Healthy Mixed Berry Smoothie

3.19.2020

This healthy mixed berry smoothie recipe is packed with flavor thanks to the cherries that are rich in antioxidants and natural sugars.

Mixed Berry Green Smoothie Recipe

The sweet combination of cherries and mixed berries in this Mixed Berry Smoothie recipe help us age beautifully and rejuvenate our cells.

What are the benefits of a berry smoothie?

There are many added health benefits when you add berries AND cherries to your smoothie recipes. Read below to see why they are so rawesome!

1. 1 cup of cherries (without pits) contain 3 grams of fiber.

2. Berries minimize heart disease and cancer thanks to their antioxidants.

3. Berries and cherries are an excellent source of beta carotene (vitamin A) as well as vitamins C and E.

4. Great source of the following minerals: potassium, magnesium, iron, folate and fiber.

5. Cherries are also known for their anti-inflammatory benefits which helps to reduce pain and joint soreness for runners and athletes after workouts.

Mixed Berry Smoothie with Spinach

How many calories are in a mixed berry smoothie?

This smoothie contains 136 calories in a 16 ounce serving. This is NOT enough to make it a meal, yet have no fear! We’ve got you covered!

If you’re hoping to use this as a meal replacement, we highly recommend you use our Smoothie Meal Replacement Guide to add healthy fats and protein to your smoothie to create a well rounded meal. This will nourish your body and curb your appetite until the next meal.

If you’re enjoying this smoothie as a snack, you don’t need to do anything to it! Enjoy the simple tasty plant-powered goodness!

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Healthy Mixed Berry Smoothie


  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

With the sweet combination of cherries and mixed berries, this Mixed Berry Smoothie recipe is packed with disease-fighting antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C. You won’t even taste the spinach, yet you’ll get the added health benefits!

This recipe is also called Berry Cherry Jubilee in our book, Simple Green Smoothies


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup spinach (fresh)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cherries (pitted)
  • 1/4 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 serving Protein Smoothie Boost (optional)

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach and water until smooth.
  2. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again.

Notes

* Use at least one frozen fruit to make the green smoothie cold. Make sure to remove cherry pits before blending.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: Mixed berry smoothie, summer recipe, healthy snack

Smoothie Challenge Recipes

This smoothie recipe is from our free Smoothie Challenge. Looking for more recipes? First of all, make sure to sign up for the challenge to get your guidebook which has your shopping list, recipes and prep guide. I’ve also included the recipes below for you to access and leave reviews of all the recipes you try.

01
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02
HOW TO MAKE A MEAL REPLACEMENT SMOOTHIE
03
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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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Recipe rating

  1. ALBA ROCIO CLAVIJO says:

    Love the mix of berries!! nice taste

  2. Cheryl B. says:

    Used the fruit listed, but in smaller amounts. Again, used kefir for 1/2 of the liquid. Added some hemp hearts and cinnamon. I have always liked smoothies with berries and bananas and this was good.

  3. Nancy says:

    We have another winner!!! I was able to modify this recipe to not include the cherries (I’m sorry, but I am not a fan of cherries) and it was very delicious & filling!!!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Lot’s of people (myself included) aren’t fans of cherries, yet find out they LOVE them in this smoothie. Let us know if you feel brave and give it a blend… 🙂

  4. Holly says:

    LOVED the addition of cherries in this smoothie! Super yummy!

  5. Dr. Aja Holmes says:

    I am such a cherry fan after using them in a smoothie!! It was yummy!

  6. Dr. Aja Holmes says:

    I am such a cherry fan after using them in a smoothie!! It was yummy! Adding them made the smothie taste really yummy!

  7. Gloria says:

    I never thought to use cherries in a smoothie and now that I have tried it I am definitely doing it again! This is a must try!

  8. Lynne says:

    Delicious! Tasty and good for you. Live the combination of the different berries and especially the cherries. My favorite. I added kale to mine and it’s fabulous.

  9. Luis Mejia says:

    This was good I used some super greens and a meal replacement oatmeal and almond butter this one was better than the first smoothie with the peaches that had no taste…

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Glad this one was a good fit, Luis. Sounds like you’re #teamberry!

