Antioxidant Berry Banana Smoothie

Antioxidant Berry Banana Smoothie

The Spruce / Maxwell Cozzi

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
248 Calories
2g Fat
59g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 248
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 14g 50%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 78mg 392%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 1310mg 28%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Berries are recognized as some of the most powerful superfoods. They're rich in disease-fighting antioxidants that protect us from cell damage. They’re also delicious and blend beautifully along with banana and coconut water in this healthy smoothie. Feel free to use a mixture of berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries, fresh or frozen.

This recipe is also gluten free and dairy free, making it a great breakfast for anyone in the family. Enjoy this refreshing smoothie in the summer or as a tasty pick-me-up in midmorning or midafternoon.


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"Dairy free and vegan, this smoothie comes together effortlessly in about 5 minutes. Delicious and satisfying as an on-the-go meal replacement or snack. Thick, rich, filling, healthy, and naturally sweet." —Diana Andrews

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  • 1 cup unsweetened organic coconut water

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen mixed organic berries, such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries

  • 1 ripe banana (preferably frozen), cut into chunks

  • 1 tablespoon protein powder, optional

  • 4 ice cubes, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Antioxidant Berry Banana Smoothie ingredients

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  2. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed until smooth.

    Antioxidant Berry Banana Smoothie ingredients blended together in a blender

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  3. Pour into a tall glass.

    Antioxidant Berry Banana Smoothie in a glass

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Recipe Variations

  • Creamy consistency: You can add nut milk if you'd like to keep the smoothie dairy free, or use skim milk or yogurt if dairy is OK.
  • Sweeten it up: Add honey for sweetness or pomegranate juice for extra berry flavor. Adding liquid to the blender will thin out the berries a little, but it will allow them to move more freely in the blender. Add liquids a little at a time so you can monitor the smoothie for the consistency you like best.
  • Protein boost: Add a tablespoon or two of peanut or almond butter; the nut butter will create a thicker smoothie so you may need to thin it down a little with more coconut water.
  • Refreshing twist: Finish off the smoothie with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and/or a sprig or two of fresh mint.


  • It’s advantageous to use frozen fruit because the fruit is frozen at its peak of ripeness. The frozen fruit also can eliminate the need for ice cubes.
  • If you aren't a fan of seeds in your smoothie, choose strawberries or blueberries instead of raspberries or blackberries.
  • If you have an abundance of fresh berries that you bought while they were in season, you can freeze them to use later. Place them on baking sheets and put them in the freezer; once frozen, seal them in freezer-proof bags and use them in smoothies year-round.

How to Store

  • Leftover smoothies can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to two days.
  • You can also increase the recipe and freeze the extra for later. Place in an airtight container and freeze for up to three months. To thaw, place in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Shake or reblend if the ingredients have separated.