Summer is the perfect time for smoothies. Not only are they a refreshing treat, but they're also a great way to pack lots of healthy fruits and vegetables. This strawberry banana blackberry smoothie is a summertime must but can be easily made year-round as the ingredients are always available on the grocery frozen produce aisle. Plus, it's loaded with antioxidants and vitamins that are good for you.
We love zipping smoothies for breakfast, as they are the perfect way to pack as many veggies and fruits nutrients as you like in a meal in less than 5 minutes. You can build them to adapt to any season and are as functional as you want them to be.
Berries, pineapples, and cucumbers are often present in our summer recipes; while chocolate, oats, and pumpkin make their way to our blenders when the fall season brings the cozy vibes. There is always a smoothie that you can build to satisfy your needs.
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Make this healthy smoothie without yogurt with a few staple ingredients. We use frozen fruit to make this yummy treat fast and extra creamy, but fresh or frozen is the same. Simply add some ice cubes if using fresh fruit.
- Frozen Blackberries: These little gems bring a tart punch and vibrant color, all while packing in antioxidants like vitamin C. They also make the texture irresistibly smooth.
- Unsweetened Almond Milk: This plant milk keeps the smoothie dairy-free and light, allowing the fruit flavors to shine. Bonus: It adds a hint of nuttiness without extra sugar.
- Frozen Strawberries: A must for sweetness and that classic berry flavor. Their frozen state helps achieve a creamy, ice-cold texture.
- Pitted Dates: Nature's candy, these offer a caramel-like sweetness that's fiber-rich, keeping the sugar spike in check.
- Frozen Banana: This is the creaminess MVP; it's like the vegan ice cream of the smoothie world. Also, bananas bring essential nutrients like potassium into the mix.
- Water: Keeps the blender's workload light and helps achieve your desired consistency. It's also calorie-free, keeping the smoothie on the lighter side.
- Hemp Hearts (optional): If you're looking to boost the protein content, throw these in. They come with the added benefit of omega-3 fatty acids.
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Make this frozen fruit blackberry banana smoothie in one go; you don't even need a chopping board.
Step 1: Add the frozen banana chunks and berries to the blender, starting with the plant-based milk.
Step 2: Top with frozen fruit and hemp seeds, or your seeds or protein of choice.
Step 3: Blend at high speed until you reach the desired consistency—about 40 seconds.
Step 4: Serve and top with fresh fruit hemp seeds or chia seeds.
Hint: if you use a fresh banana, fresh berries, fresh blackberries, or strawberries, instead of frozen berries, add 4-6 ice cubes per portion. You can also add almond yogurt or mix fresh and frozen fruit to make up for the creamy texture.
- Hemp hearts - instead of these creamy protein-packed buddies, you can use chia seeds or flax meal for a smoothie containing healthy fats.
- Bananas - are easily replaced with creamy peaches.
- Blackberries - can be replaced with blueberries.
- Strawberries - go with raspberries for a change.
- Almond milk - use any non-dairy milk, such as oat milk or coconut milk which pairs beautifully with berries. Homemade soy milk is our dairy-free milk of choice to elevate the protein content of our smoothies.
- Pitted dates - we always have a pack of pitted dates in the fridge, but we also use homemade date paste, maple syrup, or agave nectar to add some natural sweetness.
- More protein - add your favorite protein powder to your smoothie. We like complement clean protein-powder (affiliate link) made with organic plant-based ingredients. You can also add a tablespoon of almond butter or nut butter of your choice.
- No banana - use peaches instead for an equally creamy version.
- Green smoothie - add a bunch of leafy greens like baby spinach or kale.
- Extra heart health - add a scoop of gluten-free rolled oats.
These strawberry blackberry banana smoothie leftovers will keep in a covered mason jar in the refrigerator for up to two days, though best when fresh.
The best time to pick blackberries is from late June through early August. However, some cultivars are available earlier or later in the season. The taste of blackberry can vary depending on the cultivar, but they are generally tart and juicy. They can also be eaten fresh or frozen for later use.
When freezing blackberries, it's important to note that they will not retain their taste or texture as well as when fresh. That said, if you want to extend your blackberries' shelf life for a later date, freezing them is possible.
To freeze blackberries, rinse them under cool water and then pat them dry. Next, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze them for about two hours. Once they are frozen solid, you can transfer them to a zip-log bag and store them in the freezer for up to six months.
🥤 More smoothie recipes
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Also, our latest creation is this delicious strawberry banana mango smoothie, made with almond milk; you will love it!
We also love this simple green smoothie made with spinach, pear, and bananas, because it is packed with protein, making it the perfect smoothie to drink after exercising.
If you try this strawberry blackberry banana smoothie recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don't forget to tag a photo #ourplantbasedworld on Instagram. Cheers!
Strawberry Banana Blackberry Smoothie
- Prepare and measure your ingredients, then add them into a blender, and blend on high until smooth.
- Adjust. For a thicker smoothie, frozen banana and blackberries. For a thinner smoothie, add more plant milk or water (it will affect sweetness). Taste and adjust flavor as needed.
- Serve immediately. Smoothie leftovers will keep in a covered mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 day, though best when fresh.
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