Anyone up for a gorgeous purple Blackberry Smoothie for breakfast, or brunch, or snack or well dinner (it totally works for that I tell you).
Not sure if I have told you this before but my house is surrounded by miles and miles and miles of very beautiful hedges. Full of hawthorn, blackthorn, hazel, with oaks standing proud, and flowers all spring and summer. Full of wildlife. We have much fun trying to spot the different birds and butterflies through the different seasons.
Come this time of the year though, our hedge priorities change into one word. Blackberries. Yeap, the hedges become choc-a-block with blackberries and boy oh boy are the mini chefs happy. They will spend hours sat together in happy, sticky, purple juicy enjoyment just picking and eating blackberries.
I have fond memories of when they were younger of the occasional acknowledging’mama yook, we share the brackbrie’ yells. When they are eventually full, they traipse indoors with their purple faces and hands and hand over a bowl full of blackberries with a ‘mama yook, we bring you some’. Sweet huh?
Well, that bowl of berries ends up in this delicious filling breakfast Blackberry Smoothie that then makes Freddy very happy too. Perfect right?
How to Make Blackberry Smoothie
Step 1. Get all your ingredients together (blackberries, bananas, milk, yoghurt, honey).
Step 2. Add them to your blender and whiz into a smoothie.
For this you can use either fresh blackberries when you have them available but if not frozen blackberries work a treat.
Blackberry Strawberry Smoothie
To make this a Blackberry Strawberry Smoothie, simply substitute half the blackberries for some strawberries. You can use either fresh or frozen strawberries for this recipe.
Blackberry Smoothie Recipe Without Yogurt
To make this a Blackberry Smoothie without yogurt, simply substitute replace the yogurt with extra milk. Easy peasy.
Vegan Blackberry Smoothie
To make this a Vegan Blackberry Smoothie substitute both the milk and yogurt with a dairy free milk like almond milk and use maple syrup instead of honey.
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Healthy and satisfying blackberry smoothie
- 200 g (1 1/4 cup) fresh or frozen blackberries
- 2 bananas
- 120-240 ml (1/2 -1 cup) milk
- 120 ml (1/2 cup) Greek yoghurt
- Honey to taste optional
- Put all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth and then serve.
I like very thick smoothies so I use 120ml milk. However please feel free to add up to another 120ml if you want a more liquidy drink.