Chocolate Raspberry Shake

chocolateraspberryshakeThere’s something to be said for drinks in a jar. Every time I sip something out of a Mason jar, I get a cheap thrill. Maybe it’s millennial brainwashing, I don’t know. But whatever it is, it’s working.

Which brings me to this chocolate raspberry shake. Whoa. That’s all I can say. This shake marries two things I love most: chocolate and raspberries. What an all-star pairing. There’s also a banana in there, which seems odd. But trust me, it’s not. You can only taste a hint of it and the real stars in this shake are the chocolate and raspberries, as they should be.

I made this recipe this morning when I was working from home, and it was enough for two shakes. Great: I have one for now, and one for tomorrow morning when I actually have to go into the office. There’s something to be said to waking up to a good breakfast. It’s motivation to get out of bed, at the very least.

Feel free to top the shake as you please. I added some frozen raspberries, chia seeds, shredded coconut and cacao nibs.

Here’s the song I listened to to drown out the noise of the blender (there’s a lot of blending in this recipe).

Chocolate Raspberry Shake (slightly adapted from The First Mess)

Ingredients

Raspberry Layer:
1/2 frozen banana
3/4 cup frozen raspberries
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (or use stevia or other sweetener of your choice)
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk

Chocolate Layer:
1 frozen banana
1 1/2 tablespoons raw cacao (or cocoa) powder
1 tablespoon cashew butter
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (or agave)
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients for the raspberry layer in a blender. Whizz the mixture on high until smooth. Divide the raspberry layer between 2 glasses.

Rinse out the blender pitcher. Then, combine all of the ingredients for the chocolate layer in the blender. Whizz the mixture on high until smooth. Divide the chocolate layer between the 2 glasses.

Garnish the tops of the shakes with cacao nibs, shredded coconut, chia seeds, bashed up frozen raspberries, or anything else you like. Enjoy immediately.

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About Emily Wasserman

Hi! My name is Emily and I'm a writer based in St. Louis. If I was stranded on an island and could request three items of food, they would be avocados, Halloumi and chocolate croissants.
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