Friday, July 24, 2009

Raspberry Smoothie

My son recently discovered milkshakes. The kid wants them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. . . with just a few in-between! I can't say I blame him. If it weren't for the fact that you would be rolling me out of my house, I'd probably join him in his quest! Knowing this isn't exactly the healthiest option, I wanted to come up with a way to still satisfy his sweet tooth while giving him a bit more nutritional of a choice. If seeds bother you, you will want to either puree your berries and strain them first, or come up with a different fruit option for your smoothie. I am anxious to make a strawberry-banana smoothie next. I think that would be a hit as well! It couldn't be any easier to throw this together and would be a great "on the go" option for early morning work or school days.

Raspberry Smoothie
1 cup frozen red raspberries (or alternate fruit)
1 cup apple juice
8 ounces vanilla yogurt
1/2 tablespoon honey

Pour ingredients into a blender. Cover and blend until smooth.

21 comments:

  1. Yummy! I've got a couple of Smoothie-holics in my household, so this recipe will really come in handy. Happy Friday from The Land of SITS!

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  2. I loooove smoothies, especially when they can be healthy too. The kids think they are getting a real treat sometimes when really it's a nice healthy breakfast shake. This one looks yummy!

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  3. Yum! We love smoothies over here at my house. Your recipe is oh so yummy!

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  4. It's been forever since I had a smoothie! Must break out the blender this weekend.

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  5. this sounds great have had great raspberries lately must try it

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  6. Oooo this looks yummm! I have to do this for my little brother who's staying with us for this month.. he is so crazy on sugars and he is definitely to energetic for me.. hope this will keep him busy for a while. Thanks for sharing! Happy Friday!

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  7. So healthy too and now I am craving one so in the kitchen I go to make one to share with my husband. Thanks for the idea!

    Joyce

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  8. Hehehe I just posted a raspberry smoothie as well! Yours sounds great!

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  9. I will definitely be trying this for Jake and Maddie! They both are constantly gravitating toward sweets, but this does sound like it would satisfy their sweet tooth and be the perfect replacement for a milkshake!

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  10. Wow! That sounds awesome! I do make a lot of smoothies and shakes, especially in the summer months. I admit, however, that I've been stuck in a strawberry rut for quite some time. I think I'll give this a try! Thanks.

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  11. Smoothies are a hit with my kids. This raspberry one looks fantastic!

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  12. Raspberry smoothie, big YUM YUM! Sounds wonderful!

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  13. This looks great! I never thought to put apple juice in a smoothie before - yum :)

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  14. MMMMMM,...what a yummie smoothy this is!!

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  15. I love a good smoothie!! I need to try this!!

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  16. This sounds so yummy!!!! Can't wait to get home to try this one out!!! Miss you lots!! Lauren says to tell Miss Sarah "hi"

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  17. Hi...Stopping by from SITS. This looks like a really good smoothie recipe. Hubby and son both love raspberries. Need some new "cool" drink recipes....it's going to be 112 degrees today here in Phoenix.....and this definitely looks like a good alternative to milkshakes! :)

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  18. Oh wow....looks delectably yum....

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  19. Yummmmm....my kids love the smoothies/milkshakes I make for them, too. I use frozen fruits and the combination always tastes different.

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  20. Hi Lauren,
    Great recipe sounds delicious! I'm stopping from SITS too! By the way, I love to make strawberry banana smoothies (and I don't normally like bananas). I found that if you peel and freeze the bananas, it gives the smoothies sort of an ice creamy texture, sooo yummy! I use OJ instead of apple juice, just put equal parts OJ and yogurt, throw in a frozen banana and as many strawberries as you like and whala there you go! Hope it's not too cold to try this one out.

    Anna

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