Fruit Smoothie

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It only takes a matter of minutes to treat yourself to a super healthy smoothie, packed with delicious fruits and vegetables to get you energized for your day!

Fruit smoothie in a glass jar on a table with a smoothie bowl and fruit ingredients

Did you know the #1 most common New Years resolution is to lose weight? It’s probably not an earth-shattering revelation to you as nearly everywhere you look there are online advertisements and TV commercials, some with ridiculous claims of shedding pounds without changing what you eat. Yeah right, if it were only that easy!

Diet and exercise are what is going to help you. While I do love to run trails and hit the gym, in this article, I’m just going to stick with what I know, and that is sharing my healthy fruit smoothie recipe for you to enjoy.

I created a super healthy fruit smoothie recipe that is packed with fresh greens for a vitamin, mineral and fiber-packed concoction that will be sure to get you energized for the day!

photo of granola on top of a fruit smoothie

Fruit Smoothie Ingredients

  • Strawberries
  • Pomegranates
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Bananas

If you can’t find these fruits fresh, don’t be discouraged, often you can find them already frozen in your market for reasonable prices and even organic varieties! You can substitute any of the ingredients to your liking, use a 1:1 replacement for the switch out.

Acai Juice – If you haven’t tried acai juice yet, it’s an excellent source of antioxidants and adds a wonderful flavor to the smoothie. I recommend the Sambazon organic acai juice brand. If you can’t find the acai juice, you can use all coconut water instead.

Coconut Water – I always add coconut water to my smoothie because it’s low in calories, great for rehydration, and adds a little bit of sweetness to the smoothie.

Yogurt – I’m a big supporter of getting a daily dose of probiotics, so I like to incorporate yogurt into my smoothies. The yogurt not only has the benefits of probiotics but adds a nice creamy texture to the smoothie.

Flaxseed – I also like to combine ground flaxseed because it’s easier to digest and provides a source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans, and fiber.

Leafy Greens – You can barely taste the vegetables, and the natural sweetness and tartness of the fruit help balance the flavor of the smoothie. The only thing you may notice is a possible change in color, but the taste is minimally impacted, if at all. In fact, sometimes I’ll even add a cup of both spinach and kale into the fruit smoothie. This is a great way to get in multiple servings of vegetables each day.

Spoon full of fruit smoothie bowl

Make a Smoothie Bowl

When I’m looking for a little more filling breakfast, I often make a smoothie bowl. I top the smoothie with fresh fruit, crunchy granola, nuts and a drizzle of honey. The great thing about this recipe is you can adjust as you like, adding protein powder, more vegetables, other juices, teas, the methods are endless!

Meal Prep

I always make about two weeks worth of individually measured smoothies, freezing the fruit and vegetables together and storing them in resealable plastic bags. I use one smoothie recipe for each portion, which makes about a 20-ounce serving. My Sundays are typically smoothie prep day so that whenever we are in need of a healthy smoothie, I can grab a bag from the freezer, add the liquid ingredients and give it a whirl!

The key is always to use frozen fruit! The solidified fruit acts as the “ice” in the recipe but don’t worry, the flavor isn’t diluted by ice cubes and also melts slowly. You can enjoy this super healthy fruit smoothie recipe multiple days a week with a little bit of preparation.

What is a Superfruit?

As you know, all fruits can provide benefits to your health and diet. However, there are some that fall into the “superfruit” category. According to Health.com, superfruits are packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals that have additional health benefits that only plants can provide and may prevent disease later in life. Some familiar superfruits are blueberries, acai berries, apples, bananas, blackberries, cantaloupe, cherries, citrus, cranberries, dragon fruit, grapes, kiwi, plums, pomegranate, strawberries, avocado, tomatoes, papayas, raspberries, pumpkins, watermelon, and pineapple. The key is choosing a variety of colorful fruit to get the various phytonutrient benefits from each fruit!

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Fruit Smoothie

It only takes a matter of minutes to treat yourself to a super healthy smoothie, packed with delicious fruits and vegetables to get you energized for your day!
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4.31 from 13 votes
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings 2 servings
Course Drink
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ¼ cup blackberries
  • ¼ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup pomegranate arils
  • ¼ cup bananas, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed, ground
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ½ cup baby kale
  • ¼ cup yogurt, your favorite flavor
  • ½ cup acai juice, Sambazon recommended
  • ½ cup coconut water

Instructions 

  • Clean and dry berries, pomegranate, spinach, and kale.
  • Cut the banana into ½-inch slices.
  • Place the berries, pomegranate, spinach, kale, and flaxseed into a resealable plastic bag.
  • Freeze ingredients overnight, or until ready to use.
  • Measure and add to the blender the acai juice, coconut water, and yogurt.
  • Carefully add the frozen berries, pomegranates, bananas, spinach, kale, and flaxseed to the blender.
  • Blend on low speed for a few seconds, then gradually increase speed and mix until smooth, approximately 1-2 minutes.

Notes

  • It helps to break up the large frozen chunks of fruit with your hands while the fruit is still in the plastic bag, before adding to the blender.

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Nutrition Facts
Fruit Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 697mg20%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 6150IU123%
Vitamin C 167.5mg203%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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        • Jessica Gavin says

          Hi Elsie- You could make any adjustments needed depending on your weight loss plan. It’s about 200 calories so I would treat it as a snack or meal replacement if you add additional protein powder. If you are tracking calories, just keep the smoothie numbers in mind.

  1. Erica says

    This smoothie was delicious! I didn’t have blackberries, so I added more strawberries. Also, because I’m allergic to flax seeds, I used hemp hearts, instead. My dad liked the smoothie, too. Thank you for sharing!

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