10 Super Berry Smoothie Recipes to Kick-Start Your Day

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For my family, spring signals the beginning of little league baseball and a renewed level of busyness that makes staying on top of nutrition a bit of a challenge. Recently, I've been using berries, another spring/summer favorite, in smoothies to keep my kids fueled up. Using a simple blender, I can whip up a tasty treat in minutes that includes many fruits and vegetables that my kids wouldn't normally eat. 
 
Berries are sweet, but also contain a boost of disease-fighting antioxidants, fiber and vitamins. It's fun to hear my kids ask for seconds, especially when I know the smoothies we make are also loaded with spinach, kale, or chia or flax seeds to add fiber, protein and healthy omega fats. I make it a goal to get at least three servings of fruits and vegetables in each smoothie I make.
 
When I see a deal on berries, I buy double what I need and put half in the freezer. Then I can just pull out what I need, whenever I need it. Clean up is easy, too: Simply pop the blender parts into your dishwasher or hand wash with hot, soapy water. 

Fuel up with berries and other great smoothies by trying these SparkRecipes. 

Kirstin's Simple Berry Smoothie: This quick and delicious smoothie is a healthy way to satisfy that sweet tooth.



Samantha's Super Smoothie: With one serving of veggies and three servings of fruit, this smoothie is loaded with fiber and protein and is the perfect way to start the day.



Strawberry Banana Smoothie: Whether you're suffering from nausea, heartburn or in need of a refreshing snack or quick breakfast, this is a nutritious pick-me-up.



The SparkPeople Special Smoothie: Packed with calcium, protein and vitamins, this quick snack will keep you satisfied until your next meal.



Goin' Green Smoothie: Along with the explosive flavors of orange, strawberry, banana and spinach, you'll get at least two-and-a-half servings of fruits and veggies.



Blueberry Smoothie: You can prepare this easy and healthy smoothie using any frozen fruit.



Chocolate Covered Strawberry SmoothieThis vitamin-packed drink provides an energy boost while also satisfying those chocolate cravings.



Banana Berry Smoothie: It's thick, creamy and sweet, but doesn't have the added sugar and calories found in frozen desserts.



Quick Start Breakfast Drink: This is a smart, yet scrumptious way to kick off your morning when you need to grab breakfast on the run.



Rama's Three Berry Tofu Smoothie: This smoothie packs a protein punch along with the natural sweetness of berries.




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Comments

  • SUSANBEAMON
    69
    I increase the protein and fiber by adding ground flax seed or almond flour to my smoothie. - 6/17/2017   12:58:07 AM
  • 68
    Great! - 6/12/2017   11:08:22 AM
  • 67
    THANK YOU - 6/10/2017   9:00:47 PM
  • 66
    Love these berry smoothie recipes! Yummy! - 6/9/2017   10:47:41 PM
  • 65
    love smoothies - 6/9/2017   12:35:55 PM
  • 64
    Love all these berry smoothie recipes. I'm definitely going to try them. - 6/9/2017   9:53:24 AM
  • 63
    None of these smoothies are low in carb. When you only get 45 carbs per meal and need to divide that between meal 25 and snack15-20. You can't do those smoothies even thought they look awesome - 6/9/2017   9:30:15 AM
  • 62
    I am gonna try these for sure....berries are my favorite treat. - 6/9/2017   3:02:30 AM
  • 61
    Thanks and will try some of these. - 6/8/2017   9:45:42 PM
  • 60
    Thanks and will try some of these. - 6/8/2017   9:45:42 PM
  • ALLBWELL
    59
    I make this smoothie every morning for my husband and myself:
    2 cups cranberry juice
    3-4 cups spinach
    80-100g carrots
    4 Tbsp ground flaxseed
    1 cup frozen mixed berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries)
    1 large banana

    After it's blended and divided into 2 cups, I add 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar to mine. - 6/8/2017   2:27:11 PM
  • 58
    yummy! - 6/8/2017   1:22:59 PM
  • 57
    want to get use to making these. just forget. - 6/8/2017   1:05:17 PM
  • 56
    My favorite smoothie, basic recipe

    1 or 2 handfuls of spinach (or any greens)
    5 oz container of Greek yogurt (10+g of protein, the more the better (I prefer it over protein powder) and less than 8g sugar) )
    1 to 1-1/2 c of frozen fruit
    1 small banana, frozen
    1/2 to 3/4 c cold water
    1 TB ground flaxseed - 6/8/2017   9:39:43 AM
  • 55
    I saved several and made 1. Liked this - 6/8/2017   6:49:50 AM
  • 54
    thank you - 6/8/2017   12:39:47 AM
  • 53
    Yum! - 6/7/2017   7:55:34 PM
  • 52
    something to consider! - 6/1/2017   8:14:48 PM
  • YMWONG22
    51
    All of them look delicious. - 6/1/2017   8:27:44 AM
  • ANGIEBOBB
    50
    My favorite smoothie:

