Raspberry almond smoothie is a great choice for those looking for dairy free alternatives but also for those who like almond milk or want to stay healthy!
This almond milk smoothie only takes 5 minutes to prepare and gives you a vitamin and energy boost!
Do you like smoothies? If yes, do you make them often? I like smoothies but I don’t make them THAT often. I don’t even know why as they literally take 5 minutes to make! What is even better than the five minute preparation time is actually the fact that they are highly nutritious!
Take this almond milk raspberry smoothie: There are only a few ingredients. Raspberries, raw almonds, almond milk and almond butter.
All the ingredients used to make this easy homemade smoothie are cholesterol and lactose free. Raspberries will boost your immune system thanks to their Vitamin C content. They are also a good source of potassium, calcium, protein and fiber. Almonds will supply your body with protein, fiber, and minerals such as potassium, manganese & copper. They are a great source of energy so the more you put in your smoothie the better for you!
Almond butter is also a good source of protein, magnesium, phosphorus and Omega-3 fatty acids.
As for the almond milk – the nutritional values in this milk are way lower than the ones in raw almonds. It is also not a good source of protein! However, if you are looking for dairy free products then this milk makes a great alternative. I chose it because I wanted to make raspberry almond smoothie and this was a perfect choice! The 3 almond based ingredients were essential to achieve the almond-y taste I was after.
What to expect when following this raspberry almond smoothie recipe:
This dairy free smoothie is not a thick smoothie recipe! It is thick but you can still use straws to drink it. Its consistency is perfect! It is definitely not that type of a smoothie where you need a spoon to eat it. Actually, you will need it for the chopped almonds but not for the actual smoothie.
It has a nice almond-y taste. The almond taste is not overpowering.
Expect a bowl of deliciousness that also happens to be dairy-free & vegan!
Be ready for a healthy raspberry smoothie that is full of nutrients!
By the way:
While I like fruit smoothies I am still a bit apprehensive about vegetable smoothies! However, making one is on my TO-DO list for this year, so hopefully I will not chicken out! What about you, guys? Have you tried a vegetable smoothie? If you have, then send me a recipe because I have no idea what flavors work well here.
You see, I love vegetable juices and we make them a lot. Usually we add some fruits so you don’t get the strong taste of 1 or 2 vegetables. For example, take this Glowing Skin Green Juice. To make it I used kale, celery and apples. However, to make it taste nice I always add more fruits than vegetables. The same goes for this Beet, Carrot and Orange Juice.
But! When it comes to vegetable smoothies it’s somehow different. I’ve seen various recipes and truth be told I now know what I don’t like. It’s the thick smoothies. Eating vegetable “mash” is not what I would enjoy. And don’t get me wrong, I love raw vegetables but blending them into a mash? Well, not sure here! If it’s more liquid-y, then I guess it’s ok but those very thick smoothies are not my thing. Well, not yet! I am telling you, if you have by any chance a good recipe, let me know so I can give it a go!
Meanwhile, try my simple recipe for this raspberry almond smoothie and let me know what you think!
In a food processor, combine raspberries, almond milk and almond butter until smooth.
Finely chop the almonds.
Pour into a glass/jar/cup and top with chopped almonds and some extra raspberries (fresh or frozen).
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