Thick Berry Smoothie

Thick Berry Smoothie

Greens and fruits make up this vegan berry smoothie recipe. You can use fresh or canned fruit. Just 5 minutes to prepare!

Vegan marathon runner Ellen Jaffe Jones shares this berry smoothie recipe with permission from her book, Vegan Fitness for Mortals, published by Book Publishing Company.  Ellen says, “To summarize my tips: Listen to your Body big time, Finish without injury. Don’t get the “terrible toos”–too much too soon, and you’re good to go.”

Ellen has also written Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, Kitchen Divided, and co-authored Paleo Vegan with Alan Roettinger.

Or try a vegan powder for your smoothie!


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Thick Berry Smoothie

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 2
Shared by: Ellen Jaffe Jones


  • 1 frozen banana broken into pieces
  • 1 apple cored and chopped
  • ½ to 1 cup nondairy milk
  • 4 to 6 lettuces leaves or other leafy greens torn
  • 1 can 4 ounces pineapple chunks packed in juice,
  • or 2 fresh pineapple rings
  • ¼ cup raisins or goji berries
  • 4 to 8 pitted soft dates
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes
  • Cocoa powder or vegan mini chocolate chips for garnish


  • Put all the ingredients in a blender and process until creamy and smooth.

Hope you enjoy this easy vegan recipe!

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Visit the Food Reviews section to find a yummy store-bought vegan breakfast or a packaged vegan dessertmeal that is tasty and quick to prepare. I only list vegan foods that taste good, so all of the products are Yummy Plants Approved!

Are you a new vegan, trying to figure out what can vegans eat? Visit Start Here: Vegan for Beginners and the Vegan FAQ. You’ll learn about easy egg and dairy substitutionsvegan protein sources, and how to stock your pantry. For more detailed information, pick up a copy of It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan.

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