Raspberry Smoothie Recipes

Fruit Smoothies

Use fresh or frozen raspberries in your raspberry smoothie recipes for breakfast or snacks, along with ingredients like yogurt, other berry fruits and nuts. This flavor of berry is one of the more popular smoothie chooses. Try some different varieties and share your favorite raspberry smoothies below.

About Raspberries

Because raspberries grow on bushes rather than trees, many people plant these bushes in their backyards and harvest their own fresh raspberries all summer long. With plenty of sunshine and moderate amounts of water, raspberry bushes yield sufficient amounts of dark purple or red berries, for not only smoothies, but pies, muffins, jams and juices.

Because they are easy to grow, raspberry bushes need regular pruning or they tend to spread and overwhelm a garden area. Raspberry flowers are rich with nectar, providing food for important pollinators like honeybees and butterflies, so you can expect many winged visitors to flutter to your bushes.

Holistic practitioners make herbal and medicinal teas from raspberry bush leaves. The berry contains ample amounts of polyphenol antioxidants as well as beneficial anthocyanin pigments associated with prevention of heart disease and cancers. Rich in vitamins C, manganese, B vitamins, iron and magnesium, raspberry smoothies provide an excellent and stimulating mid-afternoon snack when energy levels tend to be at their lowest.

Raspberries by themselves make great snacks for diabetics, as they are a low-glycemic food.

Raspberry Smoothie Recipes

Raspberry Yogurt Smoothie
1 Cup raspberry yogurt
1 Cup frozen raspberries
4-5 ice cubes
Add to blender and blend until smooth.

Berry Delight Smoothie
1 Cup raspberries
1 Cup blackberries or blueberries
1 Cup strawberries
1 Cup berry punch or juice
1 Cup ice cubes
Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. Top with a fresh berry.

Berry Blast Smoothie
1 cup apple juice
1 1/2 cups lemonade
1 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup raspberry sherbet
Add to blender and blend until smooth.

Nutty Raspberry Smoothie
1 cup milk
7 ice cubes or one cup of crushed ice
1 cup frozen raspberries
2 tablespoons of chunky peanut butter
Add all ingredients to blend and blend until frothy.

Orange Raspberry Smoothie
1 banana, cut in slices
1 Cup peach slices
1 Cup raspberries
2 Cups orange juice
5-6 ice cubes
Add to blender and blend until smooth.

Papaya Raspberry Smoothie
1 papaya cut in chunks
1 – 1/2 Cup raspberries
2 Cups orange juice
1 banana, cut in chunks
Blend until smooth.

Peach Raspberry
1 peach, cut in slices
1 Cup orange juice
1/2 Cup raspberries
1 Cup berry or peach yogurt
Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Orange Raspberry Smoothie
1 Cup raspberries
1 orange, peeled and sectioned
2 Cups orange or berry juice
1 banana, cut in chunks
5-6 ice cubes
Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

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