Blackberry & Banana Smoothie

Blackberry and banana smoothie topped with coconut flakes


Blackberries are super low in calories but still quite high in nutrition. One cup of fresh blackberries has just 62 calories, provides 30.2 milligrams of vitamin C, and has 7.6 grams of fiber, which helps induce feelings of satiety so you don't get hungry again right after eating.

They also have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fruit, even higher than blueberries and raspberries. They are particularly high in anthocyanins, a dark-colored antioxidant phytochemical which is why they have that awesome colorful purple-black tone. Studies indicate that this helps to reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer, while also helping to fight the signs of aging.

Get your blackberry on!