This berry almond milk smoothie makes a refreshing on-the-go breakfast or snack! It's thick, creamy, and nutritious, with just five ingredients. Vegan, dairy-free, & gluten-free.
We make smoothies daily in our house. It's an easy & quick way to pack in nutrients, and since most blenders are dishwasher-safe, cleanup is a breeze!
This berry almond milk smoothie is a staple in our smoothie rotation. It's sweet and fresh, with no added sugar and plenty of feel-good nutrients.
Almond milk is my milk of choice for smoothies. It's creamy and rich, but low in calories and sugar. I use it in everything from chocolate smoothies to fruit smoothies. If you're not a fan of almond milk, you can't even tell it's in there!
Enjoy this almond milk smoothie for breakfast, as a snack, or even as a healthy treat!
- Banana - Bananas are naturally sweet and creamy, which makes them a perfect base for smoothies. Choose yellow bananas that are ripe but not mushy. When a banana ripens, its starch converts to sugar and it gets sweet. Underripe bananas are bland and chalky.
- Mixed berries - Frozen mixed berries are a combo of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries. It's important to use frozen fruit, because that's what makes it thick and cold without the need for ice!
- Yogurt - Any kind of yogurt will do. I use unsweetened yogurt because I find the smoothie plenty sweet with just the banana and orange juice. If you like a sweeter smoothie, vanilla yogurt works fine too.
- Navel orange - A squeeze of fresh navel orange juice is a must! It's so much sweeter than orange juice from the carton. If you don't have one, just add a splash of store-bought orange juice in its place.
- Almond milk - I use unsweetened almond milk. Original almond milk has added sugar, so keep that in mind when you're looking. If you like your smoothie extra-sweet, original may be what you want.
How to Make it
This almond milk berry smoothie takes about 2 minutes to make!
Put the banana, mixed berries, and yogurt into the pitcher of a blender. Squeeze the orange juice into the blender, then top with almond milk.
Place the lid on tight and blend until smooth. I like a thick smoothie, but if it's a bit too thick, just add a splash more of almond milk and blend.
Pour into glasses and enjoy!
- Be sure to use frozen fruit for this recipe. It's what thickens the smoothie and makes it cold!
- Don't add ice to the smoothie. Smoothies don't need ice to be thick, and it just makes them icy instead of smooth.
- If the smoothie's too thick for your liking, add a splash more almond milk until you reach the desired consistency.
- If you're dairy-free or vegan, be sure to use vegan yogurt.
Smoothies are easy to customize!
- Fruit: You can swap the frozen berries with any type of frozen fruit. Try frozen strawberries, pineapple, mango, blueberries, peaches, or a combination.
- Milk: Any plant-based milk or dairy milk will work! I prefer almond milk in my smoothies for its neutral flavor and low calorie count, but cashew milk, soy milk, or whole milk are great options too!
- Yogurt: Any kind of yogurt works great. Or if you don't have yogurt, try cottage cheese! You won't even know it's in there.
- Toppings: I like to add toppings to my smoothies and eat them with a spoon. Try whipped cream, cacao nibs, and granola!
Almond milk has a neutral flavor and creamy texture which makes it a perfect base for smoothies. It's dairy-free & vegan which makes it a great alternative for those who can't have milk. It's also low in calories and sugar, but high in antioxidants. In short, it's a great option for smoothies!
Water is flavorless, which means it does little for a smoothie but make it thin. Almond milk has a creamy texture, but with less calories and sugar than regular milk. It has a much better flavor and texture for smoothies than water.
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- Strawberry Peach Smoothie
- Banana Peach Smoothie
- Pineapple Spinach Smoothie
- Arugula Pineapple Smoothie
Triple Berry Almond Milk Smoothie
- Measuring cups
- 1 banana
- 2 ½ cups frozen mixed berries
- ⅓ cup unsweetened dairy-free yogurt or greek yogurt
- 1 navel orange, cut in half
- 3 ounces unsweetened almond milk
- In the base of a blender, combine the banana, mixed berries, and yogurt. Squeeze the juice from each half of the navel orange into the blender.
- Pour in the almond milk and blend until smooth. If the smoothies too thick for you, add a little bit more almond milk. Pour into a glass and enjoy!