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 base recipe makes a simple and wonderfully refreshing drink. I have suggested several “add-ins” for a more substantial snack or meal replacement.
For 2 generous servings, blend together:
2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
1 1/2+ cups unsweetened almond milk, adjusted to desired consistency (I like to use my Almond Cow to make homemade plant-based milk)
1 frozen banana
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
optional Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, pure stevia, or raw honey (nonvegan), adjusted to taste
If serving as a more substantial snack or meal replacement, add one or more of the following: