Tropical Raspberry Smoothie

Tropical Raspberry Smoothie
Leah Maroney
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 large smoothie
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
387 Calories
1g Fat
96g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 387
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 96g 35%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 71g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 146mg 729%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 1061mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Raspberries, oranges, and pineapples blend together beautifully in this tropical smoothie. Whether it is winter or summer a fresh and tropical tasting smoothie is an excellent way to start your day.

We could eat smoothies for every meal. They are packed with fruit, can be full of protein, and are easy to make and to take on the go. Raspberries are full of delicious flavor and are a little more interesting than the basic strawberries. They also create a beautiful color for the smoothie. You can replace the raspberries with blueberries, strawberries, or blackberries if you like.

This smoothie uses a nice tropical flavor base of orange pineapple juice. It gives a nice flavor, similar to an ​Orange Julius. You can, of course, use solely pineapple or solely orange juice if you would like. We like to use frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit with ice. We find it gives the smoothie a much better texture. The banana does not have to be frozen. Either way, it helps to thicken the smoothie and make it nice and smooth.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries

  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks

  • 1 banana, fresh or frozen

  • 1 cup orange pineapple juice

  • 1/2 cup yogurt, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Add the frozen raspberries, frozen pineapple chunks, banana, and orange pineapple juice to a quality blender. If you are adding yogurt, add it at this time as well. It is not necessary to cut up the banana if it is fresh. If it is frozen you may want to cut it in half. It's also helpful if you are freezing bananas yourself to freeze them in chunks. 

  3. Blend the fruit and juice on high for a minute or so. Make sure the lid is securely placed on top of your blender so you don't have an explosion. Then turn the blender speed down to a lower setting for a minute or so to help create a smooth texture. 

  4. Pour the smoothie into a large glass or to go container and use a smoothie straw to drink it up. You can probably share this smoothie with someone else, but we can drink this recipe in one sitting.

Tip

  • Some blenders work better than others for making a smooth smoothie. Usually the ones with blades that run all the way up the blender help to blend the smoothie appropriately. If yours does not handle frozen foods well, it may take a little bit longer.