Easy To Make Berry Spinach Smoothie
With blackberry season approaching, this easy berry spinach smoothie recipe is a perfect way to enjoy the abundance of blackberries. Even children love its taste, making it an ideal snack for hot days. You can also add protein powder to turn it into a meal replacement for breakfast or lunch. The combination of fruits used in this recipe gives the smoothie a delicious taste, and the addition of fresh spinach leaves adds extra nutrition.
Prep: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
Green Berry Smoothie Ingredients :
- 1 banana (peel removed)
- 1/2 cup of blackberries or about 10 large blackberries (fresh blackberries or frozen blackberries)
- 1 cup of fresh spinach leaves (washed and chopped)
- 1 cup of milk (almond milk, soy milk, macadamia milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, or dairy milk)
- 1 tsp of sugar, agave, or maple syrup (adjust to taste)
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds (optional)
For this smoothie recipe, bananas are chosen for their ability to give the smoothie a creamy consistency. Additionally, bananas are rich in essential nutrients that can benefit heart health and mood, among other benefits.
Blackberries are the star ingredient in this recipe. Besides being low in calories, carbs, and fat, they are packed with beneficial vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
Spinach, known for its mild flavor and soft texture, seamlessly blends into this fruity smoothie. It provides iron, supports healthy blood, and promotes eye health.
The choice of liquid is up to personal preference, but adding some type of milk helps enhance the smoothie’s protein content and creamy texture. Unsweetened almond milk or grass-fed milk are recommended, but any nut milk will work.
For sweetness, a touch of maple syrup is added. It not only adds natural sweetness but also provides nutrients like zinc, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.
As an optional ingredient, chia seeds can be added for additional fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Alternatively, collagen protein powder can be used as a meal replacement.
How To Make A Blackberry Smoothie
Simply add all of the ingredients into a high-powered blender. For easier blending, it’s recommended to chop the spinach leaves before adding them to the blender. Blend on high speed until smooth. Serve in fancy glasses to make it feel like a special treat. Adding a decorative Aardvark paper straw can also be a fun and eco-friendly touch.