Creamy Raspberry Chip Smoothie (5 Minutes!)

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Raspberry banana smoothie overflowing in a glass topped with raspberries, coconut yogurt, and cacao nibs

“Delightful, fresh, and an undeniable SNACK” is our usual morning mantra. We start by saying these descriptors in the mirror, then we grab our blenders and whip up this (delightful, fresh, snack-able) raspberry smoothie. Coincidence? Nah. You are what you eat, after all! 

Just 6 ingredients and 5 minutes required for this creamy, sweet treat! It’s also the perfect base for a scoop of protein powder or some salty chocolate granola. Time to get your snack on, friends! Let us show you how it’s done!

Dairy-free yogurt, banana, cashew butter, dairy-free milk, raspberries, and cacao nibs

To get this smoothie going, you’ll need just a handful of simple ingredients! Frozen raspberries and banana create the creamy, tart-sweet base, while dairy-free yogurt and cashew butter add richness.

Overhead shot of adding dairy-free milk into a blender with cashew butter, banana, and raspberries

Then add your choice of milk to get the blender whirling and some cacao nibs for crunchy pops of chocolate flavor.

Pouring a raspberry chip smoothie from a blender into a glass

If you want it sweeter, add in some pitted dates, or if you want it to be more filling, add in your favorite protein powder (we recommend vanilla).

Hand reaching in to pick up a glass of raspberry banana smoothie topped with raspberries and cacao nibs

We hope you LOVE this raspberry chip smoothie! It’s:

Naturally sweet
Studded with chocolate
& SO quick & easy!

It’s a satisfying snack or on-the-go breakfast, especially if you opt to add protein powder! Or enjoy as a gorgeous smoothie bowl topped with cacao nibs, fresh fruit, and your favorite granola. We especially love it with our Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Granola!

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Overhead shot of two glasses of our raspberry banana smoothie recipe topped with raspberries and cacao nibs

Creamy Raspberry Chip Smoothie (5 Minutes!)

A creamy raspberry banana smoothie with crunchy, chocolaty cacao nib “chips.” Super snack-able, plant-based, and ready in 5 minutes with 6 ingredients and a blender!
Author Minimalist Baker
Overhead shot of a raspberry banana smoothie with cacao nibs and fresh raspberries
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 (~1 ¼ cup servings)
Course Breakfast, Smoothie, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 1 Day


  • 1 cup dairy-free milk (plain, unsweetened // we used almond)
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup frozen sliced banana (1 large banana yields ~1 cup or 150 g)
  • 2 Tbsp dairy-free yogurt (we used coconut yogurt)
  • 2 Tbsp cashew butter (we like Artisana // see notes if nut-free*)
  • 2 Tbsp cacao nibs (or sub dark chocolate chips)

ADD INS optional

  • 1-2 large medjool dates, pitted (for added sweetness)
  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice (we recommend vanilla)

TOPPINGS optional


  • In a high-speed blender, combine dairy-free milk, frozen raspberries, frozen bananas, yogurt, and cashew butter. Blend on high until smooth. Taste and adjust, adding pitted dates for more sweetness or protein powder for a more filling smoothie.
  • Add cacao nibs and pulse/blend very briefly to mix them in — about 3 seconds. Option to garnish with more yogurt, cacao nibs, fresh raspberries, or granola for texture!
  • Best when fresh. Keeps for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator, but it will get thinner in texture. You could also freeze into an ice cube tray and re-blend later (adding more dairy-free milk as needed to encourage blending), or freeze into popsicles!


*Nut-free option: We tested this with tahini and it added a very slight bitterness, but we still enjoyed it. We haven’t tried sunflower butter, but we think it would also work!
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients.

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 257 Carbohydrates: 32.3 g Protein: 5.8 g Fat: 14.3 g Saturated Fat: 5.3 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.7 g Monounsaturated Fat: 5.4 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 93 mg Potassium: 563 mg Fiber: 7.1 g Sugar: 15 g Vitamin A: 16 IU Vitamin C: 18.2 mg Calcium: 258 mg Iron: 2.2 mg

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  1. Toni says

    It appears that Bob’s Red Mill Protein Powder is discontinued. What is a tasty alternative or a brand that is similar in taste?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Toni, we’ve been enjoying Epic brand vanilla protein for a vegan option or Orchestra Provisions for a non-vegan option.

  2. Aline says

    The best smoothie I have tried in years!! It was so good that as soon as I made it I started prepping some frozen raspberries & bananas to make some more in the coming days!! Will probably freeze some into popsicles! It’s so good!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      YAY! We’re so glad to hear you’re enjoying it, Aline. Thank you for the lovely review! xo

  3. Rory says

    This was an AMAZING recipe! I have nut allergies so I tried it with sunflower butter and it tasted so good! I also added coconut oil just for texture and that worked too!

  4. Laura D says

    This was really yummy. I made it with vanilla flavored soymilk, added a couple medjool dates, plain cashew yogurt, and didn’t have time to freeze my banana. I also didn’t have cacao nibs so i put some cocoa powder instead. I enjoyed it a lot! Would probably be even better if the banana was frozen and with the nibs.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications, Laura! xo

  5. Viktoriya says

    I love raspberries and chocolate, yet somehow spaced out the chocochips and only realized after I guzzled the smoothie down haha. Super creamy and delicious. Thank you for this creation.

  6. Evelyn says

    YUM! Even with a few subs because I didn’t have coconut yogurt or cashew butter. I used a frozen coconut milk ice cube instead. I especially loved the cacao nibs added at the end for crunchy bites in the smoothie. Great recipe!

  7. Annie says

    This was delicious! I didn’t have protein powder so I added 2T Hemp hearts for 6g protein. I did add 1/2 c extra milk to obtain my ideal thickness. I’m working on increasing my fiber and this smoothie is perfect! Thanks 😊