What’s breakfast without a smoothie? And even better, a Triple Berry Summer Smoothie?!
I don’t even know. Breakfast smoothies are the perfect start to my day lately. I will admit, I am a creature of habit and I always stick to one thing until I get totally bored of it. For a while, it had been a cup of black coffee with a slice of toast lathered with PB&J. Actually, it wasn’t a while. It was just about forever. For as long as I can remember, that has been my every day breakfast. It’s just soooo good.
I never actually got bored of PB&J, but I discovered this smoothie and haven’t gone back. It is perfect! Refreshing for the hot months, packed with fruit (and you can even add veggies!), and really gives my day a great jump start! This Triple Berry Summer Smoothie has been my go-to for a while now! And I am totally sure it will transition into fall with me, too. 😉
I absolutely love having fresh fruit around the house. I almost always have bananas, apples and strawberries ready to go. Sometimes I also have blueberries. But I never have blackberries or raspberries. I just don’t eat them fast enough before they go bad. So I started doing one thing to make sure I always had the berries I needed on hand for this recipe.
Freeze your raspberries, strawberries & blackberries!
This ensures you always have what you need. I also find it to be cheaper to do this instead of buying the prepackaged frozen berries since I’m already buying the fresh stuff anyways. I also think they taste better since they tend to be fresher when I freeze my own berries. It really is so simple to make sure you have everything you need. You could freeze the different types of berries in different Ziplocks or bag them already portioned out. That is what I do these days! I know the measurements of berries I need so each baggy has the three types of berries I need to make one serving of the smoothie. So easy and simple! All I have to do is add the yogurt and I’m good to go. Oh, and let’s not forget the coconut.
Berry smoothies are healthy and delicious for adults and kids!
These are the perfect afternoon snack after school, dinner when you’re scrambling to get out the door for an event, or refreshing treat on a hot day. You could also pour this batch into popsicle molds and freeze them for a great little dessert at any time. So much fun! Here are some great molds you might like from Amazon!
I used my Magic Bullet to make these, but you can use a regular blender on high, too! I can’t recommend my Magic Bullet enough! This handy tool has been awesome to have in the kitchen for anything from blending smoothies and chopping veggies to pureeing soups. It takes up minimal space on my counter top as well which is awesome when you have a small kitchen. This is definitely a must have in my kitchen!
Anyway, enough with that… let’s get to the recipe! You won’t believe how simple it is with everyday ingredients. I’m convinced you’re going to love it! Also, don’t forget the coconut. That’s what makes it amazing. Or you can top it with the granola Lindsay from Pinch of Yum made. You can check that out here. It is seriously so delicious, I eat it as a snack without anything else. Mmmm. 🙂
If you make this recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram or use the hashtag #toeatdrinkandbemarried. I want to see it!
[recipe title=”Triple Berry Smoothie” servings=”1″ time=”5 minutes” ]
- 3/4 cup non-fat vanilla yogurt
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup strawberries
- 1/4 cup raspberries
- 1/2 cup ice
- Optional: 2 Tbsp. coconut flakes
- Add all ingredients to Magic Bullet or blender and blend on high until smooth. If it is too thick, add little splashes of milk at a time until it is to your desired consistency.
- Serve and top with coconut flakes & enjoy!
Note: this doesn’t always turn out exactly the same since the size of different fruits vary. Strawberries are a bit tough to measure out. So play with it to get the consistency you like. Add a few more pieces of frozen fruit or ice to thicken the smoothie, or some milk to thin it out.