Easy Blackberry Smoothie

This easy blackberry smoothie can be made with fresh or frozen blackberries! It’s bright, refreshing and packed with protein.

It’s smoothie season! I love smoothies in the summer months. They’re so cool and refreshing and such an easy way to get a ton of nutrients in one drink!

As you can tell, this blackberry smoothie is the prettiest shade of purple! Sure there are lots of bright green smoothies, but this purple smoothie is extra gorgeous in my eyes.

Glass of blackberry smoothie with a straw and blackberries on top.

I kept it simple with this smoothie recipe – just fruit, Greek yogurt, almond milk and a couple drops of stevia or another natural sweetener for added sweetness. You’re going to love how easy it is to whip up!

Added bonus: blackberries have impressive health benefits. They’re high in fiber and a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese.

Measured out ingredients in bowls for blackberries, greek yogurt, ice, frozen banana and almond milk.

Blackberry Smoothie Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this smoothie:

  • fresh blackberries – look for bright, deep colored berries that aren’t crushed or moldy. Frozen blackberries also work!
  • frozen banana – frozen banana gives smoothies the best texture. Tip: peel the banana before you freeze it so you don’t have to try to scrape the peel off while frozen!
  • plain Greek yogurt – I like using full-fat Greek yogurt but you can use any percentage of fat you like. You can also use a dairy-free yogurt if needed.
  • ice – this makes the smoothie extra cold and an icy texture.
  • unsweetened almond milk – I prefer almond milk, but any milk will work here.
  • liquid stevia – you just need a few drops to sweeten this smoothie. You can also use another liquid sweetener like monkfruit, maple syrup or honey.

Side by side photo of a blackberry smoothie before and after being blended.

Optional Variations

  • Flaxseeds or chia seeds – add healthy fats, protein and fiber with the addition of seeds!
  • Protein powder – I love adding protein powder for an extra protein boost… especially if I’m enjoying this smoothie on it’s own for a meal or snack. I use Nuzest vanilla protein in this smoothie!
  • No banana – I know some of you don’t like bananas! This smoothie is still delicious without a banana. I recommend adding in 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries or frozen mango if you skip the banana.
  • Dairy-free – If you are looking for a dairy-free or vegan option, I recommend using a dairy-free yogurt! You should be able to find a variety of options at your local grocery store.

Glass of blackberry smoothie with a straw and blackberries on top.

How to Prep in Advance

Did you know that you can prep smoothies in advance? I like to make pre-prepped smoothie packs (kind of like Daily Harvest does) so all you have to do is dump the smoothie ingredients into the blender along with a liquid and you’ve got a delicious meal or snack in seconds. Here’s what I would do:

  1. Measure out blackberries and banana and place into an airtight container along with the ice cubes. I like using Stasher bags for this! Place in the freezer.
  2. When you’re ready for your smoothie, dump the berries, banana and ice cubes into a blender along with the Greek yogurt and almond milk.
  3. Blend and enjoy!

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Glass of blackberry smoothie with a straw and blackberries on top.

Blackberry Smoothie

Brittany Mullins
This easy blackberry smoothie can be made with fresh or frozen blackberries! It's bright, refreshing and packed with protein.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Smoothie
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 216 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1/2 of a frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 cubes of ice
  • 1/2-3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • a few drops of liquid stevia or other natural sweetener to taste

Instructions
 

  • Blend: Place blackberries, banana, yogurt, ice cubes and 1/4 cup milk in blender and blend until fruit is pureed and ingredients are well combined.
  • Taste: Taste and add stevia to sweeten as well as more milk to get the desired thickness (if necessary).
  • Serve: Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Notes

  • No banana – This smoothie is still delicious without a banana. I recommend adding in 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries or frozen mango if you skip the banana.
  • Dairy-free – If you are looking for a dairy-free or vegan option, I recommend using a dairy-free yogurt!
  • Stevia – feel free to sub with another liquid sweetener like maple syrup, honey or monkfruit.
  • Flaxseeds or chia seeds – add healthy fats, protein and fiber with the addition of seeds!
  • Protein powder – I love adding protein powder for an extra protein boost... especially if I'm enjoying this smoothie on it's own for a meal or snack. I use Nuzest vanilla protein in this smoothie!

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothieCalories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 20gFat: 2gSodium: 287mgFiber: 10gSugar: 14g
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    57 comments
    1. Magda
      June 15, 2021 AT 6:34 am

      5 stars
      Loving this! So fresh and creamy 🙂 I’ll certainly repeat it.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 15, 2021 AT 10:19 am

        Yay! I love hearing that, Magda! So glad this smoothie was a success. Thanks for the review!!

    2. Kaitlin
      June 14, 2021 AT 7:42 pm

      5 stars
      This smoothie is great! Very refreshing on a hot day. I love that it’s a little more “simple” because the taste of the blackberries really shine!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 15, 2021 AT 10:34 am

        Woo!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Kaitlin! Thanks for trying it and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    3. Teresa Thorne
      June 14, 2021 AT 9:02 am

      5 stars
      Another great smoothie. I added some nut butter and cocoa nibs and it totally refueled me after a long walk this morning. Thank you

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 14, 2021 AT 10:34 am

        Ah yay! I love hearing this! So glad this smoothie was a hit, Teresa! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    4. Taylor Byers
      June 8, 2021 AT 2:26 am

      5 stars
      Tried this smoothie recipe for the first time and LOVED IT! The Greek yogurt and frozen fruit made for a thick, creamy smoothie that was so refreshing. Highly recommend for those blackberry lovers out there!! 😋

    5. Lorna
      May 5, 2021 AT 4:17 am

      5 stars
      Delicious, creamy smoothie, and filling too!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 5, 2021 AT 1:07 pm

        I’m so glad you enjoyed this blackberry smoothie, Lorna! Thanks for coming back to leave a review and star rating. I so appreciate it!

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