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Refreshing Raspberry Mint Smoothie

March 13, 2017
Refreshing Raspberry Mint Smoothie (raw vegan) - the most delicious refreshing smoothie to start your day with or have as a sweet snack during the day. Such an easy recipe! Mint, banana, berries, coconut, water, and almond milk. Delicious! | thehealthfulideas.com

Looking at these photos, one might think I’m in LA, walking around the beach, and soaking up the sunshine. Oh no, don’t let the words “refreshing smoothie” in the title fool you. I’m not in LA, I’m not even in the US. I’m all the way in Europe, in the Czech Republic to be exact, freezing my ass off because it’s currently almost 0°C and I’m drinking this smoothie wishing I was lying on a beach in Bali.

I love drinking smoothies in the summer when it’s boiling hot and you actually need something to cool you down. That being said, a bad weather’s never stopped me from making cold smoothies. I’ll gladly eat spoonfuls of my favorite chocolate berry banana ice cream while it’s it’s snowing outside. Granted, it usually feels like it’s snowing in my throat too afterward but believe me — banana ice cream is always worth it.


This smoothie is far less intense on the brain-freeze scale than banana ice cream so you can happily sip on it wherever you are in the world. Unless you’re somewhere really cold – think North Pole cold (say hi to Santa for me pls) – in that case, you should make this bowl of oatmeal instead.

Refreshing Raspberry Mint Smoothie (raw vegan) - the most delicious refreshing smoothie to start your day with or have as a sweet snack during the day. Such an easy recipe! Mint, banana, berries, coconut, water, and almond milk. Delicious! | thehealthfulideas.com

Do you want to know a secret? Okay, it’s more of a random fact than a secret. This wasn’t supposed to be today’s post. I planned to post my wild peanut butter post today but since I’m procrastinating with that one, Refreshing Raspberry Mint Smoothie it is today. I’m excited about that peanut butter post, though! I took too many pictures (again) so it’s taking ages to get through them. I’m planning to share with you everything you need to know about wild peanuts and the difference between them and the regular ones. Did I mention they’re super delicious? Oh boy! Stay tuned for that one. ;) Also, I might write a post on procrastination one day — if I ever stop procrastinating that is.

What I’m definitely going to do right now, though, is brainstorm some recipe ideas. Yay!! It hit me today that there are so many easy quick meals I eat that I never actually posted on here. I’m thinking salads, spreads, snacks, appetizers, smoothies, and more. So much good stuff.

Or maybe I’ll just end up watching Love on Netflix again (ops). That show is so weirdly good. I wasn’t sure if I really liked it until recently but the fact that I’m already almost done with season 2 says a lot.

Refreshing Raspberry Mint Smoothie (raw vegan) - the most delicious refreshing smoothie to start your day with or have as a sweet snack during the day. Such an easy recipe! Mint, banana, berries, coconut, water, and almond milk. Delicious! | thehealthfulideas.comRefreshing Raspberry Mint Smoothie (raw vegan) - the most delicious refreshing smoothie to start your day with or have as a sweet snack during the day. Such an easy recipe! Mint, banana, berries, coconut, water, and almond milk. Delicious! | thehealthfulideas.com

 

Before I go, I have to take a moment to appreciate those pouring shots below. The frozen banana and the almond milk makes the smoothie super creamy and the frozen fruit thickens it up. Scrumptious! ;)

Refreshing Raspberry Mint Smoothie (raw vegan) - the most delicious refreshing smoothie to start your day with or have as a sweet snack during the day. Such an easy recipe! Mint, banana, berries, coconut, water, and almond milk. Delicious! | thehealthfulideas.comRefreshing Raspberry Mint Smoothie (raw vegan) - the most delicious refreshing smoothie to start your day with or have as a sweet snack during the day. Such an easy recipe! Mint, banana, berries, coconut, water, and almond milk. Delicious! | thehealthfulideas.comRefreshing Raspberry Mint Smoothie (raw vegan) - the most delicious refreshing smoothie to start your day with or have as a sweet snack during the day. Such an easy recipe! Mint, banana, berries, coconut, water, and almond milk. Delicious! | thehealthfulideas.com

5.0 from 4 reviews
Refreshing Raspberry Mint Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • ½ cup almond milk (this makes it creamier and not as watery but it's optional, add water instead if the smoothie is too thick without it)
  • 1½ cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • handful frozen strawberries (optional)
  • 5-7 fresh mint leaves (start with less and add more depending on how minty you want it)
  • 1 medjool date (optional - sometimes the raspberries make it too sour, sub coconut sugar or maple syrup if you don't have dates)
Instructions
  1. Put everything into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately or store in the fridge in a glass jar for 1-2 days. I usually like to consume my smoothies as soon as I make them but you can store them in the fridge for a day or two (the less air you leave in the jar the longer the smoothie keeps).

