This Healthy Blackberry Smoothie fills you up with antioxidants, flavonoids, and vitamins. It’s a great choice for breakfast since it has enough sustaining energy to keep you satisfied for hours.
Enjoy this thick, rich liquid breakfast. It’s filling and delicious.
Greek Yogurt, milk and ground flax meal complement the healthy array of fruits and veggies in this pretty blackberry smoothie.
There are vegetables in it too. The ingredients provide a generous mix of texture and flavors you will enjoy.
Green smoothies like this one are good meal replacers. This smoothie is full of good quality carbs that won’t blow up your glucose intake too bad. But it will fill you up and get you going
Blackberry Smoothie Recipe:
Making this smoothie is as simple as prepping a few fruits and veggies and giving your blender a whirl. It’s worth the effort to make a good quality meal to start the day.
Blackberry Smoothie Ingredients:
Blackberries work great as a base for smoothies. Blackberries have enough body, fiber and texture to fill out a smoothie. They also are naturally sweet.
Find a bag of frozen blackberries. You can use fresh if you have them. However the smoothie will have much thicker texture if you add the berries in frozen.
Blackberries are an all star superfood fresh or frozen. The health benefits of blackberries are amazing.Organicfacts.com
Blackberries are not often bagged in the freezer section of your grocery. You may have to freeze your own from a U pick farm or farmers market.
They are outrageously expensive in tiny one cup containers at my local grocery stores. Which is annoying since blackberries literally grow like weeds in our area.
Flax and steel cut oats are great carbs. They are naturally designed to keep the glucose index down and the fiber up for sugar digestibility and blood sugar control.
Blackberries and bananas are actually pretty good at blood sugar control too.
Healthy carbs and protein make this smoothie a sustaining meal replacement. I cut down the added sugars but fruit is naturally high in sugar. If you are on a strict low carb or low sugar diet smoothies may not be for you.
This smoothie is slightly sweet just from the fruits and vegetables. To lower the carbs and sugar even more, omit the maple syrup.
You may choose to add your favorite protein powder and sugar free sweetener to make this a keto recipe. That is fine. Readjust the ingredients to suit your needs and tastes. It’s a flexible recipe.
Using full fat Greek Yogurt and full fat milk adds lots of protein and sustaining fats which help you get through the day.
NOTE: If you are dairy free you can omit the dairy in this recipe and replace it with an almond, rice or oat milk alternative .
The Other Fruits and Vegetables:
Fresh carrots, oranges and the incredibly good for you banana add sweetness and vitamins with flavonoids. Fresh greens and yes carrots fill out this meal replacing smoothie.
This combination of fruits and vegetables gives you an array of nutrients.
About the Oranges: I used cutie oranges. The extra zing of sweet tart flavor of cuties is well suited to this smoothie recipe.
You can use a navel orange or even a blood orange if you prefer. But Only use FRESH oranges. Not canned mandarins.
The carrots may seem counterintuitive for a smoothie. Do they blend up well raw? Yes. Do they give the smoothie body and a chunky texture? For sure they do.
You can leave out the carrots if you really want a finer textured morning drink. This smoothie is almost thick enough to chew with a TON of healthy fiber.
In fact, doing some chewing of your smoothie actually helps with satisfaction. Give it a try.
Spring greens are readily available year round in stores. They make a nice blended drink.
Wild spring greens like Nettles, Dandelions and blackberry shoots are full of amazing nutrients and make great additions to this smoothie recipe…not kidding. Try them!
This is a really satisfying smoothie. You will know you ingested something wonderful.
Your Printable Blackberry Smoothie Recipe Card:
Healthy Blackberry Smoothie fills you up with antioxidants, and vitamins.. This Gluten Free, high fiber, high protein drink is a delicious way to enjoy an easy tasty breakfast with tons of nutrients your body will love!. This thick, rich liquid breakfast is filling and delicious. Greek Yogurt, milk and ground flax meal complement the healthy array of fruits and veggies in this pretty smoothie
- 1 Cup Frozen blackberries
- 2 Cups Spring Greens
- 1 banana
- 3 mandarin oranges
- 1 large carrot
- 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 Cup milk
- 1 Tablespoon ground flax
- 1 tsp. steel cut oats
- Peel the banana and oranges and break apart the sections
- Chop the carrot into 1/2 inch sections
- Add all the ingredients to your blender and pulse until it is blended up. Adjust liquids to your desired consistency.
Amount Per Serving Calories 217Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 8mgSodium 71mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 7gSugar 26gProtein 11g
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