This is blackberry season, and the perfect time to make blackberry smoothies. Just pick blackberries in your nearest park, woodland or hedgerow. Blackberries bought from supermarkets are sprayed or soaked with a special solution that keeps them fresh longer. Check out these blackberry foraging ideas if you’re going foraging.
This is my very first blackberry-based smoothie. It turned out to be delicious, nutritious, and looked amazing :-). This is actually a great drink to have after a workout as it is full of natural sugars, vitamin C (antioxidant and anti-inflammatory), potassium to help promote muscle recovery and omega-3 fats to reduce inflammation.
At first, I wasn’t sure what I should put in my smoothie other than blackberries and bananas. But then I got it right. I wanted to make the smoothie coconutty, so I experimented with coconut oil and dessicated and watered coconut. I used Koko Nata King Coconut water* but you could use any liquid you prefer, such as coconut milk.
This coconut water is a new product on the market. It is made from yellow coconuts or the ‘king of coconuts’. The water is more electrolytes, such as potassium, than coconut water from green coconuts. It was great in a fruit smoothie, and blended well with other flavors.
To make this smoothie even more nutritious, I decided to also add flaxseeds and chia seeds. These are excellent sources of omega-3 fats, fibre and protein. See the complete recipe below. If you don’t own a blender, read this article that reviews the best blenders.
Smoothie with blackberries and coconut
Smoothie with blackberries and coconutty flavor
- Wild blackberries – 1 cup
- Bananas ripe
- I used organic dessicated Coconut from Sainsbury’s.
- Extra virgin coconut oil, 1 tsp
- 1-2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp of flax seeds
- Use 300 ml of coconut water or other liquid
- Remove any bad blackberries and wash the wild blackberries.
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- Enjoy chilled or on ice.