Saturday, August 22, 2009

Raspberry smoothie


I think I have written enough in praise of berries in my earlier posts, that I love them, and how one look at all of them together is a celebration of summer itself! At the risk of repeating myself - 'I love berries' - all kinds! My favourite ones are blueberries but raspberries make for such a lush and rich red drink, or for garnish, along with strawberries, that I love them simply for their colour!

When I had bought my Magic bullet , I thought smoothies and juices would now be the order of the day. I guess I was on a high from reading all those 'Power juice' and 'Fasting with juice' books and how it will detoxify my system, make me 'live a fuller life' etc. I think I was just being too ambitious thinking I'd accomplish that! I still do have the intention of making a healthy concoction with veggies and fruits every morning, but it has remained just that - an intention!

Smoothies with fruits like berries are such a breeze! No peeling, no deseeding, no mess at all. Guess that's why I always have at least one berry in my weekend shopping basket.

Anyways, this is just one of the smoothies me and my husband are addicted to these days. Here's how I made it.






The ingredients are :
- 1 and 1/2 cup fresh raspberries. Of course you can thaw and use frozen raspberries too.
- 1 medium sized ripe banana
- 1/4 cup + about 2 tablespoons milk. I use whole milk.
- Sugar if you need, according to your taste.

The banana I used was nicely ripe and gave the smoothie just enough sweetness, so I didn't use any sugar at all.
So it's as easy as blitzing it all together into a lush red smoothie. Try it, you'd love it! Share

9 comments:

  1. Raspberry and banana is a new combination, healthy and fulfilling. love the color, looks quite vibrant :)

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  2. Wow thats wonderful combo .. looks so good and healthy too.

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  3. Lovely combo.. the pic looks awesome. sure to be one of the best shots. :)

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  4. Looks Very Yummy and Healthy!

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  5. What a gorgeous red! A healthy combination of raspberry and banana too.

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  6. Very nice. I love smoothies. Great photos. How do you like the Magic Bullet?

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  7. I am in love with my Magic Bullet right now..very powerful, so it's a matter of moments to whip up smoothies,powders etc. Although I don't think it's any good for chopping onions etc ..I only use it for crushing nuts, making smoothies etc. Check out my posts on Magic bullet on this space here http://snacksgiving.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-magic.html

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  8. Love the colour of the Rasberry smoothie looks fresh and nice :)

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