When I first made this raspberry smoothie my kids asked me to make it again. After they slurped it all down, they asked me to make it again.
They were eating it like it was ice cream and honestly, the fact that there was some sneaky kale in there made my mom heart happy.
Ingredients in this raspberry smoothie recipe:
Frozen Raspberries. I love using frozen raspberries because it makes for s super thick, almost soft-serve consistency. But, you can definitely use fresh berries as well! Switch it up and try mixed berries, strawberries, or even blueberries!
Banana. I used a fresh banana that I had on hand, but if you freeze your bananas thats definitely welcome!
Milk. Any kind! You can use whole milk, oat milk, almond milk – whatever your favorite milk if, feel free to use it!
Kale or Spinach. I keep a bag of frozen kale in my freezer, so I use that, but feel free to customize whatever you have on hand!
Ice. The ice really bumps up the thickness and the chill factor here!
Agave Nectar. My raspberries were pretty tart, so I used agave nectar to balance out and sweeten up this smoothie. Feel free to use honey or maple syrup instead!
How to add more protein:
Add some Greek yogurt. Adding 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt to this mix can bump up the protein value of this smoothie and make it a bit more creamyyyy.
Add a couple tablespoons of nut butter. Throw some peanut butter or almond butter in the smoothie to increase the protein and add a peanut butter and jelly vibe.
How to make a raspberry banana smoothie:
It’s as easy as dump & blend! Dump all the ingredients in your blender and blend on high until it reaches your desired consistency, about 1 minute.
How do I store leftover smoothie?
Smoothies are best eaten immediately. Truth be told I have never enjoyed a leftover smoothie as much as I’ve enjoyed a freshly blended smoothie. But, if you absolutely cannot sip anymore and need to store some leftovers, you can keep it in your fridge for a couple hours. If it begins to separate, just give it a stir or
More smoothie recipes to try:
- Three Green Smoothies
- Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Peanut Butter + Jelly Smoothie
- 2 cups frozen raspberries
- 1 banana (frozen or room temp)
- 1 cup frozen kale or spinach
- 1 cup milk (any milk)
- 1 cup ice
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar (honey or maple syrup also works)
- Place all the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend on high for about 1 minute or until smooth.
- Divide between glasses and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 230
- Sugar: 42g
- Sodium: 35mg
- Fat: 2.3g
- Saturated Fat: 1.2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 52g
- Fiber: 6.5g
- Protein: 3.7g
- Cholesterol: 6mg