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Raspberry, Mint and Orange Refresher

Updated on December 10, 2014
Raspberry Refresher
Raspberry Refresher

It is definitely time to forget the sugar-filled sodas and energy drinks. If you want a refreshing, energising drink, try my Raspberry, Mint and Orange Refresher! I make it with frozen raspberries, which are very convenient, available all year round, and give a cool refreshing drink. If you use fresh raspberries, it will taste the same, but you may need to add ice.

Adding a few mint leaves gives a little extra kick, which complements the raspberries, orange and yogurt deliciously.

A large glass has only 200 calories, so no problem for the calorie conscious. I never add sugar or sweeteners because I love the taste as it is, but if you can't do without a sweet taste, try adding a teaspoon of honey.

  • Prep time: 3 min
  • Cook time: 2 min
  • Ready in: 5 min
  • Yields: 1
5 stars from 1 rating of Raspberry, Mint and Orange refresher

Ingredients

  • 100 grams fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 5 fl oz (150 mls) orange juice
  • 150 grams (a single carton) plain yoghurt
  • 10 - 12 fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Leave aside a few mint leaves
  2. Weigh out raspberries into a blender or tall jug
  3. Add plain yogurt
  4. Add orange juice
  5. Shred remaining mint leaves, and add to mix
  6. Blitz until smooth and bubbly
  7. Pour into tall glass and decorate with remaining mint leaves
  8. Relax and enjoy!
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Are you a soda fiend? Or do you enjoy smoothies and fruit drinks?

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      Sounds great! I have been drinking a dailyfruit smoothie for a couple of years now, one part of following the Eat To Live diet. Now if I could just follow the rest of the book's recommendations I would be in good shape!

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      katiesnow 3 years ago

      yum!

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      This does sound very refreshing. I rarely drink a soda anymore. I love fruit. I want to try this.

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Can't wait to try this. Thanks!

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      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      I gave up soda about a year ago and drink mainly water, with treats of coffee and tea, but I do love a smoothie once in a while. This combo of flavors really sounds delicious!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I usually drink teas or water. have up sodas years ago. I love a good smoothie now and then.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      looks wonderful, I could really go for this right now

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      I love smoothies! In fact I just made myself a mango smoothie this afternoon. This Raspberry smoothie of yours, savateuse, looks both delicious and refreshing,

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      GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

      Nope not a soda freak, but a coffee nut (in more ways than one) But this looks refreshing and good, I'll try this for sure.....thanks.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      We love raspberries around here. This really does sound refreshing with the mint leaves. Yum!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Rarely drink a soda, mostly water. In summer a fruit drink sounds delicious though, and these would fit the bill. Looks so refreshing!