Healthy Blackberry Shake (Better than Jack in the Box)

by Dorothy Reinhold on July 27, 2011

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Those seasonal milkshakes the fast food chains offer are seductive, aren’t they?

I swear, my car drives itself to Jack in the Box in the fall when their pumpkin shakes appear.

Jack in the Box blackberry shakeAnd don’t get me started on the Blackberry Shakes, available now. I love them.

But no, really, don’t get me started, because the calorie count is stupendous – 880 calories in 16 ounces. If you spring for the large size, that’s 1,243 calories in 24 ounces. Allow me to add a few exclammation points to snap you to attention.


That high calorie-count is understandable, because they are made with vanilla ice cream, blackberry syrup, whipped topping and a cherry. Sigh.

It’s easy to make a healthier version at home, and you won’t have to do 10 hours of cardio to undo 1 indiscretion.

It also tastes better than the Jack in the Box version. I swear.

Recipe: Healthy Blackberry Shake


  • 2 cups frozen blackberries
  • 1/2 a super ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup organic Greek yogurt (Oikos brand, vanilla flavor preferred)
  • 1-2 tablespoons agave
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A drop or 2 of almond extract
  • 1/2 cup water (approximate)


  1. Add all ingredients to the blender container, and whirl for a minute or more, until it is the consistency you like. Add more water if needed; do not strain the motor!
  2. If you have a Vitamix blender, it will do a great job on this, but a regular blender works just fine, too.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Diet type: Vegetarian
Diet tags: Reduced fat
Number of servings (yield): 2
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★

Healthy Blackberry Shake on Shockingly Delicious

Having it for breakfast here, with some toast!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Bethany June 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm

This smoothie is delicious. I use it as a base for any type of fruit smoothie (mango, raspberry, or blueberry etc.) I have made many smoothies that I have found on Pinterest and yours is my absolute favorite! 🙂 Thank you for sharing it with us!


Dorothy Reinhold June 20, 2013 at 4:19 am

You just made my day! Thank you! So glad you like it.


Linda Foreman (aka:LindaChicken) July 27, 2011 at 7:46 am

What an awesome idea ~ we are making this, love the lower cal, thank you!


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