[Healthy Smoothies] 7 Simple Raspberry Smoothie Recipes

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Fresh raspberries are all the rage, for good reason. 

These ruby red power berries are not only a delicious tart-sweet-tasting treat, but loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants your body – in particular your skin, brain and gut – needs to be healthy.

Here are 3 science-backed ways in which raspberries in your smoothie can dramatically increase your nutrient intake and positively affect your cognitive abilities, the strength and firmness of your skin as well as your weight.

Plus, of course, our 7 favorite super simple raspberry smoothie recipes so you can directly apply what you learnt and start immediately reaping raspberries’ many nutrition and health benefits.

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Raspberry Health Benefits #1: Preserving Your Cognitive Functions Into Old Age

Raspberries are wonderful brain foods. A study by Harvard University found that flavonoid-rich berries such as raspberries may slow down memory decline by up to 2.5 years in old age. 

Adding raspberries to your regular diet even in modest amounts (2 servings/week) can be enough to preserve your cognitive functions up into old age.

Raspberry Health Benefits #2: Rejuvenating Your Skin with A Vitamin C + Collagen Boost

For anybody looking to clarify their skin naturally, raspberries are the go-to skin food. 

Richer in Vitamin C than oranges (one cup covers more than half of your daily recommended Vitamin C intake), raspberries stimulate the production of collagen, the structural protein responsible for strong and firm skin

Young skin is naturally full of Vitamin C, aging skin progressively holds less and less and therefore needs to be regularly replenished – raspberries can be a natural way of doing so.

Raspberries feature another important skin vitamin. Vitamin E is among the most important antioxidants for your skin, protecting it against damage from toxins, free radicals and inflammation. 

Raspberry Health Benefits #3: Offering a Filling, Low-Calorie Weight Loss Food Option

Low in calories (only 64 in a cup of 123 grams), rich in dietary fiber (8 grams), and basically consisting almost entirely of water (85%), raspberries naturally combine a lot of the advantages of a satiety-inducing, low-calorie weight loss food.

Eating raspberries whole and fresh to satisfy your sweets cravings instead of having a high-calorie desert, can therefore be an easy way of supporting your weight maintenance efforts, too.

Now, without further ado, let’s move on to the actual recipes that pack all these great health benefits. Here are 7 easy raspberry smoothie recipes we are sure you will find easy-to-prepare and a delight to drink.

7 Simple Raspberry Smoothie Recipes

Simple Raspberry Smoothie Recipe #1: Ruby Goodness (1 serving)

Ingredients:

• 1 1/2 cups spinach

• 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk

• 1/2 ripe banana

• 1 1/2 cups raspberries (frozen)

• 3/4 cup natural Greek yogurt

• 3 pitted dates (or alternatively 1 teaspoon raw honey)

• 3 ice cubes

Instructions:

Place the almond milk, banana, raspberries, yogurt and dates into a blender. For a thicker texture, add a handful of ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses and serve, topped with raspberries and mint sprigs if desired.

Ruby Goodness Raspberry Smoothie Recipe

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  • cook time: 4
  • total time: 5

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberries (frozen)
  • 3/4 cup natural Greek yogurt
  • 3 pitted dates (or alternatively 1 teaspoon raw honey)
  • 3 ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. Place the almond milk, banana, raspberries, yogurt and dates into a blender.
  2. For a thicker texture, add a handful of ice cubes.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into 2 glasses and serve, topped with raspberries and mint sprigs if desired.
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Simple Raspberry Smoothie Recipe #2: Triple Berry Fun (1 serving)

Ingredients:

• 1 cup spinach 

• 1 cup almond milk

• 1 tablespoon rolled oats

• 1/2 cup frozen blueberries

• 1/2 cup frozen raspberries

• 1/2 cup frozen blackberries

Instructions:

Throw all ingredients into a high-performance blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately. Enjoy.

7 Simple Raspberry Smoothie Recipes

Simple Raspberry Smoothie Recipe #3: Green Pear and Mango Smoothie (1 serving)

Ingredients:

• 1 cup kale

• 1 pear

• 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries

• 1 tablespoon rolled oats

• 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions:

Throw all ingredients into a high-performance blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately. Enjoy.

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Simple Raspberry Smoothie Recipe #4: Raspberry with Mango Smoothie (1 serving)

Ingredients:

• 1 cup spinach 

• 1 1/2 tablespoons plain yogurt 

• 1 1/4 cup filtered water

• 1/4 cup frozen mango chunks

• 1/4 cup frozen raspberries 

• 1 1/2 tablespoons rolled oats

Instructions:

Throw all ingredients into a high-performance blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately. Enjoy.

7 Simple Raspberry Smoothie Recipes

Simple Raspberry Smoothie Recipe #5: Blueberry and Raspberry with Kale Smoothie (1 serving)

Ingredients:

• 1 cup kale

• 1/2 cucumber

• 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

• 1/2 cup blueberries 

• 1/2 cup raspberries 

• 4 ice cubes

Instructions:

Throw all ingredients into a high-performance blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately. Enjoy.

7 Simple Raspberry Smoothie Recipes

Simple Raspberry Smoothie Recipe #6: Dark Chocolate Raspberry Dreams (1-2 servings)

Ingredients:

• 1 cup of spinach

• 1 cup unsweetened almond (or cashew) milk

• 1/2 cup raspberries

• 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds

• 3 pieces of dark chocolate (70% cacao or higher)

• 3 ice cubes

Instructions:

Pour almond milk into the blender. Add in the chia seeds and let them sit while rinsing and chopping the spinach. Now, add everything else (spinach, raspberries, dark chocolate, ice). For a thicker consistency, add a couple of ice cubes. Blend well until smooth. Serve immediately.

7 Simple Raspberry Smoothie Recipes

Simple Raspberry Smoothie Recipe #7: Raspberry-Chia-Kale Superfood Smoothie (1 serving)

Ingredients:

• 1 cup kale

• 1 cup coconut water

• 1 banana

• 1 cup raspberries (frozen)

• 1 tablespoon chia seeds

• 3 ice cubes

Instructions:

Pour coconut water into the blender. Add in the chia seeds and let them sit while rinsing and chopping the other ingredients. Now, throw in kale, banana and raspberries. For a thicker consistency, add a couple of ice cubes. Blend well until smooth. Serve immediately.

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