This easy berry smoothie with granola is a great breakfast for busy mornings. It's delicious, easy, and made with ingredients like yogurt, frozen berries, banana, and spinach that you may already have in your kitchen.
[This recipe was originally posted in August 2018. It has been updated with new photos, cooking instructions, expert tips, FAQ, related recipes, video and ways to repurpose/use up ingredients]
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How will this breakfast smoothie make your life easier?
We all need a good and easy smoothie recipe in our back pocket. This berry smoothie with granola is super easy, made with ingredients you may already have, and it's adaptable-meaning you can just ingredients that you have already.
This smoothie recipe makes one serving, so you won't be left with another serving if you're making breakfast for one.
Plus with the addition of granola, the berry smoothie with granola is more filling breakfast than most smoothies. This Strawberry Banana PB Smoothie and Wild Blueberry Tea Smoothie are also great smoothie recipes.
What makes this smoothie recipe so good?
How do I make it?
This berry smoothie with granola just takes 2 steps to make. Step 1: add all ingredients into a blender jar. The only order you need to worry about is to add the easy to mix ingredients first, so start with the yogurt.
Step 2: Sprinkle granola over your berry smoothie with granola. It's great with pumpkin flaxseed granola or this Homemade Peanut Butter Granola.
- I used plain yogurt in this berry smoothie with granola because that's my pantry staple. Skip the added vanilla if you're using flavored yogurt.
- Swap the mixed berries for one type of berries. It's probably good with peach, pineapple, or mango-but I haven't tested it with those ingredients.
- Don't have frozen berries? Add fresh berries and a few ice cubes to this berry smoothie with granola if you like thick smoothies.
- Swap the spinach for frozen spinach.
- Swap the milk for your favorite non-dairy milk if needed. Soy milk, almond milk, or coconut milk would work here.
- Use your favorite granola, I recommend a more simple flavored one so the flavors don't clash. For example, I tried it with maple granola and I didn't like the flavor combination.
- Freeze bananas that are too ripe to eat (make sure to peel the peel off before freezing). You can use these in smoothies, banana bread, and you can make banana ice cream with them.
- Use wilting spinach (or kale) in this berry smoothie with granola recipe. No need to throw it away.
Making a smoothie with granola is really easy, you can top your smoothie with granola or blend granola into your smoothie. Top this triple berry smoothie with granola, if you like crunchy granola.
The main ingredients in a smoothie are: fruit, liquid, and add-ins like nuts, seeds, or leafy greens. Yogurt is a great addition for a smooth texture and added protein.
Ice can definitely go into a smoothie, but it doesn't add any flavor, if you want to use flavorful ingredients, add frozen fruit to make it thick and cold.
Fruit smoothies, like this berry smoothie with granola often have lots of nutrients in them, from the fruit. If you add yogurt and milk, there's also some protein and calcium. All foods can fit into a healthful diet, don't try to eat only 'healthy foods'.
What can I make with leftover ingredients?
- Frozen Berries: Overnight Oats with Yogurt, include them in a Waffle Bar, Yogurt Bowl.
- Spinach: Thai Beef with Spinach and Fried Garlic, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad, Microwave Egg Bowl, or Arugula Basil Pesto
- Greek Yogurt: Peanut Butter Overnight Oats, Chicken Salad Pita
- Banana: Bananas Foster Pancakes, Overnight Oats with Yogurt, or Berry Oatmeal Cups.
- Granola: Yogurt Bowl.
Did you make this berry smoothie with granola? Leave me a comment & rating to share how it turned out!
Triple Berry Smoothie with Granola
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- Measuring Cups
- ⅔ cup yogurt if using plain + ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen berries
- 1 large handful spinach leaves
- ¼ cup milk of choice more if you like a thin smoothie
- ¼ cup granola I used Nature's Path Pumpkin Flax granola
- Layer ⅔ c yogurt, 1 banana, 1 c frozen berries, 1 large handful spinach leaves, and ¼ c milk into blender. Make sure to add soft foods first because they're easier to blend. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into glass and top with ¼ c granola. Enjoy immediately.
- Skip the added vanilla if you're using flavored yogurt.
- Freeze too ripe to eat plain bananas for smoothies (make sure to peel the peel off before freezing).
- Swap the mixed berries for one type of berries or other frozen fruit.
- If using fresh berries, add a few ice cubes to thicken up your smoothie.
- Use wilting spinach (or kale) in this berry smoothie with granola recipe.
- Swap the spinach for frozen spinach.
- Use your favorite granola, pumpkin flaxseed granola is great in this berry smoothie with granola recipe.
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