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Raspberry & Strawberry Smoothie

Today I thought I would share a smoothie that has been my go-to for the last year or so. I’ve been meaning to share it for a long time and since I’m trying to work on my food photography skills I thought this would be a great “recipe” to do!

I love making this smoothie on days that I work (I work very part time, usually one or two days a week, as a substitute teacher) and it usually lasts me until the kids go out for the first recess and helps me not feel starved all morning (since when I’m at home I can, and do, snack all day long).

For this recipe I use frozen raspberries and strawberries since it’s cheaper than buying them fresh (and not always possible to find them here in the winter). The spinach I buy fresh but after a couple days I put it in a bag in the freezer and just pull it out as needed for the smoothies.

I never actually measure when I make my smoothie so the proportions change a bit each time I make it, but here is the general ingredient list.

RASPBERRY & STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE

  • 1/2 cup liquid (I usually do a mix of apple juice and water)
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • 1/3 cup yogurt (whatever kind I have on hand, usually vanilla, strawberry or raspberry)
  • handful of spinach
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries (my blender isn’t too great so I actually microwave these for about 20 seconds first)

Place ingredients in blender in the order listed.
Then just blend it together!

Raeca loves these smoothies and I love knowing I’m getting some greens into her since she’s not a fan of them in their natural form.

 Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe you would like to share?
What is your favorite ingredient in smoothies?

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All the photos in this post were taken with the Canon 5D Mark II and the 50mm f/1.4 lens.

23 Comments

  1. meg pitts April 7, 2014

    Great photos! And that smoothie looks tasty! I always like seeing recipes without banana… I’m allergic! Blah! Hope you have a great Monday!


    • Chantel Klassen April 7, 2014

      Ooh, that’s rough! I actually never put bananas in my smoothies, I always find the taste is way too over powering for my liking.


  2. Jenna Secrist April 7, 2014

    Yum! This looks so good. Raspberries and strawberries are my absolute favorite. You do a GREAT job at food photography. Plus, you have a super cute model. Her smile is so sweet!


    • Chantel Klassen April 9, 2014

      Thanks Jenna, I’ve still got a long way to go but I think I’m improving! And yeah, having Raeca in the shots definitely makes things easier. 🙂


  3. Amy Hodgdon April 7, 2014

    Your little girl is ADORABLE! And- your food photography is great! I had a green smoothie for breakfast today, and it totally hit the spot! Great breakfast for starting Monday right!


  4. Chelsea April 7, 2014

    Smoothies taste better from a mason jar 🙂


  5. Love all of the shots! Can’t wait to see more as you flex your food photography skills 🙂 PS – This smoothie sounds delicious!


  6. Kelly April 7, 2014

    This sounds delicious, I will have to try it!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes


  7. Finley April 8, 2014

    two of my favourite things! Sounds so yum. Nice photo – helps with a cute subject!!!


  8. Rachel Cox April 8, 2014

    raspberries and strawberries are my favorite. and I actually have all the ingredients in my fridge right now…so maybe I am stepping away from my computer to try this out for breakfast! Such a simple and yummy looking smoothie! Thanks for sharing!


  9. Rachel G April 8, 2014

    Love smoothies!! We always throw in ground flax…I have yet to convince my husband that it’s okay to add spinach…but that’s okay, I just put spinach in our scrambled eggs and soup and fun stuff like that instead. 😛


    • Chantel Klassen April 9, 2014

      Yeah, my husband won’t do spinach in his smoothies either, at least I’ve got the little one on my side. Now I’m going to have to try it in eggs!


  10. Madison April 8, 2014

    Yum, yum, yum!! Can’t wait to try this:)


  11. jennifer prod April 8, 2014

    oh sigh, the pictures of your daughter holding this smoothie are so precious 🙂


  12. Annie Montgomery April 9, 2014

    this looks delicious! and adorable….her little painted fingers holding the jar!!


    • Chantel Klassen April 10, 2014

      Oh I know! 🙂 Her and her fingers totally make the shot. 🙂


  13. jkfacee April 9, 2014

    This looks delicious — and your photos are BEAUTIFUL!
    I’m going to have to find you on Instagram.

    Jenny


  14. Danielle April 9, 2014

    Thanks for sharing that you freeze your spinach. I never thought of that. You have saved me from wasting food:)
    I freeze yogurt in ice cube trays and then pop those in smoothies! Yummy!


    • Chantel Klassen April 10, 2014

      Ooh, I love the idea of freezing the yogurt! Thanks for that tip!


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