We all have days when the alarm clock goes off, we groan and hit the snooze button 6 times, and then wake up in a panic! With 20 minutes to get from bed to car, there is no time for eggs or bacon. Mornings like these call for an easy, 5-minute Blackberry, Strawberry, and Banana Smoothie. Made with fresh fruit, vanilla Greek yogurt, and oat milk, this smoothie recipe will satisfy your hunger, even with very little time to spare.
This Blackberry, Strawberry, and Banana Smoothie recipe is a healthy and quick breakfast that can be enjoyed year-round. I also love sipping one after a tough workout or even as an afternoon pick-me-up on the weekends!
If I am looking to start my day with a kick of vitamins and minerals, I like to enjoy my smoothie with a small side-helping of Stone Fruit Salad. Or, this recipe is a great option to serve at brunch with Spinach and Mushroom Quiche or Hawaiian Bread French Toast.
This recipe uses a short list of simple, fresh ingredients. Creamy yogurt and oat milk take the unctuousness of this smoothie over the edge. A small drizzle of honey will round out any tartness from the berries.
- Bananas (the riper, the better!)
- Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- Oat Milk
See recipe card for quantities.
Trendgredient Alert: Oat Milk
Oat milk is one of my favorite trendgredients. Not only is it creamy and delicious, but it provides another option for those with specific dietary restrictions: lactose intolerance, soy allergies, and nut allergies. It is also high in B vitamins, helps lower bad cholesterol, and can help strengthen bones. Source: Healthline
You can also make your own oat milk at home! Below is a screenshot of How to Make Oat Milk, as instructed by Healthline.
More Smoothie Recipes Using Oat Milk
Oat milk is a great way to make your morning smoothie creamy and velvety - without adding a bunch of extra calories! Here are some other smoothie recipes that use oat milk:
This quick and easy recipe takes just 5 minutes to come together.
In a blender, combine berries, bananas, yogurt, oat milk, honey, and ice.
Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Hint: Here is a quick cleaning tip for after you are finished serving your smoothies. Once your blender has been emptied of its yummy contents, fill it again with hot water and dish soap. Reattach the lid and blend the soapy water to clean the inside of your blender. Remove the blender from the base and rinse with hot water. Be careful when handling the blades - they are sharp! Dry the blender thoroughly before storing.
This blackberry, strawberry, and banana smoothie recipe is super versatile. With just a couple of tweaks, this recipe can fit into just about any diet. Be aware that any substitutions will impact the nutrition facts in the recipe below.
- Fruit - If these fruits aren't your fave, fear not! You can drop the bananas, if you would like. You can also substitute just about any berry in this recipe and it will taste delish. This is a good place to be creative!
- Protein - Are you looking to add some additional protein to your smoothie? Awesome! Add one scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder for a powerful smoothie boost.
- Sweetener - If you don't have any honey, you can substitute with agave nectar or maple syrup. You can also use sugar or artificial sweetener, if preferred. Just be sure to add these ingredients to your own taste.
- Milk - If you don't have oat milk, you can substitute almond milk or regular milk. Coconut milk can also be used, but it may make your smoothie take on a more tropical vibe.
- Yogurt - You can substitute plain yogurt in this recipe (regular yogurt or Greek yogurt). It will add a more tangy edge and you may have to balance the tanginess by adding a little more honey. If you are missing the vanilla flavor, you can add 1 tsp. of vanilla extract to the smoothie mix.
- Make it Vegan - The only non-vegan ingredients in this recipe are honey and vanilla Greek yogurt. You may easily swap these ingredients with agave nectar and your favorite vegan vanilla yogurt and you are all set!
The one piece of essential kitchen equipment you need for this recipe is a good blender. I use a Ninja blender and I love it. Here are the top-rated blenders on the market (as of the day this post was written):
Sometimes, I make a big batch of smoothies and enjoy them during the week. If you choose to do this, here are some storage tips to help your smoothies maintain their integrity in the fridge or freezer:
- Store smoothie servings individually in air-tight containers with lids. I like to use mason jars.
- Fill the container as high as it will go, to prevent any oxidation.
- Seal the container tightly and place in refrigerator.
- Consume smoothies within 1-2 days.
My favorite way to store smoothies is to freeze them.
- Pour smoothies into mason jars, leaving some room at the top for expansion during the freezing process.
- On the night before you want to enjoy the smoothie, remove a jar from the freezer and place it in the refrigerator to thaw overnight.
- Remove the jar from the fridge the next morning. Shake the smoothie and enjoy!
If these fresh fruits aren't in season, fear not! You may definitely replace fresh fruit for frozen fruit in this recipe. You don't even have to thaw the fruit before adding it to the blender.
Blackberry Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup blackberries fresh or frozen
- 1 cup strawberries fresh or frozen
- 1 cup banana fresh or frozen (about 2 small bananas or 1 large banana)
- 1 cup oat milk
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 2 cups ice
- Wash and dry produce. Hull strawberries and slice bananas (if using fresh fruit).
- Add blackberries, strawberries, bananas, oat milk, yogurt, honey, and ice into a blender.
- Blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy!