A super healthy blackberry strawberry banana smoothie to enjoy late season fruits. It tastes like a fruit dessert, naturally sweet and packed full of protein and fibre to keep you full. Easy to prepare, this smoothie takes only minutes to whizz up!
Smoothies are a great way to get you started in the mornings, especially when you're busy. This blackberry strawberry banana smoothie is packed full of nutritious ingredients. It's a great way to reenergise after a workout or simply a quick breakfast to have when you're in a rush. Blackberries are perfectly in season so why not catch them right before they disappear, or if you're after something tangy try our Orange Mango Smoothie.
We love seasonal berries as you'll have noticed in our Plum and Blackberry Crisp or Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie. We just love using fruits at the peak of their flavour. You'll love the freshness that comes from the berries and all the healthy benefits too. Want to bulk up your breakfast options? Try this chocolate chip baked oatmeal.
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Why you'll love this recipe
Here are some reasons why you need this blackberry strawberry banana smoothie recipe in your life:
Healthy - this smoothie is super healthy, it's made with all natural ingredients with lots of the nutrients and vitamins you need.
Easy - what's easier than throwing everything into a blender and whizzing it up? A super simple tasty breakfast or midday snack.
Satisfying - there's plenty of protein and fibre in this vibrant breakfast smoothie so you'll be satiated all morning.
Seasonal - if you can get fresh seasonal berries, why not make the most of them? We recommend freezing them for this smoothie for a super thick chilled breakfast.
You only need simple ingredients for this blackberry strawberry banana smoothie recipe, this is what you'll need:
Fruit - we use blackberries, strawberries and bananas in this smoothie, all can be picked or bought fresh. We do recommend freezing the berries though and the banana can be as ripe as you like, the smoothie will just get sweeter the more ripe it is. You can use pre-frozen fruit out of season!
Nut butter - you'll love the creaminess and extra protein the cashew butter adds to this smoothie. You can use whichever nut butter you like though, almond is another great option.
Almond extract - we use a touch of almond extract, it works perfectly with the blackberries in this smoothie. You can leave it out, but we think you'll regret it.
Milk - we use dairy milk, but to make this dairy free or vegan you can use almond, oat or soya milk if you prefer.
We know you love to mix things up with customisations and substitutions so here are some of our recommendations for strawberry blackberry banana smoothie recipe:
Vegan - simply switch out the dairy milk with your favourite alternative to make this vegan.
Nut butter - although we use cashew butter, you can easily use any other nut butter you like. Or if you have a nut allergy and prefer to use tahini you can do so, we think that would be delicious!
Extra protein - you can add in some ground flax seeds to the smoothie to add extra protein and fibre if you wish.
Spices - you can add in some cinnamon to give this smoothie a bit more of a fall feeling.
Equipment to use
Here are some suggestions of equipment to use for your smoothie endeavours:
Blender - we recommend a high powered blender such as a Vitamix, it'll make short work of anything frozen without overheating or warming up your smoothie.
Bullet - you can alternatively use a smoothie maker or a Nutribullet if that's what you have, it'll still work just as well and conveniently comes with a drinking cup too.
How to make a blackberry strawberry banana smoothie
Follow these simple step by step guides to success for this mixed berry banana smoothie recipe:
- Add the milk, vanilla and almond extract, banana, frozen strawberries, frozen blackberries and cashew butter to a blender jug.
- Blend thoroughly until smooth, serve in a large glass and top with fresh blackberries, sliced almonds and hemp hearts if you wish.
Make sure to read and follow these expert tips to ensure complete success with this smoothie recipe:
Frozen fruit - using frozen fruit is best as it gives a thick smoothie without compromising on flavour. If you have freshly picked or bought fruit, freeze them first.
Fresh fruit - if you wish to use fresh fruit only, add in a handful of ice to chill and give you a thicker smoothie. However, the ice tends to dilute flavour a bit. You could also try adding some frozen cauliflower if you have any on hand which will cool your smoothie without diluting it or adding any extra flavour. You might need to add a little extra milk though.
Wet ingredients - Add the wet ingredients in to the blender jug first, it'll make it easier for the blender to get started.
Blackberries - if you've picked your blackberries fresh, soak them in a bowl of water for 15-20 minutes to help remove the bugs and critters. Pat dry with a paper towel and then freeze.
Prep ahead - prepare your fruit into individual packs and store in the freezer for use whenever you are ready. You may need a touch more milk if you include the banana in the frozen fruit too.
Here are some health benefits from this blackberry strawberry smoothie:
Antioxidants - blackberries are high in antioxidants a great way to neutralise anything that may cause harm in your body, such as free radicals.
High in fibre - this smoothie is high in fibre meaning it'll slow the absorption of the natural sugars present in the drink.
Protein - the protein in this drink will keep you fuller for longer but also give you the energy to keep going in the day.
High in vitamins - these berries are full of vitamins which contribute towards a healthy lifestyle and body.
We normally don't have any leftovers as the recipe makes enough for a portion or multiples of. However, if you don't fancy finishing your smoothie you can do a few things:
Ice cube tray - simply pour any smoothie left into an ice cube tray and freeze for future use. Just defrost and re blend when you wish to drink it or add to another smoothie when you don't have any frozen fruit.
Ice lolly moulds - fancy a healthy popsicle? Pour your smoothie into lolly moulds and freeze for a healthy frozen treat.
Fridge - the smoothie will last for 24 hours in the fridge, just re-blend when you wish to drink it.
No food is good or bad, there are only foods that are nutrient dense and those that are less so. Whether you apply a label of morality against a specific food or not, food is a complex and nuanced topic. We also don't eat individual nutrients. Smoothies are complex and full of nutrient dense foods which contribute towards a balanced diet. Plus, fruit is wonderful! Enjoy!
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Blackberry Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 1 banana, room temperature
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen blackberries
- 1 cup milk, or milk alternative
- 2 tablespoons almond or cashew butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy.1 banana, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1 cup frozen blackberries, 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoons almond or cashew butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- Use frozen berries as this chills your smoothie whilst giving you a thick result.
- Add the liquid to the blender first to help it blend.
- Feel free to use any nut butter you wish.
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