Blackberry Spinach Smoothie, a simple fruit and leafy green smoothie with fresh or frozen spinach and blackberries. Ready in 5 minutes!
Love blackberries? Love spinach? Make them into a tasty smoothie! This super simple smoothie is plant-based, has only 6 simple ingredients, and is ready in only 5 minutes.
👉 Ready to learn how to make a creamy smoothie with spinach and blackberries? Let’s do it!
🎥 Recipe video
Watch me make this smoothie in under 15 seconds!
- Spinach: a handful of spinach provides not only a deep green color, but a dose of nutrients like vitamin C, iron, and folate
- Blackberries: fresh or frozen blackberries work; frozen blackberries mean you may not need additional ice cubes
- Banana: using banana in smoothies means a creamy texture without dairy
- Milk: we’re using a thick plant-based milk like oat or creamy soy milk for a thicker consistency
- Vanilla: a touch of vanilla extract for deep flavor
- Chia seeds: contain fiber and thickens the smoothie
- Ice Cubes: just a few ice cubes make this smoothie cold without ending up like a slushy (omit if using frozen blackberries)
- Recommended tools: high powered blender, small glasses
🥣 How to make (step-by-step photos)
1️⃣ Step One: Blend smoothie ingredients
To make the smoothie, simply add the spinach, blackberries, banana, plant-based milk, and vanilla extract with ice cubes (optional, if you want it to be cold) to a blender.
Then blend on the high setting until ingredients are smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
👉 Pro tips for the right smoothie consistency: If smoothie is too thick, add more milk. If smoothie is too thin, add more blackberries.
2️⃣ Step Two: Garnish and serve smoothie
To serve the smoothie, simply pour it from the blender into a glass and top with blackberries as a garnish. Then sip and enjoy!
💡 Ideas for serving
- As a breakfast smoothie. Drink as-is for a simple nutritious breakfast smoothie, or add a dash or protein powder for longer-lasting satiety.
- As a smoothie bowl. Pour the smoothie into bowl and top with your favorite granola, nuts or seeds, or other toppings like coconut flakes.
- As a smoothie “nice cream.” Pour smoothie into an ice cream pan and freeze for at least 4 hours, then scoop and serve as a plant-based ice cream.
🧊 How to store
- Refrigerator storage: If eating within just a couple of hours, you can store the smoothie in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
- Freezer storage: If you’re making this smoothie ahead of time, store in the freezer for up to 7 days and then remove to the refrigerator a couple of hours (or even the night before) eating to let it melt but still cold.
♻️ Sustainable kitchen tips
We’re all about sustainability here at Fork in the Road, so here are a few tips to go green (literally) when making this smoothie.
Make it during spinach and blackberry season. The best time to make this smoothie is when both blackberries and spinach are both in season, which is usually in the summer and early fall months.
Use frozen blackberries and spinach on the off season. Make this smoothie in the winter? Frozen spinach and frozen blackberries are perfect for this smoothie, and using them cold means you won’t need to add extra ice.
Use frozen bananas to reduce food waste. Freeze bananas for smoothies to reduce banana food waste.
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Blackberry Spinach Smoothie
- 1 high powered blender
- 1 cup spinach
- ½ cup blackberries plus more for garnish
- 1 small banana
- ½ cup plant-based milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Optional 2-3 ice cubes
- Blend smoothie ingredients: Add 1 cup spinach, ½ cup blackberries, 1 small banana, ½ cup plant-based milk, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract with the Optional 2-3 ice cubes to a blender. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. If smoothie is too thick, add more milk. If smoothie is too thin, add more blackberries.
- Serve: Pour blended smoothie from the blender into a glass and top with blackberries for garnish.