  10. Alannah says:

    This smoothie was so refreshing to me. I added Greek yogurt and a little honey for my lunch. Great combo of flavors.

  11. Betty says:

    Refreshing, but mine was mostly blueberries. I love the cherries, but didn’t have any strawberries, so added extra blueberries. Could have been better.

  12. Judy says:

    Really did like the flavor of this smoothie, love the taste of cherries. Will be doing this one again!

  13. Michelle says:

    This one was just okay for me. I’m not as much a fan of cherries. I may like it better with added protein powder.

  14. Ogechi Nwaokelemeh says:

    Day 2 smoothie was yum! Not quite ‘green’ as mentioned..but still quite yum!:))

  15. Cheryl Robillard says:

    This is my go to smoothie – sometimes add protein powder, hemp seed and flax seeds to make it meal

  16. Dora Suarez says:

    This was very refreshing and tasty; that said I’m giving it a 4-star rating not 5 because I modified the recipe and added an entire banana not just 1/2. I did this from previous experience with mixed berry recipes where I find them to tart for my liking. With the modification it becomes a keeper for me. So good and now I can reap the benefits of berries in a daily smoothie. YumYum.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Yum yum indeed! Adding extra banana def ups the sweetness, yet also adds more natural sugar. If that’s good with you, it’s good with us too! 🙂

  17. Amanda Hawkins says:

    I love cherries!!

  18. Joyce says:

    I liked this smoothie, but I forgot to buy the cherries, so I missed that flavor. I am looking for trying it with the cherries.

  19. Laura Jacobson says:

    This was very tasty and had nice flavor, I used the plant protein powder and had this smoothie for breakfast.

  20. Jennifer A says:

    Sweet and fruity! I love the combo of cherries and berries! I added Protein Smoothie Boost to make it a meal.

  21. katelyn allan says:

    yummy smoothie for my post workout, love the energy i have from these and i get my water in as well

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Awesome Katelyn! Adding chia seeds to this smoothie would be a great post-workout recovery move as well. They help to replenish protein for your muscles, as well as give you omega 3s to fight inflammation.

  22. Sharon says:

    Rating Day 2 Smoothie. Easy to make. Pleasantly refreshing. Tart with a hint of sweetness. Surprisingly, no taste of spinach. LOL

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      We’re super sneaky with that spinach, aren’t we? 😉

  23. Nancy Lewellen says:

    Sweet but not too sweet, easy to make and liked that I had all ingredients already!

  24. Patti Langford says:

    I always thought that making a smoothie took a lot of time, but after 3 days I am realizing how easy it is!! I also love the flavors so far—especially the berries!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Love this Patti! Yes, isn’t it so nice to find out eating healthy can be this easy? So glad you’re rawkin this 10-Day Green Smoothie Challenge with us.

  25. Jessica says:

    My new favorite!!! So good and juicy! You can really taste each flavor of fruit! This may be my go to!

  26. Kim says:

    Liked Day 2 Berry Smoothie very much. I can’t believe how easy breezy these smoothies are to make. I make them right before heading out the door to work. I tell myself I will wait until I get to the office to drink the smoothie but that never happens. After one sip on the drive in and it’s disappeared by the time I get to work! How’d that happen?! I used a frozen fruit blend. Worked very nicely.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      LOL. The same thing happens in my car!!! Must be some sort of smoothie vortex? So glad you love it and are finding it easy to do. Healthy can be simple!!! 🙂

  27. Cori Dennhardt says:

    It was good!

  28. Alyssa says:

    What it lacks in colour it makes up for in flavour. I made this with a whole small banana, milk instead of water, and matcha. Next time I would definitely use less banana and use water as listed to allow the berry flavours to be the star.

  29. Toni says:

    I really liked this one. I think the cherries add to it.

  30. J'QUE says:

    Wowzer.. I was surprised by how great the flavors tasted together. I really wanted the color to be green. I’m not a big cherry fan, but this one is a keeper.
    Yummy Deliciousness.

