Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like chocolate.  I am all for any holiday that encourages me to eat lots of chocolate, and encourages others to buy me chocolate.  Win, win right?

If you are married, in a relationship or unattached this Valentine’s Day, this recipe is for you.  You can feel good about drinking it because it’s healthy, but it tastes like a treat.

Any time of the year, this makes for a wonderful breakfast or after dinner treat.

Hubby and I actually had our first date on Valentine’s Day, so I’ll always have a soft spot for this holiday.  But I also remember the many times I was single, so I think spiking this sucker with a little raspberry liquor and call some gals over for a dance party sounds like an amazing way to spend the night :)

Health highlight of Raspberries:  All berries are extremely healthy and packed with nutrients.  Raspberries are loaded with flavonoids and antioxidants, as well as being anti-inflammatory.  New research even suggests a compound in raspberries could help boost fat metabolism.  Raspberries can help support heart health through reduction of cholesterol and blood pressure.  They are a great source of fiber, and have been linked to cancer prevention!

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie
Recipe type: Vegan, Healthy Sweet
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 10 oz Raspberries (I used frozen)
  • ¼ cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 cups Almond Milk (unsweetened)
  • Maple Syrup or Dates (to sweeten, to taste – it depends on how sweet your raspberries are)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to the blender
  2. Blend until well broken down and mixed
  3. Add ice if needed to thicken and/or cool
  4. Drink up and enjoy!!!

 

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