Darn good wild raspberry smoothie

11 Jul

Our household was gifted with gobs of wild raspberries. Which we promptly froze for smoothies. This afternoon was my first attempt at using them, so I went light and mild for trial one.

Wild raspberry and tea smoothie

  • 1.5 c frozen wild raspberries
  • 1 c of sun tea (black tea and fresh mint)
  • 1 T of honey
Wild raspberries

Wild raspberries

The result was a refreshing drink, but not much of a smoothie, per se. The wild raspberries just aren’t richly pulpy. Though they are richly seedy.  So, knowing the fruit didn’t add too much flavor or pulp, I headed on to make smoothie #2.

Darn good wild raspberry smoothie

  • 1.5 c frozen wild raspberries
  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • 1/2 c  yogurt, plain
  • 1 T cocoa nibs (NIBS — as in bits o beans)
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of vanilla

Vitamix, natch. On high, high, high to pulverize the many seeds in the raspberries. OMG. This is one of the wilder and better smoothies I’ve made … and I’ve made a lot of smoothies. This is one darn good smoothie! The sour flavor from the berries, orange juice and yogurt are balanced by the sweetness of the honey and a bit from the berries. The chocolate/cocoa adds some bitterness and depth. The vanilla and cinnamon connect the flavors and add some gentle sophistication to the drink.

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