Rose and raspberry smoothie to keep you energised! This beautiful smoothie is packed with vitamins. Luxuriously rich, yet only requiring basic ingredients. The perfect breakfast on-the-go or post-workout treat.
Rose and raspberry smoothie – the customisation option
Developing smoothies is a lot like developing oatmeal recipes. It’s best to provide exact guidelines that serve as a great base, but ultimately, you need to allow a certain degree of customisation. There’s people that want their fruit smoothies as thick as milkshakes and then there’s the exact opposite – lovers of runnier smoothies with a juice-like consistency.
I want you to keep this in mind when you make your next smoothie. Don’t be afraid to improvise and stick to what works best for you. That might be adding an extra bit of plant-based milk, adding more water or even chucking in a few ice cubes.
The surprisingly vegan history of smoothies
I received a fantastic book on making green smoothies back in the early 2010s. This is when the smoothie craze really took off in my home country Slovenia. I’ve always been intrigued by this sudden growth spurt and after some Googling, I stumbled upon some interesting facts about smoothies. According to LEAFtv, they were invented as a dairy-free alternative to milkshakes back in 1975. While we are now spoilt for choice when it comes to milk(shake) alternatives, smoothies remain as popular as ever. (Honestly, just check out Instagram in the summer months …)
This vitamin-packed rose and raspberry smoothie is
packed with vitamins
the perfect on-the-go drink
a cleansing morning drink.
I love the fact that this is a low-cost smoothie that only requires very basic vegan ingredients. Perfectly ripe bananas, almond milk and frozen raspberries are at the core of this vegan fruit smoothie. And what’s best, they also happen to be the basic everyday staples of many vegan pantries!
How to store your rose and raspberry smoothies
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of frozen raspberries
- 1 cup of water
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 2/3 cup frozen raspberries
- TOPPINGS: 1 tbsp shredded coconut, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1 tsp rose petals
Combine all your ingredients (except toppings) and blend at high speed for 1 minute.
Top off with coconut, chia seeds and rose petals.
Last but not least, best of luck making these and let me know your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below!
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