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Berry Protein Smoothie

November 15, 2021

berry protein smoothie in a clear glass with a straw on white background

This easy berry protein smoothie uses mixed frozen berries and multiple sources of protein for a filling, nourishing meal to carry you through the day!

Includes simple ingredient swaps to make this nut-free.

berry protein smoothie in a clear glass with a straw on white background

about this berry protein smoothie

This light and refreshing berry smoothie is filled with lots of easy to find, good-for-you ingredients!

Including mixed berries, almond butter, almond milk, chia seeds and lemon juice.

Plus vanilla protein powder to give this smoothie extra staying power.

Resulting in a smoothie that is fruity, lightly sweet and oh-so refreshing.

Smoothies are a common choice for breakfast or quick, convenient snacks.

And for good reason.

They come together quickly and you can use almost any combination of fresh, frozen or pantry ingredients to make them.

Plus, the fast prep time makes them super easy to blend, pour & take on the go!

process & tips

All you need to do is add all your ingredients to a blender and let it work it’s magic.

Before you know it you’ll be sipping on a nutrient dense smoothie!

This smoothie contains no banana and instead is sweetened with mixed berries. 

If you prefer a sweeter, fruitier smoothie you can add 1/2 sliced banana to this recipe.

frozen fruit and protein powder in a clear blender cup with white background

how to make a chocolate protein smoothie

Make it a chocolate berry protein smoothie by adding 1 tablespoon cocoa or powder.

As well as using chocolate protein powder in place of vanilla protein powder.

how to make this a berry protein smoothie bowl

To make a berry protein smoothie bowl make the smoothie thicker by using only ¾ cup milk.

Be sure to use frozen berries to help you get that thick consistency.

Once blended, pour into a bowl and add your choice of smoothie bowl toppings.

Some fun ideas would be nuts, seeds, sliced fresh fruit, granola, honey, cacao nibs and en extra drizzle of almond butter.

blended smoothie in a clear blender cup on a white background

ingredients & modifications

Frozen Mixed Berries: I used a bag of frozen mixed berries but you could use any combination of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. Frozen will give you the thickest texture but you can also use fresh berries.

Chia seeds: The chia seeds really help to thicken up this smoothie and provide some healthy fat & fiber. If you don’t have them or don’t like them, you can skip them in this recipe.

Almond Milk: Any non-dairy milk will work great in this recipe, so if you don’t prefer almond milk you can use cashew milk, hemp milk, or oat milk instead. If you like a thinner consistency in your smoothies, add more milk.

Unsweetened Almond Butter: I like unsweetened almond butter in this smoothie but you can use any other type of nut butter you like in its place.

Vanilla Protein Powder: I like to add vanilla protein powder to this smoothie to give it extra staying power. If you’d like to keep this recipe dairy-free and vegan, be sure to choose a vegan protein powder. If you’d like to keep this recipe paleo, be sure to choose a paleo friendly, dairy-free & grain-free protein powder.

Fresh Lemon Juice: The lemon juice adds some much needed brightness and acidity to this smoothie recipe. You could also use lime juice in it’s place.

Nut-Free Option: For a nut-free smoothie be sure to use sunflower seed butter or tahini in place of almond butter. As well as using hemp milk or oat milk for a nut-free milk option.

Tip: If using fresh berries in place of frozen berries, be sure to add extra ice to the blender for better texture.

top down view of a smoothie in a clear glass with a straw and berries on top

more easy smoothie recipes

Sweet Potato Smoothie

Pineapple Cucumber Smoothie 

Pear Smoothie

Banana Walnut Smoothie

Glowing Green Smoothie

Cranberry Smoothie

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I hope you’ll make this easy Berry Protein Smoothie recipe soon.

If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see!

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Berry Protein Smoothie

Yield 2
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

This easy berry protein smoothie uses mixed frozen berries and multiple sources of protein for a filling, nourishing meal to carry you through the day. Includes simple ingredient swaps to make this nut-free!

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (or any combination of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened almond butter (or nut butter of choice or use seed butter for nut-free)
  • 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender. Blend on high until well smooth. Serve immediately.

Notes

This recipe makes about 2 cups, or two servings if using a serving size of 1 cup.
To make a berry protein smoothie bowl make the smoothie thicker by using ¾ cup milk.
For a thinner consistency, add more milk.
If using fresh berries, add extra ice for better texture.
Nutrition information calculated with almond milk, protein information will depend on the type of protein powder you use.
For more ingredients & substitutions, see blog post above

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 294mg | Iron: 1mg
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