Made with a blend of frozen berries and sweet pomegranate juice, this Mixed Berry Smoothie is a refreshing, delicious, smoothie full of rich antioxidants.
Vibrant in purple and red hues, this Berry Smoothie is naturally sweet, full of antioxidants, and incredibly simple to make.
And it also happens to be one of the most versatile smoothie recipes out there. You can easily add (or sneak) in greens, swap out the varities of berries used, add plain yogurt for additional creaminess and added protein and calcium.
Bottom line, this Mixed Berry Smoothie is simple to make and easy to enjoy!
What You Need to Make a Berry Smoothie
You really only need frozen berries and juice to make a delicious, creamy berry smoothie. But I often like to jazz up the flavor and boost the nutrients with optional additions. Pick and choose as you like!
- 100% Fruit Juice: I love using bold, sweet pomegranate juice as the base in this berry smoothie, as it is not only naturally swets key to adding flavor and sweetness to this berry smoothie. other good options would be 100% grape juice or 100% apple juice.
- Berries: For this smoothie, I find that frozen berries are best, as they will help the smoothie to become thick and creamy. You can use any blend of berries you like. smoothie. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, they are all delicious in this smoothie recipe.
- Greens: If you would like to add greens to your berry smoothie, Use fresh kale or spinach. Just be sure to remove the hard stems of kale or spinach so that the greens break down easily in the blender.
- Ground Flax seed: This is a totally optional ingredient but it adds Omega Fatty Acids and additional fiber. Flax seed also is a healthy fat and in order to fully absorb nutrients from fruits and veggies, you need to pair them with fat.
- Yogurt: If you want to add calcium or protein to this Berry Smoothie, add up to ½ cup of plain Greek or regular yogurt to the berry smoothie before blending.
- Sweetener: I typically find the berries add plenty of sweetness to this smoothie, that no additional sweetener is needed, even for the kids! However, if needed, feel free to drizzle in some honey or maple syrup before blending.
∗ tips for making a mixed berry smoothie∗
- It is really important to remember to add the juice first to your blender. If you add in the berries and/or kale first, the blender's blades may get stuck on the solids and the smoothie will not be as smooth.
- Thin as needed. If you find your berries are not breaking down well in your blender, add in more juice 1 tablespoon at a time to help the smoothie come together.
- Serve immediately. The ingredients in this berry smoothie will begin to separate if not served after blending together.
More Delicious Smoothie Recipes
- Pina Colada Smoothie
- Tropical Kale Smoothie
- Cherry Smoothie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Mango Smoothie
- Sweet Potato Smoothie
If you tried this Berry Smoothie, I would love for you to leave a comment and review below.
Mixed Berry Smoothie
- 1 cup 100% pomegranate juice or grape juice
- 1 cup frozen berries blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, or a mixture of berries
- ½ cup chopped kale or spinach stems removed
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons ground flax seed optional
- honey to taste
- Place juice in the blender. Add in the berries and other optional additions. Place the lid on the blender and blend on high speed until creamy and smooth.
- Serve immediately.