A thick, creamy and filling mixed berry breakfast smoothie using just four ingredients and naturally sweetened! Easy, quick and extremely satisfying, this mixed berry smoothie is packed with protein, fiber, and fruit, and is naturally paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and whole30 friendly!
Healthy Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe
It’s evident I’ve been a smoothie kick lately, and I have to thank the Whole30 challenge for that. Who knew that smoothies could taste great without protein powder? Who knew that smoothies could seriously have a thick, creamy and almost ice cream like texture without yogurt?
I’m five days into it and must say, I’m impressed with how it’s all being handled. I’ve probably eaten more fresh produce in these 5 days than I did during the festive season. Granted, much of that was due to cookbook testing, too many meals out and the fact that I got over apples, pears, and citrus VERY fast.
Fortunately, I’ve embraced the frozen variety, which works perfectly when thrown in a blender. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries are now on rotation. Until these winter months are over, we will be sticking with the frozen berries then switch over to fresh ones.
whole30 friendly smoothie recipes
This healthy mixed berry breakfast smoothie needs just four ingredients and less than 2 minutes from blending to glass (or bowl!). It has a thick and creamy consistency, it’s similar to melted soft serve or ice cream!
It’s the kind of stick-to-your-ribs smoothie, loaded with good-for-you ingredients and keeps you satisfied for hours- A rare feat amongst sweet breakfasts! They are naturally sweetened, packed with protein and fiber (without an ounce of protein powder!) and are perfect for a snack or post-dinner something too!
Because of the minimal, wholesome ingredients used, this mixed berry smoothie is naturally paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free and whole30 compliant!
The best part of this smoothie is just how customizable it is- You can literally use any berries you have on hand, or do what I did. I used a mix of blackberries, blueberries, and some strawberries, mainly for the sweetness.
For those of you who prefer a much sweeter smoothie, consider swapping half the amount of berries with a frozen banana. Personally, I found using super-ripe strawberries to be perfectly fine!
Mixed Berry Smoothie Ingredients-
Use any combination of berries you have on hand. I used raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries.
Milk of choice
To keep this smoothie paleo, vegan and whole30 friendly, I used unsweetened coconut milk. Any nut milk will work, like cashew milk or almond milk.
Nut or Seed Butter
Nut butter or seed butter adds a delicious flavor and healthy fats, along with a slightly nutty texture. Use cashew butter or almond butter, or to keep it nut-free, sunflower butter, wow butter or tahini.
Adding chia seeds helps give the smoothie a gorgeous thickness, without the need for yogurt, bananas or excessive ice.
How to make a healthy mixed berry smoothie-
- Ensure you use a powerful high-speed blender or food processor
- Start by combining your berries, nut/seed butter, chia seeds and a tiny bit of milk. Blend until thick and combined.
- Gradually slowly add more milk, depending on how thick you want your smoothie to be.
- Pour into a large glass and enjoy immediately.
Tips and tricks for THICK smoothies
To take this smoothie up a notch, consider using unsweetened coconut milk and top with some unsweetened coconut shreds– I was surprised with how well the berry/coconut combination worked!
The chia seeds have thickening powers so if you want to enjoy your smoothie later, just let it sit in the fridge!
If you choose not to use chia seeds, you can substitute it for ground flaxseed or almond meal.
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Healthy Mixed Berry Smoothie (Whole30, Paleo, Vegan)
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1/2-3/4 cup milk of choice * See notes
- 1-2 tablespoon cashew butter can substitute for any nut or seed butter of choice
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 frozen banana optional
- Add all ingredients into the blender and blend until desired consistency- For a thicker, ice cream like smoothie, blend less. If smoothie is too thick, add more milk of choice.
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White chia seeds? Say what? Mind blown. I love this smoothie idea! I’m not over pears yet…I feel like they are only good for such a small season each year. But soon enough we’ll be switching to frozen berries…and this smoothie will have to happen.
Oh man, so many bad memories of pears…getting squashed on my text books!
I did not know there were white chia seeds. I wonder what the difference is, other than the color? I always keep a bag of frozen mixed berries in my freezer and they definitely come in handy when I want to make a smoothie!
Honestly, nothing! I guess if it gets stuck in our teeth, it won’t be too obvious! 😀
I have to look for the white chia seeds, and plan to make this smoothie soon. It looks tasty!
🙂 Thanks so much, Joanne! Hope you enjoy it!
I never did get into the chia seed trend, although I know they’re little nutritional powerhouses, Maybe one day. In the meantime, I started adding rice cereal (as in baby food) to my morning oatmeal (mainly because I’m sharing it with the baby) so I’m getting extra nutrients that way. 🙂
Dude, some baby food are fortified with EVERYTHING- That is such a good idea!
YUM. That texture!! lol I swear my teeth are 57% more susceptible to the spinach effect than other people’s teeth. There is ALWAYS something stuck in my teeth, and black chia seeds are big culprits.
LOL! My poor chicka! At least if you ever go hungry, there will be something there 😀
I always mistook white chia seeds as sesame seeds! Kind of odd because sesame seeds can be black too! XD Well, we learn something new every day! Recently, I discovered that golden raisins are simply dehydrated grapes without the oxygen! They’re not made from a yellow grape, apparently!
Haha, you learn something new each day!