This is my mom’s tried-and-true berry smoothie recipe. I honestly have had either this smoothie or my mom’s green smoothie almost every day for breakfast during the weekdays for years. That’s a big deal for me, because I’m definitely not the kind of person who can eat or drink the same thing all of the time. I’m constantly trying new recipes, and I’ll only make something more than once if we really really love it. However, I’m also not a morning person, so I love how easy it is to grab one of these and go!
My mom’s smoothies kind of ruin all other smoothies for me. If I ever buy a smoothie when I’m out and about, I usually just end up disappointed that they’re not exactly like hers.
These berry smoothies are The ULTIMATE Berry Smoothies because they’re packed with super nutritious ingredients: chia seeds, hemp hearts, ground flaxseed, raw almonds, blueberries, strawberries, kiwis, bananas, cherries, spinach, coconut oil, Greek yogurt, almond milk, and cranberry pomegranate juice. Oh, and because they’re delicious! As with my mom’s other smoothie recipes, she never really measures anything and sometimes changes a few ingredients depending on what she has on hand.
You aren’t required to have a “Greek yogurt and coconut oil spoon licker” in order to make these smoothies, but it certainly helps.
My mom and stepdad also have smoothies pretty much every single day. Even though Trey and I bought our own house almost two years ago, my mom is an angel and still makes an extra smoothie for me each morning and sticks it in the freezer until I come to visit. We usually go to her house on Sundays for dinner, and after feeding us, she usually sends me home with smoothies for the week.
(I know. I fully realize how much she spoils me and that she’s the best!)
The Ultimate Berry Smoothies
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Full of flavor and nutritious ingredients, these are my absolute favorite berry smoothies!
- 8 oz. 100% juice (I like cranberry pomegranate)
- about 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- about 1 Tbsp. hemp hearts
- about 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- about 1/2 cup raw almonds (a big handful)
- about 1/2 cup blueberries
- about 1/2 cup sliced stawberries
- 1 kiwi, sliced
- 1 banana, sliced
- about 1/4 cup almond milk or coconut water
- about 1 tsp. coconut oil
- about 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- about 1 cup spinach, or any other greens you have on hand
- a handful of dark red sweet and tart frozen cherries
- about 2 cups of ice, depending on how thick and icy you like smoothies
- Combine the first five ingredients in a blender and let them sit for a little while you gather the other ingredients.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and serve immediately!
Eyeball the amounts of each ingredient until you reach the taste and consistency you want.
These smoothies can also be frozen in freezer-safe glasses covered with plastic wrap. I like to pull a frozen smoothie out of the freezer the afternoon before the day I want to have it to let it thaw in the refrigerator.
Now you can enjoy these smoothies for breakfast, too! Let me know what you think – I might share the green smoothie recipe next month!