Delicious, nutritious, and refreshing, this mixed berry yogurt smoothie recipe is my foolproof go-to! I love how quickly these delicious smoothies can be blended up and taken with me on the go.
Perfect for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or a pick-me-up snack, I can’t think of time that isn’t smoothie-appropriate. Kids absolutely love smoothies, as do adults of all ages. This recipe makes 2 medium-large smoothies, and you won’t have an issue finding someone to drink the second cup!
The best part about this recipe is how easily it can be adapted to feature your favorite berries… and you can throw in banana slices as well if you like! You can also use your preferred milk and yogurt variety. Check out my Substitutions list at the end of the recipe for a detailed list of suggestions!
Have a smooth day! Cheers!
Before you get started
- Gather your equipment and ingredients so that you have them ready to go when it’s time to start cooking! All you will need for this recipe are your ingredients, a blender, and measuring cups and spoons!
- Set up your blender before you add the ingredients into the bottle or pitcher. Make sure that your blender bottle or pitcher is fully locked into place and sealed with the lid before you turn the machine on and pulse.
- Unless you want to drink these smoothies as soon as you finish making them, blend all of the ingredients except for the ice at the start. You will toss the ice in with the other smoothie ingredients and pulse before it is time to serve.
Suggested Equipment & Appliances
- Measuring cups and spoons
Recipe Yield and Cook Time
- Recipe Yield: 2 Servings
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- ½ cup ice
- 1 ½ cups frozen blueberries
- 1 ½ cups frozen strawberries
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- In a blender, puree together the berries, yogurt, milk, and honey. Blend on medium-high speed until smooth. Put the blender bottle or pitcher in the refrigerator until it is time to serve.
- When you’re ready to enjoy the smoothies, put the blender bottle or pitcher back onto the base and give the contents a quick pulse to mix. Toss ½ cup ice and 1 tablespoon of honey into the blender and pulse on ice crush mode until smooth.
- Taste the smoothie and add more honey if you’d like to sweeten your smoothies.
Tips and Tricks
- This recipe can be made using your favorite milk product or dairy milk alternative. Try skim milk, reduced fat milk, whole milk, soy milk, oat milk, almond milk, cashew milk, pea milk, rice milk, or coconut milk.
- If you have fresh berries on hand and you’d prefer to throw those into your smoothies, you can do so at the same quantity, just make sure to throw in a few extra ice cubes to compensate.
- You can make this smoothie recipe using your favorite nutritional powders. I often throw in a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder. Add a bit of extra milk if necessary to thin down the smoothie if you add powdered ingredients.
- To make this a banana berry smoothie, add ½ of a large banana (sliced) into the blender along with the frozen berries. I love the creaminess that banana adds to this recipe!
- If you’re looking to enjoy this healthy smoothie as a meal replacement, you can throw in ⅓ cup of old fashioned rolled oats to the recipe, ⅓ cup of dried goji berries, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, 1 tablespoon of flax seeds, or 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds. These ingredients add fiber, nutrition, and calories to the smoothie, keeping you full and satisfied longer!
- The stronger/sharper/newer your blender, the more quickly and easily it will puree your ingredients into a smoothie. If you’re using an average blender, you may need to blend your ingredients for a few minutes before reaching desired smoothness.
Any of the following ingredients can be swapped for some alternatives at the same quantity:
- Blueberries or Strawberries can be replaced with any other kind of berry or combination of, as long as the total amount of berries amounts to about 3 cups of frozen fruit. Try using frozen mixed berries, blackberries, and raspberries in addition or as a substitute for the strawberries or blueberries!
- Vanilla Yogurt can be replaced with plain yogurt, berry yogurt (any kind), plain or vanilla greek yogurt, dairy-free yogurt alternatives,or kefir (any kind). If you’re looking for a sweeter, more indulgent berry treat, swap the yogurt for vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream!
- Honey can be replaced with maple syrup, simple syrup, agave nectar, liquid stevia, chopped dates, strawberry jam or jelly, blueberry jam or jelly, blackberry jam or jelly, or red raspberry jam or jelly.