Smoothies are a great way to get in some extra fruit and nutrition. This Strawberry Blackberry Banana Smoothie can be made using fresh or frozen berries. It can also be made dairy-free and vegan.

A glass of strawberry blackberry smoothie with fresh fruit floating on top.

Berries are amazing when they are fresh and in season. Frozen berries are often at the peak of ripeness and taste, but sometimes we just have some extra berries in the fridge that need to be used up.

Not everyone knows you can use fresh fruit in a smoothie and simply add ice cubes to thicken things up!

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Use up your freshest berries in season so they don’t go bad. You can also use frozen fruit if you don’t have fresh berries.
  • Make this with dairy or non-dairy options to fit every diet need.
  • It’s ready in just 5 minutes and serves two, so it’s perfect to start out a busy day on the right foot.
  • Easily add protein powder to make this smoothie have even more staying power.

Key Ingredients

Ingredients for a strawberry blackberry smoothie in small bowls on a white surface.

Almond milk is a low-sugar option for adding to smoothies. It fits a dairy-free diet. Feel free to use regular milk if you aren’t on a dairy-free or vegan diet.

Yogurt adds a creamy texture so the smoothie isn’t too icy. Dairy yogurt will have protein, but you can use dairy-free yogurt if you prefer.

Banana adds natural sweetness as well as additional creamy texture!

Berries taste amazing when fresh and this is the perfect way to enjoy them.

Ice is great to add with fresh fruit to thicken a smoothie.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Add milk and yogurt of choice to the jar of a high-powered blender.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Almond milk in the jar of a blender.

Step Two

Add fresh fruit and ice, if using.

Fresh strawberries, blackberries, and milk in the jar of a blender.

Step Three

Blend according to your blender’s smoothie instructions. Pour into two glasses and enjoy!

Blended strawberry smoothie in a blender jar.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You can easily double this recipe to make more servings.
  • You can use whatever type of plant milk you like. If you aren’t on a dairy-free diet, you can use regular milk.
  • If you use all fresh fruit in this smoothie, you’ll need to add ice to help make it thick. If you are using frozen berries, then you can leave out the ice.
  • If you want to make this smoothie a meal replacement, then feel free to add 1-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder.
A blender jar pouring strawberry blackberry smoothie into a tall glass.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use frozen fruit in this smoothie?

Yes! If you have amazing fresh fruit that needs to be used up, go for it! Just add a handful of ice cubes to make it thicker. Otherwise, use frozen fruit without ice.

Is this dairy-free?

Choose whatever yogurt and milk fit your dietary needs. Use unsweetened yogurts for a lower sugar option.

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A tall glass of blackberry strawberry smoothie with two paper straws.

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Two glasses of strawberry blackberry smoothie with fresh fruit and paper straws.

Strawberry Blackberry Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to get in some extra fruit and nutrition. If you add protein powder, you’ve got the perfect breakfast on the go. This smoothie is unique because you can use fresh berries whereas most recipes call for frozen fruit.

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (use dairy-free yogurt for dairy-free or vegan diets)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1 ripe banana, broken into chunks
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes (see notes)

Instructions

  1. In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the milk, yogurt, strawberries, blackberries, and the banana. Add the ice if using.
  2. Blend on high for 30-45 seconds, or until thick and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. You can easily double this recipe to make more servings.
  2. You can use whatever type of plant milk you like. If you aren’t on a dairy-free diet, you can use regular milk.
  3. If you use all fresh fruit in this smoothie, you’ll need to add ice to help make it thick. If you are using frozen berries, then you can leave out the ice.
  4. If you want to make this smoothie a meal replacement, then feel free to add 1-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder.

Keywords: smoothie, berries, protein shake, easy breakfast

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