Looking for a quick and easy frozen fruit smoothie that doesn’t require banana? With frozen berries, yogurt, and milk, this breakfast smoothie can be whipped up in just 2 minutes. This 2 Minute Frozen Fruit Smoothie makes 1 smoothie serving and is packed with fiber and antioxidants to give you a boost of energy first thing in the morning!
Even though I’m a trained pastry chef, I need to balance all of those yummy desserts with healthy foods. And because my mornings are busy, easy smoothie recipes are always my go-to.
Of all the smoothies I make, this frozen fruit smoothie is one I am completely OBSESSED with! I make it at least two times a week because I know it’s going to fuel my morning perfectly every time. A lot of smoothie recipes call for bananas, but this is a no banana smoothie recipe!
This smoothie recipe makes 1 serving and features frozen berries for fiber and antioxidants. It also contains healthy and satisfying fat coming from a boost of sunflower seed butter. Vanilla Greek yogurt adds protein and texture, and it can be topped with a variety of healthy toppings to take it to the next level!
You can 100% use a different nut butter but since I have a peanut allergy I like to use Sun-butter (sunflower seed butter) here as an alternative.
Lastly, if your’e a coffee + smoothie lover, try this coffee protein smoothie!
WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE THIS RECIPE
- For those who dislike bananas, this smoothie is made with no bananas and only berries as the fruit.
- It’s ready to drink in just two minutes which is great for busy mornings.
- You can use whatever berries you have on hand and customize it to your liking.
- Kids love this smoothie too! Double the batch if you want to ensure your kids get a nutrient-packed breakfast right along with you.
- Frozen Berries – I buy the bag of mixed frozen berries. You cad find them at most grocery stores but my favorite is the blend from Trader Joe’s!
- Vanilla Greek Yogurt – Adds a touch of tangy flavor along with thickness and protein.
- Sun butter – Sunflower seed butter adds healthy fats and enhances the thickness and texture of the smoothie. It’s great if anyone has a nut allergy, and it can be replaced with any nut butter you enjoy.
- Liquid – A small amount of water or orange juice helps turn the drink into a thick smoothie consistency.
- Hemp Seeds – Though optional, hemp seeds add a nutritional boost to the smoothie along with healthy fats and a crunch.
HOW TO MAKE A FRUIT SMOOTHIE FOR ONE
Layer the ingredients: In a personal sized blender (such as the Ninja or Nutrabullet) add the frozen berries first. Then add the vanilla greek yogurt, nut butter, orange juice or water, and hemp seeds if using.
Blend the smoothie: Start by pulsing the ingredients together to break up the frozen berries, then blend until smooth and creamy.
Taste and adjust: Taste the smoothie and add simple syrup or sugar sweetener if needed. Pour into a glass and top with dark chocolate chunks if desired. Enjoy!
TIPS FOR RECIPE SUCCESS
If your frozen fruit smoothie is too thick or it gets stuck in the blender, add a few more tablespoons of liquid until you reach the desired consistency.
Start with frozen berries and not fresh. Fresh berries will create a watery smoothie instead of a thick, creamy one.
- Other Fruit: Try this smoothie with mango, peach, or cherries, they are all delicious variations!
- For protein: Add in a scoop of your favorite protein powder or collagen peptides.
- For sweetness: If you like your frozen fruit smoothie sweeter, add in a tablespoon of maple syrup or honey.
- For greens: Add in a handful of baby spinach or kale for an extra nutritious boost.
- Change the nut butter: Sunflower seed butter is great for those with a nut allergy, but you can also use almond butter, cashew butter, or peanut butter.
- Topping ideas: Top with chia seeds, toasted coconut, fresh berries, or granola.
Making ahead AND FREEZING
Fruit smoothies are best enjoyed immediately as they tend to separate and get warm the longer they sit out.
To freeze: Divide the frozen fruit smoothie into individual portions and pour into freezer-safe containers or bags. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can also pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid. When ready to enjoy, add to a blender with some milk or water and blend until smooth and creamy.
Are fruit smoothies healthy?
Fruit smoothies can be a nutritious and quick breakfast option depending on the ingredients you use. A frozen fruit smoothie made with frozen berries, yogurt, nut butter, and hemp seeds is an excellent source of antioxidants, fiber, protein, and healthy fats.
Can I make this frozen fruit smoothie without yogurt?
Yes! You can make a frozen fruit smoothie without yogurt. Just use frozen bananas, frozen berries, nut butter or sunflower seed butter, and a liquid of your choice (water, almond milk, etc.), plus any other desired ingredients.
What is the best fruit to put in a smoothie?
The best fruits to put in a frozen fruit smoothie are frozen berries! Berries are naturally low in sugar, rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and they contain plenty of fiber. They also lend a natural sweetness without needing any added sweeteners.
2 Minute Frozen Fruit Smoothie (No Banana)
- 1 Personal Blender Ninja or Nutrabullet
- 1 ¼ cup mixed berries frozen (i like the frozen berry mix from trader joes!)
- ½ cup vanilla greek yogurt (I use Fage)
- 1 tbsp Sunflower Seed Butter (or any nut butter)
- ⅓ cup Orange Juice or water
- 1 tbsp Hemp Seeds (optional)
- In a personal-sized blender (such as the Ninja or Nutrabullet) add the frozen berries first. Then add the vanilla greek yogurt, nut butter, orange juice or water, and hemp seeds if using.
- Start by pulsing the ingredients together to break up the frozen berries, then blend until smooth and creamy.
- Taste the smoothie and add simple syrup or sugar sweetener if needed. Pour into a glass and top with dark chocolate chunks if desired. Enjoy!