Raspberry Almond Smoothie

Raspberry Almond Smoothie

February is American Heart Month and although the month is almost ever, I say it’s never too late to be thinking about heart health! Driscoll’s is celebrating Heart Health Month and asked me to create a recipe using their delicious berries!

When it comes to heart health, raspberries are one of the best foods you can eat. They are packed with fiber and vitamin C. Red raspberries contain a compound called anthocyanin. Some studies have shown that anthocyanins reduce the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Anthocyanins are also good for protecting your eye sight from deterioration. Raspberries can also prevent and help regulate blood sugar levels. Raspberries have so many health benefits!

Raspberry Almond Smoothie

I have been making lots of coconut almond smoothies lately. It’s definitely one of my favorites. It’s so creamy it tastes more like dessert. For this smoothie, I swapped out the coconut milk for almond milk and added lots of fresh raspberries! This smoothie is the best of both worlds because it is still creamy and dessert-like, but it also has a nice fruity flavor from the raspberries. And also, look at the pretty color! It’s so girly, I’m kind of obsessed and it makes me want to pile on a bunch of sprinkles.

Raspberry Almond Smoothie

Raspberry Almond Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups light vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup raspberries (can use frozen) (I love Driscoll’s berries!)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground flax
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice (can omit if using frozen raspberries)
  • agave nectar, honey, or maple syrup to sweeten (optional)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
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Raspberry Almond Smoothie

Disclosure: Raspberry health information was collected from LIVESTRONG. Driscoll’s sent me coupons to use to purchase the berries used in this recipe.

   

20 comments

  1. This looks great! I love bananas and raspberries so I’ll have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Got some heart-shaped raspberries there :) This looks delicious! Got weekend breakfast all over it.

  3. Yum! Your smoothie just looks incredible! Love the almond butter you added to it!

  4. Smoothies are my favorite things to make when I’m craving something sweet. I need to try this one and your coconut almond smoothie. Yum!

  5. We are big fans of smoothies ever since we got a new blender. This is definitely getting saved.

  6. Oh sprinkles, great idea! This smoothie would be perfect for satisfying my sweet tooth!

  7. This sounds perfect – raspberries are my favourite smoothie fruit (or in- anything-fruit, really), I’ll have to try this with the almond milk!

  8. This smoothie looks amazing! I’ve never tried almond butter– can you find it at most grocery stores or should I go to a place like Whole Foods?

  9. The color is gorgeous! I still want to try the coconut almond smoothie – and now you gave me another! Raspberries and almond sound like an awesome combo!

  10. Wow! So loving this recipe. I always have almond milk in my house; now all I need is the almond butter and I will be all set. Can’t wait to try this, it looks so creamy and tart with the raspberries. YUM!

  11. I love almond milk in my smoothies! I think it makes them extra creamy and wonderful.

  12. Yum! Raspberries and almonds are a great flavor combination.

  13. Look at that gorgeous deep pink! I just want to gulp down a big glass of this right now! Wonderful recipe, Stephanie. Perfect for spring!

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  15. MMM I never thought of adding almond butter to my smoothies, what a great idea!!

  16. Beautiful smoothie!! The nutty flavour + tart berries is one of my faves. Looks gorgeous too :)

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  18. This looks great! I love bananas and raspberries :)

  19. You can also make your own almond butter super easily. All you need is a food processor & a few cups of almonds

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