This chocolate raspberry smoothie is genuinely my favorite blender breakfast; I eat it multiple times a week!
This is truly my favorite smoothie recipe!
It's so delicious that I find it difficult to eat any other variety, as I'd just be longing for my chocolate raspberry goodness.
I've been meaning to post this for quite a while, but it's one of those recipes I never measured. A glug of milk, a handful of raspberries, a spoonful of cocoa...that's kind of how it used to go.
I have to say though, I'm glad I started noting exact amounts. Now, I know with certainty that it will always come out tasting great!
This recipe has gone through significant changes over the years. If I remember correctly, it originally started out with something like, four dates AND a tablespoon of honey.
Now that I'm focused on eating a lower sugar diet, I've been using a combination of honey and stevia to sweeten it.
I find that stevia tastes best when paired with another sweetener of some kind.
Another thing I stopped doing recently is adding greens (spinach, chard, kale) to my smoothies. I know that goes against everything you may read about 'Green Monster Smoothies' and how good they are for you, but I began sensing that the added fiber was upsetting my digestion. I swear, I'm the exception to every rule!
A Secret Ingredient...
I have another little tip to share, which I find makes this shake really special. Milk cubes!
I basically freeze my Homemade Coconut Milk in a regular ice-cube tray and keep the cubes on hand for smoothies. This addition gives the recipe a creamier, almost ice cream-like consistency that I just love.
You can use any milk to do this, and it's so easy to refill your trays as needed so you always have them on hand!
My Favorite Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie
- 1 cup milk of your choice see Notes
- ½ cup coconut water
- ½ avocado
- 1 ½ Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1-2 tsp honey (or as desired)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- stevia to taste
- 4 'milk' cubes or ice cubes
- Blend everything until smooth and creamy.
Though it goes without saying, you can sweeten this recipe however you like by using honey, dates, or maple syrup. Just add it to your taste.
Sometimes, I'll add in a tablespoon of walnuts or 1-2 Brazil nuts for extra nutrition.
I like to eat this with a spoon topped with goji berries.
Some of the items I use to make this recipe: