10 Super Berry Smoothie Recipes to Kick-Start Your Day

By , SparkPeople Blogger
For my family, spring signals the beginning of little league baseball and a renewed level of busyness that makes staying on top of nutrition a bit of a challenge. Recently, I've been using berries, another spring/summer favorite, in smoothies to keep my kids fueled up. Using a simple blender, I can whip up a tasty treat in minutes that includes many fruits and vegetables that my kids wouldn't normally eat. 
 
Berries are sweet, but also contain a boost of disease-fighting antioxidants, fiber and vitamins. It's fun to hear my kids ask for seconds, especially when I know the smoothies we make are also loaded with spinach, kale, or chia or flax seeds to add fiber, protein and healthy omega fats. I make it a goal to get at least three servings of fruits and vegetables in each smoothie I make.
 
When I see a deal on berries, I buy double what I need and put half in the freezer. Then I can just pull out what I need, whenever I need it. Clean up is easy, too: Simply pop the blender parts into your dishwasher or hand wash with hot, soapy water. 

Fuel up with berries and other great smoothies by trying these SparkRecipes. 

Kirstin's Simple Berry Smoothie: This quick and delicious smoothie is a healthy way to satisfy that sweet tooth.



Samantha's Super Smoothie: With one serving of veggies and three servings of fruit, this smoothie is loaded with fiber and protein and is the perfect way to start the day.



Strawberry Banana Smoothie: Whether you're suffering from nausea, heartburn or in need of a refreshing snack or quick breakfast, this is a nutritious pick-me-up.



The SparkPeople Special Smoothie: Packed with calcium, protein and vitamins, this quick snack will keep you satisfied until your next meal.



Goin' Green Smoothie: Along with the explosive flavors of orange, strawberry, banana and spinach, you'll get at least two-and-a-half servings of fruits and veggies.



Blueberry Smoothie: You can prepare this easy and healthy smoothie using any frozen fruit.



Chocolate Covered Strawberry SmoothieThis vitamin-packed drink provides an energy boost while also satisfying those chocolate cravings.



Banana Berry Smoothie: It's thick, creamy and sweet, but doesn't have the added sugar and calories found in frozen desserts.



Quick Start Breakfast Drink: This is a smart, yet scrumptious way to kick off your morning when you need to grab breakfast on the run.



Rama's Three Berry Tofu Smoothie: This smoothie packs a protein punch along with the natural sweetness of berries.




What are your favorite ingredients to add to a smoothie?
 
