Looking for a sweet — and healthy — green smoothie? I guarantee this one will fit the bill. You won’t taste the “green” at all, just the sweet blackberries and the apple juice. I made this smoothie last weekend from blackberries given to me by a friend. They’re plentiful right now in the south, so give it a try!
You can add ground flax seed and even a handful of raw unsalted almonds, for a little extra nutrition. If you’re using a high-speed blender, the almonds will be completely pulverized.
1-2 handfuls of spinach
1 cup of fresh or frozen blackberries
1 banana, fresh or frozen
1 cup of organic apple juice
1 TBSP ground flax seed
1 handful of raw, unsalted almonds
extra water, if needed
ice (if all of your fruits are fresh)
Place the apple juice, spinach, flax seed, fresh fruits, almonds and frozen fruits in a high speed blender. Blend until you reach the consistency you desire. You may need to add extra water or ice. This smoothie is a gorgeous purple color and is sweet enough without the addition of honey or other sweeteners.