Raspberry Almond Butter Oat Smoothie

Yes, I know. I’m all about raspberries right now. I guess you could say I’ve been compiling a list of raspberry ideas, and now that they’re finally affordable, I’m blazing through all of them.

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I’m also trying hard to get back into smoothies. Now that it’s too hot in New York for my hot chocolate (it suddenly jumped to 90 degrees last week), I have had to find an alternative snack. I keep going through my frozen banana supply too fast making nice cream, so now I’ve ventured into other fruits. And just like that, I’m back into making smoothies.

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I may not love smoothies, but one way to make them more appealing to me is nut butter (duh). I would probably eat dog food if I could cover it in almond butter!

You could replace the banana in this recipe with more raspberries. That would give you a POW of raspberry flavor and save you from the ever-powerful banana taste, if that’s something you dislike. I like a little banana, so I thought this was a good ratio.

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Raspberry Almond Butter Oat Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: makes one 12 oz smoothie

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 a sliced frozen banana
  • 1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2/3 cup milk or water
  • 1/4 cup oats (quick or rolled) (I used BetterOats organic quick oats)
  • 1-2 tbsp almond butter
  • pinch of salt

How to make it:

  1. Puree all ingredients together in a blender or food processor until creamy.

Just an FYI:

All ingredients for the smoothie can easily be adjusted to meet your preferences. As written, this recipe makes a somewhat thin smoothie; use less liquid for a thicker smoothie.

Make it green: add 1/2 cup packed spinach, stems removed


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About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

3 Responses to Raspberry Almond Butter Oat Smoothie

  1. Yeah raspberries are so good, but I’m with you on the expense part. They are so often way too expensive for me to get. Sometime I have luck finding good prices on frozen raspberries though. Or, when I find them for a good prices I get a whole bunch and then freeze them myself.. Unless I eat them all before I can get them in the freezer lol. Which often happens when I get fruit, (I’m particularly bad with this with strawberries lol)

  2. Cassie says:

    Wow, I’ve been trying to get into smoothies and nice cream as well! I might make one for breakfast today, actually! It’s getting super hot here in LA too, so this would be perfect! Funny because I’ll be using strawberries! 😀 I love the combination of almond butter with berries–ANY of them, really! Peaches taste amazing with them too!

  3. I honestly love oatmeal more than I like smoothies because it’s less clean up. But now that the weather is heating up to unbearable hot temperatures, smoothies are becoming a higher preference. Funny that you posted a smoothie recipe today, Lauren; I had my first smoothie of the summer today. It was not an oatmeal smoothie nor was it vegan. However I am still learning to get used to my Vitamix. It pulverized my smoothie to be thinner than milk!! Please femme mend that like oatmeal recipes, smoothie recipes are all about trial and error. The summer is still young and I have plenty of time to perfect my balanced breakfast smoothie recipes. Hopefully adding Oats will thicken them.

    Global warming is not a myth!!!

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