By Lindsay Hunt | June 6, 2011

Photo: Lindsay Hunt

This may not be the most exciting smoothie, but it’s healthy, filling, and delicious. I play off a basic formula when creating breakfast beverages, and this smoothie is no exception. There’s not much of a story with this recipe, unlike some other smoothies, but just a guide to building your own smoothie and how to mix and match ingredients.

Photo: Lindsay Hunt

With flavorful mixed berries, there’s no need for excess sweetener. A tablespoon of agave syrup does the trick. Other sweeteners in my smoothie repertoire include honey and maple syrup, both of which are all-natural and multipurpose.

I usually go for whole milk, because it’s a great source of protein and calcium, especially as I mostly eat vegetarian. However, I wanted to try my basic smoothies with soy, just to make sure they had a great taste, and this one passes the test. However, if you’re a dairy drinker, feel free to replace the soy milk with your favorite milk.

Photo: Lindsay Hunt

Also, if you’re sensitive to soy, try a non-dairy milk. This smoothie would be delicious with almond butter instead of peanut butter, paired with almond milk and maple syrup.

Greek yogurt is a great source of protein in my life, and I don’t know of any vegan alternatives. If you have suggestions, please leave a comment below!

Note: If you use fresh berries, (which are coming into season now!) you will need extra ice.

Five-Ingredient Very Berry Soy Smoothie Recipe

Servings: 1


  • 1/2 cup mixed fresh or frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup plain soy milk
  • 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • 1 tbsp all-natural peanut butter
  • Ice
Optional Add Ins:
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • Dash vanilla extract


Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until creamy and frothy. Enjoy!

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