Blackberry Green Smoothie in a glass with fresh spinach and blackberries on the side.

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 Smoothie in a glass with fresh spinach and blackberries on the side.
Blackberry Green Smoothie

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!

Blackberry Green Smoothie |

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!

Blackberry Green Smoothie |

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!

Blackberry Green Smoothie |

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!

Ingredients for a blackberry green smoothie in a blender.

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 Crumble
Blackberry Yogurt Muffins
Blackberry and Blueberry Kale Salad with Aged Havarti

Blackberry Green Smoothie |

Blackberry Green Smoothie

A Blackberry Green Smoothie is sweet from plump blackberries, a ripe banana, and frozen pineapple, and gets an extra healthy boost from spinach or kale. This smoothie is perfect after a hard work out, as an easy breakfast or snack, or whenever you're craving something cool and refreshing!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 279kcal


  • 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.


Don’t have fresh blackberries? Feel free to use frozen blackberries! You may want to give it a few minutes to thaw, to make it easier to blend — or simply add a touch more almond milk to help the blender along.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 1043mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 6995IU | Vitamin C: 119mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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Photo of Blackberry Green Smoothie from original post published on January 14, 2014.


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  1. Jill Johnston

    I went to Wayfair, but did not see any reference to green smoothie. Not a fan of irrelevant lists.

    • Liren Baker

      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.

  2. Julia

    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!

  3. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet

    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.


  4. Mary@SiftingFocus

    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.

  5. Angela Roberts

    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.

  6. Toni | Boulder Locavore

    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!

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