It was a great day this week as my many of my blackberries finally ripened! When we moved here I was ecstatic to learn that my neighbors let their blackberry bush get out of control and we were blessed with several in our yard. It is blackberry heaven here in the summer time as the bushes produce a ton of fruit, perfect for cobblers, smoothies, fruit desserts, topped on oatmeal and so much more. Free blackberries, nothing beats that!
Looking for a simple yet delicious berry smoothie recipe? Try this berry apple protein smoothie. This recipe is full of antioxidants & vitamins from the berries and fiber from the apple plus healthy fat from the almonds. If you are not fond of protein powder use 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt. I actually ran out which is why I used protein powder in this recipe, both work giving you a protein packed drink to fuel you up.
Do you have a favorite berry?
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1 apple ( I used Gala)
- 1 serving vanilla [url href=”http://www.vitacost.com/productResults.aspx?NttSR=1&ss=1&x=0&y=0&ntk=products&Ntt=protein%20powder” target=”_blank”]protein powder[/url] or 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 10 almonds
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup water
- Add all ingredients to a [url href=”https://www.vitamix.com/shop/5200-Getting-Started.aspx” target=”_blank”]blender[/url] and blend until creamy and smooth.