With the start of a new year, I always find myself wanting to clean up my eating and detox a little bit. I’m sure I’m not alone in that! Smoothies are my go-to breakfast pretty much all year long, but over the holidays I tend to eat far more pancakes and waffles than usual, just because I can. Come January, I like to get back to basics a little bit, so today I wanted to share one of my favorite smoothie recipes with you! This Detox Chocolate Berry Smoothie recipe features yummy, wholesome ingredients and no added sugar so it’s a nice option if you’re looking to lighten things up a little bit.
Chocolate Berry Smoothie
Come January I like to get back to basics a little bit, so I'm sharing my favorite smoothie recipes!
- fresh raspberries: ½ cup
- plain Greek yogurt: ¼ cup
- vanilla extract: ½ teaspoon
- cocoa powder: 1 tablespoon
- vanilla almond milk: 1 cup
- ice cubes: 6 - 8
Step 1: Begin by placing all of your ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed for 2 minutes.
Step 2: If your smoothie isn't as thick as you'd like, add more ice and blend again. If your smoothie is too thick for your liking, add a bit more almond milk.
Step 3: Pour into a glass, top with a bit of fresh fruit if you like and voila! You're done. Time to start sipping.
If you prefer a different kind of berry, feel free to sub out the raspberries. Strawberries are particularly yummy! If you want to use carob powder instead of cocoa powder, that works great in this smoothie, too. I use almond milk, because other than a bit of Greek yogurt and the occasional cheese, I limit the amount of dairy I consume. That said, use whatever milk makes you happy. If you'd like your smoothie a bit sweeter, I'd suggest using a bit of honey or stevia to keep it as healthful as possible.
Photos by Cyd Converse/The Sweetest Occasion for Momtastic