Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

My number 1 craving while I wasn’t eating sugar was chocolate. I made an awesome chocolate chickpea cake and cupcakes, but those were gone pretty quickly. I came up with an even healthier substitute: a chocolate raspberry smoothie with no added sugar.

It’s a simple combo of yogurt, milk, frozen raspberries and cocoa powder. The result is a decadent, thick, chocolaty and just barely sweet smoothie. In fact, you may find you need to add a sweetener or a sweeter fruit, especially if your raspberries aren’t particularly sweet.

This makes me want more smoothies. What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?


Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

  • 1/2 C plain yogurt (I used Greek)
  • 1/4-1/2 C milk
  • 1/2 C frozen raspberries
  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • Optional: banana or honey or agave to sweeten it up

Place all ingredients in blender or food processor, starting with 1/4 cup of milk. Blend until smooth and add more milk if too thick. Add optional ingredients if it’s not sweet enough.

25 Comments on Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

  1. Monet
    February 4, 2011 at 11:57 am (5 years ago)

    I can’t do smoothies unless it is really warm outside, but I’m saving this recipe for the summer! I love the combination of chocolate and raspberries :-) Thank you for sharing such a great concoction. My favorite smoothie is peanut butter banana!

  2. Dani
    February 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm (5 years ago)

    LOL on the “barely sweet”. Maybe in summer it’ll be sweeter. Have you tried two-ingredient frozen banana ice cream with unsweetened cocoa added?

  3. Amy
    February 4, 2011 at 2:52 pm (5 years ago)

    I will have to try this smoothie! The combination of flavors sounds wonderful, and refreshing as well as satisfying to a sweet craving!
    Amy recently posted Winter Road Shortbread

  4. Stephanie
    February 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm (5 years ago)

    Monet – it’s been unseasonably warm here, so a smoothie totally worked. Usually in February I wouldn’t think about making a smoothie either! PB & choc sounds delicious.

    Dani – yeah, fresh raspberries in season would probably be sweeter. Yes, I’ve tried that but totally forgot about it! Thanks for reminding me.

    Amy – definitely refreshing and satisfying. It was super thick and decadent made with Greek yogurt.

  5. torviewtoronto
    February 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm (5 years ago)

    beautiful and delicious I like the addition of cocoa

  6. Wheels
    February 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm (5 years ago)

    Jamba Juice had a Peanut Butter Moo’d that had chocolate base, froyo, sorbet and peanut butter and was amaaaazing. Can you come up with one that’s healthier? :) Oh the Jamba version had bananas but I always subbed them out.

    • Stephanie
      February 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm (5 years ago)

      Wheels – oooh I like a good challenge! I’m on it, will let you know what I come up with…

  7. Paula
    February 5, 2011 at 9:19 am (5 years ago)

    I can`t stop looking at this! It`s absolutely divine and I want to try this…

    Have a great time,
    Paula recently posted Gotowana Babka z Patelni Delimano

  8. Lauren
    February 5, 2011 at 11:37 am (5 years ago)

    I am attempting to eat less sugar as well, and my inner sugaraholic is definitely drawn to this delicious-looking smoothie! Chocolate and raspberry is such a classic flavor combination, and I can’t believe I’ve never had a smoothie that features it. I must make this soon!
    Lauren recently posted 100 Whole Wheat Anadama Bread

  9. Baking Serendipity
    February 5, 2011 at 7:36 pm (5 years ago)

    This looks so, so good! I love the balance of healthy and indulgent and smoothies are one of my favorite ways to start the day :)
    Baking Serendipity recently posted Super Bowl Snacks

  10. Paula S
    April 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Where do you recommend purchasing cocoa powder from (preferably online)? I live in Canada and the only place I’ve found it is whole foods which is very expensive.

    Paula S recently posted Double Green Smoothie

    • Stephanie Nuccitelli
      May 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Paula, I’m not familiar with which websites will ship to Canada, but I’ve had luck finding baking ingredients on Amazon. I love Scharffen Berger cocoa, so I would try Googling that with “ship to Canada” or something similar. Good luck!

  11. Andrew
    November 29, 2013 at 1:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Add sugar and less cocoa powder

  12. Serena
    April 1, 2014 at 2:44 pm (2 years ago)

    I love making healthy smoothies and I am always looking for ones that have ingredients that I have on hand, this is deff one!


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