The tastiest smoothies come when each ingredient brings its own flavor to it. Today, as the main ingredient and building block, I decided to go with juicy blackberries. Blackberries are incredibly beautiful and I have always found their rich color enticing. You just have to look at it to make you want to eat it 🙂
Blackberries, like other berries, are chock-full of vitamins, which is never a bad thing. Consuming blackberries regularly will allow the body to stock up on the necessary substances and, hopefully, improve your immunity.
It should be noted that, despite its rich composition, this fruit has a low calorie content – only 35 kcal per 100 grams. Therefore, blackberry smoothies can be safely included in most diets. The low number of calories and high number of fiber in blackberries will make any blackberry smoothie relatively filling.
The smoothie described in this recipe is not just any blackberry smoothie. In order to make it just a bit special I made a layered smoothie where the other layer is based on vanilla yoghurt. This made the smoothie feel more original and gave it more character.
- 150 grams of blackberries
- 50 grams of red currant
- 1/2 banana
- 100-150 milliliters of coconut milk
- 150 grams of thick yogurt
- a pinch of vanilla powder
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- toppings: berries, coconut flakes; black sesame, mint
- Peel the banana in advance, cut it and place it in the freezer compartment for 20-30 minutes.
- Rinse the berries and dry them a little.
- Next, create a berry smoothie by mixing the berries, coconut milk, banana and 1 teaspoon of honey in a blender bowl. Process until smooth.
- Pour the homogeneous mixture into a separate container, and rinse, or wash, the blender.
- Next, pour the yogurt into a blender, add vanilla powder and a teaspoon of honey. You determine the amount of vanilla powder yourself, but I would rather go for more than ending up not feeling the taste of it at all.
- Blend first at low speed, then at a slightly higher speed. This way the honey will get mixed in well, and the yoghurt won’t get too liquid.
- You will now have two different mixtures – a berry smoothie and yoghurt with vanilla.
- The easiest and the fastest way to prepare a two-layer smoothie bowl is to pour two mixtures into a bowl simultaneously. Alternatively, you can go a slower way and layer mixtures a spoon at a time alternating them every one or two spoons.
- Lastly, decorate the smoothie bowl with coconut flakes, red currants, blackberries, black sesame seeds and mint leaves.
I hope you will like the taste of this layered blackberry smoothie and enjoy its looks. Let me know in the comments what you thought! Have a fantastic day!