Blackberry Smoothie

Sweet, slightly tart, and subtly spiced, this Blackberry Smoothie is a refreshing way to jumpstart your mornings or nourish your body with a healthy afternoon snack.

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The endless versatility and ease of smoothies will never cease to bring me joy.

My latest obsession?

Thick and creamy blackberry smoothies that offer a wonderfully familiar and satisfying berry flavor with the unexpected warmth of cinnamon.

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“It’s delicious! I’m having this smoothie right now!”

— Christine —

How to Make a Blackberry Smoothie

Tart apple, moody blackberries, smooth vanilla, and earthy cinnamon offer a perfectly balanced smoothie that is naturally sweetened with dates.


The Ingredients

  • Blackberries. With vitamin C, fiber, Vitamin K, manganese, and more, blackberries are plump little jewels of nutritional splendor.
  • Apple. Choose a tart, firm apple (like Honeycrisp or Granny Smith) for best results and flavor (apple lovers should also try this Apple Smoothie).

TIP!

No need to peel! Leave the peel on your apple. It gives the smoothie a little added texture and sneaks in extra fiber and antioxidants.

  • Dates. My secret ingredient that naturally sweetens the smoothie just enough to offset (but not outshine) the tartness of the blackberries and apple.
  • Frozen Banana. Your one-way ticket to an ultra-thick and creamy smoothie.
  • Yogurt. Adds a little tang and creaminess.

Ingredient Note

Use your favorite flavor and variety of yogurt to make this recipe your own. Personally, I enjoy using nonfat Greek vanilla yogurt.

two glasses of blackberry smoothies with cinnamon
  • Milk. My favorite milk for smoothies (like this Carrot Smoothie) is unsweetened vanilla almond milk because it’s low in fat, low in sugar, but never short on creaminess.

Substitution Tip

You may also use cow’s milk in this recipe or any kind of milk you like to keep on hand in your fridge.

  • Cinnamon. Warmly spices the blackberry smoothie and is believed to improve blood pressure, help manage blood sugar, and support digestive health. It makes this smoothie extra special.
  • Vanilla. Marries perfectly with the sweet dates. Be sure to use the real stuff.
  • Flaxseed Meal. Packs in additional fiber PLUS omega-3 fatty acids. Added bonus? Flaxseed offers a helping hand to the banana to thicken these blackberry cinnamon smoothies (and this Blueberry Spinach Smoothie recipe) to the perfect consistency.

The Directions

ingredients for blackberry smoothie like an apple and banana
  1. Gather the ingredients.
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  1. Add them to a blender.

TIP!

If you do not have a high-powered blender, I recommend cutting the dates into quarters with a sharp knife before adding them to your blender.

a thick, healthy blackberry smoothie in a blender
  1. Puree until smooth. ENJOY!

Dietary Note

For a vegan blackberry smoothie, opt for your favorite non-dairy milk and yogurt.

Storage Tips

  • To Store. Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator (the less air, then better!) for up to 1 day. Stir or shake the jar to recombine, then enjoy.
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Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe

  • High-Powered Blender. If you enjoy making smoothies regularly, a high-quality blender is well worth the investment.
  • Standard Blender. If a spendy blender isn’t in the cards, this affordable option was a loyal, trusted friend in my kitchen for many years.
  • Glassware. This fun glassware will make any beverage you pour that much more enjoyable to sip.

The Best Blender

This Vitamix professional-grade blender is durable and powerful enough for any smoothie ingredients of your choice.

Blackberry Cinnamon Smoothies in a glass

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do Dates Need to Be Cut Up Before Blending?

As long as you are using a high-powered blender and pitted dates, your blender should be able to handle the job without any issues. However, if you If want to be 100% safe, I would suggest cutting the dates into fourths before adding them to your blender.

Can I Use Fresh Instead of Frozen Banana?

Technically, yes. Your smoothie will not turn out as thick, creamy, or cold as it would if you used frozen banana but it will still taste yummy.

Can I Use Whole Flaxseed Instead of Flaxseed Meal?

I have not made this smoothie with whole flaxseeds, however, I imagine it could be done. You may want to consider grinding the flaxseeds first (using your blender or a coffee grinder) before blending with the rest of the ingredients. Ground flaxseed is easier to digest and your body can absorb the nutrients better than it can from whole flaxseeds.

  • 1 banana sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup frozen blackberries
  • 1 small apple diced (do not peel)
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or milk of your choice
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (I use non-fat Greek)
  • 2 dried dates pitted
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • TO STORE: Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator (the less air, then better!) for up to 1 day. Stir or shake the jar to recombine, then enjoy.
  • FOR VEGAN/DAIRY-FREE: Use your favorite non-dairy yogurt in place of Greek yogurt.
  • TIP: If you do not have a high-powered blender, I recommend cutting the dates into quarters with a sharp knife before adding them to your blender.

Serving: 1of 2Calories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgPotassium: 625mgFiber: 10gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 265IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 315mgIron: 1mg

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