Health Smoothie Recipes with Raisins

About Raisins

Raisins are dried grapes.  Most the raisins consumed in the United States come from California.

Nutrition Benefits of Raisins

Raisins have been linked to benefits related to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, inflammation, acne, alzheimers, allergies, eye health, gout, and other health conditions.  A lot of this is from their antioxidant properties, in particular their high amount of polyphenols.  Many people are familiar that grapes (and raisins) contain resveratrol, which has been linked to various health benefits.  Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol antioxidant.

Smoothie Tips

We use raisins as one of our preferred natural sweeteners.  You can substitute raisins with dates or a sweetener of your choice.  Or if you find the recipe too sweet, you can leave them out.

Dates and raisins are both difficult for cheaper blenders because they are gooey.  If your blender is having too hard of a time with them, consider replacing them with a different natural sugar like coconut palm sugar.

We recommend using organic raisins since grapes are heavily sprayed and you eat the peel.

Nutrition Facts

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Raisins scores well for 2 health goals

This ingredient was scored for various health goals Learn more.

Learn why

Breast Cancer

Recipe Score:86

Learn why


Recipe Score:84

The Research

Breast Cancer: Score 86


In summary, we showed for the first time that resveratrol regulates cell cycle progression by targeting AURKA and PLK1. Our findings highlight the potential use of resveratrol as an adjuvant therapy for breast cancer.

Lab Studies:

Cancer: Score 84


In Vitro: Raisins exhibit antiproliferative effects on gastric cancer cell growth.

Lab Studies:

How Our Scoring System Works

For each health goal, we assigned a score to each recipe and each ingredient. This helps you better understand the correlation that medical research is suggesting between foods and benefits to various health goals. Our scoring system is based on REAL RESEARCH published on pubmed.gov. This is a website that curates over 25 million different biomedical journals.



What we consider when creating your scores:

  • 1Type of Study (human, animal, lab, or academic review)
  • 2Amount of Research
  • 3What the Research Says
  • 4How much of the ingredient we use (for the recipes)
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