Raspberry-Mango Batido

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Can I tell you guys about my philosophy on food blogging and photography? I want everything to look as realistic as possible. More specifically, my husband and I (or his co-workers) actually eat all of this food that I make, so I don’t do any weird stuff to it to make it look more appealing to the camera. I refuse to spray cooking spray on a slice of pie to make it shiny. I don’t even use tweezers to garnish, as I don’t want to pluck my eyebrows with cilantro-smelling tweezers. I just make everything as my recipe calls for, try to plate it up as nicely as possible, and hope for the best. Post-processing is minimal, with just a few white balance corrections and exposure edits if necessary. I’m in and out of Lightroom as quickly as possible, to be honest.

Rapberry-Mango Batido - A fruity and fun Cuban milkshake! | foxeslovelemons.com

So sometimes, I end up with a mauve-colored Cuban milkshake. And in my back of my head, a little voice is going “add food coloring to it!” But an even bigger voice knows that I don’t want to fool anybody. Sure, I could make this a lovely shade of pink with some red food coloring. But what about if you make it at home? You’ll get a mauve-colored drink and know I pulled a fast one on you. And fast ones are no good.

This Raspberry-Mango Batido is mauve. It is the color of the carpeting at your granny’s house. Sure, I could have just scrapped this recipe/blog post completely, but I didn’t want to, because this tastes delicious. It’s a combination of both vanilla frozen yogurt (or ice cream) and raspberry sorbet, blended with chunks of mango and almond milk. It’s fruity, it’s fun, and if there was an official milkshake of a mauve-themed brunch, I think this one would be it.

Rapberry-Mango Batido - A fruity and fun Cuban milkshake! | foxeslovelemons.com

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Raspberry-Mango Batido

Yield: 2 to 3 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 cup raspberry sorbet
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 3/4 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey (optional)


  1. In blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

This recipe originally appeared here on the Naturebox blog.

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  1. This looks delicious! I love raspberries and mangos – perfect for a quick breakfast! Pinned!

  2. What a delicious flavor combination! Make mine a double 😉

  3. This looks like it would be so refreshing!

  4. I totally hear ya! I want my food to look pretty, too, but I’m not about to get all crazy with food dyes and lacquer. I’ve heard some people use a tampon soaked in water and heated in the microwave to create extra steam behind dishes. {And oh my gosh, I totally just wrote “tampon” in your comments. Sorry. haha!} I’ve gone as far as to use leftover morning coffee or balsamic vinegar mixed with water to create faux-tea for a prop, but I think that’s as far as it will go. I think. 😉 Great recipe, mauve or not! And your blog is adorable. I think I squealed a little when I clicked over.

    • Haha, so as I skimmed this comment, the first word I saw was “tampon,” and I was totally like “WHAT IN THE WORLD is this girl talking about?”

      But yeah, that insane. No way do I care about fake steam coming off of my plates enough to ever consider that. The most I’ve *tried* to do was re-French-press that morning’s coffee grounds to try to make a fake-ish cup of coffee for the background. It didn’t work, and ended up looking horrible, so I just had to make new coffee! haha.

  5. Ohmigosh, Lori… This sounds SO good right now! Lucky me… I have everything I need for it, too! 🙂

  6. oh, I’ve never made a batido!! Love this and can’t wait to try it!

  7. I’m with you on minimal post processing! I do have an area to shoot my pics but I don’t do any weird food photography stuff except maybe sprinkle a few leaves of garnish! I think this looks wonderful!

  8. You really don’t have to make this drink appealing. It’s as awesome as it can be! Love the milky, creamy look with the natural colors. Bravo!

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  9. I have no problem with a mauve colored drink when it includes all these delicious ingredients! 🙂

  10. Now this is a smoothie I’d drink! Also mauve is girly and isn’t brunch just a tad girly? It goes together.

  11. Wow that sounds incredible.

  12. I’m with you, I NEVER fake it and the thought of faking it never has crossed my mind, it doesn’t seem real that way, is it staged, hell yes. But that is as far as I go, LOL. I never had one of these, but this looks delish and I totally wanna try it and maybe booze it up LOL!

  13. Embrace the mauve! Embrace it! Honestly this is not a bad color. Sure it doesn’t pop but at least it’s not turd-brown. 🙂

  14. Love that you are “keeping it real” It’s definitely hard because you want the food to look great, but don’t want to come across as not being totally real with what you made. Either way I am obsessed with the color of these – they are really, really pretty! And sounds amazing! Pinned!

  15. Lol. I would’ve gathered an angry mob and come to your house with pitchforks and blazing torches if you tricked us with food colouring. Who cares if it’s mauve when it tastes so damn good?! I just read the tampon comment below and I can’t stop laughing.

  16. This looks amazing! I had never heard of a batido. Thanks for the sharing with #BrunchWeek.

  17. I have never heard of a batido, yours looks creamy and delicious!

  18. Haha, good point Susan! I made a drink in one of the girliest colors possible!

  19. Thumbs up for realistic photography, Sophia!

  20. Hahaha, Karen. New rule: mauve > turd-brown.

  21. Aww, thanks Chelsea. You know, the more I look at them, the more I kind of LIKE the color 😉

  22. Haha I know! It’s the first (and maybe last?) time somebody has said the word “tampon” in response to one of my blog posts 😉

    Don’t send the angry mob here! My dog will growl at them. But then roll over for belly rubs.

  23. This looks pretty darn delicious. And I happen to like mauve. I even had what I think was a mauve t-shirt (I’m colourblind, so perhaps it wasn’t mauve…) which has mysteriously vanished. Anyway, almond and raspberry are my two absolute favourite flavours, so I’m bookmarking this one – it’s getting mighty hot here in Taipei and I may need to whip this up one day!

  24. Haha, mauve for the win! This is the perfect drink for any hot day. Thanks for stopping by, Tom!

  25. I like the color mauve, and I really like this milkshake! Mangos and raspberries…looooove 🙂

  26. LOL I love it. I totally agree, I have to eat it all too, I can’t afford to throw stuff away! I often get frustrated when things are weird colors or I can’t get the lighting right. I’m glad you stuck to your guns and showed off your mauve milkshake with pride 🙂

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