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Very Berry Smoothie

By Rachel Tiemeyer
December 29, 2021

The Mixed Berry Smoothie starts your day with a super food punch! This easy, healthy smoothie includes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, plus some hidden spinach. Make some freezer smoothie packs ahead of time to have these on hand for a quick, nutritious breakfast.

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Mixed Berry Smoothie: Full of Superfoods!

You hear the term “superfood” tossed around all the time, but what exactly does that mean?

A superfood is one that is far and away more nutrient dense than other healthy foods. That means the nutrient-to-calorie ratio falls disproportionately in favor of the nutrients. Our smoothie ingredients, including the berries, spinach, flaxseed, and pecans, all fall into the superfood category.

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Ingredients for our Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe

Not only are the ingredients in our berry smoothie incredible for your health, but berries, spinach, and the other ingredients taste really good when blended together. Here is your shopping list of real food (and superfood!) ingredients for this delicious Very Berry Smoothie:

  • Frozen mixed berries – Can often be bought in bulk
  • Baby spinach – You can sub kale
  • Ground flaxseed – Here is why flaxseed is good for you
  • Raw pecans – Or your favorite raw nut
  • Unsweetened almond milk – of the milk of your choice
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt – Whole milk yogurt is the least processed

I think smoothies are even more fun to drink when you have some cute paper straws on hand like these to top off your beverage. So stinkin’ easy to enjoy a healthy, colorful breakfast, right?!

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All of the easy, healthy smoothie recipes we have shared have a few things in common. Each recipe:

  • Tastes good! Yes, these smoothies are SUPER HEALTHY but we wanted to make sure they didn’t taste like weeds from the backyard.
  • Includes only simple real food ingredients that you can find in just about any grocery store.
  • Makes a single-serving (approx. 16 ounce) smoothie, which can work as a meal replacement. Or, divide it up among family members.
  • Includes fruits and/or vegetables and a source of protein and healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied.
  • Includes freezer smoothie pack instructions so you can prep several of them ahead of time to have on hand.
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Make a Berry Smoothie Freezer Pack

One of the best parts of this recipe (and our other smoothie recipes) is that you can make several freezer smoothie packs ahead of time to have on hand for quick breakfasts and snacks.

Having these pre-made packs at our finger tips has made our families into smoothie addicts! What an easy way to get superfoods into your diet every single day.

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Take a look at how easy it is to use your freezer pack in the morning…

If you’re concerned about reducing the use of plastic bags like we are, we can recommend these high-quality silicone storage bags. They are the perfect size for smoothie packs but also work well for any food storage.

We’ve found that they are easy to clean (even dishwasher safe!), easy to use, and leak-proof. Silicone is one of the safest materials to store and even bake our food in, as it does not leach any chemicals into the food.

What Blender Do I Need to Make a Very Berry Smoothie?

Now, let’s talk blenders for a minute. Not all of them are created equal. I’ve owned a lot of brands over the years–Frigidaire, Cuisinart, Ninja, Vitamix, and Oster. To really pulverize the freezer smoothie packs, you’ll need a high-powered blender. The two blenders that stand out as winners from my experience are…

  1. The Vitamix because it is very high-powered, super simple, and will last for an eon. We both have this blender and it’s the BEST.
  2. A more affordable option is the Nutri Ninja Personal and Countertop Blender. This makes smooth smoothies and allows me to make single serving smoothies. The big blender doesn’t pulverize as well as the smaller containers do or the Vitamix, just so you know. We use the single-serving blender daily!
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With your superfoods and blender at hand, it’s time to start your day well with our Very Berry Smoothie!

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berry smoothie in mason jar with straw

Very Berry Smoothie

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: One (16 ounce) smoothie
  • Category: Smoothies
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Start your day with a super food punch! This easy, healthy smoothie includes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, plus hidden spinach. Freezer smoothie pack instructions included.


Ingredients

  • 11 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (sub: milk of choice)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (or use plain yogurt and sweetened with honey to taste)
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc)
  • 1 cup baby spinach or chopped kale, packed
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons raw pecan halves (sub: any other raw nut)

Instructions

Make It Now:

1. Start by adding 1 cup almond milk and the vanilla Greek yogurt to a high-powered blender. Then, add all the other ingredients.

2. Blend until smooth. You may need to stop and stir/shake the blender or add up to 1/4 cup more almond milk, as needed, to make sure it gets smooth.

Make Freezer Smoothie Packs for Later:

1. Layer ingredients in small freezer bags (or reusable silicone bags) in this order:

  • ½ banana, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc)
  • 1 cup spinach or kale, packed
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons raw pecan halves (sub: any other raw nut)

2. Seal tightly, squeezing out the air, and freeze for up to 3 months.

3. To Blend: Start by adding1 cup almond milk and 1/4 vanilla Greek yogurt to a high-powered blender. Then, add all the other ingredients. Break up the ingredients in the bag by hitting it on the counter or crunching it with your hands. Dump the ingredients from the bag in and follow blending instructions above.

Our Easy, Healthy Smoothies

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Download our Smoothie Pack Printable

To make smoothie pack assembling SUPER easy for you, we’ve created a FREE printable.

In this PDF, you’ll get:

1) 7 delicious smoothie recipes

2) Shopping lists for single smoothies

3) Shopping lists for making packs in bulk

4) Four freezer pack labels per recipe

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