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This strawberry blackberry banana smoothie is the perfect healthy treat! Enjoy it as a snack or in the morning to kickstart your day! It is dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free.
I have a smoothie almost every single day because it is a super simple and yummy way to get a lot of fruit and veggies into my diet.
Some of my favourite go-to smoothies include a chocolate blueberry green smoothie and this spinach apple smoothie! Both of these smoothies contain leafy greens because they add so much nutrition to my day and I can’t even taste them in a smoothie!
Today however, I am sharing a smoothie that is primarily fruit and it’s so delicious! I love fruity smoothies that incorporate berries (especially blackberries), and this one really hits the mark!
*quantities and instructions can be found in the recipe card below.
For this fruit smoothie, you will need the following:
- Strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- Blackberries (fresh or frozen)
- Banana (frozen)
- Chia seeds
- Plant milk of choice (I like almond or oat)
- Coacoa powder (optional, if you want a bit of a chocolate taste!)
Is it healthy?
This smoothie is filled with healthy ingredients!
The blackberries and strawberries are the stars of this recipe, and they are both rich in antioxidants and vitamin C.
The chia seeds in this recipe do not affect flavour, but they are added for their impressive nutritional value. They provide plenty of fiber and plant-based protein and they are super easy to toss into your smoothie!
Chia seeds are also a good plant source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Tips for making this blackberry smoothie
Making this strawberry blackberry banana smoothie is as simple as throwing all the ingredients in your blender, but here are some pointers to make sure it turns out just the way you want it!
- For this smoothie, you can use all frozen fruit, or a variety of fresh and frozen. I personally prefer to use all frozen because I find it blends up much more smoothly and has a nicer, thicker texture. You can use fresh strawberries and/or fresh blackberries, but I strongly suggest using at least a frozen banana. It helps to create a thicker and creamier texture.
- If you are using all frozen fruit, you will need more plant milk to get the smoothie blended. If you are using some fresh fruit instead of all frozen, you should use less milk to ensure that your smoothie is still nice and thick. Exact quantities of milk are listed in the recipe card below.
- For the milk, you can use any plant-based milk that you enjoy. I find that almond milk and oat milk have mild flavours that work well with this recipe. Keep in mind that some plant milks have stronger flavours than others. For example, coconut milk would likely give this smoothie a somewhat coconut taste. Also make sure that the plant milk you use is unsweetened. There is plenty of natural sugar in the fruit!
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Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Check notes below for variations of fresh and frozen fruit.
- The banana for this recipe must be frozen, but for the strawberries and blackberries, you can use fresh or frozen. I prefer using all frozen fruit for a thicker texture.
- Here is how much plant milk you will need based on which fruits are fresh vs. frozen:
- ⅓ cup milk for frozen banana, fresh blackberries, fresh strawberries.
- ½ cup milk for frozen banana, frozen blackberries, fresh strawberries.
- ½ cup milk for frozen banana, fresh blackberries, frozen strawberries.
- ¾ cup or more milk for all frozen fruit.
- Of course you may want to slightly adjust the amount of milk to make your smoothie thicker or thinner based on your preference.
- Nutrition information is an approximation using ½ cup almond milk.