How about a cool, refreshing smoothie to enjoy during the hot summer months that will satisfy you and curb your cravings for hours while you soak up those rays?! My Dark Chocolate Raspberry Avocado Smoothie is loaded with fiber (10 grams per serving) and healthy fat (heart healthy; monounsaturated fat), and is low in carbs! It has an awesomely rich flavor, thick consistency, and savory creaminess from the avocado that will delight your taste buds and keep you satisfied as those ice cream trucks pass you right on by. Typically when I write my recipes, I will just list a generic whey, casein, or blended protein in the ingredients. However, every once in a while I come across a protein that I just can’t help but mention and Jamie Eason’s signature protein line has led me to do just that! Enjoy!
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work…and yes it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…
DARK CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY AVOCADO SMOOTHIE
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (you may want to use cashew, almond, or milk of your choice)
2 scoops Jamie Eason chocolate Whey Protein Isolate Shake, or whey isolate of choice
1/2 large ripe avocado
1/2 cup fresh raspberries, frozen (save a few extra before freezing for garnish if you wish)
4 tsp. unsweetened dark cocoa powder
a few drops raspberry extract
pinch salt (optional)
How to Prepare (SO SIMPLE!)
1. Place your raspberries in the freezer ahead of time and allow to freeze until completely solid.
2. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until completely smooth.
NOTE: adjust to your desired consistency: add ice cubes* to make thicker or a touch more almond milk to make thinner.
3. Evenly divide the blended smoothie into two servings and sip it up (or spoon if you prefer thicker). Enjoy! OPTIONAL: garnish with a couple extra raspberries or sprinkle cocoa powder for presentation
Per smoothie (recipe makes 2): 300 calories, 28 grams protein, 15 grams carbohydrates (10 grams fiber!!), 15 grams healthy fat
100% TASTE, 0% GUILT
Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.