With a sweet-tart flavor, this strawberry raspberry smoothie is perfect for summer! It makes a refreshing and nutritious snack or breakfast. Dairy-free and refined-sugar-free.
Why you’ll love it:
Strawberries and raspberries are a match made in heaven! It’s a sweet yet tart flavor combo I always come back to, especially in smoothies.
This strawberry raspberry smoothie is only 4 ingredients and it’s easy to customize! It’s a blend of strawberries, raspberries, banana, and almond milk (or any kind of milk).
I tried it with and without banana, but ultimately prefer the creamy and sweet taste of the banana. If you’re allergic or can’t have bananas, swap it with 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt.
Banana – Bananas are naturally sweet and creamy which makes them a great base for all kinds of smoothies. Be sure to use a yellow, ripe banana. Green, underripe bananas taste chalky and slightly bitter.
Frozen strawberries – You don’t need ice in smoothies if you use frozen fruit! If you have peak-season, fresh strawberries, you can freeze them yourself. Simply hull and halve them, place them on a lined sheet pan, and freeze until solid. Transfer to a zip-top bag and freeze up to 6 months.
Frozen raspberries – Frozen raspberries are tart! I love to combine them with sweeter ingredients like strawberries and bananas.
Milk of choice – I used unsweetened almond milk, but any kind of milk works great – plant-based or regular! Sometimes I use whole milk.
How to Make a Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie:
This raspberry smoothie recipe is super easy to make!
Combine ingredients: In your blender pitcher, combine the milk, banana, frozen strawberries, and frozen raspberries.
Blend: Blend until creamy and smooth! I prefer thicker smoothies. If you want a thinner consistency, add a splash more milk and blend for 3 seconds to incorporate.
Serve: Pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy immediately! Smoothies are best enjoyed cold and fresh.
- You don’t need any ice! I prefer to thicken my smoothies with frozen fruit. The texture is far creamier and less gritty with frozen fruit.
- Feel free to add yogurt. The banana makes this smoothie creamy, but feel free to add Greek yogurt for protein and extra creaminess.
- Adjust the consistency as needed. Smoothies are very forgiving! If the smoothie’s too thick, add a splash more milk. If the smoothie’s too thin, add a few extra frozen strawberries.
This strawberry and raspberry smoothie is customizable! Try one of these delicious variations (but not all at once!).
- Greens – Add a handful of baby spinach! Spinach has a mild flavor and delicate texture which makes it great for smoothies.
- Yogurt – Add a scoop of Greek yogurt for extra protein and creaminess! You can use unsweetened or flavored. Try vanilla or strawberry yogurt.
- Nut butter – Add a tablespoon or two of peanut butter (or almond butter) for a PB and J like vibe! Adds high-quality plant-based protein.
- Chia seeds – For added antioxidants, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids! Add a tablespoon.
- Oats – Add 1/4 cup of rolled oats for filling complex carbs and whole grains!
Health Benefits of Strawberries & Raspberries:
- Rich in antioxidants – Both are loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants and plant compounds. The antioxidants in strawberries have been linked to a reduced risk of cancer.
- Full of vitamins – Strawberries are a great source of immune-boosting vitamin C, manganese, folate, and potassium!
- High in fiber – One cup of raspberries boasts 8 grams of fiber! Fiber is important for a healthy gut.
- Smoothies are best enjoyed fresh and frosty! They only take 5 minutes to make so I highly recommend making them right before you plan to drink them.
- You can store a smoothie in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, but I don’t recommend it. It loses it’s frosty texture!
- You can make smoothie pops with leftover smoothie! Pour the smoothie into a popsicle mold, add sticks, and freeze overnight. The smoothie pops are best when they begin to melt a little.
Raspberries have a tart flavor, which makes them a great pair for sweet fruit! They complement bananas, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, mango, and peaches.
Nope, the frozen fruit thickens the smoothie without the need for ice!
Raspberries and strawberries are nutrient-dense berries that taste great in smoothies! They boast plenty of disease-fighting antioxidants and plant compounds, plus fiber, vitamin C, manganese, and omega-3 fatty acids.
More Raspberry Smoothie Recipes:
Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie
- 1 banana peeled
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ¾ cup frozen raspberries
- ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
- In the pitcher of a high-speed blender, combine the banana, frozen strawberries, frozen raspberries, and milk.
- Blend until smooth and creamy! For a thinner consistency, add a splash more milk and blend again for 3 seconds to incorporate.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately!