Recipe: Healthy Mixed Berry Smoothie

Fruit Recipes, Pre + Post Workout Recipes, Smoothie Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

A well-balanced smoothie is an easy way to start your day off right with a nutrient-packed, healthy breakfast. This healthy mixed berry smoothie, made with simple ingredients, is rich in fiber and protein to help keep you feeling full all morning long. 

Speaking of fiber, one way we like to sneak in a bit of extra fiber in smoothies is with oats. That’s right, oats aren’t just for oatmeal. The oats blend up small with the rest of the smoothie ingredients so you hardly notice them in this mixed berry smoothie recipe.

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    Ingredients You’ll Need

    • Frozen Mixed Berries: we drink a lot of smoothies, so we like to keep the freezer stocked with plenty of frozen fruit. Frozen mixed berries are always a great option for smoothies like this one. You can make this smoothie with any combination of berries or just one berry like: raspberries, blackberries, cherries, or blueberries.  You can use fresh berries too, but we often use frozen berries to make a thicker smoothie.
    • Milk: use your milk of choice for this healthy smoothie – we usually opt for skim milk or unsweetened almond milk. Other great options for non-dairy milk include coconut milk, soy milk, oat milk, or cashew milk.
    • Yogurt: we recommend using either plain Greek yogurt or vanilla Greek yogurt since it is higher in protein than regular yogurt. If you want a sweeter smoothie, you could use berry flavored yogurt instead of plain yogurt. In addition to adding creaminess to this healthy berry smoothie, yogurt is also packed with gut-friendly probiotics. 
    • Oats: use either old fashioned oats or quick oats in this smoothie. The oats add fiber and help thicken this berry smoothie with no banana. 
    • Chia Seeds: we love these little seeds since they add filling fiber, protein, and healthy fats (plant-based omega 3 fats to be exact!) to this breakfast smoothie recipe. If you don’t have chia seeds, you could leave them out or use ground flaxseeds or hemp seeds instead.

    Smoothie Variations

    Add some greens: add a handful of fresh baby spinach or kale to your smoothie to sneak in a serving of vegetables into your smoothie.

    Sweeten it up: this easy smoothie isn’t super sweet, so if you like a sweeter smoothie you may want to add a medjool date or a tablespoon of maple syrup, honey, agave nectar or other sweetener or choice. You could also use fruit juice (like orange juice or apple juice) instead of milk or toss in ½ of a ripe banana for a sweeter smoothie. 

    Add healthy fats: add a spoonful of almond butter or peanut butter for a filling smoothie with heart healthy fat (and a little extra protein).

    Add more protein: add a couple scoops of your go-to protein powder to this simple berry smoothie to make it more filling.

    two single servings of healthy mixed berry smoothie with raspberries and blackberries

    How to Make a Mixed Berry Smoothie

    Prep: Add all of your ingredients (frozen berry mix, milk, yogurt, oats, chia seeds) to a high powered blender. Add oats so they are closest to the blade (so on bottom for a standard blender pitcher or on top for a blender cup).

    Blend: Start on low speed and gradually increase speed as the ingredients start to mix. Puree until smooth. 
    Enjoy: Pour into a glass and enjoy!

    berry smoothie ingredients in blender waiting to make smoothie

    Helpful Tools for this Recipe

    • Blender
    • Silicone Spatulas
    • Reusable Straws

    Are Berry Smoothies Healthy?

    Yes! Depending on the ingredients you use, you can make a healthy berry smoothie at home. It’s a great way to get in a couple servings of fruit in the morning and start your day with a balanced breakfast. (They are also great for refueling pre or post workout.)

    Berries are a naturally lower sugar fruit that is especially high in fiber and antioxidants; which is why we love using them in our healthy morning smoothies. Antioxidants are compounds in food that prevent damage caused by free radicals.

    Although free radicals occur naturally if left unchecked they can lead to chronic inflammation. Pair them with probiotic-rich yogurt and oats and this smoothie for a winning combination of ingredients that support better gut health.

    close up shot of mixed berry smoothie with berry toppings

    Can I Make this Smoothie Dairy Free?

    Yes, you can make this smoothie dairy free and vegan by using a non-dairy yogurt and plant-based milk. If you don’t have non-dairy yogurt, substitute with a banana instead – it will add the creamy texture that you would normally get from the yogurt.

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    Total Time: 5 minutes

    Yield: 1 serving(s)


    • ¾ cup frozen mixed berries
    • ¾ cup plain non-fat greek yogurt
    • 1/2 cup skim milk
    • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats (not cooked)
    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


    1. Add ingredients in the order listed above to the smoothie cup. Blend on low speed until large pieces are broken up. Finish on high speed until well blended.

    Nutrition Information Per Serving

    Serving Size: 1 smoothie

    Calories: 300

    Protein: 21 gram(s)

    Fat: 8 gram(s)

    Carbohydrates: 39 gram(s)

    Fiber: 14 gram(s)

    Sugar: 15 gram(s)

    Calories based on skim milk.

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