I’m looking for a low maintenance day. You know, the kind of day where you could make relaxation into a sport? I know just the way to start it off. An easy healthy smoothie for breakfast, like this one.
This refreshing smoothie is a great way to enjoy raspberries which are my favorite berries.
Raspberry Vanilla Smoothie Recipe
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 cup raspberries, frozen
- 1/2 of an apple
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 cups ice
- Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend them until the mixture is smooth.
Adapted from: Giada De Laurentiis
One step directions! I like where this is going already. One no fuss smoothie coming right up! Bada boom, a pretty pink drink at your service. 🙂
I love raspberries and they really shine here. I took fresh ones and popped them in the freezer. It’s not required that you use fresh ones that you’ve frozen. Raspberries from the frozen section will also work perfectly and are easy to get any time of the year. You can also just use fresh ones, but I like that they bring a little extra cold to the party so you aren’t just relying on the ice to keep the blender from making it a warm smoothie.
The sweetness from the apple and honey help to balance out the tart raspberries. It’s almost like drinking a dessert smoothie at breakfast time. Bonus. 😉
Now I know that I said that this smoothie is healthy, but it’s really a matter of how you interpret “healthy” into your lifestyle. While there is no added “sugar” here, there are obviously sugars in both the honey and the vanilla yogurt.
The vanilla Greek yogurt adds great taste, but more importantly it’s packed with protein. Yay for protein. As the only dairy in the smoothie it is also the source of creamy smoothness.
I wish all my mornings could start off this smooth and easy. Get it? Smooth? 🙂
Here are some other fantastic smoothies.