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February 11, 2020

Healthy Mixed Berry Smoothie (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan)

This mixed berry smoothie recipe is my go-to for an easy healthy snack or breakfast. Filled with delicious berries, spinach, fiber-rich chia seeds, and almond butter to keep you feeling great! Vegan and dairy free too!

Mixed berry smoothie in mason jar with straw on white background with scattered berries blender and almond butter

HEALTHY MIXED BERRY SMOOTHIE

I’ll admit. I am a smoothie newbie. I was always one of those people who said, “I don’t want to drink my calories”, so I never made or bought smoothies. My thinking was that if I drank my calories I wouldn’t feel full, and would need to eat again in an hour.

I also had a belief (and still do) that smoothies have way to much sugar. And to be honest, most recipes, and store bought smoothies do. I am all for food freedom, and balance, but I also don’t think anyone should be consuming a “healthy” smoothie with 40-60 grams of sugar in one snack/meal, everyday.

Fortunately, I found Kelly LeVeque’s Fab Four Smoothie formula and it changed my mind about smoothies. This formula is designed to balance the blood sugar, along with adding healthy fats, fiber, and protein to keep you feeling full. With this formula in mind, you can truly make a healthy smoothie.

Make sure to include these 4 things in your smoothie:

  • healthy fat (1 tablespoon healthy fats)
  • fiber (10 grams minimum)
  • greens (handful)
  • protein (20 grams of protein minimum)
Purple berry smoothie topped wtih mixed berries on white background with scattered berries

HOW TO MAKE A MIXED BERRY SMOOTHIE

This healthy mixed berry smoothie is simple; made with mixed berries (blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries), spinach, almond butter, almond milk, chia seeds, collagen, and ice.

mixed berries, spinach, chia seeds, almond butter, and almond milk in blender

I buy a large frozen bag of mixed berries at the grocery store and keep them in the freezer for a snack or to put in my smoothies. You could also buy individual bags of frozen berries and mix them for this recipe. For a liquid in my smoothie, I used almond milk, but you could use your favorite plant based milk or water.

To add some extra greens and fiber into my day, I added in spinach. Kale, or microgreens would work as well. Lastly, I added in almond butter as a healthy fat, chia seeds for some fiber, and collagen for some protein.

SO, WHAT DO YOU PUT IN A HEALTHY SMOOTHIE?

FRUIT – Stick with low sugar fruits like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries.

HEALTHY FATS Choose from almond butter, avocado, cashew butter, peanut butter, coconut butter, mct oil, coconut cream, coconut milk

FIBER – Chia seeds, flax seeds, flax meal

GREENS/VEGGIES – spinach, kale, microgreens, chard, zucchini, cauliflower

PROTEIN – collagen powder, protein powder

SUPERFOOD ADD-INS (optional) Maca, ashwagandha, cacao nibs, cinnamon

healthy mixed berry smoothie with scattered blackberries, blueberries and rasberries on white background

SMOOTHIE VARIATIONS

  • If you want the smoothie to be sweeter, add maple syrup or honey 1 teaspoon at a time.
  • I recommend using organic frozen berries! Look in the frozen section at your grocery store. If you do not have frozen berries, freeze your fresh berries up to 1 hour before putting them in the smoothie.
  • I use my Ninja Kitchen System to make smoothies and love it! It is affordable and does everything from blending, to processing. Vitamix is also a popular choice for a high powered blender.

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healthy mixed berry smoothie with scattered blackberries, blueberries and rasberries on white background

Healthy Mixed Berry Smoothie


  • Author: Abbey Blackwell
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

This mixed berry smoothie recipe is my go-to for an easy healthy snack or breakfast. Filled with delicious berries, spinach, fiber-rich chia seeds, and almond butter to keep you feeling great! Vegan and dairy free too!


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Add frozen berries, spinach, almond butter, almond milk, chia seeds, collagen, and ice.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: healthy berry smoothie, easy berry smoothie, mixed berry smoothie without banana, berry smoothie with almond milk, berry smoothie with spinach

smoothie in mason jar topped with raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries on white background.

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