During the summer, I don’t really do that much cooking⎯particularly at breakfast. Breakfast is usually something light and fresh and thrown together in just a few minutes. This week, I’ve been having some fun with a basket of fresh raspberries. I’ve been tossing them into creamy breakfast parfaits, celebrating them in a delicate sauce that I twirl through a bowl of yogurt and whipping them into a few different smoothies. I think everyone has a favorite raspberry smoothie, but after making a few of them over the last few days, I think my personal favorite includes a generous handful of raspberries with a hint of chocolate. This is this recipe! Let me know if you enjoy the kiss of chocolate as much as I do.
Raspberry Smoothie With A Chocolate Kiss
Serving Size: 1 (~230 calories)
1 cup raspberries, frozen
1/2 cup almond milk (Store-bought or make your own!)
1/2 cup water
3 oz Greek yogurt or coconut milk yogurt
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 tablespoon good dark chocolate chips
1/8th teaspoon stevia
1-2 ice cubes, to thicken
Learn more about the better-for-you ingredients in this recipe:
Berries – Berries, including raspberries, are packed with antioxidants that fight free radicals, which are believed to contribute to disease and accelerate aging.
Chia Seeds – Healthy beauties love the versatility of chia seeds. Chia seeds are rich in fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to support healthy skin, hair and joints. In addition, Omega-3s are valued for their ability to fight heart disease, support a healthy immune system and help protect against abnormal blood clotting. Chia seeds are also believed to be useful in the fight against depression.
Place ingredients into a good powerful blender until smooth and creamy. Thin with water or thicken with ice if desired. Enjoy!
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