Whether you’re seeking to refuel, refresh, or sip on a healthier treat, this superfood-spiked, watermelon and red raspberry smoothie is a cool and lightly creamy reward.
This watermelon red raspberry smoothie recipe with photo was shared with us by Watermelon.org.
Choosing the Right Ingredients
The original recipe for this raspberry smoothie did contain some milky foods. I’ve modified it to still be delicious and nutritious, but without a drop of dairy. Based on this newer version, here are a few of my tips:
Dairy-Free Yogurt – So Delicious makes two raspberry cultured coconut milks (aka dairy-free yogurt), one Regular and one Greek-style. If you can’t locate these, feel free to use another dairy-free yogurt / flavor. I think strawberry and vanilla varieties are equally delicious in this raspberry smoothie recipe.
Coconut Kefir – Kefir is a drinkable cultured beverage. When made with milk, it has a consistency that’s somewhat thick, but thinner than yogurt. Dairy-free water kefirs are also available, including ones made with coconut water. Natural food stores usually sell these, but they can still be hard to locate. Fortunately, light canned coconut milk or coconut milk beverage can be used in its place. Although you won’t get those same kefir probiotic benefits, this raspberry smoothie is filled with many other nutritious goodies.
Sweetening – Several of the ingredients in this smoothie are naturally sweet (watermelon, dairy-free yogurt, orange juice, and possibly the kefir or milk beverage). This is offset with the tartness of the raspberries, but you still may not need that amount of agave nectar (or any at all). I’ve modified the directions to reflect this, as I personally omit the agave nectar, and then sweeten to taste as needed.
Special Diet Notes: Red Raspberry Smoothie
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. See the notes in my post above for product recommendations and also easy swap tips.
- 2 cups cubed watermelon
- 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
- ¾ cup dairy-free raspberry yogurt
- ¼ cup dairy-free coconut kefir or milk beverage
- 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- Ice (optional)
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar or to taste
- Place all ingredients, except the ice, in a blender and blend until smooth.
- If desired, add ice and blend until crushed / smooth.
- Taste test, and blend in the agave nectar (or your desired sweetener), to taste.