Raspberry smoothie with buttermilk and pistachios

August 24, 2013

Raspberry smoothie with buttermilk and pistachios

Come summer, my raspberry bushes are crawling with fruit. And even though the birds eat their fair share, I harvest an abundance of the vibrant little berries every day. I sometimes even get enough to make a batch of jam, but most of the time we enjoy them on their own, in sorbets, in a cobbler made with local peaches… or in this luscious smoothie.

Although this is a simple concoction, the flavors all work together marvelously. The buttermilk adds its lovely tanginess, the lemon its delicious zestiness and the ground pistachios, sprinkled on top of the smoothie, their delightful crunch.

Last but not least, buttermilk – despite what its name may evoke – has about the same nutritional value and calories as lowfat milk, yet it delivers a wonderful creamy texture. It gives this smoothie a luxurious consistency, without all the calories. You can’t beat that!

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Raspberry smoothie with buttermilk and pistachios

Here’s another delicious smoothie: Citrus lassi with fresh mint and crushed anise seeds

Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

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Angie@Angie's Recipes August 24, 2013 at 9:38 am

It might be simple, but very tasty! The pistachio topping is brilliant!

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Viviane August 24, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Thank you, Angie!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com August 28, 2013 at 1:13 am

i love the use of buttermilk in this smoothie. Yum!!

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