This delicious berry smoothie has become my family’s favorite breakfast. Since our foray to Canyon Ranch, the health mecca of the Berkshires, I’ve been trying to include more berries in our diet. We were lectured repeatedly about the endless benefits of berries and encouraged to eat 1 cup a day. That’s actually quite a lot of berries, especially in the winter. Those nasty moldy ones in the supermarket that are sprayed with pesticides don’t count.

Berry Smoothie with almond milk, banana, strawberries, raspberries, hemp seeds and chia seeds

The answer, of course, is those vast frozen bags of organic berries that you can stash in the freezer and haul out to make a delicious berry smoothie at the drop of a hat. I’m told it doesn’t matter which type of berry you consume, a variety is the key to health!

This delicious berry smoothie is my current favorite. Strawberries and raspberries with a few superfood toppings for interest and added nutrition. This can be entirely vegan if you wish by using non-dairy milk. A combination of coconut and almond milk is great but you don’t have to get complicated.

If this is for breakfast I add a scoop of protein powder, Sun Warrior tastes fantastic. Smoothies are very forgiving so don’t get hung up about using these exact ingredients. Play around to find your favorite combination. Blackberries with some fresh mint is wonderful.

A delicious berry smoothie is a great way to start your day!
  • Rich in Antioxidants: Berries, such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, are packed with antioxidants that help combat oxidative stress in the body. Antioxidants play a role in reducing inflammation and protecting cells from damage.
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Berries are a good source of essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, and potassium. These nutrients contribute to overall health and support various bodily functions.
  • Fiber Content: Berries are high in dietary fiber, which is essential for digestive health. Including fiber in your diet can help support a healthy gut.
  • Low in Calories: Berries are generally low in calories, making them a nutritious and satisfying option for those looking to manage their weight. They provide sweetness without the need for added sugars.
  • Heart Health: The antioxidants and fiber in berries may contribute to heart health by reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Berries have been associated with lower blood pressure and improved cholesterol levels.
  • Hydration: Many berry smoothie recipes include liquids such as water, coconut water, or milk, contributing to hydration. Staying hydrated is crucial for overall well-being and helps maintain various bodily functions.
  • Improved Cognitive Function: Some studies suggest that the antioxidants in berries may have cognitive benefits and help protect the brain from age-related decline. Blueberries, in particular, have been linked to improvements in memory and cognitive performance.
  • Versatility: Berry smoothies are versatile and can be customized based on individual preferences. You can add various fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and other nutritious ingredients to create a well-rounded and flavorful beverage.
  • Post-Workout Recovery: Including protein sources like yogurt, milk, or protein powder in your berry smoothie can support muscle recovery after exercise. The combination of carbohydrates, protein, and antioxidants can help replenish energy stores and reduce muscle soreness.
  • Taste and Enjoyment: Beyond their health benefits, berry smoothies are delicious and can be a convenient way to incorporate a variety of nutrient-dense foods into your diet. This can make it easier to maintain a healthy eating routine.
Berry Smoothie with strawberries, raspberries, bananas, almond milk, hemp seeds and chia seeds

The most important piece of equipment is a good blender. Here are a few options:

The king of blenders is the Vitamix 5200 It’s pricey but it will be the only blender you EVER need to buy.

The Magic Bullet does a great job, it’s a lot smaller than the Vitamix but it’s handy and efficent.


Delicious Berry Smoothie

  • Author: Mary Callan
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 large serving 1x
  • Category: Smoothie, Quick and Easy



  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 4 oz coconut milk
  • 4 oz almond milk – OR 8 oz of any milk of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 heaped teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 small banana or 1/2 a large one
  • 1/4 of an avocado


  1. Place all the ingredients into a high speed blend and BLITZ until smooth.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and sprinkle with any toppings you desire – enjoy!

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Do you love smoothies? What’s your favorite? What “add-ins” do you enjoy? Please leave a comment, I’d love to hear!