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Strawberry Blackberry Banana Smoothie
$2.68 Recipe/$2.68 Serving
Strawberry banana blackberry smoothie is thick, creamy and so delicious. This healthy smoothie recipe is ready in less than 5 minutes and is vegan, gluten free, dairy free and naturally sweetened. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacking or even as a post workout meal!
Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender in the order listed.
Blend on high at least 1 minute.
If you are using fresh fruit, you will likely want to add about 1/2 cup of ice and reduce the milk by 1/4 cup to compensate for the ice.
I recommend using frozen fruit most of the time because it helps the smoothies get nice and cold and it’s usually more budget friendly than using fresh fruit. During the summer fresh fruit may be a more affordable option. You can also freeze fresh summer fruit yourself if you pick more than you can eat at once.
Add the chia seeds last to the blender or they can get stuck to the sides and not quite blend into the smoothie all the way.
To troubleshoot the consistency of the smoothie: If you find that your smoothie is too thick or won't blend, add more liquid (milk, water or even yogurt). If your smoothie is too watery, add more oats or fruit, specifically banana or add about 1/2 cup of cauliflower rice or 1-2 scoops of vegan protein powder (this will help to thicken the smoothie without adding any more fruit).
The riper your bananas, the sweeter the smoothie. I like to cut the bananas into coins and freeze them flat on a wax paper or parchment paper lined baking sheet in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer the frozen banana coins into a freezer safe bag for up to a week.
Time saving tip: Want to make your smoothie in even less time? Make a smoothie freezer bag! Simply measure all the ingredients (except for the milk) in a freezer safe bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you are ready to make the smoothie, simply drop all the ingredients into the blender, add milk and blend. So easy!
If you have leftovers or want to enjoy this smoothie in a new way - pour leftover smoothie into popsicle molds and freeze solid.
Fridge - store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.
Freezer - transfer to a popsicle mold, pour into an ice cube tray to freeze up to 3 months.