Smoothies are one of the simplest ways to enjoy delicious and nutrient-packed berries. Berries are certified superfoods, they’re high in nutrients like dietary fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants polyphenols.
A diet rich in those antioxidants and vitamins may help prevent many chronic diseases and aid their symptoms. Smoothies are one easy way to incorporate that.
This mixed berry smoothie recipe combines strawberries, raspberries, blackberries. All are low in sugar, carbs, and dense in nutrients. Making them suitable for most low-carb diets.
All you need is a handful of simple ingredients and a powerful blender like Vitamix to make this smoothie recipe.
Let’s quickly over the ingredients in this mixed berry smoothie recipe.
Berry Smoothie Ingredients
Almond butter is an excellent way to add healthy fats to your diet. When they are made solely with natural ingredients, they are a great source of vitamin E, B2 (riboflavin), magnesium, copper, and phosphorous. It is also a great source of monounsaturated fat, protein, and fiber which are essential for the heart. In smoothies, almond butter adds a nice nutty flavor that pairs well with other fruity ingredients.
Blackberries contain a wide array of important nutrients including fiber vitamins C, A, E, and most of the B vitamins. They are also a rich source of anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that give blackberries their deep purple color. Blackberries can speed up metabolism and make you feel energized.
Raspberries are another nutritious type of berries. One cup provides over half of your daily recommended vitamin C intake, and those vitamins support immunity, skin health, and helps produce collagen. Raspberries also contain manganese and vitamin K that contribute to better bone health. What’s more, raspberries supply smaller amounts of vitamin E, B vitamins, magnesium, copper, iron, and potassium.
Half a cup of raspberries delivers 4 grams of fiber, as well as 25% of your DRI of vitamin C and manganese.
Strawberries – one cup of strawberries or about 8 of them come to be 50 calories, 3 grams fiber, and some vitamin C. Not to mention, they are an excellent source of fiber, folate, and potassium. Like other berries, they are also plentiful in antioxidants. Fresh fruit is in season from winter to early spring. When it’s not in season, you can find frozen berries at any local market.
Chia seeds are a powerful superfood included in this smoothie recipe. They’re high in fiber, omega-3 fat, antioxidants and also contain a number of vitamins and minerals. When mixed into this berry smoothie, chia expands and makes your smoothie even more satisfying.
Greek yogurt is high in protein, calcium which can help improve bone health. It also contains probiotics, which support a healthy bacterial balance in the gut. Be sure to pick plain yogurt to ensure it’s free of added sugar.
For toppings, add some fresh berries on top.
- 1/2 cup strawberries fresh/ frozen
- 1/2 cup raspberries fresh/ frozen
- 1/2 cup blackberries fresh/ frozen
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp Shredded coconut for garnish
- In a powerful blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth.
- Divide between cups and top with raspberries and coconut, if using.
This delicious smoothie recipe is simple, fast, and super easy to make. Whether you’re looking for a healthy snack or a quick morning breakfast, this smoothie recipe is perfect.
It tastes more like dessert and will satisfy your sweet tooth without adding sugar to your diet.
Enjoy this berry smoothie recipe.
If you’re on a low-carb keto diet, you can replace the almond milk with coconut milk for added fats.
This mixed berry smoothie recipe is filling, delicious, and perfectly healthy.
To start, it makes you feel totally amazing drinking it.