  31. Cristina Ribeiro says:

    Mine has been mild tasting but because I used avocado instead of banana, frozen cherry berry mix and added chia and hemp seeds

  32. Dawn says:

    Funny it has spinach because it’s not green with all the delicious fruit!

  33. Lorena says:

    I used avocado instead of banana and also worked fine. Nice flavor with the cherries.

  34. Bonnie Clyne says:

    I didn’t get to the store in time to do the Day 1 smoothie, so this is my first time adding spinach. Don’t be afraid of the spinach! I am not a spinach fan and am very picky about how I will consume it and I was concerned that it would mess up a perfectly good smoothie. It did not! I followed the (doubled) recipe exactly and hubby and I could not detect the flavor of spinach at all, although we could tell that there was something very slightly vegetable-y about it compared to our normal smoothies with just fruit. I rated it 4 stars because it wasn’t particularly flavorful, but perhaps it was just my specific ingredients at this particular time. Others mentioned lots of cherry flavor, which I was surprised not to get, and the banana was on the under-ripe side, so less sweet. I would make it again with a more ripe banana, and hope for cherries with more pizazz next time.

  35. Barbara says:

    Very good. Great berry taste. Could not tell there was spinach in it.

  36. Churice R says:

    This kept me full all day and loved the darker berry selections, wonderful flavor added chia seeds.

  37. Grace says:

    Day 2 was delicious! I doubled the spinach, used blackberries instead of strawberries, plus added 1/2 an avocado and 2 tbsp of black chia seeds, making enough for two smoothies. The blueberries, chia seeds and avocado increased the thickness, so had to drink with a straw! (glass/stainless steel straws of course ;))

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Super rawkstar moves happening in your blender, Grace! Love all the extra protein and healthy fats you gained from the avocado and chia.

  38. Pat L. says:

    I liked it. Again, my banana flavor was strong. Wondering if it’s because I used older bananas than greener ones? Anyone else’s look more dark brown than green?!

    • Grace says:

      Hi Pat, you’re correct, the older/more ripe the banana, the more flavour. My smoothie was not green either. Started as a dark red, then changed to brown after sitting out for awhile (oxidation). At least it still tasted delicious!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      You’re totally right Pat! The older and yellow-er (it’s a word now!) a banana is, the sweeter it is. If you’re concerned about a smoothie being too banana-y (also now a word!), def feel free to use less. You can always toss more in as you blend. Smoothies with berries will for sure look purple, pink or even brownish in color instead of green when blended because of those berries.

  39. Janice says:

    This was much tastier!

  40. Linda says:

    Day two’s smoothie is way more tasty than yesterdays. I am not a fan of raspberries, but they tasted good with the other fruit today.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      So glad you now have a way of blending up the health benefits of raspberry in a way that is yummy to you!

  41. Marianne says:

    Much too sweet for me!
    I don’t want to throw it out, so do you have suggestions for what I can add to the already-made smoothie to cut the sweetness? I’m a longtime green smoothie-maker, so I have lots of different ingredients on hand I could add. I’m not afraid of kale or anything else that could dilute the sweetness — just don’t know where to start! Thanks a bunch (of greens)!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Oh no! Sounds like a good problem to have though tbh. 😉 The top ideas we have would be to blend in some avocado, protein (like Protein Smoothie Boost, hemp hearts, chia seeds) or additional greens. If all else fails, blending in a touch of fresh lemon juice can help knock that sweetness down for you. Keep us posted on what you tried and what worked best for you!

  42. Marlissa says:

    I’m honestly not a mixed berry smoothie person. They just don’t taste as good to me. This one is a game changer though! The cherries are perfect and being this recipe alive.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      So glad Marlissa! Seems like we are all Team Berry or Team Tropical. Glad this berry one was yummy for you!

  43. Judith Walter says:

    I liked the taste of this one. I added chia seeds

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Chia seeds are the best – antioxidants, fiber, protein – what’s not to love?!

  44. Rachelle McCann says:

    I had frozen mixed berries from Costco that I used for this, and it was very good.

  45. Vashti Phillips says:

    Sweet & full of nutrients. the berries and the rich deep colour.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Who knew breakfast could be so beautiful, right?!

