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Healthy Blackberry Smoothie

This healthy blackberry smoothie is a low-carb and high-protein vegan breakfast with cauliflower rice, almond butter and a rich, creamy texture.

If you know me, you know I love starting the day with a smoothie. And depending on the season, I like to switch up the ingredients. During the winter, I'm all about a Pumpkin Spinach Smoothie. In the spring, it's Minty Melon Smoothie and during the fall, I love this Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie.

During the summer, though, I'm all about fresh berries! And this blackberry smoothie is my go-to. It's creamy, thick and full of protein and a luscious, nutty flavor from coconut and almond butter.

collage of how to make a blackberry smoothie

How To Make the Best Blackberry Smoothie

This is a straightforward recipe that tastes like a blackberry pie. Here are the ingredients to make your creamy berry smoothie:

  • Frozen blackberries. You can also use fresh berries too, but the texture will be thicker with frozen fruit.
  • Cauliflower rice. This is an easy way to bulk up your smoothie and make a dreamy texture without adding a lot of heavy ingredients.
  • Almond butter. You can use any nut butter you like. Or to keep this recipe nut-free, use sunflower seed butter.
  • Coconut flakes. Just one tablespoon of coconut adds a nice tropical spin to the smoothie.
  • Vanilla protein powder. Feel free to omit the protein powder or use a different flavor if you like.
  • Coconut water. This is a super-hydrating liquid to help blend your smoothie.
  • Almond milk. Feel free to use your favorite vegan milk in the smoothie.

pouring blackberry smoothies into glasses

Tips & Tricks

  • For a thinner smoothie, add more liquid during blending.
  • To make this blackberry smoothie without nuts, omit the coconut and swap almond butter for sunflower seed butter. For the milk, use oat or hemp milk.
  • You can prep the smoothie ingredients in a bag in the freezer. Then, when you're ready to serve, dump everything into your blender, add the coconut water and milk, and blend.

healthy blackberry smoothie on a marble counter with frozen berries

Can I Make a Blackberry Smoothie Bowl?

Yes! If you want to turn this sippable smoothie into a spoonable bowl, you definitely can. Simply add less coconut water and/or almond milk for a thicker texture.

Topping Ideas

You can top your smoothie bowl however you like. Some of my favorite toppings include:

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If you make this blackberry smoothie recipe, be sure to let me know with a comment and review below!

Healthy Blackberry Smoothie

5 from 4 votes
This vibrant blackberry smoothie is made with cauliflower rice, frozen blueberries and almond butter for a thick, creamy texture.
author: Alyssa
yield: 1
two glasses of pink smoothie with blackberries and pink straws
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes



  • Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy!


Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 381mg | Potassium: 864mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 231IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 430mg | Iron: 2mg
cuisine: American
course: Breakfast

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