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This strawberry blackberry banana smoothie is a perfect quick and easy breakfast or snack! It has just 6 ingredients, is easy to customize, and super nutritious too!
Smoothies are one of my favorite healthy on-the-go breakfasts or afternoon snacks. Sometimes I make a few swaps depending on what I have in the fridge (I love this blueberry spinach smoothie for a dose of greens), but this recipe is one I never get sick of!
This strawberry blackberry banana smoothie is cold, creamy, refreshing, and allergy-friendly! It can be made using regular dairy ingredients or it can be made as a vegan or dairy free smoothie!
Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Blackberry Banana Smoothie
- It uses simple ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make. Perfect for when you’re short on time!
- This recipe uses frozen fruit, so you can make it all year round regardless of what fruits are in season!
- You can customize this recipe and change it up by adding nut butter, switching up the protein powder flavors, and using different berries!
- This smoothie has been tested using various vegan milks and yogurts, as well as with regular dairy milk, so you can use either one.
- The recipe is gluten free, nut free, soy free, egg free, and overall very allergy friendly if you have food sensitivities.
- The protein powder and the yogurt make the smoothie filling and super healthy too.
- Frozen Blackberries: I recommend using frozen blackberries in this smoothie, because they make the smoothie cold and creamy, but you can use fresh if that’s all you have!
- Frozen Strawberries: Frozen works best but you can also use fresh strawberries if that’s all you have. You can also wash and then freeze your fresh berries to make smoothies with later!
- Frozen Banana: Frozen bananas add to the creaminess of the smoothie, but if you don't have frozen bananas you can use fresh ones. Keep in mind that the riper the bananas, the sweeter they are.
- Milk: You can use regular dairy milk or any plant based milk of your choice! I like to use unsweetened oat milk because it's creamy and thicker than other vegan milks!
- Yogurt: You can use whatever yogurt fits your dietary needs and preferences. You can use greek yogurt, regular yogurt, coconut yogurt, almond yogurt, or soy yogurt. Use plain yogurt if you want to avoid added sugars. If you don't have yogurt, you can also replace the yogurt with milk (regular or vegan).
- Protein powder: You can use any whey protein powder if you aren’t vegan/dairy free, or a vegan vanilla protein powder works just as well. My favorite protein to use is flavourless collagen peptides. Note that collagen peptides are dairy free but not vegan.
Step By Step Instructions
Note: Full ingredient measurements and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.
This smoothie is ready in a flash and takes just minutes to make, so there really aren’t many steps!
Step One: Add banana, strawberries, blackberries, milk, yogurt, protein (if using), and any other seeds or mix-ins desired to a blender.
Step Two: Blend until smooth and add more milk or fruit as needed to adjust consistency.
FAQs and Expert Tips
Absolutely! Strawberries go well with just about any fruit, and blackberries are no exception.
You can use vegan milk, vegan protein powder, and vegan yogurt to make this a completely vegan smoothie! It is also gluten free.
I recommend using a flavorless or vanilla protein powder in this, as the flavor is more neutral. I personally like to use unflavored collagen protein. It has no flavor, just one ingredient, and makes the smoothie really creamy.
Yes! This recipe works great with or without yogurt.
- Use a good blender - it makes life so much easier when making smoothies! You don’t have to spend a ton of money on one either. My blender is not expensive, but it does the job! If your blender isn’t very powerful, you may have to cut the banana up into chunks.
- Use frozen fruit - using frozen fruit instead of fresh gives smoothies a thick, cold, and refreshing creamy texture.
- Add more milk to adjust the consistency - if the smoothie seems too thick, add more milk until the consistency is to your liking. You can also add more fruit to thicken it.
Storage and Freezing Instructions
This smoothie is best enjoyed fresh. You can make it ahead of time by measuring out the banana, berries, and add-ins in an individual container or bag in the freezer. When you want to make the smoothie, just put the ingredients in the blender then add the yogurt, milk, and protein!
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Strawberry Blackberry Banana Smoothie
- ½ banana, frozen see notes
- ½ cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- ¼ cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
- 3 tablespoon coconut vanilla yogurt (or other yogurt of choice) see notes
- ½-¾ cup unsweetened oat milk (or any milk of choice)
- 2 tablespoon protein powder of choice (I use unflavored collagen protein) (optional)
- This recipe makes 1 smoothie. If making for two, double the recipe. Add all ingredients into a blender, then blend until smooth. Depending on your blender, you may need to chop the banana into a few pieces. Add more milk if the smoothie seems too thick.
- Top with chia seeds, a couple blackberries or a strawberry, and a banana slice if desired and enjoy!
- ½ Tablespoon of hemp seeds and/or chia seeds
- 1 Tablespoon almond butter, peanut butter, or nut butter of choice
The calorie information provided for this recipe is an estimate. The accuracy of the calories listed is not guaranteed.