A refreshing blackberry strawberry banana smoothie made with simple ingredients and no added sugar. This tasty, fruity drink only takes five ingredients and can be made in minutes.
Smoothies are an easy and healthy snack to enjoy all year round, but they are especially delightful in the summer. It seems like there are countless smoothie variations and this purple smoothie really lets the berries shine.
Berries are low sugar and full of antioxidants, making this strawberry blackberry smoothie super good for you! I also love using berries in mocktails like this lemon blueberry kombucha mocktail!
Using Frozen Fruit in Smoothies
Using Frozen fruit in smoothies is a great way to enjoy your favorites when they are out of season, like during the winter months. We find some great organic frozen fruit at costco that is both delicious and very economically priced.
If you want, you can even take fresh fruit and freeze it in stasher bags or other airtight containers to use later. My freezer has frozen blackberries, frozen strawberries, frozen bananas, frozen pineapple, and frozen mango.
Frozen fruit also gives the smoothie a smooth texture that is full of flavor.
- Blackberries. Fresh or Frozen.
- Strawberries. Fresh or Frozen.
- Banana. I recommend using frozen for an extra creamy smoothie. I always have a load of ripe bananas in the freezer for use in smoothies and baked goods like banana bread and banana zucchini muffins.
- Greek Yogurt (plain or vanilla). I like to use full fat or whole milk greek yogurt for the rich creamy taste.
- Liquid of your choice. I used water because my fruit was very ripe and flavorful. You can use any liquid you would like here, such as milk, almond milk, oat milk, or juice.
How to make a blackberry strawberry banana smoothie
Pour water and greek yogurt into the base of the blender.
Add in berries and frozen banana (I like to break it into 2 or 3 pieces).
Blend for 30-60 seconds until smooth. Enjoy in your favorite glass with a straw.
Tips for a delicious blackberry strawberry smoothie
Add your liquid first. This is my top smoothie making tip that I wish I knew from the start. Always put your liquid in FIRST. This really helps everything blend better and helps to prevent your fruit from getting stuck to the blades.
If using mostly fresh fruit, you may want to add in a few ice cubes. This well help to ensure your smoothie is thick and cold.
Make it dairy free and vegan. Use coconut milk yogurt and keep your liquid water, juice, or a plant based milk for a vegan version.
Protein Powder. I know people love adding protein powder to smoothies to make them extra filling and nutrient dense. For this blackberry smoothie recipe I would use vanilla protein powder or berry protein powder.
Spinach. Spinach may change the color a bit, but very little by way of taste. I love adding a cup of lightly packed fresh spinach to smoothies.
Honey/Maple Syrup. If you find this strawberry blackberry banana smoothie is not sweet enough, try a bit of honey, maple syrup, or stevia, to taste.
Blackberry Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana peeled
- ½ cup blackberries fresh or frozen
- 1 cup strawberries fresh or frozen
- ½ cup whole milk greek yogurt
- ½ cup water
- Pour water and greek yogurt into the base of the blender.
- Add in berries and frozen banana (I like to break it into 2 or 3 pieces.
- Blend for 30-60 seconds until smooth. Enjoy in your favorite glass with a straw.