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, Green Apple 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, Pineapple Cucumber Smoothie, 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
- High powered blender
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- ½ cup yogurt of choice or individual container
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen berries
- handful spinach
- ½ cup milk or enough to get desired consistency
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons granola of choice
- Add ½ cup yogurt, 1 banana, 1 cup frozen berries, a handful of spinach, ½ cup milk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla to blender. Blend on high until combined.
- Transfer to glass, top with granola, enjoy immediately
- Use your favorite yogurt, I prefer plain so the fruit flavors really come out.
- Use a fresh or frozen banana, same with spinach, just use about ⅓ of a handful of frozen since it's concentrated.
- Use whatever granola you have, I like this Homemade Peanut Butter Granola or Chocolate Protein Granola.
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Cindy Gordon says
This is delicious and perfect for the busy back to school mornings I have coming up!
exactly! good luck with back to school
Nicole Triebe says
As silly as it sounds, i've never thought to put granola on my smoothie! This looks delicious!
I didn't either before getting it in college! it's a game changer
I have all of the ingredients for these on hand! This will be breakfast today! Thanks so much!
yay! it's so delicious! let me know how it turned out
We love adding granola to our smoothies too. It makes it much more of a filling meal.
yes! it does
Jamie Young says
Adding spinach to my grocery list now so I can make these for breakfast tomorrow! Delicious recipe!
yay! let me know how it turns out
Abbey Sharp says
Really love the granola topping for a nice balance of crunch! Great way to start the day
right?! it's delish
GiGi Eats says
Mmm!! Sounds and looks like a satiating breakfast! 🙂
thanks! it really is
Emily @Sinful Nutrition says
Everything's better with granola! Love how easy this is!
Berries are my favorite fruit, so I'm totally in on tripling and making a sweet smoothie like this!
right?! they're the best
Deborah Brooks says
Simple and delicious I love granola in smoothies
isn't it the best?!
Angela Cardamone @marathonsandmotivation.com says
This sounds so amazing! I am just getting back into making smoothies, so will give this a try!!
let me know how it turns out
Love how you worked the spinach in there! Looks delicious!
Cindy Gordon says
We have been wanting to UP our smoothie game. I love this idea of adding in granola!
Kelly Anthony says
What a great way to start your morning. My kids won't even know I've added some veggies to their breakfast. Thanks for this delicious recipe.
Smoothies are such a quick, easy, healthy breakfast! Perfect for busy mornings on the go! I love all of the berries in this one! And the crunchy granola!
Shadi Hasanzadenemati says
This sounds like the perfect breakfast for any day of the week!
it totally is! thanks
Jamie Young says
I love when you have something delicious that you find out at a restaurant (or in this case, the student center) and it inspires you to make a really tasty recipe at home. My kids will love this! Thank you!
right?! it's the best
I love putting granola in my smoothie! This looks great!
me too! thanks!
Kelly Anthony says
Love this fast and easy breakfast that will be sure to satisfy everyone.
Elaine Benoit says
I'm always looking for fun smoothies to make and this berry smoothy looks perfect! Especially with the addition of the granola as it gives me something to chew!
ohhh yes, something to chew is so important! that's part of why I love adding granola, just didn't quite realize it haha