Creamy blackberry green smoothie recipe

Creamy Blackberry Smoothie

POSTED ON 6.6.2020

Berries disappear quickly in my house, so I have to freeze them fast for this blackberry smoothie. Slightly sweet, super creamy & delicious.

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.

Clare picking blackberries for a smoothie

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!

Hansard family enjoying blackberry picking

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.

Creamy blackberry smoothie in mason jar

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!

Vitamin and fiber filled fresh blackberries in a bowl

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.

Blackberry green smoothie recipe

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.

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Blackberry smoothie

Creamy Blackberry Smoothie


  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutess
  • Yield: 16 ounces 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Creamy Blackberry Smoothie is hearty enough to enjoy as breakfast and keep you full for hours. Made with coconut milk and banana to create an incredibly rich and satisfying smoothie.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 banana

Instructions

  1. Add the spinach and coconut milk to the blend.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend again.

Notes

  • Use frozen blackberries or banana to chill the smoothie down.
  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: blending
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: blackberry shake

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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. andrea rumble says:

    one word-delicious 🙂

  2. Deanna Perlmutter says:

    Yum! Yum! Yum! I had leftover blackberries & this made the most delicious summer Drink! Thanks!

  3. Nora Long says:

    Loves the blackberries in this smoothie, they are also my husbands favorite so his went down really fast.

  4. Karina says:

    So yummy!

  5. Rebecca Starkey says:

    I forgot how good blackberries are. Was so creamy and tasty! It works!

  6. Karen says:

    I used frozen berries and it was a little bland so I added ginger to spice it up!

  7. April R Eckert says:

    I added protein powder and coconut oil to this one and used it as a meal replacement. It was delicious and filling!

  8. Holly P. says:

    This was SOOOO creamy! What a dream smoothie – I will be making this one A LOT! I used frozen berries, but look forward to trying this one with fresh berries this summer!

  9. Andrea says:

    The blackberries and the coconut are so delicious! This smoothie reminded me of a milkshake. Yum!

  10. Elle Wood says:

    I didn’t have coconut milk so I substituted for almond coconut milk. I am not a fan of milk-based smoothies, so I may opt to try making it with water or coconut water next time. My husband did like it and said it had a milkshake texture.

  11. Dee-Ann says:

    Smoothie failure #2. Not sure what I am doing wrong but my version did not look any thing like the picture. It was almost black in color. There was very little flavor and the berries left a “grainy” texture. I even made the SGS homemade coconut milk for this smoothie using 2-1/2 cups water instead of the 3 cups for a smoother finish. Back to the drawing board; can’t give up now!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Don’t give up, Dee-Ann! My smoothie was also very dark and the flavor was a little lacking. Not sure if you used fresh or frozen berries but I used fresh and I don’t think they were at the peak of ripeness. I might try again and use frozen berries that I thaw overnight to see if that amps up the flavor. As far as the color, don’t worry! It’s going to look a little strange because of the greens mixed with the dark color of the berries. 🙂

  12. Shannon Gilman says:

    Instant favourite!
    Added avocado

  13. Shelley says:

    This one was ok. I used strawberries instead of blackberries. And soy milk instead of coconut milk. It filled me up, so that’s good

  14. Grace says:

    I was skeptical of using coconut milk with berries, however, this turned out creamy and beautiful! I really enjoyed it, almost like a dessert for breakfast. I recommend drinking this fresh though. I had some leftovers the next day and the milk and berry combo was not as tasty the second day.

  15. Mary says:

    So smooth and tasty after a morning run. It was a delicious combination and i added a bit of cilantro. The color was beautiful and the taste was delicious!

  16. Jennifer A. says:

    I like the coconut/blackberry combo! I’m not a fan of blackberry seeds though, so tried blending the berries with the liquid and straining out the seeds. This made it much more enjoyable for me!

  17. Trudy Richardson says:

    I had never tried coconut milk so that was a new first for me. I love blackberries and bananas so though that I would love this recipe. However, it was a little bland for me. I wanted it to be a little sweeter which is unusual for me as I do not use sweetener in ice tea, coffee, grapefruit, etc. It was nice and creamy though. Possibly I need to choose a different coconut milk brand. I will make modifications and try this recipe again.

  18. Cherlyn says:

    Freakin delicious!! Current fave smoothie this summer!

  19. Dawn says:

    This too was good! A bit thick as I didn’t add ice cubes. Coconut milk was chilled so it separated and I had to whisk it. Really delicious combination of flavors. Fresh blackberry seeds… well, just part of the rawkness!

  20. Kira says:

    Love how creamy this one turned out. I used full fat coconut milk and added hemp hearts and it turned out really filling. My blackberry was not super tasty so the banana came across as the main flavor.

  21. Lindsey Chandler says:

    One of my favorites! Loved the coconut milk and blackberry flavor combo!

  22. Megan says:

    So good ! Very nice combination it was delicious. Perfect start to my morning, as a Mom of three boys I need a good start.

  23. Shawna McCabe says:

    I LOVED this one! I had never put blackberries in a smoothie. Delicious!

  24. Adele restrepo says:

    This smoothie is creamy and sweet. I liked it, but I feel like it needed something else, just a little punch. I added 1/2 cup of coconut milk and 1/2 cup water because I didn’t have coconut milk from a bottle. It worked!

  25. Jessica says:

    I wanted mine to taste like a blackberry cobbler so I added flaxseed meal and cinnamon. It wasn’t quite as sweet as I would have liked so maybe next time I’ll add a little bit of vanilla extract and maple syrup. I used fresh blackberries and they were good but I’m a little spoiled because my grandparents used to grow blackberries and theirs were always the juiciest and most delicious tasting. So I wish I could have made this with blackberries from Grandma and Grandpa’s garden!

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