This healthy raspberry and blueberry smoothie is quick, easy (5 min!) and loaded with amazing berry flavor. Also includes hemp seed to make it creamier and supercharged with more nutrients. Makes for a perfect plant-based breakfast, snack or post workout refreshing drink. 100% vegan and naturally gluten-free.
Here is another delicious and ultra simple fruit smoothie to add to your morning drink rotation: Raspberry and blueberry smoothie.
This recipe is very easy and only uses 5 simple ingredients, which is perfect for a last-minute sweet snack, and you can add many boosters to make it your own!
Similarly to this blueberry pineapple smoothie, this lavender blueberry lemonade and this blueberry matcha latte, I LOVE to include blueberries to my drinks. They add such an incredible color to your treat, but also an amazing flavor and a heaping serving of nutrients, such as antioxidants and vitamins.
In this case, I used frozen blueberries to make this smoothie. I find the frozen berries to often be sweeter then fresh, especially if not in season. Also, using frozen fruits keep your smoothie nice and frosty and thicker too. I always have some of these Wyman's Maine wild blueberries in my freezer, they are the sweetest and most delicious, perfect for smoothies! BUT I'll also give you tips on how to make it using fresh fruits!
Plus, I made this smoothie without bananas, if this is something you are looking for. Bananas usually makes smoothies sweeter and also creamier, but I added some hemp seeds to create that velvety amazing creamy consistency.
The summery combo blueberry-raspberry in this recipe gives it a whole lot of sweet flavors naturally without having to add any extra sweetener. It is also fiber-packed and actually has a good amount of plant-based protein, thanks to the hemp seeds and plant milk, making it a healthy drink that can also keep you full for a while!
You can enjoy this no banana berry smoothie any time of the day, but we mostly make it in the morning or as an afternoon snack. It is naturally vegan and gluten-free and a perfect 5-minute recipe for when you are craving something sweet but want a treat that's still wholesome!
Let me know if you gave it a try! ❤️
Highlights of this recipe
- Easy and quick to prepare
- Healthy and loaded with antioxidants
- Uses either fresh OR frozen fruit
- Perfect for breakfast, snacking or post-workout drink
- Very refreshing summer treat filled with fruit flavors
- Family- and kid-friendly
- No added sweetener and refined sugar-free
- Made with only a few simple ingredients
- Highly customizable
- 100% vegan, dairy-free and naturally gluten-free
Ingredients you will need
- Frozen raspberries: or use fresh raspberries if that's all you have, it will work the same although the smoothie might be less frosty and thick.
- Frozen blueberries: I love frozen blueberries from the brand Wyman: the berries are tiny and super sweet, perfect for making smoothies!
- Hemp seeds: they add extra nutrition, such as healthy omega-3, plant-based protein and fiber, but also help create a super creamy consistency to the smoothie. even if made without bananas or yogurt. You can find hulled hemp seeds in any grocery stores or order them online.
- Plant-based milk: use any kind you prefer, although I like oat milk for drinks. If looking for a nut-free recipe, then soy, oat or hemp milk are good choices. In a pinch, I would even use water to make smoothies and include a little more hemp seeds.
- Vanilla extract: optional, but adds a mild flavor to your smoothie that pairs well with the berries.
How to make a raspberry blueberry smoothie
This smoothie should be all done within 5 minutes, perfect last minutes healthy snack!
In a blender, add the plant-based milk, hemp seeds, vanilla extract, frozen blueberries and frozen raspberries.
You may want to start with less of the milk and add more later depending on how thick vs thin you want the drink to be (for example, I keep them thick for me, but make them thinner for my kids as it is easier to drink for them).
Blend and adjust
Blend on high until smooth.
Add more milk if needed to help it blend and blend for longer if you don't have a high-speed blender to help crush the tiny berry seeds.
Pour in a large glass, top with more fruits and hemp seeds (optional) and serve right away.
- Pour the milk first in the blender, especially in this smoothie with frozen fruit so it blends easier.
- If making it using fresh fruits, then I recommend to use a little less milk and also, you may want to add a few ice cubes to help frost your drink. Don't add too many ice cubes though so you don't water down the flavor.
