One thing I’m absolutely loving right now: THIS SMOOTHIE! It’s sweet, creamy, and packed with tons of chocolate raspberry flavor. It tastes like a milkshake! Minus all the bad for you stuff. And it’s easy enough to whip up anytime of the day. I find this makes a fantastic breakfast, but also a great afternoon snack if you need something to hold you over until dinner. WIN!
I’m doing a mini-detox of sorts now that Summer is HERE and things are really starting to heat up. We’re going upstate next weekend, then straight to the beach for a pre-birthday celebration (yay!), so I feel the need to be a little good this week while we’re home. Plus, cake week is coming up! 7 days of cake, cake, cake! Just typing that makes me want to take a double bite of salad.
Anyway! To me a detox doesn’t mean sacrificing the foods I love, or my chocolate. Uh uh. Never gonna happen. It just means finding better ways to enjoy them. Luckily for us, I’ve found our solution! Let me show you…
This right here is what I’m talking about! Chocolate raspberry smoothies anyone?! These pretties are totally guilt free, and the perfect way to get our chocolate fix all day // everyday. Thank you, chocolate hazelnut milk! It sort of tastes like liquid Nutella. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend giving it a shot 🙂
The real key to making this smoothie all it can be is making sure you use frozen raspberries and a frozen banana. The colder the ingredients, the better! I know many of you may want to use fresh raspberries now that they’re in season, and that’s totally ok! Just place them in a small bowl with the banana for an hour or so, then blend away! Enjoy 🙂 xo
4 Ingredient Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie (Skinny, Vegan, Gluten Free)
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- (1) 8.25 ounce container of Pacific Brand Hazelnut Chocolate Non-dairy beverage
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- Place ingredients in blender, pulse until smooth. Serve at once!
*The smoothie will work with non-frozen ingredients, it just won’t be as thick OR cold as most folks like their blended beverages.
*I was compensated for writing this post. All opinions are, as always, my own.