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Blackberry Smoothie Recipe

Blackberry Smoothie Recipe

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High in selenium and fiber, this superfruit contains polyphenols and anthocyanin, which have been noted to prevent cancer and heart disease.

Yes, avocados really are fruit! And they’re really good for you: packed with mono-unsaturated fats which help increase the good cholesterol in your body, these healthy fats also aid in the absorption of carotenoids and lycopene which is essential for good heart health.

Read more about 15 Superfruit Juices You Need to Start Drinking

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup blackberries
  • 2 Cups almond milk
  • 1/4 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 banana, peeled and coarsely chopped

Directions

In a blender, combine all ingredients until well incorporated.

Nutritional Facts

Servings2

Calories Per Serving79

Folate equivalent (total)25µg6%


Preparation

Step 1

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Divide between glasses serve immediately.

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Blackberry Smoothie Recipe (Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Keto, Paleo)

I love smoothies because they are filling, delicious, and easy to make. This blackberry keto smoothie recipe really delivers on the promise.

It’s packed with flavors and satisfies your sweet cravings while keeping it low-carb.

It’s literally one of my favorite healthy keto recipes.

To up the fat content, be sure to use full-fat Greek yogurt and coconut cream.

If you are drinking this as a pre or post protein shake, add in your choice of protein powder. Just make sure to use keto-friendly protein powder to stay within your keto macro ratio.

If you don’t have a favorite that’s low-carb and sugar-free, here is the list of keto-approved protein powders.

In this keto smoothie, blueberries, chia seeds, and coconut really come together. It’s totally a creamy low-carb smoothie you’ll definitely love.

And let’s not forget. It’s super healthy and keto, Jam-packing loads of antioxidants and healthy fats. If you have kiddos at home, t’s a great snack for kids and adults alike. Dairy-free and vegan options available.


Make it Thinner

The thickness of a blended drink will depend on a few factors, such as whether or not ice is used, and whether the fruit is fresh or frozen. If your smoothie isn’t sip-able, you can add one of these healthful ingredients to thin it down just a bit.

  • 2 tablespoons green tea or chamomile tea
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut water
  • Add a small amount of a high-moisture food, such as celery, lettuce, cucumber, lemon or lime
  • Add some water---important to re-hydrate!
  • Unsweetened almond milk to add richness---great with tropical fruits!

Blackberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie: A Sneaky Morning Treat!

One thing I love about the northwest is the abundance of fruit in the summertime, especially the blackberries … oh the blackberries. They cost something like $20 a pound to buy in stores, but grow freely on every street here, with only the price of a few thorn sticks from the blackberry pushes to pay.

The only problem is that blackberry season is short. Once the berries finally emerge, they ripen within days and disappear almost as quickly. Determined to cash in on the late summer harvest, we stalked blackberry bushes throughout August, seeking the perfect sunny spot where we could load up several containers for freezing.

Late last week while on a walk, we noticed the gentle scent of fresh berries, and smiled at one another. “Just a few more days and they’ll be ready to pick!” my husband proclaimed …

Finally, sure we were in for some beautiful plump berries, we headed out the door with bags in hand. But to our surprise, they were gone! Not the berries, the bushes! Just as the berries were beginning to ripen, the entire lot of blackberry bushes on our street had been cut back to bare bones a cruel joke indeed.

Fortunately, from what was left, we were able to snag just enough of these plump gems to make a blackberry banana breakfast smoothie or two …


Add ingredients in the order listed and blend until smooth.

Recipe: Baby's Got Blackberry Smoothie

Serving in this recipe: 1

Calories: 371.5
Total Fat: 20.8 g 32%
Saturated Fat: 6.3 g 31.7%
Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
Sodium: 305.7 mg 12.7%
Total Carbs: 35.7 g 11.9%
Dietary Fiber: 11.4 g 45.7%
Sugar: 18.2 g
Protein: 15.4 g 30.9%
Vitamin A: 20.9% Vitamin C: 40.1%
Calcium: 21.1% Iron: 32.8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Blackberry and vanilla smoothie recipe

Goodness! This blend&rsquos fantastic flavor combines the tastes of homey blackberry pie and classic ice cream. There is, however, one downside to using blackberries in smoothies: they leave behind many of their chewy seeds, which somehow manage to avoid the blades of even the most top-notch blenders. If you&rsquore texture-sensitive, you can blend together the blackberries, apple juice, and water first, then strain out the seeds through a sieve before finishing the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 40 g raw cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp lucuma powder
  • 350 ml apple juice
  • 230 ml water
  • 225 g frozen blackberries
  • 75 g frozen blueberries
  • 1.4 oz raw cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp lucuma powder
  • 12.3 fl oz apple juice
  • 8.1 fl oz water
  • 7.9 oz frozen blackberries
  • 2.6 oz frozen blueberries
  • 1.4 oz raw cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp lucuma powder
  • 1.5 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 7.9 oz frozen blackberries
  • 2.6 oz frozen blueberries

Details

  • Cuisine: American
  • Recipe Type: Drink
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Preparation Time: 5 mins
  • Cooking Time: 0 mins
  • Serves: 2

Step-by-step

  1. Blend together all the ingredients, except the frozen blackberries and frozen blueberries, until smooth.
  2. Add the frozen fruit and blend again until frosty. Taste, and sweeten as desired.

