This blackberry and apple green smoothie is a great way to start the day, and has an added extra helping of spinach for that healthy boost.
Do you think of blackberries as an autumn fruit? So do I, but in fact they are in season in the UK from June through to November. Despite its name the blackberry is not actually a true berry, but rather an aggregate fruit made up of a number of small drupelets. I am really enjoying making different smoothies in the mornings as the seasons progress, and possibly have become a little addicted to my morning green smoothie in all its variations throughout the year, and at this time of year I’m enjoying this blackberry green smoothie.
Blackberry and apple is a classic combination; more usually used in pies and crumbles, which works very well in a glass. I added a pinch of spice to hint at a classic crumble, you barely know it is there, but it adds another subtle layer of flavour which you would miss if it were absent.
You really cannot taste the spinach in this at all, and it is a bonus way to eat some extra vegetables first thing in the morning. I use a power blender for my smoothies with about half the fruit being frozen. If your blender is not as high powered then chill your ingredients overnight.
- 2 dessert apples – remove the core – I find it bitter
- 1 handful grapes – I used black
- 1 handful blackberries
- 1 large banana
- 1 large handful spinach
- pinch ground all spice
- pinch ground cinnamon
- 1 tbs ground flax / linseeds
- Enough water to blend
Place all the ingredients into your blender and whizz until smooth adding more water if necessary.
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