This Creamy Blackberry Smoothie is hearty enough to enjoy for breakfast and keep you full for hours. Made with coconut milk and bananas to create an incredibly rich and satisfying smoothie.
One of my favorite memories with my kids is picking blackberries along Spring Lake Highway. A handmade sign scrawled “Blackberries” called to us and we immediately pulled in with Jackson and Clare.
Todd Blackberry gave us a tour and buckets to get to work. The large, juicy berries were calling to us and we did our best to avoid the thorns. I had no clue that blackberries grew on thorny bushes until I picked them that day.
We definitely ate more than we took home that day!
I still think of our blackberry picking day whenever I eat this summer berries. Crazy to think so much time has passed and both our kids will be in middle school next year.
Health Benefits of Blackberry Smoothie
Aside from the amazing flavor, blackberries are packed with health benefits that do the body some serious good.
High in vitamin C
Just one cup of blackberries contains half of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C. This vitamin helps collagen formation in bones, connective tissue, and blood vessels.
High in Fiber
One cup of blackberries contains about 8 grams of fiber. Add that to this smoothie and you’ll hit over 10 grams of fiber just like that.
Packed with Vitamin K
Vitamin K is the reason why you don’t bleed profusely when you cut yourself. This vitamin literally helps your blood clot. If you take blood thinners, make sure to eat a diet includes foods high in vitamin K like blackberries and green leafy vegetables. Or just drink this blackberry smoothie!
Fresh vs Frozen Blackberries
I like use fresh blackberries in smoothies. Since they have seeds and can be a little gritty, they do seem to blend better when fresh. It’s also pretty hard to find frozen blackberries! You can always freeze them yourself to make sure your smoothie will be cold when blended.
How to make a Blackberry Smoothie
To make this smoothie, you’ll need a blender and the following ingredients. If you’re looking into a new blender, check out our Smoothie Blender Guide for the best ones out there.
You’ll need baby spinach, blackberries, coconut milk and bananas for this smoothie. If you’re new to coconut milk, there are a few options out there.
Types of Coconut Milk
Canned coconut milk: comes in full fat and low fat versions that usually have the least amount of additives.
Shelf stable coconut milk: these typically have the most amount of additives, yet are super convenient.
Refrigerated coconut milk: The newest player in the world of coconut milk, also has a lot of additives and sweeteners to be weary of. Just make sure to read the labels and pick an option that doesn’t have added sugars or a bunch of strange ingredients.
No matter what option you go with, you’ll be okay. Don’t stress out about messing up — the fact that you’re giving this a shot is a great step!
Please let me know how this blackberry smoothie turns out for you in the comments. I love hearing from you, and hope this smoothie becomes one of your new favorites.Print