This healthy, creamy blackberry smoothie is dairy-free, made without yogurt and is a delicious way to use fresh or frozen nutritious blackberries.
It’s that time of year when we are positively swimming in berries, and when we get tired of eating them fresh, they almost always end up in delicious smoothies. I never had a go-to blackberry smoothie recipe until now, and this one has become a favorite. The great news is that this recipe works as well with frozen blackberries as with fresh. After trying many combinations, I discovered that really the only other major ingredient this smoothie needs is mango which gives the smoothie a super creamy texture without the need for any yogurt or dairy at all. You’re going to love this one, and especially how easy it is!
Looking to add some protein to your breakfast? This smoothie goes well with Muffin Pan Baked Eggs, which can be made ahead and microwaved in the morning for a well-rounded, healthy breakfast option (or more likely, dinner option, at our house!).
How to Make a Healthy Blackberry Smoothie
- Combine frozen blackberries, frozen mango cubes, and almond milk in a blender.
- Blend until smooth, adding more almond milk as needed.
- Pour into glasses and serve (or refrigerate for up to 3 days).
Tip: If you have a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix), it will blend the blackberry seeds completely so that none remain in the smoothie. If you’re using a lower-powered blender, some small blackberry seeds will remain. I don’t mind the seeds at all (they’re very small!), but it’s something to keep in mind.
- Blackberries - Fresh or frozen blackberries work well.
- Frozen Mango Cubes - These add natural sweetness, Vitamin C, and give the smoothie that creamy texture without the need for yogurt.
- Almond Milk - Almond milk helps the smoothie to blend, adds a creamy texture and flavor, and adds some protein.
Like most smoothies, there are so many ways to add nutritious and delicious ingredients or make this one your own. Here are a few of my favorites.
- Add greens - Adding baby spinach is my favorite and it won’t change the flavor of the smoothie at all. That makes this smoothie a version of my favorite 2-Ingredient Smoothie.
- Add rolled oats - To make a creamy blackberry oatmeal smoothie, add ½ cup of rolled oats. Oats make smoothies more filling and give them a creamy texture, like in my Strawberry Almond Oatmeal Smoothie.
- Change the milk - I love a non-dairy milk in my smoothies, so this one uses almond milk. Any milk will work well, including dairy milk, or another non-dairy option like oat milk.
Yes. This smoothie can be made up to 3 days ahead and refrigerated before drinking. Keep in mind that it will thin out and become more liquid-y as it defrosts.
Yes. Even though this recipe was made without yogurt, if you’d like an even more creamy result, add ½ cup of plain or Greek yogurt to the smoothie.
Absolutely. You might want to add a cup of ice to the smoothie if you’d like it to be very cold.
More Healthy Smoothies
- Mango, Pitaya, and Turmeric Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Smoothie
- Two-Ingredient Green Smoothie
- Strawberry Almond Oatmeal Smoothie
Favorite Tools for Smoothies
- 12 ounces Frozen or Fresh Blackberries
- 16 ounces Frozen Mango Cubes
- 1 cup Almond Milk (unsweetened or sweetened)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth. (Note: If all of the fruit is frozen solid, add more almond milk or water until everything blends easily. You may need up to an extra 2 cups of liquid. If the blackberries are fresh or the frozen fruit is defrosted before using, add 1 cup ice to help the smoothie stay cold.)
- Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days.
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