Blackberry Superfood Smoothies

Blackberry season is well underway here in the UK, with a bumper crop of deep purple fruits adorning the wild hedgerows. If we take the time to explore, we easily find that mother nature brings us the most amazing bounty of freely available superfoods – like blackberries – without the need of spending a small fortune on supplements. These tasty, sweet berries are loaded with anti-oxidants,  making them an excellent choice against free-radical damage and for healthy cardio-vascular support. Not only have they been shown to have anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties they are also rich in vitamin C and manganese.

I love foraging for these little treasures. Being a family of avid smoothie drinkers, they tend to make a keen appearance in our breakfast (or anytime) drinks, in a multitude of different ways.

One of my favourite combinations is blackberry with coconut milk or cashew cream. This blend creates a thick, rich creamy purple smoothie that everyone loves. It works well with a frozen banana, although it still works nicely at room temperature.

Blackberry & Coconut Smoothie

Blackberry & Coconut Smoothie

An absolutely delicious blackberry, coconut, plant-based smoothie recipe.

Ingredients

  • One large handful of blackberries
  • One banana (chopped & frozen)
  • 200ml vanilla rice milk or other plant-based milk
  • 2 tablespoons of organic coconut cream
  • AND/OR 1 tablespoon of tahini or unsalted cashew butter

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients together until creamy smooth and enjoy!

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    5 Comments

    1. […] By Trinity | Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen […]

    2. Kim January 5, 2015 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      This is the first blackberry smoothie I have tried. I’m fairly new to the game and this was fantastic!

      • Trinity January 5, 2015 at 6:59 pm - Reply

        Glad to hear it. I hope that it is the first of many 🙂

    3. Airyfairycelt April 11, 2015 at 7:36 am - Reply

      Not one in sight yet in our field but they will come.
      I have not thought of a smoothie as we love our blackberry chutney, and so do other grasping hands that visit in the upturn looking hopeful!
      It is a bit of a race with the birds and we have so many living here. Husband put up another nesting box yesterday and two more ready to provide more homes each year. The songs are so wonderful.

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