Berry smoothies are an excellent way to curb a craving for sweets, thanks to the natural sweetness and rich flavors of berries like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and acai berries. Berries are loaded with antioxidants, rich in fiber, and packed with vitamins like vitamin C and vitamin K and other essential nutrients like folate and manganese.
Berries are excellent smoothie ingredients paired with bananas, pineapples, coconut, and so much more. Berries mixed with kale and other greens like spinach make excellent green smoothies, too. Berry smoothies are an excellent meal replacement option, thanks to their high fiber content, and many berry smoothies are great for weight loss, too. Add some Greek yogurt or a scoop of protein powder to any berry smoothie for an added boost of protein.
Berry smoothies make a refreshing anytime treat, but if you’re in need of a smoothie fix when you’re on the run (or you don’t have fresh berries on hand in your kitchen), your local Edible Arrangements® store offers delicious, done-for-you smoothies you can grab and go. So, when you’re in need of a delicious berry smoothie for your morning commute, over your busy lunch break, or anytime you’re in the mood for a tasty, healthy treat, stop by your local Edible Arrangements® store and choose from our amazing Edible® Treats menu. With delicious smoothies like refreshing Pineapple & Orange, Strawberry, Pineapple & Banana, and more, you’re sure to find the perfect tasty treat to get you through the day.
For more delicious berry smoothie recipes you should try, we put out a call for ideas and curated responses below. (Note: Edible Arrangements® is not endorsing any of the companies or ideas discussed below, but we asked for suggestions to get some different perspectives.) Keep reading to find out what the contributors who responded to our query had to say.
Bracha Goetz is a Harvard-educated author of 38 books to help children’s souls shine and the candid memoir for adults about overcoming food addictions joyfully: Searching for God in the Garbage.
“This is my favorite Yummy Berry Smoothie Recipe:
Blend for 20 seconds:
- A handful of your favorite berries
- Two peeled ripe (soft) bananas, cut into several pieces
- Around 20 almonds
- One cup of water
Then add to the blended smoothie any of these you would like:
- Around 30 sunflower seeds
- A tablespoon of ground flax seeds
- A squeeze from a slice of lemon
- A sprinkle of cinnamon
- A sprinkle of Himalayan salt or sea salt
- A half cup or a cup of old-fashioned oats, depending on how thick you like your smoothies
This smoothie keeps you full, energized, and happy all morning long.”
Karla Renee Williams
After a sudden unexpected spinal injury left her bedridden and learning to walk again, Karla spent 2017 learning about and pursuing healthy eating and living. Over 9 months, Karla lost more than 60 lbs through changes diet alone. She was able to return to her MBA Program full time while working as Executive Legal Counsel and Chief of Staff at a College in the Bronx full time.
“I share this berry smoothie recipe with as many friends and family as will listen. What’s in it?
- 5 oz of baby spinach
- 7.5 oz of 0% Fage Greek Yogurt (approximately 1.5 personal sized cups)
- 3 hearty squirts of lemon juice (to taste – not everyone likes their smoothies sour)
- 10-16 oz of cold water
- 2 cups of frozen strawberries (Fun tip? fruits becoming overly ripe in the fridge or on the counter can be rinsed, put into a ziplock bag, and tossed in the freezer for use as smoothies in the future!)
- 1 cup of frozen mango (or blueberries or raspberries – depending on your preference)
How do you make it?
Spinach can be hard to adjust to eating for people getting used to it. Blending it first at a high speed with water and lemon juice will let you see that it’s pureed down finely and without extra leaves and stems floating around. Next, add the Greek yogurt and watch your smoothie turn a creamy bright green color. Finally, toss in the frozen fruits to make the smoothie cold and creamy without being icy and watered down. This recipe makes one 50oz shaker bottle that you can carry with you throughout the morning to curb cravings. The berries keep your cholesterol down, is generally diabetes friendly, and the yogurt and spinach will help keep you full without being carb-heavy and bloat-inducing!”
Srividhya is a cookbook author (Instant Pot Vegetarian Cookbook and The Essential South Indian Cookbook) and recipe developer and owner of the blog Vidhya’s Vegetarian Kitchen. She firmly believes that the mouth is the way to the heart. She shares easy vegan and vegetarian recipes and traditional South Indian recipes on her blog.