Superfood Smoothies by Julie Morris, published by Sterling (£10.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com).

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About These Smoothie Ingredients

Banana

I pretty much always add at least 1 or 2 bananas to my smoothies. It forms the base of my smoothie recipes, what pulls it all together, balances out the ingredients and gives it a nice texture. Learn more about banana nutrition.

Blackberries

I love berries, and nothing says summer to me more than when I finally start seeing the berries come on sale in my local supermarket.

It’s true, I do add frozen mixed berries to my smoothies all year round. But nothing beats fresh berries. And sometimes those berry mixes can be a bit too overwhelming and overpowering. too many flavors going on at once.

That’s why I chose to just stick with fresh blackberries in this smoothie recipe. I particularly like the way the blackberry flavor mixes with the chocolate. like one of the frozen yogurt flavors at my favorite frozen yogurt place in college.

Almond Milk

Whoever invented almond milk was a genius. Actually, I did my research and found out that almond milk has actually been around for a long time, almost since the beginning of time. as my almond milk page explains.

But I have a feeling chocolate almond milk was a more recent invention, and a good one too. What could be more perfect for making delicious healthy smoothie recipes? I love it!

Note that if you want to reduce the sugar content in this smoothie recipe, you can use plain unsweetened almond milk.  The cacao nibs/powder give it a nice chocolatey flavor without the sugar!

Protein Powder

There are many different types of protein powder to choose from. I like this brown rice protein powder mostly because of its delicious chocolate flavor. It makes great healthy chocolate milk shakes.

And the best part about it is that it’s completely vegan. unlike whey protein powder, which comes from animals.

Chia Seeds

My endurance athlete friend Bonom was the one who introduced me to chia seeds, as he explains in his superfood smoothie recipes page. And I’m sooo glad I discovered them!

Now I add them to almost all my smoothies. Such an easy addition. and a great way to get my Omega 3’s without eating fish.  Chia is also a natural way to reduce inflammation. important for me as I’m recovering from a long-term injury.

Raw Cacao

Many people don't know this, but cacao is the raw source underlying our favorite snacks.  Think Hershey's and Snickers, before all the processing and added sugar.

This Mayan superfood is a natural source of chocolate flavor, without added sugar. It also provides a nice energy boost, making it a healthy alternative to coffee.

Cacao nibs are fresher and more raw, but you either need a high powered blender to break them down, or you need to run them through your coffee grinder/food processor first.

I say who has time for that?  And it also creates more dirty dishes.  So for now, I'm sticking to raw cacao powder.  It's pre-ground, which means it's easier to use in your smoothies, but also slightly less nutritious as it's not quite as fresh.

Maybe one of these days I'll be one of those people who has time to grind fresh raw cacao nibs on a daily basis, but until then the powder works :)


  • 300g/10½oz frozen mixed berries
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • 200ml/7floz semi-skimmed milk
  • 150g/5½oz fat-free natural yoghurt
  • 25g/1oz porridge oats, with extra fibre
  • 10g/¼oz flaked almonds

Place the berries, apple, milk, yoghurt, oats and nuts in a blender and blend until smooth.

Add 75-100ml/2½-3½floz cold water, a little at a time, to achieve a smooth consistency and blend again.

Pour into glasses and serve.

Recipe Tips

If making for the following day, keep in the fridge and add extra water or milk as the oats will continue to thicken as the smoothie stands.

Use any frozen fruit you fancy for quick smoothies – it’s much cheaper than fresh.


Dark Chocolate Blackberry Smoothie

When the temperature hits 100 degrees in Portland the last thing I’m going to do is turn on the stove. Yeah we ate out both nights it was in the 100s and Little was in french fry heaven yet all I could think about was getting home and making my recipe for a dark chocolate blackberry smoothie. Blackberries are an invasive, prickly bush but I manage to convince Mr. Bejelly not to cut them down/poison them/set them on fire so I can pick fresh ripe blackberries every year.

This recipe is really simple and quick. I have the crappiest blender on earth but I mange to wait the 8 minutes it takes to whip this up without whining too much. I can’t really do ice cream because it’s just too sweet for me so this satisfies my craving for a nice cold drink and my sweet tooth.