On a hot summer day, I think you’re going to love this Blackberry Smoothie. It’s a delicious and nutritious way to start the day. It also makes a refreshing snack or dessert. This recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly.

blackberry smoothie in a glass with fresh basil

Recipe Highlights

Summer berries are in season, and this is just the recipe you’ve been looking for to use up your extra blackberries. Whether your berries are super sweet or on the tart side, you’re going to love this flavorful, creamy drink that can be served as a meal or a healthy snack or dessert.

The base of this vegan and dairy-free blackberry smoothie is made using canned or homemade coconut milk, and the result is a creamy, sweet drink that will cool you off immediately.

As written, this recipe is:

  • dairy-free,
  • gluten-free,
  • vegan, vegetarian, and paleo.

As mentioned above, you can serve it as a quick breakfast drink, or as a snack.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Gather up your ingredients, including your blackberries, basil (optional, but it adds a nice flavor), coconut milk, a frozen banana, and a little bit of honey (use maple syrup for vegan).

coconut milk, basil, and a bowl of blackberries

Step Two

Once you have your ingredients, it’s time to blend them up! Ideally, you would have a Blendtec or a Vitamix to ensure that the smoothie gets very creamy and fully blended.

frozen banana, basil, blackberries, and coconut milk in a blender

Step Three

Once you’ve blended your blackberry smoothie, then you can serve it right out of the blender. This recipe makes two servings, so you can share it or you can store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Pro Tips

  • You can use frozen blueberries, but then you’ll need to add about 1/2 cup of water to make sure the smoothie is the right consistency.
  • Substitute maple syrup for the honey if you are vegan.
  • Add unsweetened protein powder to make this a well balanced meal replacement.
  • Use a Blendtec or a Vitamix to ensure that the smoothie gets very creamy and fully blended.
blackberry smoothie in a glass with three fresh blackberries

FAQs

Can I use frozen blackberries instead of fresh?

Yes you can use frozen blackberries in this blackberry smoothie, but then you might need to add an extra 1/2 cup of water to help make the smoothie the right consistency.

Can I use coconut beverage or light coconut milk instead of full-fat coconut milk?

Yes, but the smoothie won’t be as filling.

Can I add protein powder to this smoothie to make it a meal?

Yes, absolutely! I would suggest using an unsweetened version of protein powder, otherwise your smoothie will be too sweet.

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smoothie served with striped straws

Blackberry Smoothie (Dairy-Free)


Description

This Blackberry Smoothie is a delicious and nutritious way to start the day. This recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 510 fresh basil leaves (optional, for extra flavor)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey (use maple syrup for vegan)

Instructions

1. Combine the blackberries, basil, coconut milk, banana, and honey or maple syrup in the pitcher of your blender. Process the ingredients on high for 60 seconds.
2. Divide the mixture between two glasses and serve cold.

Notes

  1. Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  2. You can use frozen blueberries, but then you’ll need to add about 1/2 cup of water to make sure the smoothie is the right consistency.
  3. Substitute maple syrup for the honey if you are vegan.
  4. Add unsweetened protein powder to make this a well balanced meal replacement.
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: how to make a smoothie with blackberries, smoothie using basil, coconut milk smoothie

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