Perfect Berry Smoothie

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

15 Minutes

Serves:

2 Servings

Calories/Serving:

297

2 cups frozen mixed berries

1 banana (room temperature)

½ cup Greek yogurt*

1 ¼ cup milk (or almond milk or oat milk)

1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup, honey, or agave syrup

½ cup ice

Optional add-ins: 1 tablespoon almond butter, ¼ teaspoon vanilla, fresh mint leaves or basil leaves

Ingredients

Photo and recipe are courtesy of A Couple Cooks

Cooking Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the banana into pieces.

  2. Blend until creamy and frothy, stopping and scraping down the sides as necessary. If desired, garnish with a frozen strawberry and mint sprig.

  3. Serve immediately or store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 2 days.


Quick Tips:


How to make it plant based / vegan!


You can make this berry smoothie plant-based or vegan by doing two swaps:

  1. Use vegan yogurt or another ½ banana. This helps to keep right the right smoothie texture.

  2. Substitute non-dairy milk for the milk (1 for 1). Try oat milk, almond milk, or light coconut milk. (Regular coconut milk can be rather thick and have a strong flavor. If that’s all you have, dilute it with a little water.)


Add-ins & variations


This healthy berry smoothie is pretty perfect as is: but you can always mix it up with tasty additions! Here are a few options:

  • Almond butter. Use 1 tablespoon or 2 for a stronger almond flavor (it will also dull the color a bit).

  • Vanilla. Use ¼ to ½ teaspoon vanilla to heighten the flavors.

  • Cinnamon: Add ⅛ teaspoon to give a hint of spice.

  • Mint or basil. Add a few fresh mint or basil leaves for an herbaceous spin.

  • Pineapple or mango. Substitute 1 cup of the frozen berries for 1 cup frozen pineapple or mango.