Our raspberry smoothie recipe takes this sweet but tart fruit into a cheerful and turns it into a drink full of color and flavor. Whether you’re having it as a quick drink for breakfast or a post-workout beverage, this smoothie will bring the extraordinary to your everyday routine.
Benefits of Raspberries
Despite being low in calories, raspberries are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. This makes it a fantastic produce choice to include in your daily diet.
Raspberries are an excellent source of vitamin C (32.2 mg per one cup) — half of the RDI. This essential nutrient helps support the immune system, promote skin health, and aids the production of collagen.
Each cup of raspberries provides up to 5% of the potassium RDI (186 mg). Potassium plays an important role in heart function, has been proven to lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of strokes.
Raspberries are also full of antioxidants including quercetin and ellagic acid. These plant compounds have been found to have beneficial effects for cells fighting and recovering from oxidative stress.
One cup of raspberries contains 8 grams of fiber which can help lower blood sugar and cholesterol. Foods rich in fiber tend to be more satisfying and keep you feeling full longer, so they’re also a great food for anyone watching their weight.
Raspberries: The fruit can be found in different colors: red, gold, black, and purple. We used the red variety for this recipe because it is the most common at the grocery stores and has the most fantastic color.
Fresh raspberries are in season from June to October, but the frozen type is usually available year-round. Both fresh and frozen have similar nutritional values, so go with what you have available.
Banana: Ripe bananas add natural sweetness and provide a creamy texture that pairs well with pretty much every fruit. It also works wonders in thickening the smoothie so you don’t have to use as much ice.
Dairy: Milk or yogurt also add creaminess and boost the protein and calcium profile of the drink. Go with plant-based milk such as soy milk or coconut milk if you are looking for a vegan version.
Sweetener: Maple syrup gives a hint of caramel and vanilla, perfectly complementing the perfectly balancing the tartness of the raspberries.
Ice: Ice creates a thicker texture and naturally chills the drink. Reduce the amount of ice added if you use frozen fruits to make the smoothie.
Mint Leaves: Give the smoothie a hint of refreshing minty flavor.
Other Raspberry Smoothie Recipes
Here are a couple more of our favorite smoothie recipes:
Raspberry Banana Smoothie: If you love the fruity taste of banana and raspberry, you’re going to love this smoothie since both feature. The resulting drink is delicious and filling with a creamy consistency and amazing health benefits.
Frozen Fruit Smoothie: For a quick and accessible recipe, our frozen fruit smoothie recipe is an excellent way to go. It combines the best fruits including blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and mangos into one lip-smacking treat. These blushing red raspberriesare a treasure of health benefits and satisfying experiences. You can capture the fruit in a glass and enjoy the summer with our raspberry smoothie recipes.
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I like raspberries, honey, and yogurt, they provide a refreshing and creamy texture
A tasty treat that can be a great breakfast or snack choice