Refreshing Raspberry Mint Smoothie (raw vegan) - the most delicious refreshing smoothie to start your day with or have as a sweet snack during the day. Such an easy recipe! Mint, banana, berries, coconut, water, and almond milk. Delicious! | thehealthfulideas.com


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42 Comments

  • Reply Beth March 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    This makes me want to pack my two boys in the car and head to the grocery store to buy all the ingredients. This looks SO good!!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 13, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      haha I bet they would love this smoothie!

  • Reply Lauren Johnson March 13, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Holy yummy… I’ve been on a blueberry kick lately, I wonder how this would taste with blueberries substituted for the raspberries? Hmmm… Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.ljsway.com/goldshelf/

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 13, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      I love blueberries but idk if they’d go well with the mint.. You could try, though! I’d say go with regular blueberries, not wild ones, those taste different and may not go well with the mint (I’ve been obsessed with wild blueberries lately)

  • Reply Meredith March 13, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    This sounds so refreshing. And that color is gorgeous! Adding to my smoothie recipe collection now!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 13, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks so much, Meredith! :)

  • Reply Summer @ Coffee With Summer March 13, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    This looks delicious! My husband and I love smoothies…pinning to make!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 13, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Thanks, Summer! Smoothies are the best :)

  • Reply Kim March 13, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Yum!! I do smoothies daily and love this one – going to add some mint to my next one!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 13, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Yay! Hope you enjoy! :)

  • Reply April K. March 13, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    This is a great recipe. I drink smoothies all the time and not just in the summer.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 13, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Thanks! It’s always a good time for a smoothie ;)

  • Reply Dara March 13, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    I love smoothies and this one looks amazing!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 13, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks Dara!<3

  • Reply Joana Rita March 13, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Love this! Never tried using coconut water in my smoothies! Thanks for the great tip. Cant wait :)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 13, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      It’s absolutely amazing, you should totally give it a try sometime :)

  • Reply Marinka March 13, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    You won’t believe me, but I never made a smoothie in my life. Looking at your pictures, I think I should change that.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 13, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      Oh wow! You should totally make one, you’ll love it! Just blend some berries with almond milk or water and enjoy, it doesnt have to be complicated ;)

  • Reply Kim March 13, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    I’ve been making a lot of smoothies lately and this looks and sounds yummy. LOVE the color.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 15, 2017 at 7:49 am

      Thanks, Kim!

  • Reply Ayanna March 13, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    This looks delicious! We recently started buying almond milk and I have been looking for new ways to use it.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 15, 2017 at 7:49 am

      I absolutely love almond milk! I like to make it at home, it’s so tasty :)

  • Reply Jill @ Kentucky Makeup Junkie March 14, 2017 at 12:51 am

    This looks amazing! I’ll admit I never know how to use mint but I do love it! Very excited to try this!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 15, 2017 at 7:50 am

      Thanks, Jill! Yeah I’m looking for new ways to use it too because apart from this smoothie, I basically just use it in tea lol.

  • Reply Elaine @ Dishes Delish March 14, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Yum. I actually drooled looking at your photos. I love smoothies, especially when they are filled with good nutritious stuff! I’m going to put this recipe on my smoothie rotation, for sure.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 15, 2017 at 7:50 am

      Yay! I’m happy you like it, Elaine! :)

  • Reply Danielle March 14, 2017 at 2:01 am

    That look so good! And I am loving your pictures!!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 15, 2017 at 7:51 am

      Thanks so much, Danielle! :)

  • Reply Vrithi Pushkar March 14, 2017 at 3:30 am

    This sounds and looks soooo good. I’m waiting for the weather to get better here in Nashville to enjoy a few of these on our porch. Saved it!

    Vrithi Pushkar
    http://www.epicuriouspassport.com

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 15, 2017 at 7:51 am

      Thank you! Yeah I’m counting down the days till summer pretty much haha.

  • Reply Ana@CelebratingSunshine March 14, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Your smoothie looks a-ma-zing! I will definitely try your recipe soon. Love your pictures!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 15, 2017 at 7:51 am

      Thanks, Ana, I appreciate that! :)

  • Reply Sue Ringsdorf March 14, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I LOVE raspberry anything!! Your pictures are SO pretty too. Thanks for sharing!! :)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 15, 2017 at 7:52 am

      Thank you so much! :)

  • Reply Val March 15, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Yum! Never thought to put mint in a smoothie

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 15, 2017 at 7:52 am

      It’s really tasty and refreshing :)

  • Reply Kristen R. March 17, 2017 at 2:31 am

    I LOVE the addition of the Medjool date! This looks really fantastic.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 17, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks so much, Kristen! :)

  • Reply Cynthia March 19, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    We belong to a CSA and we received a lot of raspberries last year. I froze many of them because we were not sure what to do with them. Now I have a great recipe to make them with. I love the usage of coconut water in this smoothie. We have been trying to incorporate that in our diets.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 19, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Coconut water is the best! And I’m so jealous of your heaps of raspberries! I’m sure you’re going to enjoy this one :)

  • Reply Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen March 19, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    This is SUCH a vibrant smoothie! Love this flavor combo, too!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 19, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      Thanks so much, Ashley! :)

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