“I love vibrant and colorful smoothies with mixed berries. I usually add a handful of fresh or frozen strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Blend it along with yogurt, almond butter, and 2 tsp of psyllium husk for additional fiber. When adding psyllium husk, you need to drink it right away as it thickens fast. You can thin it down by adding water anytime. If the berries are slightly sour, I add honey or raw sugar. Also, you can skip the psyllium husk and add a tsp of chia seeds. This is my favorite smoothie recipe, and it is quite filling too.
- 2 cups mixed berries
- 1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 tsp psyllium husk, optional
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- 1/2 cup water
Blend everything and enjoy it! If the berries are sour, add some sugar or honey.”
Diana Gariglio-Clelland is a Registered Dietitian at Balance One Supplements. She has worked in the hospital, public health, and primary care settings, and has experience counseling people in all walks of life. She has been featured in Huffington Post, Parents Magazine, She Knows, MSN, Yahoo, Livestrong, Chowhound, Eating Well, Popsugar, Eat This, Fatherly, My Fitness Pal, and more.
“Berries are a nutritional powerhouse and make a delicious smoothie. They are also rich in dietary fiber, a nutrient many of us fall short in! My favorite recipe is the Black and Blue Smoothie.
Ingredients for one serving:
- 3/4 cup frozen blackberries
- 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup coconut milk, or other milk of choice; more as needed to achieve desired consistency
- 1 Tbsp whipping cream; optional, for creamier smoothie
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. For an attractive, colorful garnish, add a wedge of pineapple to the edge of the glass to serve.”
Stacy Caprio works with Deals Scoop.
“Here’s my favorite berry smoothie recipe:
- 1 cup of blackberries
- 1 cup of raspberries
- 1 cup of ice
- 2 cups of milk
- 3 scoops of yogurt”
Jamie Bacharach is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Health Coach, as well as the Head of Practice at Acupuncture Jerusalem. Jamie’s travels have taken her across the world as she has learned to synthesize the best of Western and Eastern medicine to the benefit of her patients.
“My favorite berry smoothie recipe is the Berry Blast Smoothie:
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 banana
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 2 cups almond milk
The beauty of a berry smoothie is in its versatility and possibilities. With so many different seasonal berries to choose from, you’re bound to find the right berry to suit your taste. However, you could also opt for a frozen berry mix, which not only adds convenience but gives you a delicious frozen smoothie without having to dilute your recipe with ice or too much milk. Always serve cold!”
Krissy is the Marketing Coordinator of FitRated.com, a website dedicated to providing consumer-friendly resources on fitness equipment, gear, and services. Krissy is also a foodie, and an avid barre and yoga enthusiast.
“Here is my favorite berry smoothie recipe. This smoothie is inspired by the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but much healthier! Add more liquid if it’s too thick for your liking. The recipe makes a 16 oz. smoothie.
- 1/2 c frozen raspberries and strawberries
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 c frozen spinach
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter or almond butter
- 1 tsp maple syrup or honey
- 1/2 c water + 1/2 c milk
- 3 ice cubes”
Dr. Carrie Lam
Dr. Carrie Lam is the co-author of the international best selling books Advanced Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome: A Metabolic Approach and Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome Cookbook. Her career focus is in primary care along with functional and integrative medicine, with emphasis on anti-aging, lifestyle medicine, and nutrition.
“My favorite berry smoothie recipe is this Strawberry Green Smoothie.”
Lynell Ross is the founder and managing editor of Zivadream, a website that provides practical advice from professionals in the areas of sleep, wellness and nutrition. She’s also a certified Health & Wellness Coach and Nutritionist with over a decade of experience helping individuals improve
“I drink the same berry smoothie everyday. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also highly nutritious. Here the simple and healthy ingredients I include in the smoothie:
- 2 cups of frozen berries
- 1/2 cup of sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup of raw oats
- 1 Tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1 Tbsp of peanut butter
- 1/2 scoop of whey isolate protein (preferably vanilla flavored)
- Splash of agave nectar
- 100% pure coconut water
Now, I know this ingredient list may not sound appetizing, but it actually tastes delicious. Plus, the different ingredients all add something special to the table in terms of nutritional value. For example, the berries are loaded with antioxidants, the almonds add healthy fats, the oats are high in fiber and protein, the spinach is packed with a variety of different
nutrients and vitamins, and the peanut butter is an excellent source of plant-based protein. Lastly, the coconut water is rich with natural electrolytes for hydration purposes.”
