Strawberry blackberry banana smoothies are a healthy snack or breakfast option. They are high in fiber and antioxidants and are low in calories. They are also a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, and vitamin K.
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This strawberry blackberry banana smoothie is a super macro-friendly recipe – for 400 calories, there is 15 grams of fat (2 grams of omega-3), 40 grams of protein, 35 grams of carbohydrate, and 6 grams of fiber.
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What you will need
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1/2 cup Strawberries
1/2 cup Blackberries
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
3/4 cup Milk
1 scoop of whey protein powder
2 tsp fish oil
Health benefits of the strawberry blackberry banana smoothie
Frozen bananas are a great addition to smoothies because they add sweetness and creaminess. They also help to keep the smoothie cold and thick.
Bananas are a good source of dietary potassium, vitamin C, dietary fiber, and vitamin B6. They also contain small amounts of other essential nutrients, including magnesium and manganese. Unripe bananas contain significant amounts of resistant starch, which functions as a prebiotic and helps to promote healthy gut bacteria.
Frozen strawberries are a great addition to smoothies because they add sweetness. They also help to keep the smoothie cold so you won’t need to add ice cubes. Make sure you have the best smoothie blender for frozen fruit!
Strawberries are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. They also contain small amounts of other essential nutrients, including magnesium and manganese. Strawberries have anti-inflammatory properties and may help to protect against some cancers.
Again using frozen berries (frozen fruit in general) will help keep the smoothie cold.
Blackberries are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. They also contain small amounts of other essential nutrients, including magnesium and manganese. Blackberries have anti-inflammatory properties and may help to protect brain health.
This smoothie will be thicker and creamier if you add some Greek yogurt.
Greek yogurt is a good source of protein, calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin B12.
Low Fat Milk
I recommend using low-fat milk in this recipe because it will help to keep the calorie count down.
You can substitute it with almond, coconut, or soy milk if you prefer. With any of the milk alternatives, I would recommend opting for the unsweetened version as well.
Milk is a good source of protein, calcium, and vitamin D.
There are a few different types of fish oil that you can use in your smoothie. I recommend using a fish oil supplement high in EPA and DHA content.
Fish oil can help to reduce inflammation, promote heart health, and support cognitive function, among other benefits.
Whey protein powder
You don’t have to add protein powder to this smoothie as it already has 16 grams of protein with Greek yogurt and low-fat milk.
Protein powder can help to support muscle growth and repair.
Making it a great addition to your morning smoothie.
Blender – You might want to use a powerful blender like a Vitamix to make sure that the smoothie is smooth and creamy.
Measuring cups – This recipe requires accurate measurements to get the right consistency.
12 to 24 oz cup – I like to use mason jars with a lid that has a straw hole so I can drink it on the go.
Whisk– This is optional, but you might find that the blender just does not seem to get everything smooth, you can use a whisk to help break up any clumps.
How to make a strawberry blackberry banana smoothie
- Add blackberries, bananas, and strawberries to the blender.
- Add low-fat milk to the blender.
- Add Greek yogurt, protein powder, and fish oil to the blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy!
- You can also add a straw and some ice cubes if you’d like.
Tips for making a Strawberry blackberry banana smoothie
1. Use frozen berries to keep the smoothie cold and thick.
2. Add a banana to add sweetness and creaminess.
3. Use Greek yogurt to add protein and creaminess.
4. Add fish oil for a boost in your daily omega-3 benefits.
5. Use a high-quality whey protein powder for an added protein boost.
This strawberry blackberry banana smoothie is a great way to start your day. Enjoy!
What makes this strawberry blackberry banana smoothie healthy?
This smoothie has a lot of good things going for it. It is high in protein, fiber, and vitamins, and it is low in calories. It is a great way to start your day or to have a snack.
The protein in this smoothie comes from Greek yogurt milk and whey protein powder. The fiber comes from the blackberries, bananas, and strawberries, and the vitamins come from all ingredients. This smoothie is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, thanks to the fish oil supplement.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can I omit the protein powder?
A: You can omit the protein powder if you like, but the smoothie will not be as high in protein.
If you are lactose intolerant or avoid animal products, you can use a plant-based protein powder.
Some brands that I like are:
Orgain Plant-Based protein powder
Q: What kind of fish oil do I use?
Nautical Nature’s (brand name) lemon-flavored nautical nature omega-3 fish oil- Trust me, it will not have a fishy flavor.
Q: Do I have to use fish oil?
No, you can leave it out. Plus, if you have a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and you eat lots of nuts, seeds salmon, and grass feed beef, you should be getting plenty of them through your diet.
Q: Can I use a different type of fish oil?
A: You can use a different type of fish oil if you like, but I recommend using a fish oil supplement high in EPA and DHA content.
Q: How do you make smoothies thick?
A: You can make the strawberry blackberry banana smoothie thicker by adding frozen fruit, using Greek yogurt, or using ice cubs.
Q: Can I use a different type of yogurt?
A: You can use a different type of yogurt if you like, but I recommend using Greek yogurt for protein and creaminess.
If you are lactose intolerant or avoid animal products, you can use a plant-based yogurt.
Some brands that I like are:
So Delicious coconut yogurt
Silk almond milk yogurt
Q: Can I make this smoothie ahead of time?
A: You can make this smoothie ahead of time, but I recommend preparing it the same day you plan to drink it.
If you want to meal prep this smoothie, try precutting and pre-portioning all of the ingredients ahead of time. You can then freeze them.
Q: Can you make this a plant-based version?
A: You can make this a plant-based version by using a plant-based protein powder, plant-based yogurt, and almond milk.
To make a vegetarian Strawberry Blackberry Banana Smoothie swap the following three ingredients:
- Swap low-fat milk for unsweetened almond milk or soy milk.
- Swap-Greek yogurt for Siggi’s Plant-Based Coconut Blend Yogurt.
- Swap-Whey protein powder for Vega Sport Performance Protein.
- To make a vegan Strawberry Blackberry Banana Smoothie use the following substitutions:
- Swap- low-fat milk for unsweetened almond milk or soy milk.
- Swap-Greek yogurt for vegan yogurts such as Kite Hill almond yogurt or So Delicious CocoWhip.
- Swap-Whey protein powder for Vega Sport Performance Protein, which is vegan.
Make this smoothie without fish oil but still benefit from omega-3 fatty acids.
Add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to the blender. The chia will thicken the smoothie and add fiber and omega-3s.
Strawberry Blackberry Banana Smoothie
- 1 Blender You might want to use a powerful blender like a Vitamix
- 3 Measuring cups 1/2 cup, 1 cup, 1/3 cup
- 1 Wisk Optional
- ½ Medium Banana Frozen or fresh
- ½ cup Strawberries Frozen
- ½ cup Blackberries Frozen
- ⅓ cup Greek yogurt Low fat
- 1 scoop protein powder Optional
- 2 tsp Fish oil Optional
- ¾ cup Milk
- Add blackberries, bananas, and strawberries to the blender½ Medium Banana, ½ cup Strawberries, ½ cup Blackberries
- Add Greek yogurt, protein powder, and fish oil to blender⅓ cup Greek yogurt, 2 tsp Fish oil, 1 scoop protein powder
- Add milk, to the blender¾ cup Milk
- Blend until smooth
- Pour the smoothie into a glass
Noah earned his degree in Human Nutrition – Dietitics through Metropolitan State University in 2015, he completed his dietetic internship in 2016 and obtained the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential in 2017.
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