been in your freezer for eons!
Milk & Yogurt: Both regular cow’s milk and yogurt contribute protein, fat, carbs, and calcium. They also contain vitamin B12, riboflavin and phosphorus. Yogurt also provides gut-supporting probiotics. Other milks like oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, etc. will have different nutritional value.
Tip: I am not vegan but I do enjoy almond yogurt and the occasional plant-based milk! Vegan yogurt and any plant milk will still make a great vegan smoothie, but they might skew the flavor of the smoothie just a bit. For that reason, I recommend plain almond milk over coconut milk or stronger flavors.
Other: You can also add a boost of nutrition by topping your smoothies with nuts, seeds, dried fruit, or other fun things! The nutrition will vary accordingly. Still, this is the perfect way to fill nutritional gaps with simple ingredients.
Onto the recipe! (Which BTW, makes a great easy breakfast!)
Blackberry Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 1 smoothie blender
- 1 1/2 cup measuring cup
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen blackberries
- 1/2 of one frozen banana sliced
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt I recommend Zoi Honey Vanilla
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1/2 packet of organic Stevia
- 1 tbsp granola, flax seed, or other topping optional
- Add yogurt, milk and Stevia to blender.
- Add all frozen fruit (or fresh fruit and ice if needed).
- Blend on high for approximately 1 minute.
- Top with granola, coconut flakes, or whatever!
- Serve and enjoy immediately.
That’s all there is to it, friends!
Now you have a delicious smoothie idea with tons of health benefits that also makes for a quick breakfast and sweet treat!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! It really is a great way to get some great nutrition.
If you’re looking for more ideas for nutritious meals, here are a few of my other recipes:
- Beginner Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread Recipe
- Easy Ground Turkey Meal Prep + Brown Rice
- Easy Healthy Deviled Eggs Recipe (The BEST!)
- Easy Vegan Carrot Muffins (No Added Sugar!)
- Wholesome Chicken And Wild Rice Soup
Otherwise, I’ll catch you guys later!
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