Blackberry Banana Smoothie

This blackberry banana smoothie is quick and easy to make for the perfect on the go breakfast, snack or post workout drink!

Blackberry, Banana Smoothie

Blackberry Banana Smoothie For A Quick On the Go Meal

It was my daughter’s birthday celebration this past weekend! I cooked and baked her favorite dishes, and boy did we indulge; margaritas, manicotti pasta, wine, and ice cream birthday cake to mention a few goodies.  

Well, you can’t make delicious meals and not partake in them, right?  ha-ha… no one wants to be the party pooper! Lol

Time to get back on track with a tasty smoothie! If we’re friends on Facebook, then you’ve seen my on-the-go smoothies that I blend up before I bolt out the door, and head to work.

It’s fun to experiment with different liquids, the base of a smoothie; coconut milk, almond milk, and coconut water. I also throw in veggies like kale & spinach, and various fruit combinations.

Blackberry and Banana Smoothie

Experiment With Protein And Carbohydrate Ratios

Did I already share this blackberry banana smoothie with you on Facebook? I may have, since the combination is delicious, and blackberries are stocked along with bananas in my freezer.

As I experiment with different ingredients, I’m finding that if I pair a protein with a carbohydrate, and try to match their nutritional grams as close as possible.

When I do this I find that I’m satisfied longer and my energy doesn’t take a nose dive, but I’ll admit that it can be challenging to keep the gram counts even.

Blackberry and Banana Smoothie

The protein portion is easy to calculate, since I add protein with plain Greek yogurt or whey protein powder, and the details are listed on the packaging.

The carbohydrate portion is a little harder to balance, because fruit is so delicious, and I want to keep adding more and more.

But that means the carb count can get out of whack, so I’m trying to be mindful of how much fruit I include to keep the protein/carb ratio as close as possible.

Most importantly, I want the smoothie to taste fantastic!

Blackberry and Banana Smoothie

Use Frozen Fruit To Thicken The Smoothie

I calculated this smoothie at 24 grams of protein and about 30 grams of carbohydrates (your counts will differ, depending on the brand of protein you use).

See how quickly the carbs add up?!  

It’s those darn delicious bananas that kick up the count, but they are so perfect for thickening a smoothie!!

This blackberry banana smoothie kept me satisfied for four hours! My tummy was happy and didn’t feel like I needed a snack before I had lunch!

Blackberry, banana, Smoothie
Blackberry Banana Smoothie

Blackberry and Banana Smoothie

Quick and easy to make, this Blackberry-Banana Smoothie is a great on the go breakfast, snack or post workout drink!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 1 cup milk or water I used almond milk
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup blackberries frozen
  • 1/2 banana frozen


  • Add almond milk (or liquid of your choice), protein powder and fruits to a blender and pulse until ingredients are well blended. If you used fresh fruits, add ice if you want a thicker beverage.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

Have you tried my yogurt based strawberry smoothie ?

You may also like a mixed peanut butter and banana smoothie from AllRecipes!

Quick and easy Blackberry-Banana Smoothie for on the go breakfast, snack or post workout drink! This smoothie has a boost of protein to keep you satisfied for hours. #smoothie #blackberry #easyrecipe
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  1. Happy B-day to your daughter. I did see this post maybe on Facebook. However, it looks so much bright and wonderful viewing it on your blog. I would love one of those for breakfast today.

  2. Happy birthday to your daughter. As you know, my son has had his birthday this week too which has led to family celebrations that are so wonderful. This smoothie is such a pretty colour xx