Wholesome and thick, this delicious whole30 smoothie is made with five whole30 compatible ingredients. Easy to make and loaded with fruit, fiber, and healthy fats, it can be made in under 2 minutes!
I love breakfast smoothies! And this smoothie is a testament to the fact that you can make irresistible smoothies with a handful of whole-30 ingredients.
Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and whole30 compatible, you can enjoy this smoothie while following most dietary restrictions!
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What is a whole30 smoothie?
A smoothie made with whole30 compliant ingredients is a whole30 smoothie! Imagine my shock when I figured I couldn’t use oats, dairy, yogurt, kefir, ice cream, protein powders, or sweeteners to make my smoothie.
Well, as with any challenge, I decided to make the best of the available choice. But guess what? This smoothie is as satisfying and filling as my strawberry smoothie.
Here are some reasons why you’ll love this recipe:
- Quick and easy. Because I have used frozen ingredients in this recipe, there’s virtually no prep. All you need to do is blitz the ingredients until smooth.
- Tasty and filling. This satisfying yet refreshing smoothie is a good enough reason to get out of bed! Also, it is a fantastic post-workout or midday smoothie to energize you.
- Customizable. While one might feel restricted due to the limited options, you can still customize the recipe. Throw in fresh berries, your favorite greens, coconut milk, and dates to this smoothie.
You need only five ingredients to make this wholesome smoothie! Here’s what you’ll need.
- Mixed berries. Go for a mix of frozen raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries to make an antioxidant-rich smoothie.
- Almond milk. To blend everything together. Coconut milk or any other nut milk will also work.
- Cashew butter. Enjoy the goodness of healthy fats with cashew butter. You could also substitute it with almond or peanut butter. For nut-free butter, use pumpkin or sunflower seed butter instead.
- Chia seeds. Enhance the fiber content of the smoothie by adding chia seeds to it.
- Banana. I have used frozen bananas to add sweetness to the smoothie.
Find the printable recipe in the recipe card below.
How to make a delicious Whole30 smoothie
Making smoothies is a child’s play! Here’s how you make a berrylious smoothie at home!
Blend and enjoy! Blend frozen berries, nut butter, almond butter, chia seeds, and bananas in a high-speed blender to your desired consistency.
Recipe tips and variations
- Add greens. Because the berry flavor is strong, you can sneak in spinach, kale, and other microgreens in this smoothie.
- Adjust the consistency. For an ice cream-like consistency, blend it into a thick smoothie. If you like a thinner consistency, add the milk of your choice while blending.
- Collagen. While all protein powders may not be whole30 compliant, you can still use whole30 collagen peptides in this smoothie.
- Adjust the sweetness. You need not add frozen bananas to enhance the sweetness of fresh, ripe berries like strawberries.
- Make it thicker. While you cannot add Greek yogurt to thicken this smoothie, you can add shredded coconut or unsweetened coconut cream. And because this smoothie contains chia seeds, you could thicken it by storing it in the fridge for an hour.
To store. Once blended, berries undergo oxidation and lose their nutritional value. So, this smoothie is best consumed fresh. But if you must, you can refrigerate it in a sealed bottle for three days.
To freeze. Transfer the smoothie to a shallow freezer-safe container for long-term storage and freeze it for six months.
Frequently asked questions
Unfortunately, artificial sweeteners are a no-go for whole30. You cannot even use natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup. Instead, add more banana.
Check the ingredients list on your flavored milk to ensure there are no added sweeteners or non-compliant additives in the flavored milk.
More delicious smoothie recipes to try:
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- 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.
Recipe originally posted May 2019, but updated to include new information for your benefit.
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