Smoothie With Water (4-Ingredients)

When I first started making smoothies (11-12 years ago now) I always wondered whether it was possible to make smoothies with water.

As I started experimenting and testing using water in my smoothies, I found that it worked so well. 

Now, around 70% of all my smoothies are made with water!

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Smoothie With Water

Smoothie With Water (4-Ingredients)

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Try my easy, healthy 4-ingredient smoothie with water. Perfect for a quick, refreshing boost. Simple, delicious, and effortlessly nutritious!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen berries (Use whatever berries you like)
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 2 tbsp of Greek yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender jug, starting with the frozen berries.
  2. Follow with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Process until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

For recipe tips and variations, please scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 170
  • Sugar: 16.9g
  • Fat: 3.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.8g
  • Fiber: 8.6g
  • Protein: 8.1g

Why Use Water In Smoothies?

Smoothie With Water

Smoothies are already quite sweet and contain sugar. Choosing water instead of fruit juice for example will reduce the number of sugar smoothies have.

Furthermore,  using water in smoothies will help you cut down on calories and hydrate you much better.

As for smoothies with water instead of milk, you will do your digestion a huge favor by using water in your smoothies instead of dairy milk.

Most people are lactose intolerant, some to a bigger degree than others.

So you will reduce bloating and potential discomfort by using water in your smoothies instead of milk.

If you are buying dairy-free milk, most of them have gums and preservatives, so they are not really healthy either.

Smoothie served in a glass cup surrounded by fresh blueberries

Health Benefits of Smoothie With Water

This weight loss berry yogurt smoothie with water has many benefits to offer.

The main benefit of course is the low sugar content, but others include: 

  • Rich in Antioxidants: The berries in the smoothie provide powerful antioxidants that support overall health.
  • Probiotic Boost: Greek yogurt contributes probiotics for gut health.
  • Hydration: Water content keeps you hydrated and helps keep your smoothie low in sugar
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Chia seeds add essential omega-3s for heart health.
  • Low in Calories: The smoothie is suitable for those watching calorie intake, particularly for people trying to lose weight.
  • Dietary Fiber: Chia seeds contribute to digestive health, as well as some of the other ingredients in the smoothie.
  • Vitamin C: Berries are a good source of immune-boosting vitamin C.
  • Versatile: Easily customizable with various berry choices, and options to increase protein and other nutrition. 

A serving of this smoothie made with water has only 17g of sugar (all natural from the fruit). 

Smoothies have a lot of sugar typically, so 17g per serving is very low. 

Optional Recipe Variations

Making smoothies with water is so easy. Treat water as any other smoothie base.

With that, you can create multiple different smoothie recipes.

In my case, with this particular recipe, I tested several variations, which you could try, should you want to.

Some of these variations include: 

  1. Add Protein: A scoop of protein powder or 1-2 tablespoons of nutter butter can add lots of more protein to your smoothie.
  2. Add Another Source Of Fruit: Adding 1/2 cup of other frozen fruit, such as pineapple or mango, can help thicken the smoothie, and of course, bring tropical vibes!
  3. Boost The Smoothie With Greens: Adding a handful of spinach or kale can really enhance the benefits of this smoothie. 

Ingredient Swaps:

  1. Chia Substitute: The chia seeds can be substituted for oats or flaxseeds.
  2. Berry Substitute: You can substitute the berries altogether for another fruit. Pineapple, mango, and cherries work well.
  3. Vegan Subvstittue For Yogurt: The smoothie would be suitable for vegans if it doesn’t contain yogurt. Use 1/4 cup of silken tofu instead or 2 tablespoons of vegan yogurt.

Share Your Smoothie!

If you made this smoothie and want to share it with me or want to provide feedback, hit me up on my social media accounts:

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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