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Raspberry Chocolate Smoothie

Don’t you love a great smoothie? I do! This raspberry chocolate smoothie is packed with nutrients, and it’s filling and tasty too.

This smoothie has cocoa powder (minimally processed) that is packed with heart and brain-healthy nutrients like flavonoids- new research also suggests that the nutrients in cocoa/chocolate may help to reduce age-related memory loss.

This smoothie also contains, a source of potassium; potassium is a key electrolyte that can help promote healthy blood pressure. Bananas are also a source of probiotics that can help to fuel our healthy gut bacteria because they need food too.

Try this smoothie as a replacement for a meal or as a snack or for post-workout recovery.

Enjoy!

Raspberry Chocolate Smoothie

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 5 minutes
  • Makes: 1 serving, 16-20 oz

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 Tbsp almond or cashew nut butter
  • 2 Tbsp raw cocoa powder
  • 10 oz Unsweetened almond, hemp or coconut milk
  • (Optional) 1 scoop or serving plant-based protein like sprouted rice, pea or hemp protein- I use Sunfood Unflavored Sprouted Rice Protein; you can also add unflavored and minimally processed whey protein

Directions:

  1. Wash and prepare ingredients
  2. Add ingredients to blender and blend on high for 45-60 seconds or until smoothie is well mixed
  3. Serve and enjoy!