A healthy berry banana smoothie packed with frozen berries, banana, and creamy yogurt, that can be easily customized to your favorite ingredients. Start with this base recipe then make it dairy free, a green smoothie, or add chia seeds, flax oil, or collagen for a nutritional boost!
I make a variation of this berry banana smoothie several times a week, although not always for breakfast. It’s the perfect way to start the day; quick and easy to make, full of healthy ingredients, and bursting with fresh flavor.
The “recipe” is endlessly flexible and adaptable. While the banana and milk (and usually yogurt) are relative constants, the rest of the fruit and add-ins vary by season and what we happen to have on hand that morning.
At the moment it’s any number of different berries and fresh peaches, but depending on the season, I’ll swap in mangoes, sweet potatoes, figs, dates, spinach, kale… the list goes on.
I also like to add a few scoops of a number of nutritional powerhouses: chia and flax seeds for extra fiber and an amino acid boost, and collagen powder or almond butter for extra protein.
You know it’s nearly impossible for me to pass up summer berries at the market, so today it was luscious blackberries added to the creamy yogurt, banana and milk.
But the lovely thing is, frozen fruit is actually best in this berry banana smoothie, as it keeps things super cold and creamy, so you can take advantage of your favorite berries year round. A drizzle of honey or maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness to round out a delicious way to wake up.Print