Jess is the founder of New York City-based communications and business development consulting firm, Insite Strategy. She’s a graduate of New York University and current MBA candidate at IE Business School.
“Here’s my favorite berry smoothie recipe:
- 1 cup mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries – whatever is in season)
- 1/2 cup Califa original, unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon food grade matcha powder
- 1 scoop Gut Garden Collagen Peptides
- 1/2 scoop Gut Garden Resistant Starch
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt”
Ali Cody is Founder & CEO of Avocado Ali. LLC. Her focus is eating to heal through food, faith, and fun! As a Certified Holistic Nutritionist Ali guides her clients from a place of semi-healthy eating to a place where their health issues are substantially alleviated through new & delicious
“My favorite berry smoothie recipe is the AvoAli Blueberry Smoothie:
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 medium banana
- 1/2 avocado
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 cup water (more or less or can use ice depending on preference)
It is SO velvety smooth and delicious!”
Natalia Rae is certified in natural & holistic remedies and will be opening a wellness center focusing on nutrition, healthy lifestyle & biocommunication therapy as a Board Certified Doctor of Natural Medicine this spring. She runs a wellness page on Facebook and enjoys sharing health tips on what’s been working for them on their website. She loves encouraging & educating others on how they can be truly healthy, that is her passion.
“As a mother of multiple children, their health is of the utmost importance to me. It is what drives me to pick the best fuel for their bodies. Unfortunately, sometimes they don’t agree. I had a couple of picky eaters, especially when they were younger. So, I started making smoothies to get their daily fruits and vegetables in. What started as a fun way to get them to be healthy turned into the past eight years of them loving their morning smoothies.
This is our favorite berry smoothie recipe:
- 3 oz of unpasteurized organic apple juice
- 3 oz of organic orange juice
- 1 handful of frozen cantaloupe (est. 4 cut up pieces) from our garden (optional but great nutrients)
- 1/2 cup of a frozen organic berry blend consisting of blackberries, raspberries, cherries
- 1/2 cup of frozen organic mangoes
- 1 pinch of organic spinach (about 1/8 cup)
- 1.5 tsp of cholera/spirulina (they’re both an amazing super food, that has an abundance of vitamins, minerals & proteins)
Directions: Blend until smooth. If it looks to be too clumpy, I’ll add a bit of purified water. I tend to stay away from adding any yogurts, as dairy and fruit shouldn’t be mixed; it could cause fermentation in the gut.”
Renata is a healthy foodie who shares her healthy and delicious recipes on her blog, NourishwithRenata.com. She believes that tasty food should always be good for you, and tests all her recipes on her husband and three kiddos.
“My favorite berry smoothie recipe is my Creamy Strawberry Smoothie! This smoothie captures the vibrant summery flavor of strawberries and cream, while also being filled with
protein, healthy fats, and superfoods. For one serving, you can make this smoothie using:
- 1/4 cup strawberries
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 serving your fave vanilla protein powder
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1-2 cups water or milk of choice (e.g., almond milk, coconut milk etc.)
- 1 cup ice
- 1/2 cup kale or spinach (optional)
Blend all ingredients to desired consistency. Add more water/milk for a thinner consistency or more ice for a thicker consistency. Serve immediately!”
Shana Thomas is the founder of a blog called Im-Worthy.com. On the blog, she shares plant-based recipes and wellness tips to inspire busy women to live energetic and healthy lives.
“This is my favorite berry smoothie recipe:
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
- 1 banana, quartered and frozen
- 1/2 cup Kite Hill Yogurt (Almond Milk, Dairy-Free, Unsweetened, Plain)
- 1/2 cup almond milk”
Tracy Anderson is an editor and blogger for Top Reveal, a site dedicated to helping consumers make smart decisions. She loves tasting recipes, reviewing gadgets, and finding ways to improve our quality of life.
“Triple Berry Blend is one of my favorite berry smoothie recipes. The triple berries blend is a smoothie made with three different berries. This smoothie is the perfect energy drink, which you can take whenever you want. The strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries used in this recipe can complement each other and enhance the overall taste of this smoothie.
