Blackberry Smoothie

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The easiest vibrant Blackberry Smoothie Recipe made with just 5 ingredients!!  It is thick, creamy and makes a great breakfast or snack or even dinner. 

Suitable for vegetarian and gluten free diets.

Blackberry Smoothie in a glass with a flower proper in it

Anyone up for a gorgeous purple Blackberry Smoothie for breakfast, brunch, an afternoon snack or dinner? Yes friends, this totally works for dinner.

I love whipping up this Blackberry Banana Smoothie since it brings back fond memories of the kiddoes running out to pick blackberries from the hedges with the occasional acknowledging ‘mama yook, we share the brackbrie’ yells.

Eventually, they would traipse indoors with their purple faces and hands and hand over a bowl full of blackberries with a ‘mama yook, we bring you some’. 

If you or your kids love smoothies and can’t wait for smoothie season, then try this vibrant Dragon Fruit Smoothie and this easy 5 Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Smoothie.

2 glasses of blackberry smoothie on a white tabel

Why Make This Recipe?

  • Super easy and very quick – this breakfast smoothie has 4 simple ingredients, and 1 blender and is ready in 5 minutes.
  • Adaptable – easy to customize with various add-ins, milks, and more.
  • Budget friendly – made with a few affordable everyday ingredients from your local grocery store.
  • All day long – great for breakfast, brunch, lunch and even dinner.
  • Serve a crowd – double or triple the recipe to serve a crowd. 
  • Dietary – Suitable for vegetarian and gluten free diets. Can be easily made vegan

Smoothie Ingredient Notes

You only need a few ingredients to make this delicious creamy smoothie.

  • Blackberries – for this you can use fresh or frozen blackberries depending on what you have.
  • Bananas – please use ripe bananas for this. They can be fresh or frozen. 
  • Milk – whole milk makes this nice and creamy. However substitute in any milk you like.
  • Yogurt – this recipe calls for unsweetened Greek yogurt. Use dairy free vegan yogurt if you prefer according to your diet.
  • Optional sweetener – add maple syrup or agave syrup, honey or another liquid sweetener to taste for added sweetness if needed.

How to Make A Blackberry Smoothie

Get complete ingredients list and instructions in recipe card below.

  1. Get all your ingredients together (blackberries, bananas, milk, yogurt).
  2. Add them to your blender and blend into a smoothie.
  3. Serve immediately.

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Ingredients for blackberry smoothie in a blender - banana, milk, yoghurt, blackberries

Look at that delicious color.

Blackberry smoothie in a blender

Recipe Tips

  • For this you can use either fresh blackberries when you have them available but if not frozen blackberries work a treat.
  • I prefer very thick smoothies so I use 1/2 cup (120ml) of milk. However please add more milk, (like up to another half a cup) if you want a more liquid drink.
  • Make sure to only use ripe bananas – ripe banana is best for sweetness and easy blending.
  • Use a high powered blender if starting with frozen fruits.

Easy Smoothie Delicious Variations

  • Strawberry Blackberry Smoothie – To make this variation simply substitute half the blackberries for some strawberries. You can use either fresh or frozen strawberries for this recipe.
  • Add extra fruits – add other fruit like frozen berries esp frozen blueberries, frozen mango, peaches etc.
  • Ice cubes – you can add in some ice cubes to cool it down.
  • Vary the milk – I love using unsweetened almond milk, soy milk, oat milk and coconut milk in this. You can even add in some coconut water.
  • Add seeds and nuts – I love adding in seeds like flax seeds, chia seeds or nut butter eg almond butter or cashew butter. Add in some protein powder as well. Try a few variations and see what you like.

Storage Tips

  • Chill – Store in glasses covered in plastic wrap or an airtight container for up to 1 day in the refrigerator. Remix before serving.
  • Freeze in Jars – Freeze the blended smoothie in mason jars (with a little space at the top to allow for expansion). Let it thaw in the refrigerator, and mix in a little milk if needed before serving.


How To Make Blackberry Smoothie Recipe Without Yogurt

To make this a Blackberry Smoothie without yogurt, simply substitute and replace the yogurt with extra milk. Easy peasy.

How To Make This Vegan?

To make this a Vegan Blackberry Smoothie substitute both the milk and yogurt with a dairy free milk like almond milk.

Can You Use Frozen Blackberries in this Smoothie?

You can use frozen Blackberries in this Blackberry Smoothie. It makes the smoothie ice cold cold and thick. If you do want a cold drink, then make it just before you serve it.

Is A Berry Smoothie Good For You?

Yes they absolutely are (depending on the other add ins). Berries tend to be full of potassium, rich in calcium and antioxidants, vitamin C & vitamin K along with some fiber and some carbohydrates.

Blackberry smoothie on a white table with a flower next to it

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4.50 from 8 votes

Blackberry Smoothie

Healthy and satisfying blackberry smoothie
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time2 minutes
Course: Drinks
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 2
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 200 g (1 ¼ cup) fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 120-240 ml (½ -1 cup) milk
  • 120 ml (½ cup) Greek yogurt
  • maple syrup to taste optional


  • Put all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth and then serve.
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  • For this you can use either fresh blackberries when you have them available but if not frozen blackberries work a treat.
  • I prefer very thick smoothies so I use 1/2 cup (120ml) of milk. However please feel free to add up to another half a cup if you want a more liquid drink.
  • Make sure to only use ripe bananas – this is best for sweetness and easy blending.
  • Use a high powered blender if starting with frozen fruits.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 31.3mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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  2. 5 stars
    We are a HUGE smoothie family. I am ALWAYS excited to find a new recipe. Just pinned this to my smoothie mania board! THANK YOU! XO, ellie

  3. I love smoothies and practically make one every day!. I have a Ninja and a Vitamix does that tell you anything? I have every frozen fruit in my freezer. I will be making one in the morning. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. How cute about your little ones! 😀 And this looks like the PERFECT smoothie recipe. I wish I had a blender… Reminds me that I need to start making a Christmas wish list and put that on it. 😉 Happy berry picking!

  5. Sounds yummy. :] I think we have some blackberry bushes, but the birds get most of them before we manage to…

  6. Can you believe I have never eaten a blackberry? But this smoothie sounds so good and so rich and creamy, while being so good for you! Now I have the urge to go get some blackberries!

  7. 4 stars
    This sounds delicious and I’m not even a big fan of smoothies. We have a ton of blackberry bushes in our backyard. Many of them we are trying to get rid of, but before we started doing that, we picked a TON. Now I have bags and bags in the freezer to use up.

  8. what a neat recipe and I would love to live where I am surrounded by blackberries. how cool

  9. MMMMMMMMMM….blackberries! I make green smoothies every morning, but rarely use blackberries! Your recipe sounds yummy. I wouldn’t think to add lemon juice, but that’s a great idea!

  10. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I recently purchased a Vitamix so I’m constantly on the hunt for smoothies! I love blackberries; my Grandmother used to make the most DELICIOUS blackberry dumplings. Thanks again for this and for bringing back the memory of my Grandmother’s sweet treat.