This Mixed Berries and Banana Smoothie is the smoothie of all smoothies! It is made with frozen fruit, orange juice, and a little bit of vanilla. This Berries and Banana Smoothie is thick and perfect for a healthy breakfast or a tasty snack.
It’s a Smoothie Kind of World
Smoothies are all the craze these days. Not that smoothies haven’t always been popular, but honestly, growing up I never really made smoothies. Smoothies used to get a bad rap for having too much sugar. If you ordered a smoothie from a coffee shop or a restaurant they were so packed with process sugar, food colouring and other crazy chemicals that they weren’t worth ordering.
But as times are changing and people got the memo that throwing ice and sugar-packed juice into a blender and blending it doesn’t make a healthy smoothie. I love that homemade smoothie recipes and restaurants and cafes have shifted and started to use real ingredients in their smoothie recipes!
To add a banana or not in my Mixed Berries Smoothie?
I’ve made this smoothie both ways, with and without a banana, and I must say the one with the banana was the better of the two. I used a room temp banana, which added extra creaminess and made it slightly less icy. It will also add some bulk and extra added nutrition. If you have one on hand, by all means, add it in!
How to make Mixed Berries and Banana Smoothie
This Mixed Berries and Banana Smoothie is the smoothie of all smoothies! It is made with frozen fruit, orange juice, and a little bit of vanilla. This Berries and Banana Smoothie is thick and perfect for a healthy breakfast or a tasty snack
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 frozen ripe banana
- 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yoghurt
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract optional
- 1 teaspoon honey optional
- 6 cubes ice crushed (optional)
In a blender, combine strawberries, milk, yoghurt, sugar and vanilla. Add the ice. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and serve.
Once ingredients are blended, serve your smoothie in a glass with a straw/spoon or enjoy your smoothie from a bowl. Either way, adding a few toppings will take your smoothie over the top. Some optional toppings to consider are frozen berries, granola, cocoa nibs, and coconut flakes, to name a few.
If the smoothie is too thick, add a tablespoon of orange juice at a time until the smoothie reaches your desired consistency.