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Recipe: Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie


To celebrate National Chocolate Milkshake Day, Greatist asked me to come up with a healthy version of a chocolate milkshake, and this recipe, adapted from Lucid Food, immediately came to mind. Using skim milk (or soy or almond, if that's your thing), cocoa powder, frozen blueberries, and a touch of maple syrup, it's almost as creamy and rich tasting as your classic diner milkshake, but with far less sugar and fat, and an added antioxidant boost from the cocoa powder and blueberries.

Serves 1.  Adapted from Lucid Food.

What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk (of your choice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 dash ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup (or agave)

What to Do:

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.  If desired, strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a glass for a smoother texture.
  2. Garnish with a few whole blueberries, and serve immediately.

What's your favorite way to make classic sweets a little bit healthier? Share your tips in the comments below!