“You don’t need to add sugar. The sweetness of the berries is enough to make it sweet. To add protein, you can use peanut butter or almond butter.
“The ingredients you need:
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1 cup of frozen raspberries
- 1 cup of frozen blueberries
- 2 tablespoons peanut or almond butter
- ½ cup of low-fat milk
- 1 cup of Greek yogurt
The process you need to follow: Put berries in the blender and blend them together. Add milk, yogurt, and butter. Blend it until it becomes smooth. Triple berries blend is ready to serve.
The Mango Blueberry Smoothie is another delicious berry smoothie recipe you should try. It’s a nutty and sweet smoothie with some tangy twist. Mango and blueberry go well together and enhance the taste of the smoothie.
We use almond butter in it, which can add a nutty taste and make it thicker. You can also add whole grain oats to make it more healthy.
The ingredients you need:
- 1 cup frozen mangoes
- 1 ½ cup of frozen blueberries
- 1 cup of Greek yogurt
- ½ cup of almond milk
- 2 tablespoons of almond milk
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- ½ cup of crushed ice
The process you need to follow: Put mangoes, blueberries, and crushed ice into the blender and blend them. Add yogurt, milk, butter, and honey. Blend it until it becomes super smooth. Serve it chilled.”
Patti Tucker is the Owner, Editor, and Writer at Oh, Mrs. Tucker!”
“One of my favorite berry smoothie recipes is packed with frozen berries, but it also contains added hidden nutrition to super charge your day.
I sneak in spinach, but you (KIDLETS!) can’t tell it’s in there; if I could tell, I’d never drink it! The best part about this smoothie is it packed with 7 out of the daily 9 fruits and veggie servings for the day!
Taking care of yourself never felt better. You’re gonna feel smug after drinking this powerhouse smoothie. Smuggy McGee, that’s us.”
Ann is a blogger at Our Happy Mess, a flexitarian food blog with a focus on quick, easy, delicious recipes for busy people. She believes in balanced eating, whole and homemade foods, and DESSERT!
“I make a super simple berry smoothie for my family every Sunday. Here’s the recipe:
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup frozen berries (I use a mix of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries)
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon honey (more or less to taste)
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed for 2 minutes.”
Matt Benevento is a Senior SEO Specialist at Geek Powered Studios.
“Here is my favorite berry smoothie recipe and the benefits of each ingredient:
- Strawberries – A good mix of sweet and tart, plus a nice red color – provides vitamin C and antioxidants.
- Blueberries – Adds a bit of tart and a nice blue color that mixes well with the red from the strawberries and grapes – fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 promote good heart health.
- Red grapes – Adds sweetness that pairs perfectly with the tart of the blueberries and strawberries – provides vitamins K and C.
- Broccoli slaw and spinach – Provides all of the vitamins and benefits of veggies, without disrupting the flavor or texture.
- Avacado – Good source of protein and no distracting flavors, but most importantly, it thickens up the smoothie and creates a milkshake consistency.
- Vanilla coconut milk – Consistent source of good fats. It also provides extra liquid that is essential for a good blend. A touch of vanilla sets off the fruit flavors.
- Honey – Healthy and it adds another flavor dimension.
- Beet root powder – It contains dietary fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, folate and manganese, plus it has a mild flavor that doesn’t upset the balance of the smoothie and helps to give it a nice red color.
Mix them all in a blender and refrigerate for the perfect milkshake consistency.”
A Nashville + New Orleans-based creative director for the wellness industry and all-around inspired innovator, Tiffany thrives on thinking outside the box, mood boards, and guiding the development of lifelong brands. In addition to being a creative visionary and advocate for female entrepreneurs, Tiffany is yoga instructor, a matcha enthusiast, and she finds peace and energy whipping up healthy recipes in the kitchen.
“This Berry Vanilla Smoothie is one of my all-time favorite recipes and on constant repeat in my life. It includes the Fab 4 (Protein, Fat, Fiber and Greens), so it also fills me up!This recipe serves one:
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder (whey, hemp or pea)
- 8 oz unsweetened nut milk
- 1/4 cup frozen spinach
- 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
- 1/2 avocado (frozen or fresh)
- 1/2 cup frozen berries (any variety will do)
Add nut milk and protein powder to the blender first and give it a whirl. Then toss in the frozen goods. If you need more liquid, add more nut milk or water in tablespoon increments. If you have an extra strong blender like a Vitamix, you can keep blending without any added liquid, and the result is a smoothie thicker than a milkshake.
