Raspberry Smoothie

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Our delicious Raspberry Smoothie recipe is packed with the vibrant flavors of frozen raspberries, bananas, and Greek yogurt then blended to creamy perfection. This easy-to-make smoothie is the perfect quick breakfast or a tasty afternoon snack! It uses just 6 simple ingredients and is ready in about 10 minutes.

Raspberry smoothie in a glass mug.

Easy Raspberry Breakfast Smoothie

John and I love to make smoothies. In fact, half our freezer is filled with bags of frozen fruit just for easy smoothies recipes. 

A breakfast smoothie is a great way to pack in a good helping of fruits and veggies at the beginning of the day. 

A couple of our favorites are mango banana, apple banana, and strawberry Greek yogurt flavors.

Raspberry Smoothie Tips:

  • Sweetness Balance: Raspberries can sometimes be quite tart, so balance out this flavor with a sweetener if needed. Natural sweeteners like honey, agave syrup, or an additional ripe banana can be a healthier choice than refined sugar.
  • Thickening Your Smoothie: For a thicker smoothie, use ingredients like banana, Greek yogurt, or even a scoop of protein powder. Chia seeds also can thicken your smoothie and offer added health benefits.
  • Blend Properly: Start by blending the liquid with the any added greens first until they’re completely broken down, then add the rest of your ingredients and blend again. This will give your smoothie a smoother texture.
  • Ice Cubes Last: If you decide to use ice cubes in your smoothie, add them last. This will prevent the blender from working harder than it needs to.

Smoothie Variations:

  • Dairy or Non-Dairy: Depending on dietary preferences, choose your base liquid wisely. You could use dairy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, or even yogurt. Each will offer a unique taste and texture to your smoothie.
  • Add Some Greens: If you want to boost the nutritional value, consider adding some greens like spinach or kale. They blend well and won’t overpower the raspberry flavor.
  • Protein Boost: If you want your smoothie to keep you fuller for longer, consider adding a scoop of protein powder. Opt for a flavor that compliments raspberries like vanilla or chocolate.
Two raspberry smoothies with straws in mugs.

Storage Options:

Fresh is always best when it comes to smoothies. It’s best to enjoy them immediately, but if you happen to have leftovers there are options.

Refrigerator: Pour the leftover smoothie into an airtight container or jar, and immediately place it in the refrigerator. Try to drink it within a few hours.

Freezer: If you’re not going to drink the smoothie within a day, you might consider freezing it. Pour the smoothie into ice cube trays and freeze. 

Later, you can blend these smoothie cubes with a little liquid for a quick and easy frozen smoothie or a smoothie bowl.

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 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 helps thicken it up. Adding a frozen banana or two in place of fresh will also help!

Can you use flavored Greek yogurt?

Sure! That’s totally up to you and your tastes. We use 0% fat, plain Greek yogurt. 

It’s a blank slate of sorts in terms of flavor and doesn’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.

Raspberry smoothies in glass mugs.

What are some other add-ins that would be good for a simple 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:

  • Protein Powder.
  • Bee Pollen.
  • Wheatgrass.
  • Spirulina.
  • Other Berries.
  • Leafy Greens.

Can I make a vegan raspberry smoothie?

Yes, you can make a vegan smoothie by using non-dairy milk or water as the liquid, and by avoiding ingredients like honey or yogurt made from animal milk.

Top down shot of fresh berries on top of a raspberry smoothie.

10 Minute Raspberry Smoothie

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 2 to 3 cup(s) ice, optional *See Note
  • 1 ½ cup(s) raspberries, frozen
  • 1 ½ cup(s) almond milk
  • ¾ cup(s) Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon(s) honey, optional
  • 1 banana, large in size


  • Place ice, frozen raspberries, almond milk, Greek yogurt, honey, and banana into a blender. Blend until smooth.
    2 to 3 cup(s) ice
    1 ½ cup(s) raspberries
    1 ½ cup(s) almond milk
    ¾ cup(s) Greek yogurt
    2 tablespoon(s) honey
    1 banana
  • Pour into glasses, and top with fresh raspberries. Enjoy immediately!

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*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 8 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 in-process photos up (in the post) show the smoothie without ice.
*The honey is optional, and can be adjusted based on how sweet you like your smoothies.
*Use 1 large banana or 2 small bananas.


Serving: 8ouncesCalories: 78kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 95mgPotassium: 155mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 23IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 0.3mg
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