Blackberry Green Smoothie
Sweet from plump blackberries, a whole banana, and frozen pineapple, this smoothie is boosted with spinach or kale, and is my go-to after a hard work out. It’s the perfect drink to help rehydrate and renourish. And it bridges that gap between meals!
Blackberry Green Smoothies are sweet from plump blackberries, a whole banana, and frozen pineapple, and gets a healthy boost from spinach or kale. This smoothie is one of my go-to’s after a hard work out, and the perfect drink to help rehydrate and re-nourish. Or enjoy it for breakfast, as a snack, or anytime you need a refreshing drink!
Note: This post was originally published on January 15, 2014. The recipe has been updated from the archives with updated content and photographs, as well as improved kitchen notes and recipe annotation. I hope you enjoy this favorite from my kitchen.
When it comes to food blog trends, I like to think I do my best to avoid them. Most of the time, I try to do my own thing, whether it is photographing or eating it. I tend to welcome new foods as much as I embrace the classics, but I’m not necessarily out there searching them out. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I would like to think the way I share food here happens fairly organically.
Then I read a post on food blog trends that should stop. And I had a really good laugh. “Food bondage,” as one trend was called, made me snort. I may or may not have participated in this. Once.
I’m definitely guilty of a little mason jar abuse here and there.
But the green smoothie, oh, yes, I fell in, hook line and sinker. The truth is I make a green smoothie nearly every day! And here’s a Blackberry Green Smoothie that I know you’ll love just as much!
The really funny thing though, is my daughter chimed in when I was photographing this one. She saw my blue stripey straws and gushed, “Ooh, use those mommy!” I was dubious. And I agreed to take a few shots, just for her.
So when I saw stripey straws listed as the first food blog trend that should stop, I laughed. I guess I’m guilty of more food blog trends after all!
Well, the good news is this: this Blackberry Green Smoothie is healthy and delicious, striped straw or not.
How to Make a Blackberry Green Smoothie
I love how this smoothie changes up how we think of the typical green smoothie. Blackberries are packed with vitamin C and fiber, and are perfect to pop into a green smoothie!
A ripe banana and frozen pineapple make it sweet and creamy, and you can use your favorite greens – I like using spinach, kale, or a combination of the two!
If you have fresh blackberries, they’re perfect to throw in, and if not, frozen blackberries work well, too! If you decided to go with frozen blackberries, give the frozen fruit a chance to thaw a touch before blending to make it easier to blend. Or you can add a touch more almond milk, if you’re impatient like me. This smoothie is very forgiving!
More Green Smoothie Recipes
Mango Spinach Green Smoothie
Piña Colada Green Smoothie
Green Smoothie Popsicles
Peaches and Cream Green Breakfast Smoothie
More Blackberry Recipes
Blackberry Yogurt Muffins
Blackberry and Blueberry Kale Salad with Aged Havarti
Blackberry Green Smoothie
- 3/4 cup vanilla almond or soy milk
- 1 cup kale (or baby spinach)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1/4 cup frozen pineapple
- Place the almond/soy milk, mixed greens, banana, blackberries, and pineapple in a blender in this order. Blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.
I went to Wayfair, but did not see any reference to green smoothie. Not a fan of irrelevant lists.
Hi, Jill. When I originally shared this recipe, I had created it for the Wayfair website, however, I am not in control of when they move or remove content. Thanks for making me aware that the recipe is no longer available there. I have added the recipe to this post for your convenience.
Thanks so much! Amazing recipe, good idea for my family!
I love this blog and I am excited to try this smoothie. It looks so yummy. I make smoothies daily and love them.
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Be still my heart, those blackberries are gorgeous! Even better is a green smoothie that’s not green ;).
I try to avoid food trends, too, but sometimes they have their place in life. For instance, detoxing after holiday debauchery calls for nutrient-rich green smoothies that are also delicious. LOVE this smoothie! It’s so packed with flavor and health benefits – I could drink this every day! Have a great weekend, lady!
Stripey straw for the win. :) everyone has their opinion on what should be written or photographed. I say stick to your own beat and don’t worry about what others think you should stop doing. I for one, love the stripey straws. The end.
Beautiful purple color….yum!
Liren, i had to laugh as I read your post. I too had read the post on the 10 Food Trends that need to stop. And yes, I must admit I’m am guilty of two or three. I remember thinking to myself, ‘oh darn, what am I going to do with all those cute straws I bought’. Apparently, a trend came and went before I even had the opportunity to abuse it. Anyway, Like you, I try hard to preserve my individuality on my blog, but I say, if it feels right, then it must be right. Your smoothie sounds like the perfect way to begin the day. One thing I know for sure, it is bound to taste better when sipped through a stripe-y straw.
I saw that list and did my fair share of cringing too. Guilty as charged, I happen to love your stripey straw and that smoothie! Looks delicious!
We are so much on the same page today. Just last night I thought I need to do a berry green smoothie. The green smoothie is my third most popular post (who knew and yes it’s trendy) and red beet smoothie my second most popular and I’m clearly not a health blog. The green smoothie is requested in my house almost every day, only second to something with berries. This settles it. I need to get out the Vitamix.
Liren I love the flavors in this smoothie. I’m running into more and more people who have a mental block to the ‘green’ in green smoothies; this is the perfect solution!
Now this is a green smoothie. It looks so refreshing.
I love that this green smoothie is…not so green. But definitely refreshing! Thanks, Jocelyn!