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This raspberry smoothie recipe is full of raspberry flavor without being overly sweet. It comes together in minutes and makes the perfect quick breakfast!
We make a ton of smoothies at our house. In fact, half the freezer is filled with bags of frozen fruit just for smoothies.
For this raspberry smoothie, we use a full-sized blender, because the recipe makes quite a bit. It has a Greek yogurt base with some almond milk, frozen raspberries a banana or two, a touch of honey, and some ice depending on how thick you want it.
It’s wonderful for a fast breakfast or afternoon snack, because all the ingredients are pre-prepped in a sense. You just dump everything, blend, and go!
How to make a raspberry smoothie:
Before we get started, I want to give you a quick heads up about one of the ingredients. The ice in this recipe is optional.
It may sound strange, but over the years I’ve seen so many comments on smoothie recipes regarding their thickness. Some people love a thick smoothie while others prefer a thinner texture.
In the numbered photos below and in the video (coming soon!), I did not add ice. That way you could see what the smoothie looks like without it.
It’s rather thin but pours easily. For the finished photos (that glass above and way below with the bright pink smoothie, a blue straw, and fresh raspberries), I used ice along with the other ingredients.
The very beginning and end of the video show the exact same glass and raspberry smoothie. It’s nice, thick, and well blended, but obviously not as thin as before the ice was added.
Anyway, I just wanted to mention the differences and why the ice was listed as optional. It’s a preference and up to you if you’d like to add it.
To make the raspberry banana smoothie, add all the ingredients to the blender. Check your blender’s user manual to see if there’s a certain order that they need to be added.
Close the lid, and blend until smooth. Taste and add more honey or another banana if desired.
I used 1 large banana for the recipe pictured but have used 2 small bananas in the past. The amount of honey I use varies depending on the sweetness of the fruit, but normally it’s around 1 tablespoon.
Pour the smoothie into glasses, garnish with fresh fruit and a straw, and enjoy!
Can you use ice cream in place of Greek yogurt in a smoothie?
Yes, you certainly can use ice cream in place of yogurt. Many chain, quick-service smoothie bars use ice cream as a base in smoothies. However, if you are nutrition conscience or trying to watch your calories, ice cream is going to add additional calories and sugar that may not be present otherwise.
Can you use regular milk in place of almond milk?
Yes, whole, skim, soy, coconut, or cashew milk will work great in this recipe.
Can you use fresh raspberries instead of frozen?
Yes, fresh raspberries will work, but you’ll want to be sure to add ice and/or reduce the almond milk. Fresh raspberries have a considerable amount of moisture and can water down the smoothie when blended. Ice will thicken it up.
Can you use flavored Greek yogurt?
Sure! That’s totally up to you and your tastes. We use 0% fat, plain Greek yogurt. It was a blank slate of sorts in terms of flavor and didn’t break the bank by adding a ton of added sugar to the smoothie.
Feel free to add any type of flavored yogurt you’d like.
What are some other add-ins that would be good for a smoothie?
There are tons of great add-ins. Keep in mind that any additions may change the taste or texture of the smoothie. Here are some add-ins that come to mind:
Here is a No Sugar Added Raspberry Smoothie Recipe that has nut butter and seeds as part of the ingredients.
Don’t forget to check out our Raspberry Smoothie web story!
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- 2 -3 Cups Ice, optional *See Note
- 1 ½ Cups Frozen Raspberries
- 1 ½ Cups Almond Milk
- ¾ Cup Greek Yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons Honey, optional
- 1 Large Banana
- Place ice, frozen raspberries, almond milk, Greek yogurt, honey, and banana into a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses, and top with fresh raspberries. Enjoy immediately!
*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 12 ounces. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.
*Use the ice to thicken the smoothie. It's very thin without any ice. However, 2-3 cups of ice thickens it nicely.
*The honey is optional, and can be adjusted based on how sweet you like your smoothies.
*Use 1 large banana or 2 small bananas.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 12 Ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 6gSugar: 20gProtein: 6g
*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.