Perfect Fruit Smoothie

Here’s the best fruit smoothie with a little bit of everything! Berries, mango, apple and banana make a refreshing sweet tart frozen drink.

Fruit smoothie

Want a smoothie that’s all about beautiful, nutrient-dense fruits? Here’s the perfect fruit smoothie! This one’s all about a variety of fruits to provide lots of vitamins, nutrients and fiber. It’s got just the right frosty texture and refreshing sweet tart flavor. You don’t even need milk or yogurt: just loads of fruit that’s blended together with water into a beautiful bright puree. This frozen treat is the perfect afternoon snack to infuse your body with all the good stuff. Here’s how to make it!

Ingredients for a fruit smoothie

This fruit smoothie is all about flavor and color: the beautiful bright pink pops with the promise of all the tasty ingredients within. It’s a plant based and vegan fruit smoothie that’s heavy on the fruit. Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this fruit smoothie:

  1. Frozen mixed berries: You can use berries of any kind: try to find the mix of blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries sold in the frozen section.
  2. Green apple: Green apple features in many of our smoothie recipes (like our Spinach Smoothie and Green Smoothie) because it’s full of sweet tart flavor and helps add texture.
  3. Banana: Banana is almost integral to most smoothies: it adds the best creamy texture!
  4. Frozen mango or pineapple: You can use either: these frozen fruits add necessary sweetness to the berries.
  5. Ice: You’ve got to throw in a little ice for the perfect fluffy smoothie texture.
  6. Lemon juice: Lemon juice brings a brightness to the flavors.
  7. Maple syrup, honey or agave syrup: It’s optional, but it makes for just the right sweetness.

Want more vegan smoothies? Try these Top Vegan Smoothie Recipes!

Fruit smoothie

The trick to blending!

Ever hear that empty whir of your blender blades with no movement? Yep, sometimes smoothies can be hard to blend because the icy components can “freeze” the blender blades. When this happens, you need to add more liquid: but not so much that the smoothie becomes watery! Here are some tricks to blending up the perfect fruit smoothie:

  • Use a good blender. Really, your smoothie is only as good as your blender. A weak one just doesn’t cut it! Get a high quality blender and if you have the resources, a high speed blender is even more powerful.
  • Place the fresh fruit and liquid near the blades. In this smoothie, you’ll start with the fresh apple and banana, then add the water, then place the frozen items on top. Layering in this fashion prevents the blades from getting stuck initially.
  • Use a smoothie tamper. Some blenders come with a smoothie tamper, a long stick you can place through the hole in the top of the blender to help the smoothie blend. It’s not necessary but can be helpful.

Add-ins & variations

This healthy fruit smoothie is pretty perfect as is: but you can always mix it up with tasty additions! Here are a few options:

  • Ginger: Add 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger to the mix.
  • Vanilla. Use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to heighten the flavors.
  • Mint or basil. Add a few fresh mint or basil leaves for an herbaceous spin.
  • Coconut. A handful of shredded coconut adds a tropical flair.
Berry smoothie

Can you store this fruit smoothie?

Actually, you can! Smoothies are best eaten immediately. But you can store this fruit smoothie for 1 to 2 days refrigerated, stored in a sealed container or a mason jar with the lid on. If it separates (which is perfectly normal), just shake it up and you’re good to go.

Why would you store it? It’s actually perfect for breakfast on the good. Mix up a smoothie the night before, and you can enjoy it for breakfast the next day.

This fruit smoothie recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

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Fruit smoothie

Perfect Fruit Smoothie


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 smoothies 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Here’s the best fruit smoothie with a little bit of everything! Berries, mango, apple and banana make a refreshing sweet tart frozen drink.


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Ingredients

  • 1 large green apple
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple or mango
  • 2 cups mixed berries
  • 10 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, honey or agave syrup

Instructions

  1. Core the apple and cut it into chunks, leaving the skin on. Place it into the blender, followed by the banana, broken into chunks.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth, stopping and scraping as necessary.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Fruit smoothie

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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