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Blackberry Vanilla Green Smoothie

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BLACKBERRY VANILLA GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE

This blackberry vanilla green smoothie by my friend LeAnne of Healthful Pursuit is a sweet and delicious treat that you will LOVE! 

Blackberries are often overlooked when people think of their favorite berry, however the memories of purple stained fingers and blackberry pie as children are often recollected when we ask an older generation the favorite berry question. 

The benefits are numerous: Each 1 cup serving of blackberries gives you 6 grams of usable carbs and 8 grams fiber, the best carb to fiber ratio of any other berry!! 

The pumpkin seed (for a nut free version) or other nut butter as well as protein powder makes this a high protein smoothie that is satiating for breakfast or a perfect post workout green smoothie.

Hate blackberry seeds? Don’t worry it’s easy to pulverize those tiny seeds in a Blendtec or Vitamix high powered blender.

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Blackberry Vanilla Green Smoothie

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Course: Green Smoothie
2 cups
Calories: 192.7kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 2 cups organic spinach
  • 1 cup blackberries fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon raw pumpkin seed butter nut free OR nut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 15 g/half scoop of vanilla protein powder OR 1 egg white protein
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into the blender in the order listed and secure lid.
  • Blendtec: Press the SMOOTHIE button.
  • Vitamix: Select VARIABLE speed #1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE speed #10, then to HIGH. Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 192.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.5g | Protein: 10.3g | Fat: 8.4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.2g | Sodium: 208mg | Fiber: 7.5g | Sugar: 9g

HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLACKBERRIES

Most people know that blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are naturally abundant in antioxidants, nutrients that can neutralize excess free radicals in the body, thereby offering protection against premature disease.

But few seem to realize that blackberries trump all other common berries in antioxidant content.

Per 100 gram serving, blueberries contain 2.68 mmoles of antioxidants. Strawberries come in at 3.58 mmoles. And raspberries provide 2.86 mmoles of antioxidants per 100 gram serving.

Blackberries come in at an average of 5.75 mmoles per 100 gram serving. That’s more than double the antioxidant content of blueberries and raspberries. (Source: Dr. Ben Kim)
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Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner is the founder of Blender Babes®. She credits using a blender daily for helping her heal an unhealthy relationship with food. A passionate advocate for self-care, she is committed to helping others pursue optimal wellness by balancing and healing their bodies and minds. She offers several opportunities to help people improve their health including free challenges and downloads, a gentle whole foods 7 Day Blender Cleanse™ and her holistic mind, body and spirit Slim Down Solution™ Womens Coaching Programs.

2 thoughts on “Blackberry Vanilla Green Smoothie”

  1. Wow, how do you get your color? Mine came out shit green. I don’t taste any blackberries, all I can taste is vanilla. I couldn’t drink it all.

    1. Hey Bobbi – for pretty food photography, I do use more blackberries and less spinach 😉 Otherwise yes, a brownish color is not that appealing! lol Do you have a good power blender or a kitchen blender? A good power blender pulverizes ingredients better which can affect color. Try adding more blackberries and also less vanilla and tweak for your particular tastes. Happy Blending! ~Tarashaun

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