Raspberry-Cherry Limeade Smoothie

raspberry limeade smoothie This is, without a doubt, the tastiest, tangiest smoothie I have ever made!  It reminds me of the Cherry Limeades I used to order from Sonic when I was growing up, but this has no added sugar and is just as delicious! Because I'm so accustomed to putting vegetables in my smoothies, all-fruit smoothies often are too sweet--especially if they are filled with the super sweet fruits like bananas, peaches, and mangoes.  This smoothie is all-fruit, but I also added ground flax seeds, plain Greek yogurt, and my newest smoothie secret weapon: a wedge of lime. 

For the first time ever, I put an entire wedge of lime right into my blender along with the other ingredients. The lime combined with the other fruit (raspberries, strawberries, cherries, mangoes, and banana) created a magical flavor profile that highlighted the lime's unique and tangy flavor. I can't say enough about how delicious this smoothie was! Just make sure to use only a very small wedge (I used 1/6 of a small lime for one serving).  It was just the right amount of tanginess to take this smoothie to the next level!

Raspberry Limeade Smoothie
Author: Vallery
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen mangoes
  • 1 lime wedge (about 1/4 of the lime in total, or more depending on taste)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender with 2/3 cup of water and blend until smooth. (Add more water if you have trouble blending).
  2. Top with fresh raspberries and serve immediately.