Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Chocolate Raspberry SmoothieThis is another one of those ridiculously delectable smoothies that I must remind myself is as healthy as it tastes good. If you occasionally have sugar and/or chocolate cravings like I do, treat your sweet tooth with this delicious and satisfying smoothie without feeling an ounce of guilt. This chocolate raspberry smoothie also makes for a healthy dessert and is sure to be a hit!

It’s hard to top the chocolate-raspberry combination. Add a little banana and coconut oil into the mix and you’ve got all of your nutritional bases covered. The fruit and cacao provide plenty of antioxidant power along with vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, manganese, and fiber.

A good healthy fat like coconut oil is vital to great health. Think healthy skin, hair, heart, and immune system, weight loss and good digestion. If you supply your body with ample amounts of good fats, it has no need to store excess fat because you’re sending the signal that hunting season is good.

If you don’t have cacao powder or nibs, you could use a chocolate protein powder to flavor, or make this smoothie minus the chocolate. It will still taste delicious! I ended up using a little Greek yogurt the last time I made this and it turned out extra creamy. Enjoy!

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk of your choice (I opted for raw milk)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 fresh or frozen medium banana
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cacao nibs (optional)
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • A dash of sea salt

The Add-ons

  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • A dash of vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 serving of your preferred chocolate protein powder

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Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend away (usually 30-45 seconds) until the desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 280
  • Fat: 13g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Vitamin A: 3% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 62% RDA
  • Calcium: 19% RDA
  • Iron: 9% RDA

If you try this chocolate raspberry smoothie please leave a comment below and tell me all about it. Happy Blending!

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12 Responses to Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

  1. Sara #

    Super delicious!!! I added greek yogurt and vanilla extract. I have made this smoothie 4 times now. Make sure to add the coconut oil. I forgot it this last time and it doesnt taste quite the same without it.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Sara,

      Great to hear you’re enjoying this smoothie! Greek yogurt and vanilla extract, excellent add-ons :)

      Cheers,
      Ryan

  2. Tanya #

    Made a variation of this recipe today and it hit the spot! I used raw milk, frozen raspberries, raw egg, goji berries, coconut oil, cocao powder, vanilla, gelatin, turmeric, sea salt and a splash of maple syrup. Yum! Thanks for the inspiration! We have our own chickens, cows, orchard and berries so it’s fun to experiment.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Wow! Color me impressed, Tanya. That’s one nutritious and delicious sounding smoothie. I like the addition of turmeric, and the other ingredients are all top notch. I may have to come visit your farm sometime :)

      Cheers,
      Ryan

  3. Amy #

    I love it with vanilla almond milk and a strawberry thrown in to make it more sweet as well as maca or lucuma powder. I have a smoothie/juice shop in Ohio and this is going to be a staple!
    Vitalitysmoothie.com

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Nice add-ons, Amy. You’re no smoothie newbie :) Good luck with your smoothie/juice shop! If I’m ever in the area I’ll be sure to stop by.

      Regards,
      Ryan

  4. Michelle #

    This was absolutely delicious. I just had jaw surgery and have been trying to find tasty ways to get the nutrients I need. This was a real winner. Thank you!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You’re welcome, Michelle. Nice to hear you enjoyed this smoothie :)

  5. Leslie #

    What’s a good way to make this a full calorie smoothie? Trying to add a few pounds on.

  6. Christi #

    This was deeeeeelicious! I didn’t have a banana so I used a few peach slices to sweeten it.
    The ratio of cocoa to raspberries is perfect.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Substituting the peach for banana was a nice move, Christi! Nice to year you found this smoothie deeeeeelicious :)

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