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Blackberry Almond Smoothie

by Heather

Blackberry season is here and there is no better way to celebrate this sweet and juicy fruit than in a pretty purple smoothie! This blackberry smoothie is not your average smoothie. We’re filling it up with fruit, veggies, protein, healthy fats, fiber and an amazing almond flavor you just can’t beat! Whether you’re using fresh blackberries, or frozen berries, this will become your new favorite purple smoothie.

blackberry almond smoothie

Anatomy of a balanced smoothie

This smoothie hits it all: fruit, veggies, protein, healthy fats and fiber. Here’s how we’re hitting each category.

Fruit – blackberries and banana

Veggies – frozen cauliflower rice

Protein – collagen peptides

Healthy fats – almond butter

Fiber – chia seeds

blackberry almond smoothie

Why add veggies into a smoothie?

You may notice a theme around here with smoothies. Lots of them are green because I love adding veggies into my smoothies!

I wanted to keep the pretty purple color here so I used frozen cauliflower rice. It’s such an easy addition into the smoothie because it’s basically flavorless. Since we aren’t adding ice into the smoothie, the frozen cauliflower rice becomes our ice!

Veggies are packed with vitamins and minerals, fiber rich and such an important part of the diet. I love adding them into smoothies as a super easy way to bump up the veggies that my kids and myself start our day with. This is a super kid friendly, veggie filled smoothie!

blackberry almond smoothie

How to make a blackberry almond smoothie

  1. Gather all your ingredients + blender.
  2. Combine all the ingredients together in a high speed blender and blend for 30 seconds on high. Pour into a cup, and enjoy with a drizzle of almond butter, a sprinkle of chia seed and a side of more blackberries. YUM!
blackberry almond smoothie

Blackberry almond smoothie

The almond flavor is amazing in this smoothie thanks to the touch of almond extract and almond butter. If almond extract isn’t your favorite, simply substitute in vanilla extract.

The beautiful thing is that you can customize based on what you have on hand! Use fresh or frozen fruits. Don’t have almond butter? Sub in peanut butter or your favorite nut/seed butter. The flavor combinations are endless.

Blackberry Almond Smoothie

Love veggies in your smoothies? Try these smoothies out as well!

blackberry almond smoothie

Blackberry Almond Smoothie

Blackberry season is here and there is no better way to celebrate this sweet and juicy fruit than in a pretty purple smoothie! This blackberry smoothie is not your average smoothie. We’re filling it up with fruit, veggies, protein, healthy fats, fiber and an amazing almond flavor you just can’t beat! Whether you’re using fresh blackberries, or frozen berries, this will become your new favorite purple smoothie.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond butter, almonds, blackberries, breakfast, smoothie
Servings: 1 person
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients together in a high speed blender and blend for 30 seconds on high. Top with a drizzle of almond butter and extra blackberries.

Did you make this recipe? Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood and use the hashtag #fitmamarealfood on Instagram so I can see what you’re making!

blackberry almond smoothie

If you try this recipe please leave a rating and comment below so others can see how they turn out for you!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in August 2011. Updated July 2020.*

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24 comments

Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 31, 2011 - 5:39 am

I love blackberries! I have never had them frozen before…Great looking smoothie, I love the colour of it. Good luck teacher Pump It today! 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather August 31, 2011 - 8:08 am

Never had frozen blackberries?! You must try them!

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Allie August 31, 2011 - 7:23 am

I hope teaching goes/went well!! YAY all by yourself!!!! Also glad H2C soreness has worn off ;p

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Get Healthy with Heather August 31, 2011 - 8:10 am

I was so glad too! I did some major foam rolling yesterday hoping that would help… And it did!

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Erica August 31, 2011 - 7:45 am

ahhhhhhh! Hope class was rockin (I’m sure it was!!!). So exciting. The smoothie looks so delicious. Blackberries rock

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Get Healthy with Heather August 31, 2011 - 8:12 am

I thought it was rockin! Haha… It’s so much fun teaching 🙂

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Felicia (Natural+Balanced) August 31, 2011 - 7:54 am

that looks so good! beautiful pictures 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather August 31, 2011 - 6:17 pm

Thanks Felicia 🙂

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Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh August 31, 2011 - 11:24 am

I am a smoothie girl all around! This sounds yummy!! I love blackberries!

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Heather @ Better With Veggies August 31, 2011 - 1:15 pm

That smoothie sounds very much like one I had yesterday, but mine was not made with blackberries I had picked myself – very cool!

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Kiah August 31, 2011 - 3:43 pm

Wow, your smoothie is…beautiful? Haha sounds kind of funny to say about a drink, but it’s true! 🙂
Keep us (or me at least!) posted on how the body pump class goes! I’m getting my master’s in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and want to get certified in a few group classes as well. I haven’t decided which ones, and am also generally curious about the process 🙂

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Ashley@MyFoodNFitnessDiaries August 31, 2011 - 3:53 pm

Your smoothie looks so pretty! Ahh I love blackberries! I decided I need to have a blackberry bush.

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Get Healthy with Heather August 31, 2011 - 4:01 pm

We have them but sooooo not my choice. They just won’t die! I do appreciate them during the month or so of blackberry picking.

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Isabelle August 31, 2011 - 4:15 pm

Good luck with teaching all by yourself!
Smoothie looks awesome 🙂

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean August 31, 2011 - 5:37 pm

ok first of all, this sounds delicious!!! second of all, great pictures! i just want to reach into my screen and grab it! and then slurp it down 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather August 31, 2011 - 6:18 pm

Haha now that’s what I wanna hear!

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Marla August 31, 2011 - 6:05 pm

Heather, I would LOVE to take one of your workout classes!! This blackberry smoothie looks awesome!

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Get Healthy with Heather August 31, 2011 - 6:18 pm

Oh my gosh I would love to have you in one of my classes!!

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Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel August 31, 2011 - 8:16 pm

omg Heather, this looks so amazing! right down to the almond slivers and frozen berries on top!!! oh i am in love with how pretty this look, totally can imagine it tastes even better! <3

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(what runs) Lori September 1, 2011 - 7:01 am

That is my kind of smoothie! YUM! I’m rockin’ this one in about 10 minutes, thankyouverymuch. 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather September 1, 2011 - 7:17 am

Sweet, hope you like it!

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