June 16, 2021

by Alyssa

Healthy Blackberry Smoothie

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

Blackberry smoothies in two glasses with frozen berries

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:

  • Coconut flakes
  • Granola
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Almond butter (or another nut butter)

two glasses of pink smoothie with blackberries and pink strawsMore Refreshing Smoothie Recipes

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

Healthy Blackberry Smoothie

This vibrant blackberry smoothie is made with cauliflower rice, frozen blueberries and almond butter for a thick, creamy texture.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 343kcal
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two glasses of pink smoothie with blackberries and pink straws
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  • 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

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Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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