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Comments

SUSANBEAMON 3/22/2018
Most of my smoothies are berry smoothies. Report
ALEPEQUIJADA 3/19/2018
Thanks! Report
JUDITHANNIE 3/11/2018
Can't wait to try them Report
RD03875 3/10/2018
Those sound delicious! Report
JVANAM 3/9/2018
I cannot let the fear of the past color the future. - Julie Kagawa, The Eternity Cure ~ 3/9/18 Report
2BDYNAMIC 3/9/2018
Thanks much for a great article! Report
HOLLYM48 3/8/2018
Steve Berry smoothie recipes sound absolutely yummy!! Report
JANTHEBLONDE 3/8/2018
I can't wait to try somebody super berry smoothie recipe! Report
CHRISTOPHER63 2/19/2018
Very nice Report
SISTERPRETTY 2/8/2018
thanks a bunch.... Report
MUSTANGMOM6 2/8/2018
Great article Report
PATRICIAANN46 1/30/2018
I can't wait to try some of these recipes. Thank You. Report
CHRISINMIAMI 1/22/2018
The SparkPeople Special Smoothie looks especially good! Report
CHERIRIDDELL 1/13/2018
great recipes Report
VIRGINIAGIRL 1/10/2018
I make my smoothies with 1 cup lite OJ, 1 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt, 1 cup frozen fruits (I try to use a variety so each day is different) and 1/2 scoop protein powder. Report
GETULLY 1/9/2018
all sound good but the three-berry tofu one looks best Report
SHADOWDRAGON19 1/9/2018
Sound good!! Report
CHANGEHASTOCOME 12/29/2017
sounds good Report
ALEPEQUIJADA 12/7/2017
Great! Report
KALENTONG 11/25/2017
here in our Country try to use Cashew with that Berrys Report
KEKEIKO 11/2/2017
Lots of tasty smoothies to select from. Report
JVANAM 9/8/2017
What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha Report
USMAWIFE 8/21/2017
lots of great recipes Report
GARDENSFORLIFE 8/5/2017
Nice! Report
CHELZANNE 7/12/2017
I loved this blog! I am restarting my health journey here in SP and I have been looking for delicious ways to get more veggies and fruit servings, and these are a great! I hope you will write more blogs in the future with even more smoothy recipes. Thanks! Report
NANCYPAT1 7/10/2017
Lots of delicious choices Report
NANCYPAT1 7/10/2017
Lots of delicious choices Report
NANCYPAT1 7/10/2017
Lots of delicious choices Report
SUSANBEAMON 6/17/2017
I increase the protein and fiber by adding ground flax seed or almond flour to my smoothie. Report
PASTORDAN_ATDCC 6/12/2017
Great! Report
ARTJAC 6/10/2017
THANK YOU Report
MEXGAL1 6/9/2017
Love these berry smoothie recipes! Yummy! Report
CJS1MOMMY 6/9/2017
love smoothies Report
HOLLYM48 6/9/2017
Love all these berry smoothie recipes. I'm definitely going to try them. Report
LORIEALEX 6/9/2017
None of these smoothies are low in carb. When you only get 45 carbs per meal and need to divide that between meal 25 and snack15-20. You can't do those smoothies even thought they look awesome Report
BIKE4HEALTH 6/9/2017
I am gonna try these for sure....berries are my favorite treat. Report
DJ4HEALTH 6/8/2017
Thanks and will try some of these. Report
DJ4HEALTH 6/8/2017
Thanks and will try some of these. Report
ALLBWELL 6/8/2017
I make this smoothie every morning for my husband and myself:
2 cups cranberry juice
3-4 cups spinach
80-100g carrots
4 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1 cup frozen mixed berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries)
1 large banana

After it's blended and divided into 2 cups, I add 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar to mine. Report
INGRIDSLIM 6/8/2017
yummy! Report
TOMATOCAFEGAL 6/8/2017
want to get use to making these. just forget. Report
SOOKIE 6/8/2017
My favorite smoothie, basic recipe

1 or 2 handfuls of spinach (or any greens)
5 oz container of Greek yogurt (10+g of protein, the more the better (I prefer it over protein powder) and less than 8g sugar) )
1 to 1-1/2 c of frozen fruit
1 small banana, frozen
1/2 to 3/4 c cold water
1 TB ground flaxseed Report
3SISTERS 6/8/2017
I saved several and made 1. Liked this Report
DEE107 6/8/2017
thank you Report
PASTORDAN_ATDCC 6/7/2017
Yum! Report
CANTWEIGHT2LOSE 6/1/2017
something to consider! Report
YMWONG22 6/1/2017
All of them look delicious. Report
ANGIEBOBB
My favorite smoothie:

3/4 cup of Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1/3 cup of Frozen Blueberries
1/3 cup of Frozen Strawberries
1 Small/Medium Banana
1-4 small pieces of grapes (any color/optional)
1/3 cup of Frozen Raspberries
1/2 cup of Baby Spinach
1/2 cup of Baby Kale
2 Tablespoon of Flax Seed
1/3 cup of Oats (adjust to your liking)

Put everything into your Ninja until all combined. (or blender if no Ninja) Report
I like to make smoothies with mangos and peaches and berries. I usually use latose free milk or yogurt sometimes. I love making smoothies. So Good!!! Report
dug my smoothie maker out of the pantry. Love making them as a quick snack or after workout treat. I dont follow a specific recipe, I usually throw some liquid, frozen or fresh fruit in and mix it up. I will definitely try some of these recipes. BTW, the fructose in fruit is assimilated differently then simple sugar or sucrose. Report
 
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