Mixed Berry Smoothie (3 Variations)

This sweet and refreshing mixed berry smoothie is super simple and delicious! It makes a quick on-the-go breakfast or healthy snack. I’ve included 3 simple variations to mix things up.

a mixed berry smoothie with berries on top.

Why you’ll love it:

When I’m craving something healthy and sweet, this mixed berry smoothie is my first choice! There’s just something about this classic combo that tastes refreshing and delicious.

The berries are sweet with a slight tang and the banana/yogurt keeps it nice and creamy. Even my kiddos suck down this smoothie with no complaints. And that’s a huge win, since my kids are unusually picky.

Berry smoothie recipes are surprisingly easy to customize! I’ve included three of my favorite variations: spinach, oats, and peanut butter. You’d be surprised how delicious peanut butter and berries are together.

Berry Smoothie Ingredients:

yogurt, almond milk, berries, orange juice, and banana.

Banana – Bananas naturally sweeten smoothies. Be sure to use a ripe banana. Underripe bananas aren’t sweet with a chalky texture.

Frozen mixed berries – Frozen berries thicken this smoothie without the need for ice. Berries create a smooth blend, while ice creates a gritty one. I prefer mixed berries with frozen raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. They add a serious boost of antioxidants!

Greek yogurt – Greek yogurt adds a bit of protein and creaminess. I always use unsweetened Greek yogurt to avoid excess sugar. The berries and banana are sweet enough. If you like your smoothie extra sweet, you can add sweetened Greek yogurt instead.

Almond milk – Again, I always opt for unsweetened almond milk. My favorite brand of almond milk is Almond Breeze. It has a neutral and pleasant taste to it, plus it’s low in calories. Any milk works great though!

Orange juice – Adds a slight citrusy tang!

How to make a mixed berry smoothie:

There’s no need to complicate it! This berry smoothie recipe requires two simple steps.

Combine ingredients: In the base of your blender, combine the banana, frozen berries, yogurt, almond milk, and orange juice.

a blender with mixed berries, yogurt, and banana in it.

Blend until smooth: Blend until the smoothie is thick and creamy! I prefer smoothies to be thick, NOT thin. If you like yours a bit thinner, add a splash more almond milk and blend for an extra 5 seconds.

berry smoothie in blender.

Three variations to try:

This frozen berry smoothie is easy to customize! Here are three simple and delicious variations to try:

OatsOats are a good source of whole grains, fiber, and high-quality protein, plus they’re filling! I love to add them to smoothies for a subtle oatey flavor and some added texture. Simply add 1/3 cup of rolled oats with the other ingredients and blend. You may need a smidge more almond milk.

Peanut butter – Peanut butter is a great source of plant-based protein, and tastes surprisingly delicious with berries! (Think PB and J.) Swap the orange juice with almond milk, and add 1 1/2 tablespoons of peanut butter. The tangy citrus doesn’t go well with it. Almond butter works great too!

Spinach – Say whaaa?! Oh yeah, you can totally add spinach to a berry smoothie. You’ll barely notice it and it adds plenty of immune-boosting nutrients and antioxidants. Score!

pouring berry smoothie into a glass.

Smoothie Making Tips:

  • Smoothies are very forgiving! If a smoothie is too thick, add more liquid. If a smoothie is too thin, add more frozen ingredients to thicken it up.
  • Sweeten it up. I don’t like an overly sweet smoothie and I try to avoid excess sugar. However, if you like a sweeter smoothie, you can add maple syrup, honey, dates, or swap the almond milk with more juice.

Storing Tips:

Technically, you can store a smoothie in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, but I don’t prefer it. The smoothie loses its frosty texture and doesn’t taste very good. Plus it only takes 5 minutes to whip up a smoothie from scratch.

If you can’t finish your berry smoothie, I highly recommend smoothie pops! Pour the leftover smoothie into a popsicle mold and add sticks. Freeze for at least 4 hours, then enjoy a smoothie on a stick. My kiddos LOVE smoothie pops!

a berry smoothie.

Smoothie FAQs:

Is a mixed berry smoothie healthy?

A mixed berry smoothie is rich in antioxidants, which help your body fight free radicals and prevent damage to cells. They’re also high in insoluble fiber, which is crucial for a healthy digestive tract. For the healthiest results, use only whole foods in your berry smoothie and avoid refined sugars.

What liquid is best for smoothies?

This is more of a preference than anything, but I find unsweetened almond milk to be the best liquid base for a smoothie. It’s low in calories and goes in every type of smoothie! I use it in fruit, oatmeal, protein, green, and tropical smoothies with delicious results.

What makes a smoothie unhealthy?

A smoothie is a great way to pack in nutrients, but if you’re not careful it can quickly become a sugar bomb! Adding refined sugar to a smoothie makes it less healthy and higher in calories. For the healthiest results, use whole foods and avoid sweetened yogurt and milk, concentrated fruit juices, and ice cream.

More Smoothie Recipes

a mixed berry smoothie.

Mixed Berry Smoothie (3 ways)

This sweet and refreshing mixed berry smoothie is super simple and delicious! It makes a quick on-the-go breakfast or healthy snack. I've included 3 simple variations to mix things up.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 179 kcal


  • high-speed blender


Mixed Berry Smoothie:

  • 1 banana peeled
  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • cup Greek yogurt
  • cup orange juice
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk

Oatmeal Berry Smoothie:

  • cup old fashioned oats

Peanut Butter Berry Smoothie:

  • 1 ½ tablespoons peanut butter

Spinach Berry Smoothie:

  • 1 handful baby spinach


  • In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the banana, mixed berries, yogurt, orange juice, and almond milk.
  • If you plan to make it a variation, add the oats, peanut butter, or spinach now. (Don't add all three!) If you plan to make the peanut butter berry smoothie, swap the orange juice with more almond milk.
  • Blend until thick, creamy, and smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add a splash more almond milk and blend again.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy!


Calories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 96mgPotassium: 425mgFiber: 6gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 193IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 132mgIron: 1mg
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