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10 Minute Raspberry Smoothie

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.

A couple of our favorites are mango banana and strawberry Greek yogurt flavors. We keep frozen bananas in the freezer to make coffee smoothies, too! I even bought John a small blender just for smoothies, so he wouldn’t have to drag the big blender out every day.

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!

Raspberry Smoothie in a glass jar.

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.

Three photos showing the first steps to make a Raspberry Smoothie.

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!

Three photos showing the last steps in how to make a Raspberry Smoothie.

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:

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

Here is a No Sugar Added Raspberry Smoothie Recipe that has nut butter and seeds as part of the ingredients.

Raspberry smoothie in a glass mug.
Top down shot of fresh berries on top of a Raspberry Smoothie.

Raspberry Smoothie

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 78kcal

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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 cups ice optional *See Note
  • 1 ½ cups raspberries frozen
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey optional
  • 1 banana large in size

Instructions

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

Notes

*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 honey is optional, and can be adjusted based on how sweet you like your smoothies.
 
*Use 1 large banana or 2 small bananas.

Nutrition

Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Recipe Rating




Jennifer L Gregory

Thursday 2nd of September 2021

this was the best drink my kids have