If you are looking for something amazing to help boost your morning nutrient intake, this Blackberry Almond Milk Smoothie is a great choice. Whether you drink this alone or have it alongside your favorite toast, oatmeal or yogurt, this is a great way to get more protein, calcium, and fruit into your diet easily.
If you want (or need) to drink almond milk, this method of blending the milk with fresh or frozen fruit really helps to alleviate the lack of sweetness and make it go down easier. This Blackberry Smoothie is helpful for transitioning kids from cow's milk to nut milk and works with cashew milk too!
Making a blended fruit milk like this Blackberry Almond Milk Smoothie is easy to do with any blender. With purchased unsweetened almond milk, you can easily throw this together in just a few minutes to boost up a simple breakfast on the go. Some may even wish to add a scoop of protein or greens to boost the nutrition of this into a great well-rounded breakfast beverage.
Blackberry Almond Milk Smoothie
This really only requires two simple ingredients, but as you can see, there are a lot of options to make this even better. For extra fiber, I throw in a bit of oatmeal. For extra antioxidants and richness, hemp hearts or flaxseed can be added.
Sweeten with honey or maple syrup to keep it a truly healthy breakfast drink. It can also be made with cashew or hemp milk, which are my favorites. The kids prefer almond milk though, so I make theirs with unsweetened almond milk in the blender and do my own in the single-serve blender cup.
Ingredients for Blackberry Almond Milk Smoothie
If you are watching your sugar intake, there are several options for sweetening this without adding refined sugar. With the natural sweetness of the berries, you may not even want a sweetener. This is definitely a taste-as-you-go recipe.
I also recommend using a high-powered blender like the Ninja if you plan to add anything like ice or the above-mentioned hemp hearts to the blend. It really makes sure your blackberry almond milk smoothie is smooth.
How to Make A Blackberry Smoothie with Almond Milk
Rinse berries and allow them to soften.
Add milk and berries to the blender.
Pulse in 30-second increments until desired consistency
Optionally, add honey, flaxseed, hemp hearts, and/or oats.
While frozen berries leave you with an even colder beverage, you can easily use fresh berries if available, ripe, and on hand. Rinse your berries well, and if using frozen let them stand for a few minutes to soften slightly.
We have a Ninja and don't have to let them soften at all. The softer they are, the smoother and creamier your milk will be. Frozen berries, unthawed, turn into more of a smoothie than milk.
This blackberry almond milk smoothie is an amazingly delicious treat, but also a great choice for a substitute breakfast on the go. Flavored almond milk is a great choice for a healthy and nutritious non-dairy treat that everyone will love. It's easy enough for your kids to make on their own, and an ideal option to use instead of high-calorie and dairy-filled ice cream shakes or smoothies.
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- Blueberry Almond Milk Smoothie
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- Vanilla Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
- Creamsicle Vanilla Orange Smoothie Recipe
- Coconut Mango Tropical Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup fresh or frozen organic blackberries
- optional: 1 tablespoon hemp hearts (1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, 1 teaspoon agave nectar)
- Run the berries under water, if using frozen berries, let them rest for a little bit before processing.
- Pour the milk into the blender and place the blackberries on top.
- Blend the milk and berries together for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until everything is fully combined and smooth.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 160mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 8gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g