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Blackberry Smoothie

A classic blackberry smoothie to perk you up! It’s only four ingredients and takes 2 minutes to make. Blackberries are high in fiber, immune-boosting vitamin C, and antioxidants.

blackberry smoothie.

Why You’ll Love it:

This blackberry smoothie is ALL about blackberries! It’s refreshing with a bright purple hue and tangy punch. I personally love it!

  • Health benefitsBlackberries are packed with vitamin C and beneficial plant compounds. Vitamin C helps your body heal wounds, absorb iron, fight colds, and it’s great for your skin!
  • Sweet & zippy – I love the tang! Blackberries are tart and this smoothie has a delicious sweet-tart vibe. If you prefer it sweeter, just add honey.
  • Easy to customize – It’s your smoothie and you’re the boss! Add greens, seeds, protein powder, or oats for a boost of nutrients.

I made this smoothie with blackberries, but you could easily make it with any frozen fruit! It’s perfect with breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up.

Key Ingredients:

  • Banana – Bananas naturally sweeten a smoothie and make it ultra-creamy! Ripe bananas give you the best results. Underripe bananas taste slightly chalky and bitter. I always keep bananas on hand. If they begin to overripen, I freeze them for chocolate smoothies.
  • Greek yogurt – Adds high-quality protein and more creaminess! I use unsweetened, but you can use vanilla yogurt for extra sweetness.
  • Frozen blackberries – You can find these at most well-stocked grocery stores. If not, buy a large bag of mixed berries and pick them out.
  • Apple juice – Sweetens the smoothie! White grape or passion fruit juice also work great.
a bowl of blackberries.

How to Make a Blackberry Smoothie:

This black berry smoothie is very simple.

  • Combine ingredients: In your blender, combine the banana, yogurt, blackberries, and apple juice. I always add the soft ingredients (i.e. banana) first. This gives the blades something to catch.
  • Blend: Start your blender on low speed, then gradually increase the speed. Blend until smooth.
  • Adjust: Taste for sweetness. If the smoothie’s too tart, add some honey. If it’s too thick, add a splash of water or juice.
  • Pour: Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately!
pouring a blackberry smoothie into a glass.

Variations & Substitutions:

One thing I love about this smoothie is how easy it is to customize! Try any one of these variations:

  • Greens – Add a handful of baby spinach! Spinach is mild, blends easily, and it’s full of micronutrients.
  • Oats – Add 1/4 cup of rolled oats for a slight chew and a healthy dose of fiber, manganese, and antioxidants.
  • Juice – Swap the juice with white grape or passion fruit juice.
  • Fruit – You can use any kind of frozen fruit in place of blackberries. Try mixed berries, strawberries, blueberries, mango, pineapple, or cherries.
  • Sweetener – For extra sweetness, add a teaspoon of maple syrup, honey, or light agave.
  • Seeds – Add 1 tablespoon of hemp hearts or 2 teaspoons of chia seeds.
  • Vegan/Dairy-free – Swap the Greek yogurt with a dairy-free and vegan alternative.
the top of a blackberry smoothie.

Expert Tips:

  • Blackberries are tart! This is why I used juice in this recipe. If you prefer plant-based milk, you will need to add a sweetener. For a refined-sugar-free option, add a pitted date or stevia extract.
  • Use frozen blackberries. Blackberries are 88% water! This means if you use fresh berries, you will end up with pulpy juice. Frozen fruit is what gives you a thick, frosty texture.


Smoothies are best enjoyed immediately! I only recommend storing it in the fridge for up to 4 hours.

I do love to make smoothies into popsicles! It’s a great way to store leftover smoothies. Just pour into a popsicle mold, add popsicle sticks, and freeze overnight.

blackberry smoothie with blackberries on top.


Can I make this blackberry smoothie with less sugar?

Yes, simply swap the apple juice with almond milk and use stevia to sweeten it. Blackberries are very tart and thus make a very tart smoothie if you don’t add something sweet.

Can I add more protein to this smoothie?

Yes, feel free to add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to boost the protein content. Plant-based or regular both work great. Or you could add 1 tablespoon of hemp hearts!

Berry Smoothie Recipes:

blackberry smoothie

Blackberry Smoothie

A classic blackberry smoothie to perk you up! It's only four ingredients and takes 2 minutes to make. Blackberries are high in fiber, immune-boosting vitamin C, and antioxidants.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 324 kcal


  • blender


  • 1 banana, peeled
  • cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • cups frozen blackberries
  • ¾ cup apple juice
  • honey, to taste optional, See note


  • In the pitcher of a high-speed blender, combine the banana, Greek yogurt, frozen blackberries, and apple juice.
  • Turn the blender on low speed, then gradually increase the speed to high. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy immediately.


* Blackberries are very tart! This smoothie is on the tarter side. If you prefer more sweetness, add a teaspoon or two of honey. 


Calories: 324kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 11gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 35mgPotassium: 1054mgFiber: 15gSugar: 45gVitamin A: 542IUVitamin C: 57mgCalcium: 157mgIron: 2mg
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