Berry Purple Power Smoothie

This Berry Purple Power Smoothie is pure berry goodness. With a little yogurt and tons of juicy berries, you’ll instantly feel energized. Plus, it’s pretty.

berry smoothies in glasses with straws

How ya doin’ today? A little to much snacking and pizza dip and snacking and beer? That would be a big fat Y-E-S for me, as well as one too many pieces of fudge. I made over 11 cookbook test recipes over the weekend and spent time with family and friends taste testing it all. Talk about a chocolate (and pizza dip) hangover.

So this morning, I’m drinking a tall purple pinkish “let’s erase all the unhealthy” smoothie. This smoothie is phenomenal– I made it last week and loved it so much that I whipped it up 3 more times in 4 days. When I like something, I LOVE something.

Like, cheesecake. And salted caramel.

berry smoothies in glasses with straws

Nothing brilliant or fancy here, just 6 easy ingredients. In terms of taste, berries are bold and center. Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. I use all frozen berries except for the strawberries– those are fresh. Use all fresh or all frozen or some fresh/some frozen. Really, whatever is most convenient for you. I will suggest, though, if you use all fresh berries– you’ll need to add a little ice to thicken the smoothie up. I’ll include this in the recipe notes.

No bananas here to take away from the berries! While I love using frozen bananas in my smoothies for that unbeatable “ice cream” creamy texture, sometimes I crave a thinner smoothie with other flavors prevailing. So, if you’re not a fan of OR are allergic to bananas, this is your power smoothie. Power = energizing. After one tall glass, you’ll instantly feel like you can tackle the world. World: look out.

Along with the berries, let’s add a splash of coconut water to thin things out. I will admit, I do not like coconut water by itself. Am I the only one? I wish I liked it because I hear so many wonderful things about it, but it’s just not for me. I love it in smoothies though. It adds a lovely subtle coconut flavor. If you do not like coconut water or can’t get ahold of it, use milk instead. I tried this with vanilla almond milk and it’s just as tasty.

I add Greek yogurt for protein. Greek yogurt also leaves a thick, creamy texture. Besides bananas (again, not present in this smoothie!), Greek yogurt is one of my favorite ingredients in smoothies. I use vanilla flavored, but any flavor is fine. Plain, strawberry, blueberry, honey, whatever. Maybe even a peach flavor? Get creative.

berry smoothies in glasses with straws

I like to add a little honey. Now, the honey is completely optional. I added honey this past week because strawberries aren’t very sweet right now since this isn’t their peak season. Even while using frozen berries (which are often frozen in season), the smoothie tasted a little too tart for me. A smidgen of honey sweetened up the whole glass. I suggest you taste test the smoothie after blending everything up. Then add the honey if you see fit or leave it out for a more tart tasting drink. Totally your preference.

That’s about it. Cold, creamy, short, simple, pretty, and purple. Let’s take on Monday!

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berry smoothies in glasses with straws

Berry Purple Power Smoothie

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American


This Berry Purple Power Smoothie is pure berry goodness. With a little yogurt and tons of juicy berries, you’ll instantly feel energized.


  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 6 large strawberries (fresh preferred; frozen is OK)
  • 1/2 cup coconut water*
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt*
  • optional: 1 Tablespoon honey, or to taste


  1. Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender that will blend up the frozen berries. I like this Ninja or this Vitamix.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. Add more coconut water if it’s too thick. Taste; then add 1 Tablespoon of honey (or a little more as needed) if the smoothie is too tart. I usually add 1 Tablespoon.
  3. Serve and enjoy. Store any leftover smoothie covered in the refrigerator for up to 8-10 hours.


  1. For Thick Smoothies: If using ALL fresh fruit (instead of frozen), I suggest adding a handful of ice to keep the smoothie nice and thick. Frozen raspberries and blueberries are preferred because they lend a lovely thick texture that isn’t icy– like ice does.
  2. Coconut Water: If you do not like coconut water or cannot find it, use milk instead. I suggest vanilla almond milk, but any milk you like works. Coconut milk is tasty here as well.
  3. Yogurt: I prefer nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt, but low fat or full fat are fine too. Use any flavor you like best with these berries or you can use plain.

Keywords: berry purple power smoothie, berry power smoothie

I love this Hawaiian Pina Colada Smoothie too.

piña colada smoothie in a glass with straws

Q: Have you made any of my smoothie recipes lately? 

Q: Any smoothie recipes you love that I should try?


  1. Dear Sally, since I stay in the Philippines, I have COMPLETELY no access to raspberries; unless it is peak season and that will not happen until March! Besides, I want to try this amazing smoothie! What can I substitute?

    Try this recipe:
    Pomelo, strawberry, peach, apple, lemon and orange juice! I usually just slow juice it, and when I made this recipe that I just randomly thought up – it was so good!!!!!


    1. Your pomelo/strawberry drink sounds fantastic. Instead of raspberries, simply use 1/2 cup more blueberries instead.

      1. Thanks Sally – really appreciated 🙂

  2. Like it!So much!!!

  3. They opened a Costco last year here in Spain so I finally have access to frozen berries!!! I didn’t have strawberries so I just used cherry yoghurt and it still tastes SO good. Now I have to try the peanut butter one. Thanks for another great recipe Sally! 

  4. I found this recipe last week and finally tried it this morning. Delicious! Thanks for posting!

  5. This smoothie tasted really good! I substituted blackberries for raspberries, and they combined nicely with the strawberries and blueberries. It would probably also work to use all four types of berries.

  6. This smoothie is the best smoothie I’ve made!! I loved the way it all tasted together and the flavor it had. This recipe tastes good with other frozen fruits too. Instead of milk or coconut water I used juice and it gave more of a fruity flavor to the smoothie. The honey at the end really did add that finishing touch to the smoothie it balanced out the fruit flavor and gave it a little sweetness. I added a tad bit of coconut extract to the smoothie and it was bomb!! I definitely recommend this

  7. Tabatha LeBlanc says:

    Do you have to put the Greek Yogurt and the coconut water, if you don’t what can you put besides it. I don’t have those recipes at home.

    – Violet

  8. Is it okay if I don’t have strawberries? What else can I use?

  9. This was a super refreshing smoothie on a hot day! It’s also great topped with sone granola for texture as a breakfast. Thanks!

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