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As far as berries go, I always thought blueberries and raspberries were my fav.  However, one of my middle chicklet's skating buddies absolutely adores blackberries.  I started buying them whenever she was over and quickly became a blackberry-loving convert!

Blackberries have a wonderful sweet-tart flavour.  They are rich in vitamins as well as soluble & insoluble fibre.  Better still, blackberries are absolutely bursting with chronic-disease and age-fighting antioxidants including lutein and ziaxanthin.

The hemp hearts, chia seeds, nut butter and protein powder are all optional, but turn this 'basic blend' into an extra nutritious and super satisfying 'real meal deal'.

For 2 generous servings, blend together:

  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pure stevia or agave to sweeten as desired

Option to add: 2 Tbsp chia seeds, 2 Tbsp almond butter, 2 Tbsp hemp hearts, and/or your choice of vegan, gluten-free or paleo-friendly protein powder (such as @bulletproof upgraded collagen, 2 Tbsp per serving).