Raspberry Shortbread Smoothie

I know…this all looks very pink and girly, but this fresh raspberry smoothie has plenty of great health credentials too! For a start, raspberries are a low-sugar fruit packed with antioxidants for cellular protection and younger-looking skin. 

Raspberry Shortbread Smoothie

I love to create smoothies based on popular dessert and sweet treats flavours, but using wholesome and natural ingredients.  As a child, I loved shortbread. It was the perfect buttery, sweet, crumbly biscuit.

I’m delighted to have figured out a way to make strawberry shortbread, minus the white flour and refined sugar… have you tried it yet?! It would be just as yummy with raspberries!

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The idea for this simple raspberry shortbread smoothie popped into my head when I was wondering what to do with a punnet of raspberries in the fridge that needed to be used up. 

Raspberry Shortbread Smoothie

To create the ‘shortbread’ element of the smoothie, I just whizzed it up with unsweetened almond milk, ground almonds, a blob of almond butter and vanilla to bring out the flavour of the berries. 

Raspberry Shortbread Smoothie

Feel free to experiment with flavours though, as you might prefer to use a different type of milk or nut or seed butter. Hazelnut milk and hazelnut butter would be delicious too! They just add a great creaminess to the fruit and a bit of nut butter adds protein and fat to keep you feeling fuller. Raspberry Shortbread Smoothie

On days when I’m in a rush or racing to the gym and don’t have time to make food, a couple of teaspoons of nut butter really helps to keep me going until I can get a proper feed. 

Raspberry Shortbread Smoothie

I would love to know if you get a chance to make this raspberry shortbread smoothie! Simply tag #RosannaDavisonNutrition on Instagram or Twitter or come on over to my Facebook to say hello :)

Raspberry Shortbread Smoothie
Serves 1
Sweet and satisfying, this raspberry shortbread smoothie is a healthy way to sort out a sugar craving and fill your body with antioxidants!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 125g fresh or frozen raspberries
  2. 250ml (1 cup) unsweetened almond milk
  3. 1 tsp smooth unsalted almond butter
  4. 2 tsp ground almonds and extra to garnish
  5. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  6. 3 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve chilled, topped with a sprinkle of ground almonds.
Notes
  1. Any leftovers can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
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