Optional: top your smoothie with more fresh berries and something crunchy – it helps kickstart your digestion!”
Beth Jacques Chen
Beth is mama to a beautiful boy, self-taught cook, and photographer. Besides the kitchen, her favorite place is her backyard where she chases her kiddo and is attempting to turn her black thumb green. Finding joy in eating to heal and sharing her Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), Paleo, and allergy friendly recipes and wellness tips with others is what fuels her. Bon Aippetit!
“One of my favorite berry smoothie recipes has to be my Green Berry Smoothie. It’s a healthy smoothie that has that sweet taste that makes you forget that this drink has a bunch of spinach. This smoothie is made of whole ingredients and no added sugar. You can add honey, but I don’t think you need to because the banana and berries are plenty sweet.”
Elizabeth Girouard is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Certified Master Workplace Wellness Ambassador, and Founder of Pure Simple Wellness and Zing Meals. Elizabeth is passionate about making healthy eating and living easy and practical. She meets clients where they are today and helps them gain energy and lose weight through sustainable diet and lifestyle changes.
“Here are two of my all-time berry smoothie recipes:
Almond Berry Smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 cup baby kale
- 1 cup berries of choice, frozen
- 1 banana, peeled
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- Ice – optional, up to 1 cup
- Blend almond milk and kale together until smooth.
- Add berries, banana, almond butter, and honey and blend until smooth. Add ice if thicker consistency is preferred.
Choco Berry Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut water
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup berries of choice, frozen
- 2 heaping teaspoons cocoa or raw cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- Pinch of cinnamon (to bring out sweetness)
- Ice – optional, up to 1 cup
- Blend coconut water and spinach together until smooth.
- Add berries, cacao, honey, and cinnamon and blend until smooth. Add ice if thicker consistency is preferred.”
Tariq Nasir is an Arab American food blogger and founder of ChefTariq.com. He empowers the everyday home cook to bring Middle Eastern cuisine to their table. Growing up as a refugee, Tariq has a passion for bringing people together and has found that the dinner table is the perfect place.
“Here is my favorite berry smoothie to make:
- ½ cup frozen cranberries
- ¼ cup frozen blueberries
- ¼ cup frozen strawberries
- ¼ cup pineapple juice
- ¼ cup yogurt
- ⅛ cup honey
Blend all together and enjoy!”
Ethan Lichtenberg writes and researches about insurance for Insurantly.com. He specializes in marketing and content writing.
“This is by far the most refreshing berry smoothie recipe I have ever tasted.
- Almond milk
- Peanut butter
The classic banana and strawberry flavor but with the refreshing taste of blueberry and
raspberry makes that classic taste even better. I use peanut butter to really thicken the smoothie; nobody likes a watery smoothie. Almond milk is a healthy alternative that I prefer the taste of over coconut or goat milk, but any kind of milk will work. Enjoy!”
Adriana has been creating vegan recipes and event planning for over 10 years. She now uses her catering, menu design, and restaurant marketing experience to create approachable vegan recipes on Willamette Transplant, drawing inspiration from her time living in Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, she works remotely for a NY based digital
marketing agency specializing in SEO, copywriting, and content strategy.
“My favorite berry smoothie is blackberry lemon ginger! The coconut has healthy fats to keep me fueled, the blackberries give a gorgeous color and dash of antioxidants, and the lemon is bright and cheery first thing in the morning.
Here’s the recipe I use:
- 3/4 cup frozen blackberries (if not using frozen add 1/3 cup ice)
- 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 whole lemon, peeled using a knife
- 1 cup of coconut milk (sub any milk you have!)
- 1 nub of peeled ginger
On occasion, I also add in a handful of spinach (which darkens the color) or 1/2 cup yogurt for probiotics. A scoop of protein powder fits in well also!This is really a great morning smoothie that works year-round. Sometimes in the winter months, drinking smoothies isn’t as enticing compared to warm-weather months, but the lemon and ginger really
add a warming, snappy, pick me up that I enjoy year-round!”
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