    3/4 cup of Vanilla Greek Yogurt
    1/3 cup of Frozen Blueberries
    1/3 cup of Frozen Strawberries
    1 Small/Medium Banana
    1-4 small pieces of grapes (any color/optional)
    1/3 cup of Frozen Raspberries
    1/2 cup of Baby Spinach
    1/2 cup of Baby Kale
    2 Tablespoon of Flax Seed
    1/3 cup of Oats (adjust to your liking)

    Put everything into your Ninja until all combined. (or blender if no Ninja) - 4/12/2016   2:01:19 PM
  • 49
    I like to make smoothies with mangos and peaches and berries. I usually use latose free milk or yogurt sometimes. I love making smoothies. So Good!!! - 4/6/2016   6:11:58 PM
  • 48
    dug my smoothie maker out of the pantry. Love making them as a quick snack or after workout treat. I dont follow a specific recipe, I usually throw some liquid, frozen or fresh fruit in and mix it up. I will definitely try some of these recipes. BTW, the fructose in fruit is assimilated differently then simple sugar or sucrose. - 1/29/2016   10:11:58 AM
  • 47
    The grandkids really loved the "Watermellon smoothie" I made for them this past weekend. I cut up some seedless watermellon, added 1/2 frozen banana and some fresh strawberries. This was so simple and refreshing.
    We also had our Green Smoothie for breakfast with Spinach, banana, raspberries, chia seeds and some diet cranberry juice.
    The best thing about a smoothie you can use whatever fruits you have and love! - 5/26/2015   7:18:43 AM
  • KATHYGZ
    46
    I add a tablespoon of peanut butter to my smoothie - 3/7/2015   9:20:16 AM
  • JEANETTE.B
    45
    I'm new to incorporating smoothies into my diet but I'm finding they can be a delicious time saver. I knew I needed more fruits and veggies in my diet but I just didn't know how to do it. Having them already "chewed" up and thin enough to pull through a straw works for me. Wish I had know about this when my kids were little. - 7/7/2014   2:57:22 PM
  • 44
    I love making mine with vanilla whey protein, ice cubes and fresh fruit. My favorite one is made with those things plus some coconut, orange juice, and pineapple. I also like to put some peanut butter in mine. - 1/17/2014   6:05:54 PM
  • ALERT59
    43
    Your recipes sound delicious; but how can this be a health site when there is such a load of sugar in everything? That may be the most damaging thing you could publish. And worst of all, you do not give the grams of sugar on the page, but the reader has to search that out for himself. You should at least let people know what they are getting. - 8/28/2013   7:52:28 PM
  • 42
    I like to experiment with different ingredients. Just this morning I put a cup of plain greek yogurt, 1 cup of Tropicana Farmstand peach mango juice and 1 cup of frozen mango chunks in my single serving blender and whirred them up. Awesome! - 8/22/2013   2:32:24 PM
  • 41
    I just started making breakfast smoothies about a week ago. I put one cup of water and one packed cup of baby spinach in the blender and blend it real good. Then add one cup of frozen berries, 1 1/2 tsp ground flax seeds and 1 scoop vanilla protein powder. I got the triple berry blend from Costco of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. It's just over 200 calories and keeps me satisfied for a few hours. - 8/14/2013   7:43:27 PM
  • 40
    love the ideas, also remember that fresh fruit can be frozen just toss in freezer in a good baggie, they made a cool treat any time. so buy enjoy now or later. - 8/14/2013   12:57:36 AM
  • 39
    i can't wait for blueberry season. My favorite berry to pick. Will have to make the recipe that Mom Vicky has posted. - 6/13/2013   1:10:04 AM
  • 38
    WOW so many choices! - 6/11/2013   3:28:39 PM
  • MIZMAC4
    37
    My favorite recipe:
    1c unsweetened almond milk
    2T ground flaxseed
    1 1/2 T Red Star Brewer's Yeast
    1 serving of fruit--frozen berries thickens it like a milk shake yummy
    1 1/2 scoop Optimum Nutrition protein powder - 5/13/2013   11:21:53 AM
  • 36
    I'm with MISSYRH3 on running the blender in the morning....too noisy and don't want to wake up the hubby who is still asleep when I get up at 4:30 a.m. That being said, I do love smoothies and if I had a quiet blender, I would definitely make smoothies for breakfast. However, so many of the recipes call fora banana and bananas make me sick. - 5/11/2013   11:43:44 AM
  • 35
    I've been on a huge smoothie kick lately. You can simply add greek yogurt to any of these to get some protein. In fact, I read somewhere (and it might have been on SP) that the antioxidants and other benefits of the fruit work better when there is yogurt involved. All-fruit smoothies aren't as good for you. - 5/10/2013   4:33:15 PM
  • JESUSAN
    34
    I have looked at all these smoothie recipes and the one thing they have in common is a serious lack of protein. At least for me, high carb-low protein does not work, especially for breakfast. High carb-low protein is also not a great way to achieve weight loss. I will not be trying any of these. - 5/10/2013   12:39:08 PM
  • 33
    My favorite smoothie combo is: 1 oz ea of fresh frozen mango, strawberry, blackberry, raspberries, dark cherries, pineapple & banana; 1 tbsp scoop of plain greek yogurt, 1 cup raw spinach, and 1 cup Vita coco coconut water.....I buy all of my fruits cut them up and freeze them......I don't need sweetener or sugar, the fruit is naturally sweet.. - 5/10/2013   11:24:19 AM
  • 32
    I love smoothies. I don't wash strawberries before freezing. makes them way to soggy. The rest I wash then freeze. - 5/10/2013   10:32:57 AM
  • 31
    Thanks for the awesome recipes! My favorite kind of smoothie is very similar to the Goin' Green one you have listed. - 5/10/2013   10:10:21 AM
  • 30
    My Go-To smoothie recipe:
    1/2 banana
    1/2 cup frozen blueberries
    1/2 cup Greek yogurt
    1/2 cup nonfat milk
    1/4 cup pasteurized egg whites
    1/2 cup strawberries
    1 tbsp peanut butter - 5/10/2013   8:17:16 AM
  • GABSTER26
    29
    my regular smoothie
    1 banana
    1 small container of yogurt - your choice
    1 tablespoon of ground flax seed
    1 tablespoon of peanut butter