- When making a berry smoothie, then a high speed blender is better to give a very smooth consistency (berries have tiny seeds that can be hard to crush and dissolve using regular blenders).
Variation and boosters
Smoothies are always so easy to personalize with what you have or your favorite ingredients. Here are a few boosters you could try:
- Greens: sneak in a handful of kale or spinach to the blender to add more nutrients into your diet. When combining blueberries and leafy greens in a smoothie, then the smoothie does not turn green at all, which might be a good way to add some more nutrition from greens to your kids diet, they won't see a thing! If you want to add some leafy green to your smoothie and you don't have a high-speed blender, then I recommend to blend the milk + greens until smooth fist, and then add and blend with the rest. This can help avoid any speckles of greens left in your smoothie.
- Banana: you can add a whole banana to this recipe to make it creamier and sweeter too.
- Yogurt: I love adding vegan cashew yogurt in my smoothies when I have some on hand: it makes it creamier and also adds a mild tangy taste that goes well with fruits.
- Almond or peanut butter: to add extra protein and healthy fats to make you feel fuller and more satisfied, especially if enjoying this smoothie for a meal in the morning. Nut butters also make smoothies thicker and creamier! You can use pumpkin seed butter for a nut-free smoothie.
- Juice: If you are looking for a sweeter smoothie, then add either a whole Navel orange to the smoothie or simply orange juice to boost sweetness but also, it would brighten up the flavors.
- Cacao powder: very rich in antioxidants, which would boost your smoothie with even more good-for-you ingredients, but also would add a nice subtle chocolate flavor.
- Protein powder: if you have any, then feel-free to add some, especially a pea vanilla one. This would make for an extra filling treat!
- Spices: for a spiced smoothie, then feel-free to add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom or ground ginger.
- Lemon: just a squeeze of fresh lemon would light up the whole drink with a nice zesty taste.
Also, if you don't have any hemp seeds, then you can swap for other ingredients that will make this smoothie creamy just like the seeds do:
- rolled oats
- coconut milk (swap both the milk and hemp seeds for it, such as seen in my coconut milk milkshake)
Smoothies are definitely best when enjoyed right away: the frozen consistency will warm up and melt over time, plus, berry smoothies can divide and form layers if resting for a while.
If you do have leftovers, then simply freeze in an ice cube tray and then, blend the frozen smoothie cubes to make a chilled drink (add milk or water to them).
Yes! This smoothie is loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals and tons of antioxidants from the berries. It also has some plant-based protein from the hemp seeds and the plant milk.
There are a lot of other fruits you could add to your smoothies, berries are such a versatile fruit! Try adding pineapple, peaches, cherries, kiwi or watermelon to change up the flavor profile and use up any fruit you already have on hand.
More healthy smoothies to try
- Pineapple peach smoothie
- Beet kale smoothie
- Avocado peanut butter smoothie
- Chocolate, strawberry and banana smoothie
- Banana carrot smoothie
- Watermelon banana smoothie
- Oat milk smoothie
- Cucumber strawberry smoothie
- Chai banana smoothie
- Strawberry, banana and blackberry smoothie
- Watermelon mango smoothie
- Tropical island green smoothie
- Arugula smoothie
I hope you enjoy this raspberry blueberry smoothie recipe as much as we do! If you try it, please leave a comment below and rate the recipe to let me know how it was. Your feedback is so helpful!
Raspberry and Blueberry Smoothie
- 1½ cup frozen blueberries - can also use fresh
- 1 cup frozen raspberries - can also use fresh
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1½ cup plant-based milk - I used oat milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Pour the milk in a blender and then add the frozen raspberries, frozen blueberries, hemp seeds and vanilla extract. Then, blend on high until smooth.
- If using fresh berries, then you may need less milk (start with less) and also, add a few ice cubes to help chill your smoothie.
- Pour in a glass, top with more berries and hemp seeds and enjoy right away.
- Smoothies are best when enjoyed fresh. If you have extra, then you can freeze in an ice cube tray and blend again later in your smoothies.
- This recipe is so versatile! Feel-free to add some nut/seed butter, banana, mango, avocado, leafy greens and chopped dates for a sweeter smoothie. See the blog post for more ideas!