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


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

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

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

  4. Looks Very Yummy and Healthy!

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

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

  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

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