Easy Berry Smoothie – With only three ingredients, this is the easiest berry smoothie you’ll ever make!
Today’s recipe is inspired by a new man in my life. He’s currently growing in my belly and is craving tons of fruit right now.
That’s right – I’m pregnant! I’m about 4 months along with a baby boy who is due this Fall. He wasn’t a COVID baby since I found out I was pregnant right before the pandemic began. But I’ve basically been living this entire pregnancy in isolation so it sure feels like he was!
Throughout my pregnancy, I have been obsessed with fruit, much like I was when I was pregnant with Lucy. So I’ve been making a lot of homemade mocktails and smoothies to satisfy the craving.
In the past, homemade smoothies were off-putting to me because they required a lot of ingredients and just didn’t come out the same as they would at a smoothie shop. But since smoothies can be so expensive (and I’m too nervous/lazy to go anywhere), I was determined to find the right recipe for an easy homemade smoothie.
And by golly, I think I did it! Here is my super Easy Berry Smoothie!
Elements of a great smoothie
A great smoothie needs to have these key elements:
- Smooth, yet thick
- Sweet, yet no added sugar
- Great flavor
Sounds simple enough, right? Well, you’ll be surprised on how hard it was for me to figure out the right balance of ingredients to achieve all three. I’d add too many frozen ingredients and not enough liquid, which resulted in an icy smoothie. Other times, I’d add just dairy and frozen fruit and would need to add some honey to make it taste good. I just couldn’t get it right.
Now, I’ve finally got the perfect mix of ingredients to make the best smoothie any of us have ever had.
Ingredients in this smoothie
For this smoothie, I only needed three ingredients to make it taste so wonderful. That’s right – just three!! Let’s break them down, shall we?
- A super ripe banana – This gives the smoothie the creamy texture and sweet flavor it needs. But it has to be ripe! No green bananas here or else the flavor will be chalky and bland
- Frozen berries – The frozen fruit eliminates the need for ice and keeps the flavor of the smoothie on point.
- Milk – This is what helps the smoothie blend together. If you use yogurt, the smoothie is still too thick. It has to be milk! I’ve also done it with fresh orange juice and the smoothie just gets too tart. Milk is the liquid of choice here.
Tips & Tricks
- Since there is no added sugar in this smoothie, it’s so important that the banana you use is ripe. Ripe bananas are naturally sweet so they help mellow out the tart berries in this smoothie.
- When mixing the smoothie, make sure to put the milk and banana at the bottom of the blender pitcher. This will ensure the smoothie blends easily without stalling out.
Easy Berry Smoothie
- 1 large banana (the more spots, the better!)
- 1 cup skim milk (or other milk of choice)
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries
- Peel banana and break in half. Add to bottom of a blender pitcher. Add milk and mixed berries to the pitcher. Cover pitcher and blend on high (or on smoothie setting) for about 1 minute. The longer you blend, the creamier the smoothie gets.
- Pour into two glasses and enjoy!
Easy Berry Smoothie With only three ingredients? That’s awesome in my book and I cannot wait to try this recipe. Happy New Year!
Veronika Sykorova says
You can never go wrong with a berry smoothie! Made this for breakfast today. So delicious!
First of all, congratulations! Then, thus smoothie couldn’t be easier, with just three ingredients. It has s wonderful creaminess and is totally delicious.
This berry smoothie is something we like to make around the summer and this is a new way to make it, which I am excited about! I love how colourful and vibrant it looks. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it looks delicious!
I am so ready for a refreshing berry smoothie like this! It’s been so long! This is such a great way to boost your immunity! LOVE!
Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer says
This is EXACTLY what I need to get me out of this winter blah weather slump and get on the summer sun train! It looks so refreshing and such a perfect way to start off your day!
Marisa F. Stewart says
Congratulations on your pregnancy! I already made a resolution that this year I would increase my fruit intake while eliminating high calorie foods. The berry smoothie was perfect. I had it after I worked out this afternoon — it tasted great and it really helped with the Hangries. I’ll be making more smoothies in the future.
This looks and sounds SO good!
This smoothie was delicious, full of flavor and a great start to my day. I don’t eat as much fruit as I should and this will help me fix that. Thanks!
Berry smoothies with milk and banana are the best! I am on a smoothie diet, so that I will be adding this to my meal plan.
HEATHER PERINE says
Congrats!! That’s so exciting! And if you have to crave something how awesome is it that you’re craving fruit LOL. I’ve been making a lot of smoothies in quarantine so I can’t wait to try this simple 3 ingredient one 🙂
Sarah Althouse says
Its hard to eat a ton of fruit so I love making smoothies too.
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
What a great smoothie! You really cannot go wrong with lovely berries for breakfast!
Patricia Chamberlain says
This looks amazing! I need to make it for myself soon.
Amazing color and delicious combination. No breakfast could get better and interesting with this awesome smoothie treat.
So good and so easy!
Andrea Metlika says
Now this is a smoothie for me to start my day with! Yummy!
This is my go-to smoothie recipe. My kids and I love it.
I am saving this for my daughter she loves smoothies.
This looks so delicious and refreshing! My daughter is going to love this recipe! I can’t wait to give this a try!
Sarah Althouse says
Yum! I’d probably even add some spinach to this!
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
I love Berry Smoothies .. and all other smoothies for that matter.
Lisa Favre says
This smoothie is so bright and vibrant! I love the fact that it’s only three ingredients.
I loved this berry smoothie bowl, so delicious and done in no time! Thank you for sharing your recipe:)
Amber Myers says
This looks so amazing! I just love smoothies and I can’t wait to try this one.
Matt Ivan says
Love the colors of the smoothie and it’s so yummy!
This smoothie is so refreshing and Congrats on the soon to be new arrival! Such an exciting time!
I love a good smoothie for breakfast and this looks like a great one! All of those colorful berries make it not only flavorful, but so nutritious!
You had me at ‘easy’. I love how this smoothie is made without any sugar, so it’s all naturally sweet! Such a great go-to recipe. Thanks for sharing!
This is actually the smoothie that we make on a pretty regular basis! We use almond milk. So good!