Raspberries are delicious, I love them in just about every kind of indulgent treat, including my smoothie recipes of course! Now I find that these make for a delicious and healthy smoothie for both adults and kids, why? Because I have found kids and my fellow adults alike love the sweet familiar berry taste.
Plus we get some much needed extra vitamins and fiber out of it too, and we could all use a little bit more of that right? In fact, Raspberries are known for having some of the highest levels of fiber per volume of any fruit, I can dig it! :). I also like the fact that these berries are readily accessible in frozen form all year round at your local grocery store, so it makes this a practical, affordable, and easy smoothie to make.
Buy Raspberries Fresh and in Season if You Can! They Make for Tastier Raspberry Smoothies!
Now sometimes when raspberries are in season, they often come fresh at a much more affordable price, so I will often buy a lot of them and freeze some while using the rest as fresh berries for my various smoothies that use them.
Just make sure you have plenty of freezer space! Especially if you are like me and horde away your fresh fruit that you bought cheap and in season. This also happens to be a great way to guy organic without breaking the bank.
Wondering how to make a raspberry smoothie? I have everything you need to make one of these drinks yourself! It’s super easy, I promise. Let’s hop to it!
How to Make a Raspberry Smoothie!
(Always use organic produce and ingredients whenever possible!)
- 1 cup filtered water or coconut water
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp organic raspberry preserves or jam
- (optional) 1/2 tsp organic ground Stevia (0 calorie sweetener)
- Put your water or coconut water into the blender/smoothie maker first
- Then add in your yogurt
- Next add your fresh raspberries followed by the frozen raspberries
- Add in your preserves or jam along with the Stevia or alternative sweetener
- Blend until desired consistency
Servings (yield) : 2 servings
Notes : If you don’t like or cannot have dairy yogurt, you can use an alternative yogurt like coconut yogurt or rice yogurt. Adjust amount of sweetener, or use of sweetener at all to taste. You can also throw in a couple ice cubes to thicken it up should you want a colder and thicker smoothie.
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