Frozen mixed berries – Be sure to use frozen berries in your smoothie because it helps create a nice thick and cold smoothie. You can use any combo of mixed berries you can find at the store: blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries.
Since we’re using frozen berries in this recipe, you’ll be able to buy the berries and enjoy this smoothie year-round!
Banana: Adds a subtle flavor, neutralizes bitter flavors and adds a creamy texture. You can use frozen bananas if you have but non-frozen bananas are perfect too.
Greek yogurt: A nice calcium and protein boost to the smoothie!
Milk: You can use your milk of choice (cow’s milk, almond milk, coconut milk, etc.)
Ground flaxseed: Has omega-3s and fiber!
Chia seeds: Also has good fats such as of omega-3s.
How to make a healthy fruit smoothie
Instead of making a black tea recipe from scratch, be sure to use Lipton® Black Tea!
Make a cup of black tea as you normally would and let the tea bag steep for 3-5 minutes. Let cool.
In a large high-powered blender, add in all ingredients and blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are well combined. If necessary, add in more milk. Makes 2 smoothies.
How to thicken a smoothie
Add in oats: Raw oats are a great way to thicken a smoothie. Add in 1/3 cup for some thickness and a boost of protein and fiber.
Use less liquid: Start with half the recommended amount of milk/water/liquid and then add more until your desired smoothie consistency is reached.
Chia seeds: The chia seeds in this recipe act as a natural thickener by absorbing liquid and expanding.
Frozen fruit: Frozen fruit, like the berries in this recipe, help to create a nice thick and cold smoothie!
Add in 1 Tbsp. nut butter: Adds good fats and calories, making the smoothie more nutrient dense but can also help with the consistency. Avocado is another great option for thickening.
Tips for making a health fruit smoothie recipe
Use coconut cream or cottage cheese instead of Greek yogurt.
Can use non-dairy beverages such as almond milk or cashew milk.
Add in a touch of maple syrup, honey or stevia drops if you feel the smoothie needs to be a little sweeter.
Be sure to use frozen berries. It blends better than fresh fruit.
Don’t use ice! Unless you plan to drink the smoothie RIGHT after making it, the ice will water down your smoothie and make it very slushy.
Feel free to add in greens. Adding in spinach or kale is a great option. Baby greens are typically milder in flavor then mature greens. Try starting with baby spinach and then work your way up to trying the kale.
I can’t wait to hear how you like this Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipe!
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Use coconut cream or cottage cheese instead of Greek yogurt.Can use non-dairy beverages such as almond milk or cashew milk.Add in a touch of maple syrup, honey or stevia drops if you feel the smoothie needs to be a little sweeter.