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SMOOTHIE RECIPE

 

When the temperature hits 100 degrees in Portland the last thing I’m going to do is turn on the stove. Yeah we ate out both nights it was in the 100s and Little was in french fry heaven yet all I could think about was getting home and making my recipe for a dark chocolate blackberry smoothie.  Blackberries are an invasive, prickly bush but I manage to convince Mr. Bejelly  not to cut them down/poison them/set them on fire so I can pick fresh ripe blackberries every year.

SMOOTHIE RECIPE

 

This recipe is really simple and quick.  I have the crappiest blender on earth but I mange to wait the 8 minutes it takes to whip this up without whining too much.  I can’t really do ice cream because it’s just too sweet for me so this satisfies my craving for a nice cold drink and my sweet tooth.

SMOOTHIE RECIPE

 

SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Dark Chocolate Blackberry Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving
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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas peeled and frozen
  • 1 cup of raw milk
  • 1 cup of fresh blackberries
  • 2 Tablespoons of Raw Cacao

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to the blender and mix until you have a smooth drink.

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23 Comments

  • August 20, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I have a ton of blackberries that I was ready to freeze, this sounds great.

  • August 20, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Our blackberries are all dried up. I will have to remember this for next year!

  • August 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Blackberries are one of my favorite summertime fruits! I put in a bush (vine?) this spring, but no blackberries yet. 🙁 This sounds like the perfect way to use them though!

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      Kelly Bejelly
      August 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm

      I love blackberries. I’ve been simmering them on the stove top making a quick compote for pancakes in the morning and I would have to say it’s one of my all time favorite smells. If I wore a perfume it would be blackberry fragrance. Sorry no blackberries but trust me, once it sprouts, you’ll be up to your ears in them.

  • August 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Mmmm… I think I am going to try this with almond milk. I might have to substitute cherries or strawberries. I don’t think the market around the corner has blackberries… but I might be wrong.

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      Kelly Bejelly
      August 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      Cherries or strawberries sound yum.

  • August 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Ooh, delish, it looks so refreshing. I love blackberries, they are awesome during the warm months.

  • August 20, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I wish our blackberry bushes hadn’t all been cut down this year. This sounds so good!

  • August 21, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I need to come over and eat at your house. You always have such great healthy food!

  • August 21, 2012 at 12:32 am

    This sounds delish! I’ll have to try it out.

  • August 21, 2012 at 6:24 am

    I love making smoothies. I’ve never thought to use bananas and berries. I usually use one or the other.

  • August 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    I really need a new blender as well, especially because I really want to get into enjoying more smoothies and healthy shakes, like this one!

  • January 24, 2013 at 10:31 am

    sounds like the perfect smoothie.

  • joanna
    August 10, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    cannot wait to make this tomorrow. just bought a package of blackberries from the market.