If you are in a rush in the morning, this smoothie is an easy and delicious way to start your day. It packs in protein and fresh fruit to get you moving. Did you know by adding the dark chocolate to this recipe that you can help your skin? Studies show chocolate can help protect harmful UV rays, increase blood flow to the skin, and may improve skin structure.
Thanks to Kristina LaRue, a dietitian out of Orlando, who shared her recipe with us. More of her love of food and nutrition can be found on her blog, Love and Zest. Also be sure to check out #14DaysofChocolate on Pinterest for more chocolate recipes and health benefits.
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 2 dark chocolate squares, crumbled
- kashi cereal, honey toasted oats, topping
- honey drizzle, topping
- Blend ingredients together, and top with dark chocolate, cereal for crunch, and a little honey for extra sweetness.