Healthy Berry Smoothie

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A thick and creamy healthy berry smoothie that is refreshing and extremely satisfying. The perfect way to kickstart your morning in the summer or a healthy snack after a workout or in the afternoon!

Anyone else in love with smoothies lately?

I’ve never used my blender as much as in these last few weeks!

It all started with my energizing green smoothie.

Since then, I’ve been experimenting with all sorts of ingredients.

And I have to say that this mixed berry smoothie is one of my favorites.

Quick to make (less than 5 minutes) and naturally sweet, it’s packed with omega-3, fiber, and fruit and is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. It’s so good and creamy that it almost tastes like berry ice cream.

But without the added sugar and calories!

What’s in a berry smoothie?

This incredibly healthy berry smoothie contains only 5 ingredients.

  • A mix of delicious berries: use whatever berries you have available, fresh or frozen!
  • Oat milk: Or any other milk of your choice.
  • Bananas: Either fresh or frozen, but make sure it is ripe for sweetness!
  • Chia seeds and Flax Seeds: To add some protein, healthy fats, and omega-3s.
Top view of all ingredients: berries, bananas, oat milk, chia seeds, flax seeds

How to make a berry smoothie

  1. Choose your berries. Guess what? We are going to need some berries!

For this version, I used blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries, but you can use any berry of your choice.

I find that if you buy frozen berries, they can be much cheaper, plus they help to create a much thicker texture. Fresh berries work well too, but I would then use frozen bananas.

If you use only fresh fruit, your smoothie won’t be as thick. The same goes for only using frozen fruit: you might end up with a super dense texture that’s hard to drink!

Top view of 2 glasses with the smoothie ready to drink
  1. Add bananas. Bananas add sweetness and help to create a velvety texture. I used fresh bananas here. They balance the smoothie thickness and temperature, as I don’t like my smoothie to be too cold.
  1. Pick your liquid. I used gluten-free oat milk simply because I love its taste. You can use your favorite plant-based milk or even water or orange juice if you want a lighter version, but the texture won’t be as creamy.
Two glasses with berry smoothie
  1. Add your favorite superfoods. For this berry smoothie, I used a combination of chia seeds and flax seeds for a natural boost in omega-3, healthy fats, and protein.

Plus, both chia seeds and flax seeds help to give it a thicker texture, especially if you let it rest for a few minutes before drinking it.

Feel free to add in or substitute these with other superfoods from the list below. Of course, you can also leave these out entirely, especially if you don’t have them in your kitchen right now.

  1. Blend. This really is the easiest recipe ever. Just throw everything in a blender or food processor and blend. Depending on how powerful your blender is, this can take anything from 1 minute to 3-4 minutes.

Then pour into a glass and enjoy!

A milk bottle with berry smoothie in it and mixed berries around it

Are berry smoothies healthy?

Did you know that berries are among the healthiest foods you can eat?

But not all berries smoothies are made equal. It really depends on what you put in it. This berry smoothie is incredibly healthy.

It’s rich in fiber, it has no added sugar, and it’s loaded with berries.

Berries not only taste great but are also highly nutritious and provide many health benefits: they are loaded with antioxidants, help fight inflammation, and are incredibly good for your skin. 

Tips for the best mixed berry smoothie

  • Don’t use any sweetener: this smoothie gets all the sweetness you need from the fructose contained in the fruit. It’s naturally sweet, and it doesn’t need anything else added to it. I find it so weird when I see smoothie recipes that call for sugar or other sweeteners. You honestly don’t need any.
  • Use frozen berries for the best value: if you want to keep the cost of your smoothie down, just use frozen berries. They can be much cheaper than fresh ones and taste just as good!
  • Don’t add greens if you want an incredible color: some recipes mention adding a cup of greens like spinach to your berry smoothie. Sure, you can do that, but your smoothie will start to turn brown. It will still taste great but not as vibrant to look at. If you want to add greens to a smoothie, you are much better off going for a green smoothie.
Top view of berry smoothie

Berry smoothie F.A.Q.

Do I need to use frozen fruit?

Frozen fruit is typically used because it gives the smoothie a thicker texture. You can use fresh fruit if you prefer, it will just be a little thinner!

How about adding Greek yogurt?

Some people love adding yogurt to smoothies. It works well, but it’s not necessary to add creaminess. If you love Greek yogurt, you can add half a cup to this recipe, and it will still taste great.
Just make sure it’s natural Greek yogurt and, if possible, without any added sugar. This will help to keep this smoothie healthy and good for you. Any vegan yogurt works well too.

I don’t like adding milk in smoothies. Is there any substitute I can use for milk?

Either orange juice or apple juice work well as a substitute for milk in any smoothie. And if you want to avoid too much sugar, water can be great too.

What can I use instead of bananas? I hate them!

My favorite substitutes for bananas are:
– Mango
– Pineapple
– Avocado
– Peaches

A milk bottle with berry smoothie with a hand holding it

More Smoothie Recipes

If you try this healthy berry smoothie recipe, please leave a comment and a rating and let me know how much you liked it!

Healthy Berry Smoothie

Quick to make and naturally sweet, this thick and creamy berry smoothie is incredibly refreshing and extremely satisfying. The best berry smoothie ever!
Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Sara Trezzi


  • 2 cups mixed frozen berries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds - (optional)
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds - (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups oat milk - (or any other liquid of your choice)


  • Peel the banana and cut it into chunks.
  • Place all the ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend the ingredients in a high-speed blender for 1-2 minutes until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Taste the smoothie, adding more oat milk if it is too thick for your liking.
  • Pour into a glass, bottle or mason jar.
  • Enjoy!



Storage: This green smoothie is best consumed straight after blending. 
Alternatives: If you feel adventurous and you want to try other options, you can experiment with some common substitutes.
Equipment: I make my smoothies in a cheap blender and it works incredibly well. If you can splurge on a Vitamix, I am sure you’ll get even better results but I am a bit happy to keep things on a budget.
Nutritional values are just an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator and on two servings. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.  


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Sugar: 34g

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  1. 5 stars
    Been looking for a good berry smoothie with flax, chia seeds, and oat milk and just made this one… DELICIOUS!!! I used strawberries and blueberries and it was awesome boost to the morning thank you!