Recipe: raspberry smoothie

Usually I tend to have eggs for breakfast, but for days when I just don’t fancy them I’ve come up with this raspberry smoothie. Generally I find smoothies are too high in sugar and not very filling, but this one includes lots of ingredients rich in fibre, protein and healthy fats to keep you full. Raspberries are relatively low in sugar, and provide a range of antioxidants such as ellagic acid alongside fibre (source).

I like using frozen raspberries as it somehow seems a shame to blend up fresh ones. This recipe would also work with blueberries or mixed berries.

raspberrysmoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • handful of frozen raspberries
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds or ground flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • xylitol (or sweetener of choice) –Β 1 tsp or to taste
  • 150-200ml almond or coconut milk

Method

Add everything to a Nutribullet or blender and blitz until smooth. Taste and add more sweetener if needed.