Honey Berry Smoothie

This refreshing berry smoothie is perfect for hot summer afternoons or as a healthy breakfast! It's lightly sweet, a little creamy, and totally satisfying.

Summer Berry Smoothie

“I walked outside and felt like I was swimming,” is what Jack said the other day as I picked him up from the airport, fresh off a flight from LA.

It’s humid here, to say the least, and the air is thick. It’s the kind of heat that sort of takes your breath away as soon as you walk out the door. But I’m not complaining, it always takes just a few weeks for the body to acclimate to our summer temps. Hydration is the key. Eight glasses of water (don’t know who recommended that) is just not enough, so I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately, and this refreshing berry smoothie is my new favorite.

Summer Berry Smoothie

I originally made this berry smoothie for Jack. He’s a smoothie guy no matter what temperature it is outside. But I’ve been waking up extra parched lately, so this fruity berry smoothie goodness has really been hitting the spot.

Summer Berry Smoothie

This berry smoothie recipe works with fresh or frozen fruit, just cut back on the ice if you opt for frozen fruit. I encourage you to try adding the optional basil or mint – they add a lovely freshness to this drink.

For more smoothie ideas, check out these fun summer recipes, this yummy matcha mango blend, or this fresh citrus one!

Honey Berry Smoothie
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This refreshing berry smoothie comes together in seconds in the blender. Perfect for hot summer afternoons or as a healthy breakfast.
Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 3 small smoothies, or 2 larger ones
  • 1½ cup raspberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • ½ banana
  • 1 cup original Almond Breeze Almond Milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey (vegan sub: agave syrup or sugar)
  • 1½ cups ice
  • Handful of mint or basil (optional)
  1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender. Taste. If it's too tart for you, add another ½ cup or so of almond milk and another tablespoon of honey.
Optional step, strain to remove seeds: Blend all ingredients except ice. Strain the liquid to remove strawberry seeds, return to blender, add ice and pulse until combined.




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  1. So perfectly refreshing! And nice to have dairy-free smoothies ideas. Thanks! 🙂

    • jeanine

      thanks! I can’t do regular milk so I love a good non-dairy option 🙂

  2. Tieghan from halfbakedharvest.com

    I love the addition of the basil! That sounds awesome! Oh and I remember summers in Ohio. So dang humid, it is not anything like that here in CO.
    Believe it or not, I actually miss the humidity a little. It just reminds me of summers as a kid!

    • jeanine

      Thanks, I just love strawberries and basil together…

  3. Your summer berry smoothies look so delish!!! We love making all types of smoothies – especially with berries! Your pictures are gorgeous too!

  4. Georgia from Jillsarc.page.tl

    Beyond doubt, there’s a great deal of helpful blog posts in this page!

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