Looking for raspberry recipes? Raspberry smoothies are classic, they just taste like summer - quick and easy not to mention refreshing on a hot summer day!
You can pack a smoothie full of raspberries and other veggies that will also packed it with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Smoothies are a great way to sneak "healthy stuff" into your kids - they'll never know!
If you are a gardener and love to watch things grow, then you'll love this next section.
If you are not a gardener, but would like to grow some thing to just have
fun it (like maybe some raspberries for your raspberry recipes!!!!) then you will also enjoy this section!
Below we will start with some of the most common questions.
What do Raspberries Need to Grow Well?
Raspberries need full sun and well-drained soil with a pH between 5.8 -6.5 and well as protection from strong winds.
This berry bush does need well drained soil because “wet feet” or standing water can cause disease problems and can eventually suffocate the roots.
But at the same time raspberries bushes have a shallow root system and can dry out
during droughts. So they do need adequate water especially through the summer
months - find the balance!
Seeds or Plants?
We prefer plants that are maybe 1 to 2 years old (or older) it just makes it much easier for the grower. (Unless you are an expert grower)
So, before you plant, work with the soil to get a depth of at least 18 inches. You can plant each plant about 3 ft apart in rows and then space the rows at least 6 ft apart. And water lightly after planting and mulching
Keep your bushes well watered, fertilized, pruned and weeded. To help prevent disease problems, water at the soil level, such as a drip line. And keep plants mulched
If you are not a gardener, than no worries – the grocery store is still available!
When you buy your raspberries from the store, avoid containers with juice stains, which may be signs that the berries are crushed or could possibly be moldy. Also, soft and watery fruit mean that they are overripe, while wrinkled fruit means they have been stored too long, and are old.
Look for the fresh, plump and bright red berries for best results for your raspberry recipes!
Raspberry Strawberry Smoothie
1 cup strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup yogurt
½ cup pineapple juice
Ice as needed
Blend in blender until smooth. *You can also use frozen berries in place of ice
Raspberry Peach Smoothie
2 cups water
1 cup raspberries (frozen)
1 cup peaches (frozen)
2 cup cashews, soaked 4-8 hours, discard soaking water
1 ½ tbsp honey
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Ice as needed – 4 cubes are commonly used for this recipes
Place cashews and water in a blend and blend on high speed until creamy and remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Natural Raspberry Smoothie
½ cup red raspberries
½ cup black raspberries
½ cup ice
Blend in your blend until smooth.
Basic Raspberry Lemon Smoothie
Lemonade – a good splash (should not cover the raspberries
Just blend until your desired consistency is reached.
Raspberry Swirl Smoothie
1 good handful of fresh or frozen raspberries
1 good handful of fresh or frozen strawberries
½ cup milk
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Blend until smooth.
We hope you've enjoyed these raspberry recipes!