Create a Healthy
Blackberry Smoothie Recipe

The Benefits of a
Healthy Fruit Smoothie

A healthy blackberry smoothie recipe is loaded with nutrients that come in a whole-food form. The fruits and vegetables blended together in healthy smoothie recipes provide vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and fiber in a concentrated form that will do wonders for your health — and build up your body’s defenses against disease.

In addition, when fruits and vegetables are blended, the plant fibers are broken down just like when you chew them; the blender literally does most of the “chewing” for you. And chewing food more thoroughly means that you'll absorb more of the nutrients.

Healthy fruit smoothies retain the fiber from the fruits and the vegetables you use. This improves digestion and helps your body naturally rid itself of toxins. Fiber also helps you feel more satisfied, and helps you maintain that feeling longer.

Blackberries Make Great Healthy Smoothies

Berries are just about the best choice for a healthy fruit smoothie. They're high in fiber and low in both calories and sugar. Blackberries have 60 calories in one cup and 6 grams of fiber.

Blackberries don't keep very long, but they're easy to freeze, so you can have some on hand at all times. They do have many tiny seeds that are difficult to break down completely when you make your smoothie; for best results, you'll need to use a high-end blender and run the blackberries through it a little while longer.

Make Your Blackberry Smoothie Recipe
into a Complete Meal

Many smoothie recipes are relatively low in protein, so they're not complete meals by themselves. The easy solution is to add a protein source to any healthy smoothie recipe.

The simplest way to do this is by adding a couple of raw organic eggs to your basic recipe. Raw eggs won't change the taste of your smoothie at all, and the argument that they're bad for you because of the cholesterol content is just not true. Eggs are one of the most beneficial foods you can eat, especially when consumed raw.

You can also increase the protein content of your healthy smoothie by adding a protein powder.  Be sure to use a high quality product; most cheap protein powders are excessively heat-processed and aren't really good for you.

There are many other ways to transform your ordinary smoothie recipe into one with enhanced nutritional value. You can add superfood powders, healthy fats, herbs, spices and extra fiber. My complete guide to making a smoothie has lots of tips and tricks to make your smoothie better.

Recommended Starters
for Your Blackberry Smoothie Recipe

Most smoothie recipes call for a liquid ingredient to allow the solid components to move around inside the blender and give your smoothie the right thickness. The beverage you choose will largely determine how healthy your smoothie turns out.

What are the best beverages to use to make your smoothie as healthy as possible? The most common choices are  water, cow's milk, yogurt, soy milk, nut milks, or fruit juice. To discover the pros and cons of each one, click on the link below to see my page on how to make a smoothie the healthy way.

Complete Guide to Making a Healthy Smoothie
Everything you need to know!

Blackberry Smoothie Recipes

Whenever a smoothie recipe calls for milk, I recommend you use any type of non-dairy milk product instead — there are many different ones to choose from: hemp, almond, soy, rice, etc. These are healthier alternatives to dairy foods, and are extremely easy to keep on hand, since they have a rather long shelf life.

  1. Start by pouring the liquid ingredients for each smoothie recipe into your blender.
  2. Toss in your solid ingredients: fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables.
  3. Add any optional ingredients, if you like — blending as you go.
  4. Add more liquid to reduce the thickness of your smoothie, ice to chill it, or more fruit to thicken your smoothie.
  5. You can substitute ingredients at your whim — it's fun to experiment!

Mango Banana
Blackberry Smoothie

2/3 cup mango
2/3 cup frozen blackberries
1 ripe banana
1-1/3 cup water
5 ice cubes

Blackberry Strawberry
Banana Smoothie

1 fresh or frozen banana
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1 cup almond milk

Pear Blackberry
Banana Smoothie

1/2 pear
1/4 cup frozen blackberries
1 fresh or frozen banana
10 oz almond milk

Blackberry Banana Smoothie
1 fresh or frozen banana
1 cup frozen blackberries
stevia, to sweeten
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup water
3-4 ice cubes

Pear Blackberry
Cashew Smoothie

1 ripe pear
1 cup frozen blackberries
1/8 cup cashews
stevia, to sweeten
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup water
3-6 ice cubes

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Healthy Pina Colada Smoothie Recipes
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More Information on Healthy Smoothies

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Complete Guide to Making a Healthy Smoothie
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