With the temperature rising and summer approaching, it is time to look for a quick, cool and refreshing snack and beverage that will satisfy your sweet tooth and provide your body with protein. If you are a chocolate lover, this is the recipe for you!
This recipe provides one serving and requires only five minutes of your time! This easy-to-make smoothie is packed with 11 grams of protein and is 35% calcium. With this amount of calcium and protein, the treat acts as the perfect after school snack to hold you and your kids over until dinner. This smoothie is also perfect for when you are on the go or Saturday afternoon, and its protein will help you push through a busy day. The ingredients will provide you with excellent nourishment: Medjool dates are rich in fiber and have a caramel-like taste that compliments the chocolate milk and cocoa powder.
Not only will the amount of protein make this your go-to smoothie, but the sweetness of this beverage will satisfy your sweet tooth and put an end to all your guilty pleasures!
• 1 cup low-fat chocolate milk
• ó cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
• 3 pitted Medjool dates
• 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
The first step is to combine your cup of low-fat chocolate milk, ó cup of frozen unsweetened raspberries, Medjool dates and unsweetened cocoa powder. After this, blend these ingredients until smooth. Lastly, pour the smoothie into a glass and serve immediately! If you’re out of low-fat chocolate milk, ice cream can act as great substitute.
*Pro tip: If you are looking for presentation points at the family cookout or during a relaxing Saturday with your friends, add a couple of fresh raspberries and chocolate shavings as garnishments.
Check out the full recipe at DairyGood.