This raspberry and pear smoothie is packed full of protein, calcium and potassium and it’s really low in calories too. It’s just a perfectly healthy start to your day!
I like to use yogurt, particularly fat free or low fat varieties, in many of my dishes. Not only is it highly nutritious, but it is also a very good source of protein, calcium and potassium.
If you stick to the fat free / low fat varieties, like I did in this raspberry and pear smoothie, they are low in calories whilst still providing vital vitamins and minerals.
Whilst shopping recently I picked up some half price raspberries from the supermarket that I didn’t have any use for at that time, so I decided to freeze them until I thought of what I might do with them.
I like raspberries in particular because, fortunately enough, here in Scotland, we are lucky to have a readily available supply of them when in season!
So with some ripe pears left in our fruit bowl, I managed to combine all of these ingredients to come up with this pretty yummy raspberry and pear smoothie!
Start your day with a smoothie, or have one as a snack to give you a natural and healthy energy boost if you feel you’re “flagging”. Try combining left over fridge juices and ripe fruits in a blender to see what you come up with. This raspberry and pear smoothie was pretty easy to put together!
- 400 ml fat free natural yogurt
- 150 g frozen raspberries
- 2 ripe pears peeled, cored and then chopped
- 50 ml unsweetened cranberry juice
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Before pouring into glasses, and add more cranberry juice to sweeten to personal taste.
You could substitute, or in addition to the cranberry juice, add some honey if you felt this raspberry and pear smoothie was not sweet enough to your taste. I just like it with the minimal amount of cranberry juice so that it retains its more natural “fruity” flavour.
If you’re reading this from somewhere that also has raspberries or strawberries in season, why not try my equally delicious strawberry sunrise smoothie?
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