Get Healthy Recipe: All-Year Berry Smoothie!


As many of you have voiced in your comments to me, you are struggling to add more whole foods into your diets! This is such a common problem that I have even struggled with, so I am going to find us some good looking, great tasting, and awesomely healthy recipes. This will allow us to get healthy together!

Today I found an Amazing looking and tasting berry smoothie! As fall approaches and with it less local fruit berries, you do not have to say good bye to the taste and appeal of this fruit! Even though fresh fruit is always best, frozen fruit is picked at its peak and frozen right away to maintain the majority of its nutrients.

Some of the fresh fruit you get at the grocery store has traveled thousands of miles, was picked before its peak, and allowed to ripen upon travel. This can great reduce the amount of total nutrients your body is getting. At this time of year, frozen berries are a great option! When you do buy frozen, spend a little extra to buy the organic if you can because the conventionally grown fruit can have a higher concentration of pesticides when frozen.

Health Benefits of this Smoothie:

Soy milk (again try to go with organic if possible) is great with people with lactose intolerance or a milk allergy. Unlike cow’s milk, soy milk has isoflavones (antioxidants) which may help lower cholesterol, prevent diabetes and some cancers, and help menopausal symptoms. It also does not contain hormones. Soy milk is a better source of calcium because it is a vegetable protein which prevents the body from getting rid of too much calcium. (you can substitute regular milk if you just are set on the dairy kick)

Berries are awesome for your health! They are very rich in antioxidants like Anthocyanin, vitamin C, B complex, vitamin E, vitamin A, copper, selenium, zinc, iron. Berries help boost up your immune system and prevent infections. They are great for heart health, vision, preventing cancer, neutralizing free radicals, bladder health, digestion, and brain health. Grab me a bowl of berries right now! Better yet, let’s make this smoothie! I think we can all use a little healthy pick-me-up!

Kale. What is Kale? It is a green leafy vegetable and the good news is it is available even in the winter! (Yes! Told you this was a year-round smoothie!) It has awesome health benefits such as may help protect your body against cancer, help your body get rid of toxins, protects your vision (it has beta-carotene like carrots!), protects your lungs and immune system (who knows! This could be great for the winter with improving your immune system to protect against colds and the flu!), rich source of calcium (like the soy milk it is a vegetable protein which doesn’t lead to calcium loss like cow’s milk protein), and heart and brain health. Whoa! I think we can use a little of that for our health!

Putting it all together sounds awesome! It is going to taste amazing and look at all the health benefits! all you need is a blender to mix it all together! Okay, enough talk…let’s get making some of that berry stuff!

 Get Healthy All-Year Berry Smoothie

  • 1 and 1/2 cups vanilla soy milk
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries such as raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1-2 drops of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable greens powder (available at Whole Foods & some grocery stores, optional but healthier)
  • 1/2 cup Kale
  • ground up some flaxseed for a healthier boost! (optional)

Mix all together in a blender and enjoy!

If you are just starting our with a healthier eating lifestyle, you will probably just need a good cutting knife, storage containers for all that healthy food you will by buying, and a blender. My favorite is this  BlendTec blender which has been upgraded to this BlendTec Blender, but starting out it doesn’t have to be expensive one. You do get what you pay for.

YOUR TURN! What do you think of this recipe and all the health benefits? Pretty awesome huh? Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think! Don’t forget to share the love by sharing this post with your friends. They may need a healthy pick-me-up! Be their health hero!

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Comments from You + Your Fellow Cysters...

  1. Jacy says

    The All-Year Berry Smoothie sounds delicious and I will make it soon.
    However, there are two ingredients that I will change because I have thyroid issues.
    Soy milk — I will use something like almond milk because soy is high in isoflavones which can interfere with thyroid function in individuals with thyroid issues (see article at this link —
    Also, soy is said to be genetically modified.
    Kale — I will use other greens in my smoothie because kale is a cruciferous vegetable and all of these vegetables are high in glucosinolates that can be converted into thiocyanates. Thiocyanates also interfere with thyroid function in individuals with thyroid problems. Though research seems to show that cooking cruciferous vegetables (I like to steam them) tends to lower the thiocyanate content. See the article referenced above.
    Thank you for sharing the All-Year Berry Smoothie recipe!!

  2. says

    I love making “green” smoothies! You really can’t even taste the Kale. And BTW this is an awesome way to get your kids to eat veggies!! Spinach works too and swiss chard. I have been using that as it’s hot at the Farmer’s Market Lately. I also add some almonds to make a cool nutty flavor/texture and increase protein.

  3. Gerald Gigerl says

    Hey Amber,

    absolutely amazing post, thank you so much for sharing! The more time I spend on your blog, reading through your articles, the more aware I´ll be the next time when I´m trying to grap after some toxic food!

    You´re awesome, keep going!

    Have an uplifting weekend!


  4. Chris Bernardo says


    I am going to the Farmers Market on Sunday and going to be getting some Fresh Organic Berries and making this smoothie !! Also gives me an excuse to head out to Whole Foods to get Greens Powder :) Enjoy your weekend!

  5. Nada says

    Thanks Amber! I will try it this weekend (along with my new blender hehe). I will let you know what I think!

    thanks again! xoxo

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