Make this nutritious and refreshing No Banana Berry Blast Smoothie in under 5 minutes using simple ingredients. It’s vegan and gluten-free too.
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About This Recipe
This No Banana Berry Blast Smoothie is a delicious blend of 6 simple ingredients – mixed berries, strawberries, yogurt, honey, vanilla extract, and orange juice. It is easy to make, refreshing, and comes together in under 5 minutes.
Serve it for a nutritious breakfast, snack between your meals, or for a light lunch. Make it thick and serve as a smoothie bowl with your favorite toppings.
Health Benefits Of Berries
Boosts immune system: Berries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins which help boost the immune system.
Improves digestion: The dietary fiber in berries helps improve digestion and prevents constipation.
Reduces inflammation: The anti-inflammatory properties of berries help reduce swelling and pain.
Aids in weight loss: Berries are low in calories and high in fiber, making them an excellent choice for those trying to lose weight.
Prevents cancer: The antioxidants present in berries scavenge harmful free radicals that can damage cells and lead to cancer.
Promotes healthy skin: The vitamins and antioxidants present in berries promote healthy skin by reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
Ingredients & Variations
Mixed Berries – This healthy smoothie uses a mix of berries such as blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries. You can use fresh or frozen berries. If using frozen berries, then thaw them slightly for easy blending.
Strawberries – Use either fresh or frozen strawberries. If using frozen strawberries, thaw them slightly before use.
Yogurt – To make this smoothie vegan, use plant-based yogurt like coconut yogurt, soy yogurt, or cashew yogurt. If you don’t have a vegan consideration, then you can use dairy yogurt too. Greek yogurt (not vegan) also works great.
Orange Juice – Orange juice adds a refreshing taste and also thins down the smoothie. Adjust the quantity depending upon the consistency you need.
You can replace orange juice with coconut water, pineapple juice, almond milk or coconut milk.
Vanilla Extract – Use a good quality vanilla extract for the best flavor.
Mapel Syrup – It is optional but if you like your smoothie sweeter, then a little.
You can replace it with honey (not vegan), agave nectar, or sugar.
Add nut butter like peanut butter, almond butter, etc to make the smoothie even more nutritious.
Seeds like chia seeds, hemp seeds, and flax seeds are also a great addition.
You can add a large frozen banana to make the smoothie more filling and thicker.
Add powder or liquid collagen to the smoothie. Vitamin C from fruits will help to absorb the protein better.
Relish a glass of Berry Blast No Banana Smoothie on a hot summer day for a quick breakfast or snack or whenever the hunger strikes.
You can skip adding orange juice and make a thicker smoothie. Transfer it to a bowl and top with your choice of topping to make a berry smoothie bowl.
You can add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to the smoothie and drink it as a pre or post-workout snack.
Make it fresh for the best taste.
In case you have leftovers, store them in a covered container for about a day in the refrigerator. Mix well before consuming.
It is not freezer friendly! The yogurt might split while thawing the smoothie.
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Berry Blast Smoothie Recipe (No Banana)
- 1 cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries) )
- 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup vegan yogurt
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-½ cups orange juice
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
- Close the lid and blend until well combined.
- Tip – Thaw the frozen berries for 10 minutes for easy blending.
- Pour into serving glasses. Garnish with mint leaves, edible flowers, halved strawberry, and a few blueberries and enjoy!