Everyone is eating smoothies because they’re good for you. What about having one just because it tastes good? I set out to make a dessert smoothie, and it’s pretty delicious. It also turned out to be pretty healthy too. It’s dessert you can have for breakfast and not feel guilty about it!
Raspberries are one of my favorite fruits. I was searching for raspberry recipes one day and came across one for chocolate raspberry coconut bars. They looked yummy, and that’s what inspired this smoothie.
I started with Dannon Light & Fit vanilla flavored Greek yogurt. For the liquid I used So Delicious organic coconut milk. Then I add a frozen banana. (I peel a few and freeze them in a ziploc bag to have on hand when I need them.) Next I added the frozen raspberries, shredded coconut and a dash of cinnamon. For the chocolate flavor I used a packet of Swiss Miss No Sugar Added hot chocolate.
This smoothie has all kind of health benefits. You have the calcium and protein in the yogurt. The coconut milk and shredded coconut is full of healthy fats. Bananas are packed with vitamins like B6 and C. Raspberries are also full of vitamins, and thanks to their bright red color they also contain antioxidants. Finally, cinnamon has been proven to regulate blood sugar. The hot chocolate mix doesn’t add a lot of nutritional value, but it adds the chocolate flavor that takes this smoothie from good to decadent.
It makes about 2 cups and comes out to around 409 calories. That’s not bad for breakfast, and with all that fruit, protein and good fat, it gets me through to lunch without needing a morning snack. If you have this for a snack, just split in half and share. Then you’ll get half the calories.
Chocolate Raspberry Coconut Smoothie Recipe
1/2 cup Dannon Light & Fit vanilla flavored Greek yogurt
1/2 cup So Delicious organic coconut milk
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen raspberries
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 packet of Swiss Miss No Sugar Added Hot Chocolate
Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.