This Blackberry Strawberry Banana Smoothie is a great way to start your day or refuel after a workout. The combination of blackberries, strawberries, and bananas gives this smoothie an amazing flavor, and the yogurt adds a boost of protein and a creamy texture. The best part is that this drink is quick and easy to make.
Smoothies are a great way to get a healthy dose of nutrition in a convenient drink. Try our spinach arugula smoothie or strawberry smoothie for more delicious recipes. You can make them thick like a milkshake and fool yourself into thinking you’re having a decadent ice cream treat.
Why This Recipe Smoothie Works
- You can use fresh or frozen fruit. Using frozen fruit will make a thicker smoothie and eliminate the need for ice cubes, and fresh fruit will make a thinner drink.
- This recipe works so well because of its classic flavor combination. Blackberries, strawberries, and bananas all have a natural sweetness to them. If you like a sweeter smoothie, toss in a couple of dates or add some honey for a natural sweetness.
- Yogurt gives the smoothie its creamy texture, protein, and probiotic benefits. You can use any yogurt you like, such as Greek, coconut, or almond yogurt.
- It’s easy to adjust the thickness of the pureed fruit drink. Start with a small amount of milk and add more as needed until you reach your desired thickness.
Ingredients for the Strawberry Blackberry Smoothie
Here is a list of the ingredients you will need for this blackberry strawberry banana smoothie recipe. Scroll down to the recipe card for all the details.
- Milk (or a dairy-free milk)
- Yogurt (plain or vanilla)
- Blackberries (fresh or frozen)
- Strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- Banana (fresh or frozen)
- Ice cubes
- Protein powder (choose your favorite)
- Pitted dates
Smoothie Recipe Highlights
Here is a brief overview to give you an idea of what to expect when making this strawberry blackberry banana smoothie. Scroll down to the recipe card for all the details.
- Start by pouring a small amount of milk into the bottom of a blender, then add the remaining ingredients.
- Blend everything on high until smooth.
- Pour in more milk or add ice cubes if you want to change the consistency of your smoothie, then combine them into the smoothie.
- Add any of the optional ingredients and blend well.
- Serve your blackberry strawberry smoothie immediately, and enjoy.
Tips for Berry Banana Smoothie
- Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of your blender if you notice some of the stuff getting stuck in one spot.
- Frozen fruit will make the smoothie thicker, but you are more than welcome to use fresh fruit to create this banana berry smoothie.
- A high-powered blender will give you the best results, but any standard kitchen blender works fine for this recipe.
- If you don’t have a blender, this recipe works in a food processor.
Substitutions and Variations
- Feel free to choose your favorite type of milk! Almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, and dairy milk all work great.
- To make a non-dairy strawberry blackberry smoothie, swap out the dairy yogurt for coconut yogurt.
- For more protein and healthy fats, add in some nut butter such as almond, cashew, or peanut butter. You can also add a scoop of protein powder.
- Add flax seeds, hemp seeds, or protein powder to increase the fiber and nutritional value.
Here are some flavor mix-ups to give you some ideas:
Coconut Berry Bliss
Swap out the milk for coconut milk and add half a cup of frozen pineapple chunks. Keep the banana, but replace the blackberries with mango chunks.
Strawberry Nut Delight
Use almond milk as the base and add a few tablespoons of almond butter for a creamy, nutty texture.
For a veggie-packed version, keep the base as is, but add in a cup of spinach or kale. If you’re feeling adventurous, add a teaspoon of spirulina for an extra nutritional boost
Frequently Asked Questions
It depends on what you are looking for in your smoothie. Milk will give the smoothie a creamy flavor, fruit juice will give it a sweeter, fruitier flavor, and water will dilute the flavors but make the smoothie lower in calories.
Avoid adding canned fruit, sugar, and artificial sweeteners if you want to keep your smoothie healthy and nutritious.
This banana berry smoothie is sure to fill you up and help you start the day off on the right foot. You could even use it as a post-workout energy booster. If you make it extra thick, it will be like having a healthy milkshake.
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- ½ to 1 cup milk or non-dairy milk replacement
- ¼ cup plain or vanilla yogurt**
- 1 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen
- ½ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 banana, fresh or frozen, cut into chunks
- ½ cup ice cubes
- ½ scoop protein powder
- 1 to 2 dates, pits removed
- Pour ½ cup milk into a blender. Add the yogurt, blackberries, strawberries, and banana. Blend until smooth.
- Add ice for a thicker smoothie or add additional milk if you want a thinner consistency.
- If you want an extra protein boost, add 1/2 scoop of your favorite protein powder.
- For extra fiber and sweetness, toss in the dates and blend until smooth
- Start with just ½ cup of milk to get things blended, and add more if you want a thicker consistency.
- For a non-dairy fruit smoothie, you can use your favorite milk replacement, such as almond milk or oat milk, and replace the yogurt with soy or coconut yogurt.
- If you use frozen fruit, the smoothie will be thicker.
- Depending on your blender, you may have to stop it a couple of times and scrape down the sides.
- This recipe works in a standard blender or a high-powered blender, but you will get a smoother consistency if you use a high-powered blender.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 261Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 7gSugar: 31gProtein: 16g
Nutrition information is a guideline only. It is calculated automatically by third-party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.