Made with only five simple ingredients, this blackberry smoothie with coconut is not only a pretty hue, but incredibly creamy and delicious! This frozen berry smoothie makes for a great start to your day or can be enjoyed as a mid-afternoon snack.
This blackberry smoothie recipe was originally posted in April of 2017, but has been updated with some new text, recipe pictures and recipe tweaks.
As you’ve probably heard me say before, hubby and I love smoothies and always enjoying trying all sorts of delicious combos. One of our faves is this chocolate peanut butter smoothie.
Like pretty much all smoothies, there’s nothing complicated here.
Throw your ingredients in a blender, whiz up and you are good to go.
Plus, you know what’s in there. No syrups, no weird ingredients…just pure natural goodness. And so much cheaper than any smoothie that you are going to buy in a store.
My local coffee shop sells a small smoothie for $5! What? I could make a smoothie at home for a fraction of that price and no line ups. Score! Plus, you can totally stay home in your comfy clothes…just sayin’ 😉 .
Why We Love this Blackberry Smoothie
- It’s made with just 5 wholesome ingredients
- Uses frozen berries (which are pretty much always readily available)
- Minutes to whip up, so great for a quick breakfast as you’re heading out the door (or enjoy as a snack)
- Dairy free
- Gluten free
- Naturally sweetened
- Tastes delicious!
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Can I Use Another Type of Milk?
If you don’t need this smoothie to be vegan, you can use regular dairy milk.
Alternatively, oat or soy milk are other (non dairy) options.
Extra Smoothie Toppers & Add-Ins
- Frozen or fresh blackberries
- Shredded coconut
- Chia seeds
- Protein powder (mix in when you are blending for extra oomph)
- Flax seeds or meal
More Recipe Tips
Use frozen blackberries! The frozen berries give the smoothie lushness that you wouldn’t get by using fresh. Southern Living has some tips on how to freeze berries.
If you don’t need this fruit smoothie to be vegan, you can use Greek or Skyr yogurt instead.
For a different sweetener, you can use honey instead of maple syrup (this would make the smoothie vegetarian, not vegan).
Speaking of sweetener, you can omit entirely (if you like).
This recipe yields two smoothies, but you can easily half (or double) depending on how many you need.
More Smoothie Recipes You May Enjoy
- Blueberry Mango Smoothie – Creamy, dreamy and super flavourful!
- Creamy Orange Smoothie – With vanilla, this orange smoothie is like a favourite childhood treat in smoothie form.
- Ginger Green Smoothie – Lots of goodies in this green smoothie, including spinach, ginger, turmeric and pineapple (for sweetness).
- Berry Smoothie Bowl – With a cherry smoothie base and lots of berries on top, this makes for such a pretty (and delicious) breakfast.
Hope you love this frozen blackberry smoothie as much as we do!
Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon,
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Blackberry Smoothie (with coconut)
- 2 cups frozen blackberries
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup coconut yogurt (or Greek yogurt for a non vegan option)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut (plus more for garnish, if you like)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or to taste)
- fresh blackberries (garnish, optional)
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and combined. Portion, garnish (if desired) and enjoy!