  46. Clareen McNabb says:

    Super good! Love cherries in smoothies for a nice burst of flavor. Added extra cherries & left out the banana then added protein, chia & ground flax for a healthy breakfast

  47. Michele says:

    This smoothie was a little sweeter than the peach banana one, because of the different berries. I added protein powder to make it into a meal replacement. It was easy to make and I liked the different flavor.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Berries are the best!! Way to rawk it Michele!

  48. Debbie A Meshishnek says:

    Very yummy with the Wild Blueberries I added in.

  49. Ruby says:

    A kale sub, so it stayed quite tangy. Will try again when I get spinach to see if I can get the sweet folks are talking about

  50. Silvia says:

    Day 2 gone! I am from Italy and made it as a break this afternoon, we haven’t cherries yet so I swap with raspberries: very nice and super tasty!

  51. Jeannette Pepin says:

    Very tasty! Love the berry combination. Great way to start the day.

  52. Suzanne says:

    Mixed Berry smoothie, including Protein Smoothie Boost was a yummy and healthy start to the day. So glad spring is here with all the good things that go along with it. Looking forward to a great start over the 10 day smoothie challenge, and can’t wait for the Spring Cleanse!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      This 10-Day Green Smoothie Challenge is the perfect warm-up for Fresh Start Spring 21-Day Cleanse – you’re so right Suzanne! Let’s get those blenders going!

  53. Valeria Stewart says:

    You can’t go wrong with a berry smoothie! Its smooth and tastes good. I used a whole banana because all my berries were frozen and I always need just a tad bit more sugar than frozen fruit has to offer. Lol

    • Alicia R. says:

      My first cherry smoothie ever & it was delish. Added some chia seeds for extra fiber and protein powder to make it a meal replacement and it was quite tasty!

  54. Jen says:

    Very tasty, I might try the avocado next time like some of the other posters.

  55. Jenn. says:

    Good but a bit sweet for me. Want to try subbing the banana for avocado to diminish some of the sweet.

  56. Laura Young says:

    Super tasty!

  57. Ann Heywood says:

    I used a combo of spinach and kale in this smoothie, and i found that with the banana it was a bit sweet for my taste – in future i would substitute the banana with either some cashews or avocado
    The taste was fresh and Spring like otherwise though!!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      That’s a great plan, Ann. Plus swapping in cashew or avocado for the banana will up that protein and/or healthy fat ratio too!

  58. Amanda Peters says:

    Though not a huge fan of cherries, this one was not bad. I even managed to not taste the spinach this time lol.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Awesome Amanda! I’m not a huge cherry fan either, yet this is a yummy one for sure!

  59. Ade says:

    It was awesomely delicious.

  60. Alissabeth says:

    So yummy! A little tangy from the cherry, but sweet from the berries. A new favorite!

  61. Sher says:

    Mixed Berry smoothie
    This was not bad- way too sweet as I added Protein Powder to it – I will have to adjust next time or leave out the protein powder

  62. Fiona Gough says:

    I made this with the addition of almond butter and oats to make it a meal replacement smoothie.

  63. Shelley says:

    Yummy one

  64. Meagan says:

    I’m leaving 4 stars but it very well might be a 5 star recipe, I just made substitutions. I used cranberry instead of cherry & kale instead of spinach + added cauliflower. It was good don’t get me wrong but not one I’d want to drink on the reg.

  65. Grace says:

    Oops, I forgot to add the stars with my comment too ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  66. Grace says:

    Very berry tasty! I did not have cherries or blueberries so substituted blackberries, which still tasted great. Also added my usual black chia seeds and pea protein powder. I look forward to trying this again with the original ingredients.

  67. Stacia says:

    I made the recipe as it and added 1 Tbsp of Flax seed. I really enjoyed this smoothie! I am going to make another batch for my kid’s snack.

  68. Sherri Lyness says:

    Forgot to rate it. Definitely a five. 🙂

  69. Sherri Lyness says:

    This is currently one of my go to smoothies. Costco has a great organic frozen berry mix.

  70. Amy Maxfield says:

    Berries! I am SO craving blueberries! Yum! I am working very hard to overcome my fear of eating fruit!

