R is for Raspberries

Although they are small, raspberries contain a ton of vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C is one of the most abundant vitamins in raspberries. Vitamin C is an essential dietary component and needs to be consumed through diet. Vitamin C plays an important role in a number of functions including protein metabolism, production of collagen and many more things. Raspberries also contain folate, vitamin B1, potassium and many other nutrients. 

Ever notice that your raspberries spoil quickly? Next time you buy raspberries hold off on washing them. Washing raspberries makes them more prone to spoiling. Also place the raspberries in the fridge to help slow down the spoiling process.  

With a recipe like this though, the raspberries won’t be around long enough to spoil! 

PB & J Smoothie


  • 1 cup Raspberries
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Butter or any other nut butter
  • 1 cup Milk of choice
  • ½ of a banana
  • 1 cup of ice optional


  • Combine the raspberries, peanut butter, milk, banana, until smooth.
  • Add ice and continue to blend if desired. Frozen raspberries can be substituted and ice can be omitted.

Guest Blogger: Sarah Lennon

Sarah is a Siena College alumna and current dietetics student at the University of Alabama. She expects to complete the DPD program within the next year and pursue a dietetic internship shortly after. She aspires to someday complete the necessary requirements to be a registered dietitian. 

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