With the weather warming up creamy, thick smoothie bowls are a serious option again. This Raspberry Smoothie Bowl is a delicious recipe if I say so myself. It’s not the regular banana raspberry smoothie that you might have tried before, since this smoothie bowl is thicker and creamier due to the cashews and yogurt. Thick, creamy and bursting with flavor!
With less than 10 healthy ingredients this smoothie bowl is the perfect breakfast, pick-me-up snack or even dessert.
If you are following me on Instagram you might have noticed that I’m the biggest raspberry fan. Every week, I eat a good amount of berries. I LOVE raspberries as a snack and often add way too many raspberries to this oat porridge recipe (this is my default breakfast).
INGREDIENTS FOR RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL
Frozen Raspberries: as much as I wish all my favorite berries to be in season all year round, they are not. My freezer is full with all sorts of berries so it comes as no surprise that I use frozen raspberries for my smoothies.
Frozen (organic) berries are convenient, affordable and available all year round. They are frozen at peak ripeness, which makes this an easy and affordable addition to any smoothie.
If raspberries are really not your thing, don’t worry. This recipe works really well with other berries too. So, if raspberries are for example too tart for you, try sweet strawberries, blueberries or even goji berries. Either frozen or fresh. Personally, I also love (frozen) cherries.
No matter which berries you go for, this smoothie bowl is full with fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Frozen bananas: when bananas are frozen, they create an irresistible creaminess once blended. But, if this raspberry smoothie bowl is too cold for you, skip the frozen bananas and use fresh bananas instead. Your smoothie might be less thick, but it will still be creamy and not so cold anymore.
Plant-based yogurt: yogurt is great to balance the flavors, but it also helps to blend everything together. Use less yogurt for an even thicker smoothie, or more for a thinner consistency.
Orange- and lime juice: the juice of the lime and orange are a fresh addition to this smoothie. Not only do they help to blend the smoothie, but they also create the perfect balance between tartness and sweetness in this recipe.
Cashews: they add some creaminess and healthy fats to this smoothie bowl. Also, the flavor combination of cashews and raspberries is just delicious.
Cinnamon: a little trick that I like to incorporate when I make a cold smoothie (cold in terms of temperature and in terms of ingredients) is to add a warming spice, such as cinnamon. It’s also very delicious with its subtly sweet flavor.
Sweetness: Medjool dates are a delicious way to add a bit of natural sweetness to any smoothie. Feel free to use a syrup instead such as maple syrup or date syrup. But also, coconut sugar would be a good option for this recipe.
Fresh mint: a totally optional ingredient, but so delicious and fresh!
This smoothie (just like all other smoothie recipes) is very forgiving, so feel free to add in your own smoothie superfoods. A few suggestions are hemp heart, chia seeds, flax seeds, vegan protein powder, oats, raw cacao powder or a leafy green.
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL
To make this raspberry smoothie bowl all you have to do is:
- Combine all ingredients to a high-speed blender
- Blend until smooth, serve and enjoy!
I have made this recipe both in a high-speed blender and a personal (small) blender. If you have difficulties blending this in a small (personal) blender, try to shake the container a bit to move the ingredients a but or add more orange juice or yogurt to help the blender. This should blend up everything pretty well.
I don’t have to tell you that this smoothie bowl is full with fiber and antioxidants. It’s rich, satiating and creamy and totally irresistible. In fact, it’s so delicious you can serve this as dessert too.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL
You can serve it as a breakfast, snack or even dessert, because it’s just that delicious. Another reason is that the combination of ingredients is just so delicious!
Raspberries are sweet, but they have a tartness undertone. So, the combination with orange juice and dates really makes the sweetness in the raspberries pop. Which is also balanced by the lime and yogurt. The yogurt and cashews also make this smoothie creamy and thick.
And even though this smoothie is cold, the addition of a warming spice such as cinnamon creates a delicious contrast which makes this smoothie irresistible.
Lastly, if raspberries are really not your thing try this recipe with blueberries, strawberries or blackberries.
With less than 9 ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare, this recipe can be enjoyed regardless the season.
HOW TO SERVE RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL
This smoothie bowl can easily be served as a quick breakfast, or as a mid-morning snack, but it would also make a delicious dessert. As a dessert I would recommend to serve it with a little drizzle of maple syrup (or date syrup) and a tiny bit of salt, to enhance all those flavors. You can also top your dessert with some finely chopped dark vegan chocolate.
With a few tiny adjustments you can create the perfect fruity berry dessert in less than 10 minutes with less than 10 ingredients.
RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL TOPPINGS
Depending on when you serve this smoothie bowl, there are endless topping possibilities.
For breakfast or as a snack I like to keep it relatively simple, by adding some nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, puffed quinoa and maybe some jam to my bowl. A nut butter is also a delicious addition. And of course, more raspberries are always a good idea as a topping.
For dessert more sweetness (maple syrup) and chocolate are a delicious topping. But also crumbled vegan cookies can make a fun topping for this bowl when served as a dessert.
Looking for more berry or smoothie recipes?
If you are just like me a huge (rasp)berry fan, you simply HAVE to try this recipe. Let me know in the comment below what you think. And if you want to make a girl happy, leave me a star rating! If you make this recipe and share it on Facebook or Instagram, I love it when you tag me @thegreencreator + #thegreencreator
Raspberry Smoothie Bowl
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
This creamy, thick and vibrant raspberry smoothie bowl is a delicious breakfast or dessert. It’s bursting with flavor, vegan, naturally gluten-free and nourishing. With less than 10 simple and healthy ingredients.
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- juice of 1/2 orange or mandarins
- juice of half a lime
- 3 ½ tbsp (50 ml) plant-based yogurt
- 2 pitted Medjool dates or 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 cup (37.5 gr) cashew nuts
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- a few fresh mint leaves (optional)
- cashew butter
- raspberry jam
- mint leaves
- crumbled vegan cookies or chopped dark chocolate (as dessert)
- shredded coconut
- puffed quinoa or puffed amaranth
- Peel bananas, wash and dry berries when using fresh berries.
- Add all ingredients to a blender. Use less yogurt for a thicker smoothie, or more for a thinner consistency.
- Blend on high for 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a bowl and serve cold.
- Add toppings as you wish or serve as is.
Sweetener options: this smoothie is fairly sweet; if you wish to make it less sweet, use less or no Medjool dates.
Keywords: smoothie, raspberries, berries, breakfast, dessert