Blackberry Cobbler Green Smoothie: Green Smoothie Challenge Check-In #1

blackberry green smoothie

Are you taking the green smoothie challenge? If you didn’t get a chance to start right at the beginning of Lent, you can still jump in now! You can either shorten your challenge time or keep it going for an extra 10 days at the end. The idea isn’t about sticking to a time-frame, it’s about starting a healthy habit!

To keep you motivated, I’m going to do weekly Challenge Check-Ins each Friday, starting today. You can leave comments below about any hiccups you’ve run into or share your favorite recipes, and each week I’ll also share a new green smoothie recipe.

So! How were the first 10 days for you guys? Have you been drinking your smoothies for breakfast, as snacks, as dessert? I’d love to hear your experiences! I’ve been mixing up recipes from 40 Days of Green Smoothies and experimenting a bit, too. This blackberry smoothie recipe was one of my favorites from last week. It’s almost like a blackberry cobbler, but not so cloyingly sweet!

I made this smoothie with soy milk, but you could use any non-dairy milk that you like: almond, hemp, coconut, rice, etc.

Blackberry Cobbler Green Smoothie


  • 1/2 cup frozen blackberries
  • 1/4 Haas avocado
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch each of ground cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 1 cup soy milk – If your soy milk is unsweetened, I’d add 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup to this recipe, since blackberries aren’t very sweet on their own, and they’re the only sugar happening here.
  • 1 handful of lettuce
  • 3-4 ice cubes


  • Throw everything into the blender, and blend until smooth. If things aren’t coming together nicely, add a little more soy milk, one splash at a time, until it thins out.

Need more smoothie inspiration? Check out my e-book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies! It’s got 40 recipes for yummy green smoothies plus weekly tips and grocery lists to help you start a green smoothie habit!

9 comments on “Blackberry Cobbler Green Smoothie: Green Smoothie Challenge Check-In #1
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  3. I love making smoothies because you can add kale/spinach/lettuce and other healthy ingredients without having it taste healthy! I’ve never tried adding avocado to my smoothies. Can you taste it, or is it just for creaminess?

    Btw, I found you on SBS. I joined a few weeks ago and I’m loving all of the other bloggers on it!

    • Yay for green smoothies! You can’t taste the avocado, it’s just for texture. The extra fat makes for a more filling smoothie, too, which I like!

      Welcome to SBS! It’s always nice to meet another Southerner who likes healthy eats!

    • Thank you! It really adds a nice kick. I started doing it after I felt like my smoothies had hit a rut – adding spices is a lot of fun! :) Cheers to more green smoothies!

  4. I love how innovative your smoothies always are! We’re in a rut that works for us (I don’t have the time/energy to get creative before work) but one day I’m going to have to bust out one of your creations. I’m also interested to try avocado again–the one time I did, it turned out savory and super gross. Maybe I didn’t add enough fruit?

    • Haha I know what you mean. A “rut” makes it so easy to shop and throw things together – I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that!

      Yeah, if you’re using avocado, you need to use more fruit (or just sweeter fruit) to compensate, since it gives good texture and lots of vitamins but not much sweetness. You can always toss in a date or two to sweeten things up, if need be!

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