Raspberry Banana Smoothie

A strawberry banana smoothie would probably have to be THE most popular smoothie out there.  But have you tried raspberries with bananas?

To my mind a raspberry banana smoothie can be just as good as their strawberry cousins.  Raspberries are sweet, they are juicy and they are red and they blend up the most deliciously pink smoothies.   

Raspberries can be paired with other sweet fruits, such as berries, peaches, pineapple and citrus.   Try thickening with yogurt, nut butters or using frozen banana.   If you smoothie needs a little bit of sweetening, try maple syrup or honey.  One or two teaspoons should be sufficient.

And let’s not forget their health benefits.  Raspberries are rich in vitamin C and high in antioxidants.   And bananas are packed with some of the most essential nutrients our bodies need for good health.   A truly healthy combination.


Raspberry Banana Smoothie

This is your basic banana raspberry smoothie.  But we have added some maca to turn it in to a super healthy treat.

two raspberry banana smoothies

Ingredients

1 cup frozen raspberries
1 banana
1 cup almond milk
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon maca

How to Make

Place the frozen raspberries, banana, yogurt, almond milk and maca into a blender.   Start the blender on low until the raspberries are broken up, then turn up to high and whizz until your smoothie is rich and creamy.

Pour into 2 glasses.



Creamy Raspberry Smoothie

creamy banana cashew raspberry smoothies

Ingredients

1/3 cup raw cashews
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 ½ cups coconut milk
1 ½ teaspoons maple syrup

How to Make

If you have a high speed blender just add the cashews, banana, raspberries, coconut milk and maple syrup to your blender.  Blitz until the nuts are crushed and the other ingredients are smooth and creamy. 

(If you don’t have a high speed blender you will need to crush the nuts in a processor first).

Pour into 2 glasses


Almond Raspberry Smoothie

The almond butter makes this smoothie wonderfully thick and creamy.  You can almost eat it with a spoon.

banana raspberry smoothies with almond butter

Ingredients

1 cup frozen raspberries
½ cup mixed berries
1 banana
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 teaspoon honey

How to Make

Place raspberries, mixed berries, banana, almond milk, almond butter and honey into the jug of a blender and blitz until all the ingredients are pureed.  

Pour into 2 glasses.




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