This Berry Smoothie is super easy to make and jam-packed with berry goodness! It’s made with frozen strawberries, sweet raspberries, almond milk, coconut cream and more for a refreshing dairy-free delight to kick-start your morning.
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Ultra Satisfying Berry Smoothie Recipe
Whether you’re getting ready for work or relaxing on a weekend, smoothies always hit the spot. They can be enjoyed as a light breakfast, served as a snack or made to accompany a meal. And when you’re in the mood to sip on one, you can have it ready to go in a matter of minutes!
If you’re a fan of sweet berry flavor, this healthy berry smoothie is for you. It uses a mixture of fresh and frozen fruit to give you the best of both worlds in terms of texture and flavor. You can also swap out the ingredients according to your preferences and dietary needs!
Even if you’d like to make some changes or additions, this recipe provides the perfect base for a super refreshing beverage. It has a strong strawberry flavor with a touch of raspberry goodness and a punch of protein from the coconut cream. Naturally vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, low carb and easily Whole30 by leaving out the sweetener.
What You’ll Need
We love any recipe with an ingredient lineup you can count on one hand. Especially when it’s as tasty and nutritious as this one!
- Almond Milk: Or any plant-based milk.
- Coconut Cream: For that creamy smoothie texture.
- Fresh Raspberries: These provide natural sweetness and flavor, eliminating the need for added sugar!
- Frozen Sliced Strawberries: You can buy these at the supermarket or cut and freeze your own berries.
- Chia Seeds: For added protein and fiber. You can sub with ground flax seeds, hemp seeds, or plant-based protein powder.
- Unsweetened Shredded Coconut: Adds sweetness and helps thicken up the smoothie.
- Maple syrup: Or preferred sticky liquid sweetener. Omit for Whole30.
How to Make the Best Berry Smoothie
The only tool you’ll need for this smoothie is a high-powered blender. Alternatively, you can use a small food processor.
- Add Ingredients to Blender: Add all of the smoothie ingredients to a high-powered blender, starting with the liquids. Once the milk and coconut cream are added, throw in the fresh raspberries followed by the frozen fruit.
- Blend: Blend on high until the mixture is completely smooth or until your desired consistency is reached.
- Adjust Consistency if Desired: Add more water, 1-2 teaspoons at a time, blending after each addition. Only do this as needed to bring the smoothie to your ideal consistency. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
Tips for Success
We’ve got a few helpful tips that I recommend reviewing before you start making your smoothie. Let’s get into them!
- Order Matters: Make sure you’re adding the ingredients to your blender in the proper order – almond milk, coconut cream, raspberries and finally frozen strawberries. This will help everything blend together effortlessly.
- Blend and Assess: Once all the ingredients are blended and smooth, you can thin out your smoothie if needed. Simply blend in a small amount of water at a time until it’s just right. Add more of any solid ingredient if you’d like to make it thicker.
- Make it Sweeter: Want this smoothie to taste even sweeter? Go ahead and blend in a couple of teaspoons at a time of your favorite liquid sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup. If you’re on the keto diet, use Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup or a compliant alternative.
Feel free to add whatever you’d like to your strawberry smoothie, keeping in mind how it may change the texture and flavor of the drink. Here are some highly recommended additions!
- Frozen Banana
- Almond Butter
- Gluten-Free Oats
- Cocoa Powder
- Ground Flax seeds or Hemp Seeds
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Brewed Green Tea
How to Store Homemade Smoothies
These smoothies should be refrigerated in airtight containers or sealed jars. They last for a day or two and should be shaken up or stirred well before they’re enjoyed.
Can I Freeze This?
If you’d like to store your smoothie for longer, pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze it that way. Once frozen, transfer the smoothie to a freezer bag and store it for up to 3 months.
Alternatively, you can freeze the smoothie in an airtight jar or container. Just be sure to leave enough room for the liquid to expand while it freezes! Thaw out frozen smoothies overnight and shake or mix thoroughly before serving.
More Dairy-Free Smoothies to Try
You don’t need any animal products to make a fantastic smoothie! The following recipes are here to prove it.
This super easy Berry Smoothie is jam-packed with berry goodness! It's made with frozen strawberries, raspberries, almond milk, coconut cream and more for a refreshing dairy-free delight to kick-start your morning.
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk or any plant-based milk, plus more as needed for desired consistency
- 1/4 cup coconut cream , or dairy-free Greek-style yogurt
- 1/4 cup fresh raspberries , or frozen. Adds a touch of sweetness, omit if preferred
- 2 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut , can sub with ground flax seeds, hemp seeds, or plant-based protein powder.
- 1 tsp chia seeds , can sub with ground flax seeds, hemp seeds, or plant-based protein powder.
- 1 tsp maple syrup or preferred sticky liquid sweetener omit for Whole30
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups frozen sliced strawberries
Add all of the smoothie ingredients to a high-powered blender.
Blend on high until the mixture is completely smooth or until your desired consistency is reached.
Add more milk, 1-2 teaspoons at a time, blending after each addition, only as needed to bring the smoothie to your ideal consistency.
Pour into glasses and enjoy!
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