Blackberry Banana Smoothie

This purple people eater is a delicious summer-time treat.  It’s crazy hot in the DC area now, so flavorful, nutrient-dense drinks are super appealing.  I used the blackberries Mom and I picked last week (in the rain…so much more pleasant than roasting in the sun).  This is also a great use of bananas that are getting a little too spotty for eating (not ready to make a smoothie when the bananas are?  Peel them and store in a airtight container in bite size pieces for later).  The more spots the sweeter the banana, which works well with the tart berries.  I also added plain Greek yogurt for calcium (twice as much as regular yogurt), and it adds extra creaminess.  I was going to add some frozen spinach as well, but I’m out.  A dash of milk helps it all blend together into thick, creamy, summer-time bliss.  Stay cool.

Blackberry Banana SmoothieBlackberry Banana Smoothie  (A Seat at the Table)

Serves 2

  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk (or until desired consistency)
  • honey (optional)

Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth.  Taste and add honey if needed.

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2 responses

  1. This looks amazing beyond belief (especially in this dreaded heat). Not only does it sound refreshing and delicious but the rich purple color makes it looks almost too good to be true. You are a wiz in the kitchen and should publish a book! 🙂

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