Black and Blue Super Smoothie

Blackberry and Blueberry Super Smoothie

Blackberry and Blueberry Super Smoothie

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be posting about smoothies again, thanks to this blackberry and blueberry super smoothie.

I love smoothies. I could survive on them in the summer time. Now that the weather has finally started to turn warm, and more fruit is cropping up at the store, it’s been perfect smoothie time.

My new favorite is going to surprise you. Not because it’s chock-full of yummy fruits like blackberries and blueberries (because it is). Or because I didn’t use a banana as the base (because I didn’t!). But because I’ve discovered some new favorite ingredients, like avocados and chia seeds.

Yeah. I know. I’m a little late to the party…

Some reasons to include these superstars into your diet:

Avocados are great for lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease, reducing your risk for certain cancers, keeping those eyes healthy, and even helping you absorb the nutrients in other foods better. They are also great foods for women to eat, as they contain a high amount of folate.

Chia seeds β€” made famous by the Chia Pet craze β€” are actually an amazing source of nutrition. They are stuffed to the gills with protein, fiber, iron, calcium, and omega-3’s. And also help to slow down digestion, keeping blood sugar nice and stable.

Regardless of how good it is for you, this smoothie tastes amazing. Seriously. I think it’s my favorite smoothie to-date. And that’s saying a lot.

What do you think? What’s been your favorite smoothie?

Blackberry and Blueberry Super Smoothie

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Black and Blue Super Smoothie

Blackberries and blueberries make for a delicious breakfast treat.

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup (about 30) green grapes
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 blueberries
  • 1 tbs chia seeds (can also use flaxmeal)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and pretty.
  2. Pour into your favorite glass.
  3. Sip to your hearts content.
  4. Note: You can use frozen blackberries or blueberries to give it a nice cold, thick texture.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, corn free, soy free, and egg free.

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Emily Levenson is a meditation encourager, mama, and Pittsburgh enthusiast. She recently launched a podcast called Nourish + Flourish and is a co-pilot at Propelle.

Comments

  1. Reply This sounds very good, I am anxious to give it a try! Thanks.
    1. Reply You'll have to let me know what you think. :)
  2. Reply This sounds like a winner!
  3. Reply This sounds like a winner!
    1. Reply It SO is. Highly encourage making it all week. ;-)
  4. Reply Looks really tasty. My only question is the green grapes. How big are they as there is no way I would fit 30green grapes in a 1/2 cup.
    1. Reply Thanks for catching that. I meant to do 1 cup of grapes, and 1/2 cup of blackberries and blueberries. Updated the recipe! Should look better now. :)
  5. Reply I haven't ventured too much into avocados, do u peel them before adding them to the blender?
    1. Reply you definitely want to. there is a huge seed, and the skin is super tough and inedible. great link for prepping the avocado. http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_cut_and_peel_an_avocado/
  6. Reply Although I thought the avocado would be an odd ingredient, I tried this and it is DELICIOUS! Thank you!
    1. Reply so glad you enjoyed it!

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