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.
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!
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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.