This gorgeous, thick, and creamy mixed berry smoothie with yogurt, milk and chia seed is so easy to make, taste delicious and will hardly require five minutes of your time from start to finish! Enjoy this fruity smoothie for breakfast or as a healthy snack!
Come summer and we enjoy more smoothies for breakfast, even though we love a hot breakfast! It gets really hot here in the South with temperatures as high as 95 degrees F, I’m in no mood to cook up a hot breakfast!
Mixed berry smoothie with chia seed is very refreshing and will help start off your day on a good note. It is quick, delicious and filling!
You don’t need to limit yourself from enjoying this delicious healthy berry smoothie only in the summers. In fact, it is much better to make this berry smoothie using frozen berries. So you can actually enjoy it all year around! If I spot some berries on sale, I pick them up and immediately freeze them, then transfer them into ziplock bags for individual serving portions.
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WHAT TO PUT IN A BERRY SMOOTHIE?
This simple berry smoothie requires only five basic ingredients- some mixed berries, a ripe banana, greek yogurt, milk and chia seeds. Vanilla extract and a sweetener are totally optional. Of late, I’ve started adding chia seeds, it is a great way of incorporating this superfood into your diet.
I like to add in a mix of berries if I have them at hand, or else any single berry such as strawberries or blueberries. You can use just one berry if you are looking for a specific berry flavor, like a blueberry banana smoothie or use a mix of two berries such as strawberries and blueberries to make a strawberry-blueberry banana smoothie with yogurt or strawberries and raspberries to make a strawberry-raspberry banana smoothie. Skip the bananas to make a berry smoothie without a banana. It really wouldn’t matter as much!
LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT THE MAIN INGREDIENTS IN THIS MIXED BERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE AND SOME OF THE BENEFITS THEY PROVIDE
Chia seeds- Chia seeds provide fiber, calcium, and iron. They are rich in antioxidants and are also a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Mixed berries- Berries are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals while also being low in calories and carbs.
Greek yogurt- has twice the protein content than regular yogurt, it is calcium rich.
Milk- It is a good source of calcium essential for healthy development of bones and teeth, especially in young children. It is also packed with proteins, carbs, vitamins, and mineral all of which are essential in maintaining a healthy diet.
With all these ingredients going into this berry smoothie, you can only feel good about having it, unless of course, you are allergic to any of the above or if you are a vegan. Then you may easily substitute the dairy with vegan alternatives or use fruit juices to thin down the smoothie.
There are really no hard and fast rules to follow a smoothie recipe, you can always add whatever you like and make it your own.
Homemade berry smoothies are healthier as you can totally control the ingredients that go into it. Plus you can always enjoy different variations of a simple berry smoothie, so you can hardly ever get bored with it!
IF YOU ENJOYED THIS SIMPLE MIXED BERRY SMOOTHIE | BERRY BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE, YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THESE DELICIOUS SMOOTHIES
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- Papaya ginger oatmeal smoothie
- Mango pina colada smoothie
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE MIXED BERRY CHIA SEED SMOOTHIE
1.In a blender, combine the ingredients, blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.
HOW TO MAKE MIXED BERRY CHIA SEED SMOOTHIE?
Mixed Berry Smoothie | Mixed Berry Chia Seed Smoothie
Measuring cup used, 1 Cup = 250 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
- 2 cups mixed berries, I used strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries
- 1 large banana, diced
- 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tsp agave nectar, optional
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 5-6 ice cubes, skip if using frozen fruits
- In a blender, combine the ingredients, blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.
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