Raspberry, Banana, and Dark Chocolate Chip Sweetheart Smoothie

Hi Uncommon Design readers, My name is Audra, and I currently blog over at Cherished Bliss along with my sister, Ashley. For the past two years I have been the sole voice behind Once a Mom, Always a Cook where my primary focus has always been creating family recipes. At Cherished Bliss, my plan is to continue sharing old family recipes and new favorites that I pick up along the way. We would be delighted for you to stop by and visit anytime! Today I am honored to share a fun recipe for a Raspberry, Banana, and Dark Chocolate Chip Sweetheart Smoothie. This smoothie is a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day! It can be made for a yummy breakfast, an after school treat, or a healthy dessert option. Whatever time of day you choose to indulge in this Sweetheart Smoothie is a great time.

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Not only is this smoothie fun, but very healthy. Raspberries are a great source of Vitamin K and Magnesium, and is a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, and Manganese. Bananas are a wonderful source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C. Bananas are also known for their great source in Potassium and Manganese, and have a great source of Vitamin B6 as well. Dark Chocolate Chocolate has added benefits of a good source of Iron, Copper and Manganese and of course amazing antioxidants. With all the wonderful nutrients of this smoothie I didn’t want to add any refined sugar, so I chose to sweeten this treat with coconut sugar. Coconut Sugar is a nice replacement for white sugar with added benefits. With all types of sugars, refined or not, moderation is always recommend. I know you are ready for the recipe so let’s get started!

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Ingredients:

makes 5 cups

2 cups ice

1 cup milk, your choice

2 cups of fresh raspberries, rinsed

1 medium, ripe banana

4 TBSP coconut sugar

1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until nice and smooth!

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Once you have a nice and smooth consistency you are ready to serve your Sweetheart Smoothie to someone special! Garnish with festive straws and fresh raspberries. Enjoy!

Sweetheart Smoothie Sneak Peek

Can you say…YUM???

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If you want to check out more of my recipes, this yummy Blueberry Oatmeal Bread Recipe is waiting just for you!

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

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Comments

  1. Love the raspberries on the straws!!

  2. This inspired me to make a smoothie tonight. I just happened to have fresh raspberries in the frig. I just used ice, milk, raspberries, a little Splenda and some vanilla. It was incredible. Thanks for the post. I love the straws too.

  3. Looks yummy but it will have to wait. We broke our blender making a smoothie and I haven;t gone for a new one yet.

  4. This would be a gorgeous smoothie for Valentines, with just the right amount of chocolate to get those lovey-dovey feeling going :)

  5. what could you use instead of coconut sugar? brown sugar?

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