I have a new favorite smoothie for you! It’s antioxidant rich, filling, delicious, creamy and cold. And believe it or not, it’s technically a ‘green’ smoothie… even though it’s really purple. I call it the Blackberry Baby Kale Smoothie and it takes about 60 seconds to make!
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Making Your Smoothie The Best It Can Be:
Your smoothie is only as good as the ingredients you put in it. I always recommend using homemade almond milk. Almond milk provides protein and healthy fats and homemade simply tastes better than store bought. It contains nothing but almonds and filtered water and if you desire, vanilla paste and liquid stevia extract (affiliate links)
My recipe for homemade almond milk here. We are using baby kale and spinach in this smoothie. Baby kale has all the nutrients of more mature kale but tastes less bitter. Dates provide the sweetness!
I place all the ingredients for this smoothie besides the almond milk into sandwich size ziplock bags and put them in the freezer. I usually make a weeks worth at a time. Then all I have to do is empty the baggie into the blender, add a cup of almond milk and blend!
The Recipe: The Blackberry and Baby Kale Smoothie
For best results:
Make sure almond milk is really cold and use a frozen banana and frozen berries. The creaminess of this smoothie comes from the frozen fruit. And a really cold smoothie just tastes better! I use a Blendtec blender.
- 1 1/4 Cup Almond Milk (I prefer vanilla almond milk)
- 1/3 cup frozen blackberries or Boysenberries
- 3 dates (be sure pits are removed before putting in your blender!)
- 1/2 cup baby spinach
- 1/2 cup baby kale
- 1 frozen banana
Place all ingredients into high powered blender and blend till smooth and creamy.
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Post tags: vegan, dairy free, gluten free, grain free
This looks great!! Thanks for the recipe!
Love the straw! Beautiful photos as always.
Thank you Andrea.
That’s so pretty I wouldn’t even want to drink it! Well, maybe I would drink it. Especially with homemade almond milk, mmm.
This looks soo good! I don’t eat blackberries very often, but I will get some and try this smoothie.
Thanks Anna. We just bought fresh blackberries at the Los gatos Farmer’s Market and they were delicious!
I loved so much I post ed it all over yesterday! I hope to get the hang of the recipe format for mine!! Trish
Thank you for sharing Trish! You will get it. Suzanne installed my recipe plug in andI love it. I’m sure it does more things than I am doing with it but I like to keep things simple:)
This looks fabulous. We have blackberries ripening outside. Can’t wait to make this for my kids!
Lucky you Jennifer!
I need to drink more smoothies
I tried it, it was delicious!
I am so glad you liked it! Those dates make all the difference!
This was absolutely delicious! The only thing I would add is that I think this is definitely more than 1 serving. I drank 12 ounces by myself + had almost the same amount leftover. My 18 year old son loved it too. He thought it only had blackberries in it 😉
I am so glad you and your son liked it!