    it is very satisfying and a complete meal

    I love this to use over ripe bananas.... - 5/10/2013   4:21:53 AM
  • 28
    mango, oranges, frozen (broken up) banana and spinach. Yum. - 5/10/2013   12:39:51 AM
  • DELLMEL
    27
    Love smoothie. Going to try - 5/9/2013   9:44:51 PM
  • 26
    They look delicious! - 5/9/2013   9:30:56 PM
  • DUCKY2222
    25
    I make smoothies quite often here's a good one I did today for lunch
    1/2c fat free or low fat yogurt
    1/2c skim milk or low fat milk
    2 tbsp all natural peanut butter
    1/4 of banana
    1 bsp honey (I was out of honey and it was still good)
    4-6 ice cubes
    Blend until smooth This will make 1 serving - 5/9/2013   7:16:08 PM
  • SIMPLYSWEET421
    24
    I have to try these!! - 5/9/2013   6:30:57 PM
  • OCLIAO
    23
    will try these out. thanks - 7/12/2012   11:25:33 AM
  • 22
    My daily breakfast smoothie basics are half banana (sometimes frozen), a small piece of fresh ginger, 4 oz of frozen strawberry, and an egg. I vary 2 oz of some other kind of frozen fruit (peaches, mango, pineapple) and enough of a non-caloric flavored water/drink to blend together to drinkable consistency. Yummy! - 3/11/2012   4:10:14 PM
  • WHITECRAYNE
    21
    My favorite type makes enough for 10oz at breakfast and then 8oz left over for another meal replacement or snack. It's 1 piece of fruit (Today I did a Bosc pear), 1/4 Cup minute oatmeal prepared with water, 1 Tbs Ground Golden Flax Seed, 1 Scoop Vanilla protein powder dissolved in 1/4 Cup 2% milk, 2 Tbs low-fat plain yogurt, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and about 3 ice cubes. I find I don't need more sugar than the whole piece of fruit. If I have only strawberries and/or blueberries: I use either 1/2 Cup blueberries or about 5 strawberries depending on the size of them. - 3/7/2012   9:48:14 AM
  • JMB369
    20
    For an evening snack: 6 oz plain LF yogurt, about 3-4 chunks frozen banana (=1/2 banana), 1 cup frozen mixed berries (favorites are raspberries, blackberries, blueberries), and a little bit of skim milk or pineapple juice to make it liquid enough for the blender to do its work. I like to eat this with a spoon.

    If the smoothee is my breakfast, or a substitute for any other meal, I add a scoop of protein powder. GNC is my favorite because it dissolves so well. I have never tried adding greens, but I like the idea and will try it this week.

    - 3/6/2012   7:28:49 AM

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