Blackberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie
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I spiked this blackberry banana breakfast smoothie with lots of nutritious goodies to start the day off right. The lettuce leaves have a very mild taste and go pretty much undetected in the taste and texture. The flaxseeds offer some healthy fats, and what smoothie is complete without a banana? Adjust the milk alternative up or down for a thinner or thicker texture, and add 1 to 2 tablespoons dairy-free protein powder for a heftier start to your day.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 big serving
  • 1 large frozen ripe banana, broken into chunks (about 1 cup chunks)
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • ¾ cup vanilla dairy-free milk beverage
  • 2 romaine lettuce leaves
  • ½ tablespoon flaxseeds, ground or about 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Sweetener to taste, optional (only needed if your fruit isn’t very ripe – I skip it)
  1. Place all ingredients in your blender, making sure the fresh fruit is on the bottom and frozen fruit is on the top (furthest from the blades), and whiz until smooth. If your blender is a wimpy one, start with less milk alternative (1/2 to ¾ Cup) to ensure everything blends in nicely.
  2. Once everything is pureed, you can add more milk alternative until it reaches your desired consistency.
Not a Fan of Blackberry Seeds? You can pre-blend the blackberries and strain the pulp through a fine mesh strainer into your blender to remove most of those little seeds.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothie Calories: 203 Fat: 4.6g Saturated fat: .5g Carbohydrates: 41g Sugar: 20.3g Sodium: 139mg Fiber: 9.3g Protein: 3.9g
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at