Here’s a fun fruit fact: the very tasty raspberry comes from a number different plant species all in the genus Rubis. They are perennials and the name “raspberry” originally referred only to the European species. The raspberry is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C and works really well in any number of Raspberry smoothies recipes. As evidence we present this recipe with bananas and Greek yogurt as well as Raspberries.
Its also easy to turn this fruit smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
In your favorite blender mix:
– 1 cup of low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
– 1 cup of soy milk
– 1 cup of frozen raspberries
– 1 fresh banana peeled and sliced
– 1 tbsp Chia seed
Mix all ingredients in your blender until smooth.