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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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 Purple Power Smoothie

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

Description

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


Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

  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.

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48 Comments

  1. This is gorgeous, Sally! The color is just so enticing! And I cannot believe you made 11 recipes in 2 days for your cookbook. And I know they’re not ‘easy, little recipes’…wow. At my peak, I think 4 a day was my absolute max and that wasn’t often. My hat is off to you!!!

    1. I’m lucky if I get dinner done a daily basis! My kids want not 3 but 4 meals a day, they are so hungry all the time. And this might sound strange, but sometimes I make smoothies for their afternoon snack! They love them, they’re nutritious and are boosting tons of flavor. No complaints here. But I usually put one or several bananas in so I’m going to try without and see how it goes. Love my Ninja for smoothie making bliss. It’s the best.

  2. Sounds like a fun weekend for anyone who got to take part in the taste testing! I can only imagine what delicious treats you’re coming up with. You’re right though – this is a great morning for a fresh smoothie for just about anyone!

  3. I love berry smoothies, and this one is just so simple and fresh! Lovely! One of my favourite smoothie combinations is called an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. It’s a combination of frozen bananas, ground oats (or whole if you prefer that texture), raisins, honey, a bit of Greek yogurt or peanut butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It’s delicious! Thanks for recipe, Sally!

  4. I don’t really want to take on Monday, but I guess if I have to, this is how to do it. Especially after Super Bowl food madness.
    Hope your cookbook baking/candy prep binge went well! I do love this smoothie, but let’s talk about that fudge…

  5. Love your blog. Here is one of my favorite smoothie recipes.

    Sun-Kissed Smoothie

    ¼ cup toasted coconut
    ½ cup coconut water
    1 ripe mango, pitted, peeled, coarsely chopped
    1 fresh lime, peel and pith removed
    1 package Nasoya organic silken tofu
    3 tablespoons agave nectar or sweeten to your taste
    6 ice cubes

    Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend for 1 minute. Pour into glasses. Garnish as desired. Serves 4

  6. Ohh man. I am so planning on eating “healthy foods to erase all the unhealthy foods” I ate yesterday! I love love love smoothies. I like using frozen berries mixed with fresh ones so that I don’t have to use ice. Have you ever tried Aloe water? It’s delicious and so good for you. I found it in this local Mexican grocery store. They come in many different flavors too, my favorite is pineapple. I think I’ll try that in my smoothies! (I agree about coconut water, although I can usually take the pineapple ones).

  7. Wow, this looks scrumptious, Sally. My little ones would love it. We are making smoothies every day here at the moment. I bought a Vitamix in December. That machine is amazing! x

    1. I know, I love my Vitamix. I resisted one for so long but I got mine as a wedding gift from a bunch of my friends. I am now understanding WHY they are so pricy! They make the thickest, creamiest, smoothest drinks.

  8. Same, Sally, I wish I like coconut water but there is just something about it that is not for me. This smoothie looks amazing – power smoothies are the best as they give you that little “oomph” you need to get through the day.!

  9. These smoothies are gorgeous! I’ve been into raspberry and blueberry smoothies lately, and Mum and Dad’s mango tree has provided enough mangoes to last us through winter! Sometimes it’s great to be reminded that bananas aren’t the be all and end all of smoothies. This is perfect for sipping in the summer sunshine after a run. Thanks Sally! Good luck with all the confectionery tasting!

  10. Yum! This looks very refreshing! I’m with you on the coconut water. Maybe try a mango or pineapple flavor. Vita Coco has some great flavored varieties. I love fresh coconut water though, it’s the best! Thanks!

  11. I’m pretty sure the entire time I would be drinking this I would be thinking, “Thankfully, I can now eat one of those brownies and a cookie. This is SO good and SO healthy…. Where is my chocolate bar”? 😛

    And I didn’t like coconut water until I drank it not room temperature, but between refrigerator cold and room temperature. It took me a WHILE, but then I started craving it. It seems like that with a lot of things, though!

  12. I absolutely love smoothies and think that this would be a great morning treat. I’m a big fan of coconut water, and just recently bought a lot from my local Costco. I am about to buy myself another blender just so I can make smoothies for my family.

  13. I’m drinking my morning smoothie as I read this, only mine’s green. 🙂 That color is gorgeous sally, and I agree, a banana would have competed with the taste of those lovely berries. I hope you’re over your Super Bowl hangover. I’m not sure that I’d be yet if i made 11 recipes in one day. Props to you!

  14. Finally, a smoothie I might actually like – bananas are the devil’s toenail clippings, as far as I’m concerned, and I can’t bring myself to consume anything containing them. But this, on the other hand…

  15. I love smoothies. I added lavender to my last one. It’s a sophisticated floral version. Very nice. Have you thought about spices and smoothies? Love your pictures. Love, Steph

  16. Is there something I can use instead of Greek yogurt? These smoothies all seem delicious but I hate the taste of Greek yogurt and it just ruins the whole thing for me

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