A lightly sweetened smoothie flavored with chocolate and raspberries. Filled with fruit, protein, and plenty of chocolate, this smoothie can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a healthy dessert.
If you’ve been around here for a while you know that I’m pretty much always looking for an excuse to eat chocolate. I allow myself one small piece of dark chocolate nearly every day, usually mid-afternoon. But sometimes, I need to get my chocolate fix in the morning and that’s when I whip up a Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie.
I try to start each day on a healthy note. It sets me up to make positive food choices throughout the day, and I love the momentum that comes along with eating a nutritious breakfast.
And here’s the good news – We can start our day with chocolate and feel good about it! This creamy Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie is loaded with real ingredients and it is sure to satisfy your chocolate craving.
As I’ve grown older and begun taking my diet more seriously, I have recognized how important it is to fill my body with food that fuels me.
Lately I’ve been using Born Sweet Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener when I want to sweeten up certain foods or beverages. Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener is made with only real ingredients, nothing artificial. It adds perfect sweetness with zero calories. I use it daily, sprinkled it into my morning cup of coffee, and it’s my go-to sweetener for my Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie.
Since this smoothie is made with unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, and slightly tart raspberries, it needs a little something to sweeten it up. I add a ½ teaspoon (2 packets) of Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener to impart a slight sweetness that makes this smoothie absolutely delicious.
You can drink this smoothie out of a glass or you can use it to make a smoothie bowl. I like to top my smoothie bowl with fresh berries, dark chocolate chips, chia seeds, and pistachios.
Whether you start your day with it, sip on it to get through your midday slump, or enjoy it as a healthy dessert, you’ll love this perfectly sweet, good-for-you smoothie!
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Thank you Born Sweet Zing™ Stevia Sweetener and Collective Bias, Inc. for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie
- 12 ounces unsweetened almond milk
- 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 teaspoon Born Sweet Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener 2 packets
- handful of ice
- Berries, cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips, for garnish (optional)
Place all ingredients (except garnish) in a blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.