This healthy strawberry blackberry banana smoothie is made with almond milk, frozen fruit, chia seeds, and a dash of cinnamon for a super delicious and refreshing flavor. It is so easy to make, and it's packed with plenty of nutrients to fuel your day.
I love making fresh smoothies in the summer since they're always so refreshing, but you can make this any time of year. It's perfect for a light breakfast, midday work snack, or post-workout fuel!
If you're looking for another refreshing drink recipe, you have to try this iced almond milk latte. I make it every day and take it to work with me! It's fantastic and not too sweet.
Benefits Of This Smoothie
- Healthy fiber - The fruit and chia seeds in the smoothie provide a lot of fiber. This is important for healthy digestion!
- No added sugars - The smoothie is naturally sweetened, with no added sugars, making this a healthy option for breakfast or a snack.
- Packed with nutrients - The combination of fruit, chia seeds, almond milk, and cinnamon provide so many vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to fuel your body.
- Vegan - The smoothie is naturally vegan and vegetarian.
- Gluten-free - Naturally, there is no gluten in the smoothie, making it safe for those with celiac or gluten allergies.
- Dairy-free - Use almond milk to ensure your smoothie is dairy-free and vegan.
You only need a few healthy, plant-based ingredients to make this smoothie.
- Frozen strawberries: You can use whole strawberries or halved strawberries. Halved strawberries are easier to blend, but I used whole with no problem.
- Frozen banana slices: Frozen or fresh banana works well, but make sure you freeze the banana in slices to make sure it will blend easily. A whole frozen banana is too hard for most blenders to blend.
- Frozen blackberries: This gives the smoothie its beautiful purple color!
- Almond milk: Use unsweetened almond milk or other plant milk of choice. For a sweeter smoothie, you can use sweetened plant milk if you prefer.
- Chia seeds: Chia seeds are a superfood with healthy fiber, unsaturated fats, and Omega 3's. You can mix in ground flax seed, too.
- Cinnamon: A dash of cinnamon enhances the flavors in the smoothie. You can also add a splash of pure vanilla extract.
Remember to see the recipe card at the bottom of the post for ingredient quantities.
One of the best things about this smoothie is that it's so easy to make. It only takes 5 minutes in a blender! Here are step-by-step instructions for how to make a strawberry blackberry banana smoothie:
STEP 1: Add the almond milk and frozen strawberries to a high-powered blender or food processor, such as a magic bullet. Blend on high speed until smooth.
STEP 2: Once blended, add the frozen banana slices and frozen blackberries. Blend again on high speed until smooth and creamy.
STEP 3: Add the chia seeds and ground cinnamon to the blender. If necessary, add an extra splash of almond milk to make it easier to blend.
STEP 4: Blend on high speed for 30 seconds to 1 minute until smooth. Make sure there are no chunks of fruit leftover! It will have a beautiful deep purple color.
STEP 5: Once the smoothie is done blending, transfer the mixture into individual serving glasses or mason jars. Add a straw or drink straight from the glass! You may add some extra berries or banana slices on top, too.
TIP: To store the smoothie for later, make sure it is in an airtight container with a lid, like a mason jar or sealed water bottle. Keep the smoothie in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy it. The smoothie tastes best immediately, or within 2 days.
Expert Smoothie Tips
- Use a high-powered blender - Frozen fruit can be tough to blend if you don't have the right blender. Use a high-powered blender or food processor to ensure your smoothie comes out smooth!
- Blend the largest fruit first - It's best to blend the biggest fruit with the almond milk first, like the frozen strawberries. This makes it easier on the blender and is especially helpful if your blender doesn't have exceptionally high power.
- Adjust consistency with almond milk - If the smoothie is too thick for your liking, or is too difficult to blend, add more almond milk as necessary.
- Mix-in your favorite ingredients - You can mix in peanut butter, spinach, yogurt, or more chia seeds for extra nutrients and flavor.
- Blend until smooth - Don't stop blending too soon, or you might be left with some chunks of fruit. Blend until completely smooth. This takes at least 30 seconds.
Easy Flavor Variations
This smoothie is so versatile. Feel free to make it your own with different mix-ins or flavor variations. The options are endless!
- With Protein - Blend in a scoop of your favorite protein powder to add extra protein to the smoothie. This is perfect after a workout!
- No Banana - You can make the smoothie without banana and it tastes just as delicious with the blackberries and strawberries!
- With Yogurt - Blend in ¼ cup to ½ cup of your favorite yogurt for a thick, creamy smoothie that keeps you full even longer.
- Blackberry Banana - Omit the strawberries to enjoy a simple blackberry banana smoothie.
- With Spinach - Blend 2 cups of spinach with the almond milk before adding the frozen fruit. This is a great way to get extra nutrients without affecting the taste!
- Strawberry Banana - Omit the blackberries and this becomes a delicious strawberry banana smoothie.
- With Peanut Butter - A great way to add extra protein and healthy fat is adding 2 tablespoons of natural, creamy peanut butter to the smoothie.
- With Maple Syrup - Adding a drizzle of pure maple syrup makes a sweeter smoothie.
Want something more decadent than a smoothie? Try this pumpkin spice iced latte.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely. You can make the smoothie without banana and it will still taste delicious. You may want to add some extra strawberries or blackberries to get the same thick texture. Consider mixing in a drizzle of honey or maple syrup if the smoothie isn't sweet enough without the banana.
Yes! This smoothie is packed with healthy fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients from the frozen fruit and chia seeds. The almond milk adds calcium and Vitamin E, too! There are no added sugars or artificial flavors in this smoothie. It is completely natural, fresh, and healthy.
If you divide the smoothie into two smaller glasses, as I did, each smoothie has approximately 174 calories. If you enjoy it all at once, there are about 325 calories in the entire recipe. It is fairly low-calorie overall.
Strawberry banana smoothies are good for digestion, eyesight, and healthy skin, to name just a few benefits. Smoothies are packed with fiber to regulate your digestive tract. The potassium in bananas is great for your eyesight, and the hydration of the smoothie helps provide radiant skin.
Yes! For a thicker, creamier smoothie, blend yogurt into the smoothie. This adds some healthy fats and probiotics, too!
Storing & Freezing
This smoothie tastes the best when you drink it immediately after making it. However, you can store the smoothie for later by keeping it in an airtight container in the fridge. A sealed water bottle or mason jar with a lid is perfect for this. The smoothie will stay fresh for 1-2 days. It's best to store the smoothie without any additional toppings.
I do not recommend freezing the smoothie due to the high moisture content. The freezing process will weaken the delicious flavors. If you need to freeze the smoothie, store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 30 days. Allow it to thaw in the fridge before enjoying.
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Strawberry Blackberry Banana Smoothie
- 1 High-Powered Blender or Food Processor
- 1 or 2 Serving Glasses
- 1 ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk or preferred milk
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ⅔ cup frozen blackberries
- 1 frozen banana sliced before freezing
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds or ground flax seed
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
- Add the almond milk and frozen strawberries to a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend on high speed until there are no clumps of strawberries remaining.1 ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup frozen strawberries
- Then, add the frozen banana slices and frozen blackberries. Blend again on high speed until smooth.1 frozen banana, ⅔ cup frozen blackberries
- Add the chia seeds and ground cinnamon to the blender. Blend one more time for 30 seconds until all the ingredients are smooth and no clumps remain.2 tablespoons chia seeds, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Transfer the smoothie into one large glass, or two small glasses, for serving. Enjoy plain or top the smoothie with extra fresh berries or banana slices.
- If not enjoying the smoothie immediately, store it in an airtight container in the fridge to keep for 1-2 days.
YUM!! This is my new favorite smoothie. I'm never that hungry for a big breakfast in the morning so I made this to take to work with me. It was nearly gone by the time I got there! LOL! It's delicious with the perfect amount of sweetness and makes me feel energized for the day. I'm going to make a couple more tonight to save them for the rest of the week. Thank you for a great smoothie recipe that is vegan and healthy!!