Raspberry Banana Smoothies and Raspberry Kale Smoothies

12.31.2013

Smoothies are one of my favorite breakfasts. They come together in a number of minutes and they taste so vibrant and refreshing. Starting your day doesn’t get much better than rolling out of bed and making a fruit smoothie. One great thing about smoothies is how versatile they are, there are countless combinations to them. One of my favorite ways to make a breakfast smoothie is to add quick oats, which you can most definitely add to this recipe to make a more filling breakfast out of it. Other healthy additives you can add to this recipe include things like chia or flax seeds, protein powder, greens (spinach/kale), or nut butters. You can also replace the raspberries with any other berry you have on hand or you can replace the almond milk with soy, coconut or cow’s milk. Here’s just a basic recipe to get you started. Enjoy!

Raspberry Banana Smoothies | Cooking Classy

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Raspberry Banana Smoothies

Yield: 1 - 2 servings

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Calories: 285 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries (frozen would be fine too)
  • 1 ripe banana , peeled and frozen
  • 1/2 cup original almond milk
  • 1 (5.3 oz) container strawberry or raspberry Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 - 4 ice cubes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Banana Smoothies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 285
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I told you I love smoothies, so I’ve decided to add another. I love this green smoothie! It’s sweet with the perfect balance of tart and of course it’s deliciously healthy.

Raspberry Kale Green Smoothies | Cooking Classy

Raspberry Kale Green Smoothies | Cooking Classy

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Raspberry Kale Green Smoothies

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls fresh or frozen chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 ripe banana , peeled and frozen
  • 1 orange , peeled (I just use a knife to cut the peel off)
  • 1 apple , cored (gala, green whatever you prefer)
  • 1 cup original almond milk
  • 4 ice cubes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Serve immediately.

20 comments

  • Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com: Totally delectable smoothies – great start to 2014! January 2, 2014 at 9:09am Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: Exactly what I need after all the holiday cookies! Pinned! January 1, 2014 at 3:59pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for pinning Anna! January 1, 2014 at 11:39pm Reply

  • ATasteOfMadness: I also love smoothies for breakfast. This looks fantastic! January 1, 2014 at 12:30pm Reply

  • Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness: I have never had kale in a smoothie but I imagine it plays verrry nice with raspberry and banana! Love the simplicity of this smoothie…plus it is gor-ge-ousss! January 1, 2014 at 5:36am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Taylor! January 2, 2014 at 10:45pm Reply

  • Tina @ Tina’s Chic Corner: I’ve been searching for healthy smoothies and this is the first with kale that I’ve seen that actually looks delicious! Pinned and trying. :) December 31, 2013 at 9:00pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love it Tina! January 2, 2014 at 10:45pm Reply

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen: Gorgeous smoothie, Jaclyn! And, beautiful photography as always. Warmest wishes to you and yours for a happy and healthy New Year! December 31, 2013 at 5:48pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Stacy! Happy New Year to you! January 2, 2014 at 10:45pm Reply

  • Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent: Smoothies are a great way to start out the new year :) December 31, 2013 at 3:53pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Refreshing, healthy & beautiful! December 31, 2013 at 12:09pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Averie :)! December 31, 2013 at 2:42pm Reply

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