Wednesday, March 16, 2016

vanilla raspberry & almond smoothie

As an ode to the beginning of spring, I've been sipping on this gorgeous and healthy smoothie that tastes like dessert.


I've been feeling a little off balance from the time change. Although I love how it stays light out later, waking up in the dark has felt unnatural and made it harder to get out of bed. This smoothie has not only brought more energy to my mornings but the refreshing flavors and beautiful color make me excited for all the fun aspects of spring, which feel like they're right around the corner.

There's also only five ingredients: raspberries, almond butter, almond milk, vanilla extract and dates. Meaning this recipe is not only easy to make but also easy to shop for. Once you stock up on all the ingredients, they will store well in the freezer and pantry for the next time you want to make this smoothie, which if you're like me is all the time.

Raspberries have a unique composition of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Several studies have shown that they can improve memory, support heart health and even protect eyes from UV light damage. Raspberries are also full of fiber, which helps you feel fuller longer and aids in digestion and detoxification.

Dates are another ingredient with tons of fiber. They're caramely flavor compliments the raspberries and vanilla so nicely in this smoothie and brings such a delicious, natural sweetness.

This smoothie would be the perfect morning pick me up or weekend refresher to enjoy as we welcome spring.



Ingredients (serves 1):
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 2 pitted medjool dates

 Instructions:
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.


26 comments:

  1. Yummy! Thanks for sharing!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

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    1. Thank you! It is super yum! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Looks sooo yummy!!! Thank you for sharing! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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    1. Soo yummy and healthy! Thanks for reading!

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  3. Wow! I'm more of a green smoothie kind of gal,
    but this looks soooo amazing.
    I will definitely try this out. Thanks for sharing!

    Much love
    jedidiahgc.blogspot.ca

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    1. I usually go with the green smoothies as well but this one is such a nice change of pace and still super healthy! Let me know what you think when you give it a try

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  4. oh how I wish I could take a sip of it right now. it looks so delicious

    http://bailylamb.com

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    1. So delicious! Thank you for stopping by love!

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  5. This sounds great, i'm definitely going to give it a try! I think your blog is lovely, let me know if you would like to follow each other!

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes! Let me know what you think! Thanks so much, I visited your blog and it is beautiful as well! Would love to follow each other :)

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  6. This looks sooo good. For frozen raspberries, do we get fresh berries and then just put it in the freezer? Or buy it already frozen?

    http://www.deasynoel.com

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    1. Thanks, love! You could do either! I usually buy frozen berries because its just easier and they sell them at Trader Joe's, but you could definitely buy fresh berries and either freeze them or just use them as is but add some ice to make sure your smoothie is still cold. Thanks for reading :)

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  7. Delicious and healthy! I need to make this!!!
    http://stopdropandvogue.com

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    1. Yes! It is both of those things. Let me know what you think if you give it a try :)

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