Rippled Raspberry Smoothie (Green Smoothie/ Green Thickie)



Rippled Raspberry Smoothie

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Rippled Raspberry Smoothie

If you can’t get hold of fresh raspberries, frozen raspberries are perfect as they are so quick.  This rippled raspberry smoothie tastes so sweet and creamy, perfect for children and the whole family.

Rippled Raspberry Smoothie

Using frozen smoothie ingredients

Sometimes using frozen fruit can actually be healthier than fresh fruit as they are frozen soon after picking, rather than sitting in a warehouse or being transported over the other side of the world.  Another benefit of using frozen fruit is that it makes your smoothie lovely and cold so you can drink it straight away. You will definitely need to add your liquid first and make sure your particular brand of blender can handle frozen ingredients.

If you want to know how to create the perfect smoothie, check out my recent post.

Rippled Raspberry Smoothie

Rippled Raspberry SmoothieIf you can find frozen mango for this smoothie, you’ll be able to whip this smoothie up in no time at all with no chopping required.  Couldn’t be better!

To create the raspberry ripple swirl, just add a teaspoon of coconut milk to the middle and use the end of the spoon to swirl it around.  Kids will love this.

As always, I recommend adding greens to this smoothie.  It won’t be as pretty, but maybe you could add greens to half the smoothie and enjoy the pretty pink smoothie in the other half.

This swirled raspberry ripple smoothie will make a pretty addition to any breakfast.

 *FRUIT SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS*

1 and a half Cups of *Water*
½ a Cup of *Coconut Milk*
1/4 Cup *Dates* (or any other dried fruit which can also be pre-soaked for a smoother blend)
2 Cups *Raspberries*
1 Cup *Mango* (1 small mango)

*TO MAKE INTO A GREEN SMOOTHIE Add:*
1 Cup *Spinach*, tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed. (Or any other mild greens)OR if you run out of fresh greens, add 2 scoops of Amazing Green Powder for an extra healthy green boost.

*TO MAKE INTO A FRUIT THICKIE Add:*
1 Cup Oats 

Or one cup of Quinoa

*TO MAKE INTO A GREEN THICKIE Add:*
1 Cup *Spinach*, tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed. (Or any other mild greens)OR if you run out of fresh greens, add 2 scoops of Amazing Green Powder for an extra healthy green boost.
11 Cup Oats 

Or one cup of Quinoa

Blend the ingredients in the order listed.  If you are making a green smoothie blend the greens and liquid first and then blend the rest of the ingredients.  This creates more space in your blender. Add more water if required to thin it out. Substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you already have. If your smoothie is too warm, you can cool it down in the fridge or freeze some of your ingredients before blending. It is better to add frozen ingredients at the end to cool the smoothie down. 
NOTE: The calories shown are for half of the ingredients listed as this smoothie serves 2.  Nutrition info

 

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Comments

  1. Beautiful smoothie my dear, or should I say smoothies? I love all your options- I would definitely opt for the green version, I always do ;)

  2. Jenny$1983 says:

    I don’t usually like raspberry and mango together but I bet I’d love it with coconut milk. Coconut milk has a way of making everything better :D

    I like the quotes :)

  3. Hope you are having a great fall weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. raspberries are so good. they’re sweet without being too sweet and loaded with vit c – something we all need more of these days.

    i am also a big fan of frozen berries come winter – its the only real way to enjoy them year round :)

    thank you for sharing with the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up! I looks forward to seeing you again this week with more wonderful seasonal & fresh/real food posts. xo, kristy.

  5. Ooo, that looks so yummy and refreshing! Thanks so much for sharing this on Meatless Monday, and sorry it took me a while to get back to you- I was hit with Hurricane Sandy!

  6. This looks really good – I’ve been drinking lots more smoothies lately myself. Need to get me one of those blenders! Your recipe has been featured on this week’s Bulletin Board. Come on by and check it out!

    http://www.mrshappyhomemaker.com/2012/11/the-bulletin-board-5/

  7. Yum! This sounds amazing! Love the idea of making it healthier by adding spinach. Pinning :)

  8. Oh my goodness this one looks amazing! I love raspberries :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

  9. All your smoothies are pretty, but man I love the color on this one! I got it tweeted and pinned!

  10. Just gorgeous and packed with nutrition!! I think I need to try ALL of the versions of this…smoothie, thickie, green…love them all! Would you come share at Raw Foods Thursdays? http://www.glutenfreecat.com/2012/11/raw-foods-thursdays-112212/

  11. Hi! I am new at this and havea question – If use quinoa in any smoothie or thickie does it go in raw or after it has been cooked?

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