Tropical Raspberry Lime Zinger

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on June 29, 2012


Every morning for breakfast while in Calgary, I made my favourite hot oatmeal for Diane and I. It was so chilly and rainy during our stay, the only thing on my mind was something hot. I had no desire for anything cold like vegan overnight oats or Green Monsters (except for the amazing peanut butter oatmeal smoothie my sister made me!)

On the bright side, at least it didn’t snow this June


You know how I said the first meal I was going to have once home was hot oatmeal?

Yea, that wasn’t happening. Once back in Ontario, the heat and humidity hit us like a brick when we stepped off the plane. Hot oatmeal won’t be happening for a loooong time.

Even our tire melted while we were gone!


That tire looked about as good as I felt at that moment. Deflated and tired!

Luckily, my handy man was able to put on the spare and get us home from the airport. I’m still amazed that those tiny spare tires even work…I don’t even think it touched the ground!


The only thing we could think of once home was something cold to drink. Unfortunately, the fridge was looking pretty bare, so I gathered whatever I could find.

  • a couple old limes
  • frozen raspberries
  • coconut oil
  • 1 frost-bitten frozen banana
  • agave


I’ll take it! It turned out tropical and refreshing with a zesty kick of lime. I’ve made it a couple times since I’ve been home now. I’m glad to finally have a use for my freezer-burned raspberries that have been in the freezer since who knows when.

PS- You know your limes are old when they look like lemons. It’s a miracle we’re still alive.


Tropical Raspberry Lime Zinger

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Yield: 2 cups


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh raspberries
  • 1 large frozen banana (peel and freeze before making)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp agave, or to taste (or other liquid sweetener)
  • ice, if necessary


1. Add all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Adjust sweetness to taste. You may need more or less agave depending on how tart your berries are. Add ice if desired. Slurp.


Happy Canada Day long weekend to my Canadian friends!

Here are some festive strawberry recipes if you are looking for some.


Cheers to hot summer days, long evening walks, cottage weekends, smoothies, ice cold beer, farmers markets, and everything in between.

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[email protected] July 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Those look beautiful and delicious!


Joy July 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm

That drink looks delicious! Don’t you just love rummaging around, finding random items, throwing them together, and making something fantastic? I can’t wait to try!


Suzanne Holt July 7, 2012 at 8:31 pm

The Tropical Raspberry Lime Zinger looks ah-mazing! It’s been in the 90’s all week this week and I can not wait to make this! I have all the ingredients here except for coconut oil– I hope that doesn’t make too big of a difference. Thanks for the recipe!


CJ @ Morsels of Life August 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Looks like just what we need with this hot and humid weather lately!


Natalie January 19, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Just found out about your blog a few weeks ago and I am in love! I started by making the green monster and it helped me feel a lot better after a horrible cold. By the way you have a gift for design because your site looks awsome :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 21, 2013 at 8:31 am

Thank you Natalie, so glad you are enjoying the blog!


Brie March 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm

I’m new to your blog. A friend recommended you when I was looking for smoothie recipes that were easy, fast and won’t produce a lot of wasted product. As I read through some of your blogs, I’m curious why I need to use a frozen banana over a fresh banana?

Thank you in advance.



Angela (Oh She Glows) March 13, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Hi Brie, The frozen banana gives smoothies a very creamy, “ice-cream” like texture


Brie March 13, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Thank you for the clarification.


India August 19, 2017 at 10:31 am

I don’t like bananas and I’m allergic to mangoes. What should I do to get creamy smoothies. BTW this looks incredible


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