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
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)
- 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.