Simple Mixed Berry Smoothie

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This recipe for my Simple Mixed Berry Smoothie first appeared on Taste As You Go in 2009. It appears here with updated photos.

Do you remember when I shared that I was considering taking a formal blogging hiatus for a few weeks?

Yeah, that didn't happen.

Even though I knew that I needed a break, I pushed forward. After all, I had put all that effort into creating my March content calendar, and I didn't want to deviate from that plan. Or, to be honest, I didn't want to admit that I didn't have it in me to execute it.

Blogging on a strict schedule became too overwhelming. Especially with everything else I have going on. I understand the reasoning behind it. You want your readers to know that they can rely on new content on a regular basis. Sites that appear stagnant don't grow... I totally get it.

But it's time to admit that I don't have enough hours in the day to do it all. It's time to be smarter about this.

So I'm making some changes. I am going to show myself some grace and ease up on my blogging schedule. Rather than focus on creating new content, I'm going to focus mostly on updating older posts right now... and making the backend updates on my never-ending list.

And when inspiration strikes, I'll write new content. 😊 For now, keep reading for an updated version of my Simple Mixed Berry Smoothie recipe! 

Measuring cup containing a mixture of frozen berries -- strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries.

Now, I'm not joking when I say that this dairy-free smoothie recipe is a simple one to make. And, the recipe only calls for three ingredients, which you may already have in your kitchen depending on how you like to stock your freezer.

Naturally, the first ingredient in a Simple Mixed Berry Smoothie is berries. Many bags of frozen berries include three different types of berries:
  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • blackberries

I like to try and find bags that also include blueberries so I can load this smoothie up with antioxidants. Measure out a heaping 1.5 cups of berries and pour them into the pitcher of your blender.

Frozen Chopped Banana Chunks on Cutting Board

Then take one banana and peel it before cutting it into large pieces. I generally use a fresh banana here, but you can also use a handful of frozen banana chunks.

Banana Chunks on Frozen Mixed Berries | Taste As You Go

Place those banana pieces on top of the berries in the blender pitcher. Then pour enough of your favorite orange juice into the blender until the fruit is just covered.

That's it! Those are your three ingredients for my dairy-free Simple Mixed Berry Smoothie -- berries, a banana, and orange juice.

A bag of chia seeds sitting on the kitchen counter.

Now, at this point, can you add a fourth ingredient to give the smoothie a little something extra. Before putting the top on the blender, pour in 2-3 tablespoons of chia seeds. 

Chia seeds are:
  • a good source of calcium and iron
  • packed with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids
  • high in dietary fiber

So adding chia seeds will definitely bring your smoothie to the next level! I've even added a handful of baby spinach leaves before blending for even more nutrients... but that's totally optional!

Blender with Simple Mixed Berry Smoothie.

Blender with Simple Mixed Berry Smoothie.

Once you have all the ingredients in there, pop the top on the blender and blend away until the ingredients are all incorporated and there are no more chunks of frozen berries.

Young child with long brown hair holds a glass with a Simple Mixed Berry Smoothie in it. The glass also has a metal straw to make sipping a lot easier.

Pour the smoothie into a tall glass or divide the smoothie into two smaller glasses. Drop in a metal straw for sipping and see how long it takes for the rest of your family to come into the kitchen to see what you're up to!

Do you have a favorite smoothie flavor? How do you make them? Leave a comment and let me know!

Berries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Smoothies, Recipes, Fruit, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
Drinks, Smoothies
Yield: 1 serving
Author: Taste As You Go
Simple Mixed Berry Smoothie

Simple Mixed Berry Smoothie

This easy dairy-free smoothie recipe only calls for three ingredients and is versatile enough to switch out berries for your favorite fruit!
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1 banana, broken into pieces
  • Orange juice

Instructions

  1. Place the frozen berries and banana in a blender.
  2. Pour in enough orange juice until the fruit is just covered.
  3. Place the cover on the blender and blend until smooth and there are no more chunks of frozen fruit.
  4. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.
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