This smoothie gets its wonderful vibrant color from fresh strawberries and raspberries. The lime juice makes this a refreshing beverage for a hot summer’s day.
Confession time. I used to believe you do not need recipes for smoothies. I mean come on, they are the simplest way of cooking. No oven required and most often less than 5 ingredients! Pah, who needs a smoothie recipe? Let me tell you, after a series of spontaneous smoothie making sessions of wildly throwing random veggies and fruits into the blender and hoping for the best, I have converted. I am not making a smoothie without a recipe again. (Unless I am creating a smoothie recipe that is.) I will spare you the horror of all the awful smoothies I have made in the past few weeks. I’d rather talk about this gorgeous and delicious strawberry lime smoothie right here. While it requires simple ingredients: strawberries, lime and raspberries, it has a unique tropical and sour/sweet flavour that is incredibly refreshing. You can make this ahead of time and it will not lose its color. Perfect as a smoothie on the go!
While we are on the topic of confessions, I have other news as well. Mr. HBB has officially become my editor now. He just couldn’t take the large amount of spelling mistakes any longer. I didn’t even fight him on it, he’s right. I literally have 2 spell-check programs installed and I still find missed spelling mistakes in my blog posts. How many spell-check programs does a girl need?! So after listening to him complain a while, I officially named him my new editor. This came much to his surprise (I think he only wanted to point out the problem, not solve it) and I don’t think he is too happy about his new promotion. Either way, he is now cramming through hundreds of old blog posts and reading through all the topics that men are interested in: beauty, diys, how to temper chocolate,… #bloggerspousepains
But getting back to this wonderful smoothie right here. The only cooking tool you obviously need for this is a blender. I am going to brag a bit about my blender now, so feel free to skip ahead a few lines if that doesn’t interest you. 5 years ago I bought a Vitamix and haven’t looked back since. It was a pricey investment, but it was a smart investment for sure. I have never used a blender as powerful and reliable as my Vitamix. If you have the finances and you love to cook and bake, I highly recommend you get yourself one too. It will change the way you make smoothies, dips, nut butters, energy bites,.. It makes everything smooth and creamy. If you are going to buy yourself a blender, get yourself a high quality one.
Everybody has different preferences when it comes to a smoothie. This smoothie has a somewhat medium consistency, not too thick not too thin. Use less or more ice cubes to tailor it to your preferences. If you prefer a less tangy smoothie, use half a lime instead of a whole one.
If you give this smoothie a try, let me know in the comment section down below! Also be sure to share your creation on Instagram and tag it with #homebakedbliss so I can see it. 🙂Print
a vibrant refreshing tangy and sweet smoothie
- 300g strawberries (2 and 1/2 cups)
- 120g raspberries (1 cup)
- juice of 1 small lime
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 cup ice cubs
- Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Serving Size: 2