This is the variation of our greek yogurt smoothie base recipe as seen in the Whole Life Meal Plan. This frozen berry smoothie is easy to make and is the perfect balance between tart and sweet! This smoothie features a mixed berry blend of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries, creamy, protein-rich Greek yogurt, and optional spinach. Learning how to make frozen berry blueberry smoothies can help you start your morning with lots of confidence and energy!
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Culinary Tips for the Best Frozen Berry Smoothie
If you want to make this Greek yogurt smoothie recipe for breakfast and are usually crunched for time in the morning, place all of the non-frozen ingredients in your blender’s jar and place it in the fridge the night before. Add the frozen ingredients in the morning and blend!
If your frozen mixed berry smoothie is too thick after blending, add more liquid. If it is too thin, add more fruit or ice.
- Milk or Milk Alternative: use cow’s milk or soy milk for a higher protein smoothie. You can also substitute 100% fruit juice, coconut milk, or even water. Learn about the differences between plant based milk and cow’s milk here.
- Greek Yogurt: substitute any plain or dairy-free variety. Or substitute kefir as seen in our Kefir Smoothie Base Recipe.
- Banana: substitute avocado to create a creamy mixed berry smoothie without banana.
- Frozen Mixed Berries: use any single berry of your choosing such as cherries, blueberries or strawberries and/or mix in other frozen fruits. Be sure to use no-added-sugar varieties.
- Baby Spinach: use regular spinach to make a berry spinach smoothie, or kale to make a kale berry smoothie. If you are unsure about the flavor of greens in your smoothies, start with spinach. Spinach has a milder flavor than heartier greens like kale. Do not use arugula or mustard greens.
This recipe for frozen berry smoothies is super versatile, so feel free to customize to YOUR taste!
Add chia seeds, ground flax, or avocado for a berry protein smoothie.
Want to turn this into greek yogurt smoothie popsicles? Leave out the milk and ice and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 2-3 hours or until solid. Enjoy!
Need some smoothie inspiration?
Use our greek yogurt smoothie base recipe as a guide to make it your own or try out these other variations!
Which Blender is Best for Smoothies?
Any blender will work! While a Vitamix probably makes the creamiest smoothies, any full-size blender, single-serve blender, immersion blender, or even food processor will do the job.
Health Benefits of Mixed Berry Smoothies
This frozen berry antioxidant smoothie is packed with health benefits! This recipe features Greek yogurt, mixed berries, and a handful of greens, which all provide colorful nutrients to your diet.
Greek yogurt is a great source of B vitamins, calcium, and probiotics. It is also higher in protein than regular yogurt, making this smoothie filling and satisfying.
We recommend buying plain varieties in order to avoid added sugars and organic, if you can afford it. Select a fat content that works with your overall diet. If you tend to consume a lot of foods high in saturated fat, a low-fat or fat-free variety is your best choice. If you limit saturated fat in your diet, full-fat varieties are okay.
Bananas contain prebiotic fiber, vitamins, and minerals – important for digestion, steady energy, and metabolism. Greenish bananas are firm and higher in prebiotic fiber. Brownish bananas are soft and higher in natural sugar, making them sweeter. Ripe bananas are preferable for this recipe because they add natural sweetness to the smoothie.
Berries are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Together, these nutrients promote heart health and may reduce inflammation. (1)
If you choose to add them, leafy greens provide essential vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that promote health and help fight diseases.
For more information about which ingredients are best, check out our ingredient guide.
Serve this frozen berry smoothie for breakfast, snack, or even dessert! If serving for breakfast, pair with a piece of nut butter toast, a handful of granola, a few energy bites, or a small bowl of overnight oats for a balanced meal.
Will Smoothies Keep in the Fridge?
You can keep leftover smoothies in the fridge and enjoy the next day. They can hold for longer than a day but will often begin to separate. Simply shake before drinking for delicious, nutritious smoothie goodness!
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Frozen Berry Smoothie with Greek Yogurt
- ½ cup milk or milk alternative
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 large ripe banana (~1 cup)
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 cup baby spinach (optional)
- 6-8 ice cubes (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and puree. Enjoy!