  71. Kimberlee says:

    Easy to drink bc of its sweetness. I love any smoothie with cherries in it.

  72. Tim says:

    This smoothie was delicious. Always enjoy the added banana to make it thicker. I always feel better when I know I’m having my greens and fruits to start my day.

  73. Lelian O says:

    I love day 2. I wasnt sure how this was going to taste but I loved it!

  74. Jessica says:

    We love this one, I make it a lot! Today I pumped it up with acai powder, elderberry syrup, and matcha green tea powder. Great way to start the day!

  75. Anita says:

    Great tasting smoothie. Great berry mix!! Next time I’m going to add Almond Milk.

  76. Cynthia says:

    This recipe is soooo yummy. Love the blend of berries with cherry!

  77. Susan says:

    I added kale today and substituted orange juice for the water. Yummy!

  78. Michelle Johns says:

    I sustained the cherries for blackberries. I wasn’t fond of it, will do cherries next time.

  79. Barbara says:

    Great tasting smoothie. I added chia seeds for protein, and lightly blended in a few fresh raspberries at the end. I like the druplets texture and little bursts of flavor. And I eat about 6-8 almonds for additional healthy fat and protein to make this a meal.

  80. Laura Young says:

    This was super simple and tasted good. The banana was slightly overpowering, but not too bad.

  81. Erin says:

    This smoothie is SO refreshing! Perfect blend of berries, with the slight sweetness of the banana added. Love it

  82. Laura Woollen says:

    I made this recipe with coconut water. I am pleasantly surprised it is not tart! Very tasty!

  83. Jean says:

    I made this today. I used a mixed berry medley (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries) in place of strawberries and blueberries. Added a little bit of cinnamon.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      I bet the cinnamon gave it a nice flavor boost! Use almond or oat milk in place of water, add some ground flax seeds and you have a berry cobbler!

  84. Dora Suarez says:

    Not bitter at all. I’m usually not a fan of MIXED BERRY smoothies as they are very tart and bitter to me, but not this specific blend. Wow, thank you, now I have a recipe to use up all my frozen cherries with. It blended smooth and almost has a cocoa flavor profile, hmm… I wonder how this would blend if I added a chocolate flavored protein powder.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Dora, I bet it would taste really good if you added that! I love making cherry smoothies and adding cacao powder so I think it would taste similar. 🙂

  85. Ella says:

    I’ll give this one a 3.
    Berries can’t seem to have that sweet affect,
    So the banana is covering for it …
    But it has its advantage – tones of antioxidants.

  86. ERIK TURNER says:

    Hello I love all your recipes I’m trying to get healthier and the smoothies help I look forward to making them I’m trying the berry berry jubilee today can’t wait thanks again.

  87. Judith says:

    Hi, sounds delicious, but I’m confused. The dieprections say to blend the orange juice but the recioe list doesn’t list orange juice. Are we supposed to use ok or not? Best, Judith

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Judith,

      Thank you so much for pointing out our mistake! You’re right this recipe does not contain orange juice. We’ll make sure and correct this right away!

      Thanks again! 🙂

  88. Britt says:

    This was great. I could barely taste the banana( which was a plus), and i also added oatmeal to the receipe instead of the chia seeds. it was so yummy. Question how many calories are in this drink?

    • Hi Britt! We aren’t sure how many are there. We focus more on counting the nutrients that are going into our smoothies 🙂 Lots of people use My Fitness Pal or Lose It to figure out how many calories are in each smoothie

  89. Miranda says:

    I’ve used lots of frozen berries with almond milk and oatmeal and never thought about using Greens and Chia Seeds. The taste is great. Thank you!

  90. Jocelyn says:

    Cherries (blueberries too) are a great way to hide the spinach for your kids! My picky little girl has no idea what she’s really drinking!

    • Jen H says:

      Yes Jocelyn! Berries can be your best friend with picky eaters. 🙂 I used to have to do that with my kids, but know they honestly don’t care what color the smoothie is because they know they taste good. The only thing I am not allowed to put in my kids smoothies is celery. Everything else is fair game. Cheers to our healthy families!

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