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Blackberry Almond Protein Smoothie By Oh My Veggies.com

Blackberry Almond Smoothie

Blackberry Almond Protein Smoothie

Smoothies are one of my very favorite quick and easy breakfasts to make during the workweek (or heck, even on the weekends!). With their portable nature and ability to pack a nutritional punch, what’s not to love?

My smoothie-making tends to pick up quite a bit during the summer months. It gets super hot and sticky by where I live and I can’t handle the thought of eating anything warm first thing in the morning.

This blackberry almond protein smoothie has become the perfect way to bring a little variety to my morning routine. Blackberries are a go-to of mine during the summer months and when blended together with some milk, Greek yogurt and almond butter? You’ll wind up with a slightly tangy yet creamy concoction that is full of protein and almost frozen yogurt like in taste!

Blackberry Almond Protein Smoothie

While grams of protein will vary slightly with different brands of yogurt and nut butters, this smoothie gives you plenty to kick off the day on the right foot. A half a cup of plain Greek yogurt will give you about 10 grams of protein, while the two tablespoons of almond butter will add on about 6 additional grams. And if you add in the optional hulled hemp seeds, you’ll give yourself an extra 3 grams or so.

I like to top mine off with a sprinkle of sliced almonds for a bit of texture. This also reinforces the subtle hint of almond flavor from the nut butter nicely.

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Blackberry Almond Protein Smoothie

Blackberry Almond Smoothie

Frozen blackberries, Greek yogurt and almond butter make this creamy and tangy protein-packed smoothie a perfect way to start the day.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large smoothie

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup frozen blackberries
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons creamy almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon hulled hemp seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Process until completely smooth.

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Emma
    May 18, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I still have a freezer full of blackberries from my pickings last summer/autumn so this is perfect. I’ll make it with soy yog instead of Greek. It sounds plenty creamy enough with the almond butter anyway.

    • Reply
      Ashley Jennings
      May 20, 2015 at 7:18 am

      Enjoy Emma! Yes, I think it will still be delicious that way!

  • Reply
    Anna
    May 19, 2015 at 4:15 am

    sounds like the perfect combination!!

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    Elizabete
    May 19, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    This smoothie looks super delicous and sure it is! Going to try out this recipe tomorrow morning!

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    • Reply
      Ashley Jennings
      May 21, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Hope you enjoy!

  • Reply
    Joanne Bruno
    May 24, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    YES to drinking all the smoothies this summer! I’ve been eating oatmeal for breakfast and it is just getting too hot for that.

    • Reply
      Ashley Jennings
      May 26, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Agreed! I had to stop with oatmeal a few weeks ago since it’s been so hot here!

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