5-Minute Blackberry Smoothie
This easy Blackberry Smoothie is packed with sweet, juicy blackberries and is full of good-for-you ingredients, making it perfect for breakfast or as a snack. Plus it’s ready in just five minutes!
About this Blackberry Smoothie Recipe
This easy Blackberry Smoothie is packed with sweet, juicy blackberries and is full of good-for-you ingredients, making it perfect for breakfast or as a snack.
Plus it’s ready in just five minutes!
The star of the show in this smoothie is juicy blackberries, plus sweet strawberries, as well as banana, which lends sweetness and a creamy texture.
It also contains protein-rich Greek yogurt, along with chia seeds, which add more protein and fiber.
You can definitely customize this smoothie to your tastes and what you have on hand, so check out the ingredient notes for substitutions.
They come together quickly (hello five-minutes!) and you can use almost any combination of fresh, frozen or pantry ingredients to make them.
Plus, the fast prep time makes them super easy to blend, pour & take on the go!
Process & Tips
All you need to do is add all your ingredients to a blender and let it work its magic.
Before you know it you’ll be sipping on a nutrient dense smoothie!
Note that this smoothie is naturally sweetened just from fruit alone.
If you prefer a sweeter smoothie you can add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey, or use vanilla Greek yogurt instead of plain.
Blackberry Smoothie Variations
Blackberry Protein Smoothie: Add one serving vanilla protein powder and 1 tablespoon almond butter.
Blackberry Smoothie (No Banana): You can skip the banana altogether, as the blackberries and strawberries will thicken the smoothie nicely. Note you may need to add additional sweetener like maple syrup since you’ll be missing the sweetness from the banana.
Blackberry Smoothie (No Yogurt): Feel free to skip the yogurt, as the smoothie will still be very creamy without it. Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder if you want to bump up the protein.
Tip: If using fresh berries and banana in place of frozen,, be sure to add extra ice to the blender for better texture.
How to Make a Blackberry Smoothie Bowl
To make a blackberry protein smoothie bowl make the smoothie thicker by using only ¾ cup milk.
Be sure to use frozen berries to help you get that thick consistency.
Once blended, pour into a bowl and add your choice of smoothie bowl toppings.
Some fun ideas would be nuts, seeds, sliced fresh fruit, granola, honey, cacao nibs and an extra drizzle of almond butter.
Tip: The next time you have ripe bananas on hand, break them into chunks or slice, then freeze in one flat layer in a zip-top bag. Then you’ll have frozen bananas ready to go when it’s time to make this smoothie!
Ingredients Notes & Substitutions
Blackberries: Fresh juicy blackberries work perfectly in this recipe. If you can find frozen blackberries, those will work well, too. Or freeze fresh blackberries to use in this smoothie later on.
Banana: Frozen banana lends both sweetness and creaminess to this smoothie. You can skip the banana altogether, though, as the blackberries and strawberries will thicken the smoothie nicely. Note you may need to add additional sweetener like maple syrup since you’ll be missing the sweetness from the banana.
Frozen Strawberries: I use frozen strawberries, but you can use any combination of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. Frozen will give you the thickest texture but you can also use fresh berries.
Chia Seeds: The chia seeds help to thicken up this smoothie and provide some healthy fat & fiber. If you don’t have them or don’t like them, you can skip them in this recipe.
Almond Milk: Any milk will work great in this recipe, so if you don’t prefer almond milk you can use cashew milk, hemp milk, or oat milk or traditional milk instead.
Optional Unsweetened Almond Butter: I like unsweetened almond butter in this smoothie but you can use any other type of nut butter you like in its place.
Optional Vanilla Protein Powder: I like to add vanilla protein powder to this smoothie to give it extra staying power. If you’d like to keep this recipe dairy-free and vegan, be sure to choose a vegan protein powder. If you’d like to keep this recipe paleo, be sure to choose a paleo friendly, dairy-free & grain-free protein powder.
Nut-Free Option: For a nut-free smoothie be sure to use sunflower seed butter or tahini in place of almond butter. As well as using hemp milk or oat milk for a nut-free milk option.
If you like a thinner consistency in your smoothies, add more milk.
5-Minute Blackberry Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ¾ cup fresh or frozen blackberries
- ¼ cup unsweetened whole Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
Optional Protein Smoothie Add-Ins
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender. Blend until smooth.