Blackberry, Pineapple, and Spinach Smoothie

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The Babe and I have been watching a LOT of Sofia the First together. It’s been her favorite show for as long as she’s been watching television and there isn’t a day that goes by where she doesn’t say WATCH SOFIA MAMA.

Yesterday, we watched an episode called Bunny Swap where Sofia’s best friend (and pet rabbit), Clover, gets mixed up with another bunny and has to find his way back to the castle.

Along the way, Clover meets up with a marsupial named Sassafras who is loves helping poor, lost creatures find their way home. She takes Clover under her wing so that he can find his way back home. Along the way, they come across a brambleberry bush and offers a handful to Clover before they make their long journey back to the castle.

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I had just assumed that the brambleberries were some sort of made of fruit for the show.

Today, I learned that they are anything BUT a made up thing. In fact, it’s something that we’ve been enjoying regularly in our house and have even been making into the most delicious of smoothies.

So what exactly ARE brambleberries?

The deliciously dark and nutrient dense blackberry!

And I only figured it out because I was Googling the health benefits of blackberries in the hopes of figuring out what to call our newest smoothie concoction. The things you learn…

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Blackberry, Pineapple, and Spinach Smoothie

Boost your immune system, ease your digestive woes, strengthen your cognitive abilities, and help your muscles relax with this blackberry, pineapple and spinach smoothie. Your entire body will thank you.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 3/4 cup blackberries
  • 2/3 cup frozen banana 1 medium banana
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup spinach packed tight

Instructions

  1. Place pineapple, blackberries, frozen banana and almond milk in the cup of your blender.
  2. Pulse several times to break up banana chunks and then blend on high for 30 seconds.
  3. Add in spinach and blend again for another 30-60 seconds or until smooth.

Allergen Information

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

Note: If you are using something like a Ninja Blender* or Nutribullet* that has a smaller cup, the directions above were written for you. If you use a blender with a larger base, feel free to add everything in at the same and pulse away.

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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

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