Valentine Chocolate-Cherry Smoothie

valentine cherries

Makes a single serving, double recipe to share.

Ingredients:

3/4 c frozen (not thawed) sweet cherries
1/2 c vanilla yogurt
1/4 c skim milk
1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
ice if needed

Directions

In blender, combine the cherries, yogurt, milk, cocoa and ice cubes.
Blend on high speed or ice-crush setting for 30 to 60 seconds, or until smooth. Pour into a glass. Serve immediately.

Calories: 160

Chocolate Smoothie

chocolate smoothie

Please note that this is NOT a good choice for weight loss. It is however a great post workout smoothie for people who are putting on muscle and has lots of protein and antioxidants.

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup vanilla nonfat yogurt
3 tablespoons chocolate sauce/syrup
3 tablespoons powdered almonds (can use peanut butter instead)
1 teaspoon flaxseed oil

Directions:

Blend together, add ice if you want it thicker.

Mocha Latte Smoothie

mocha latte

1 c skim milk
1 t. vanilla
2 T sugar or sweetener
3 T instant mocha flavored coffee
1 T instant coffee
2 T chocolate syrup
2 T vanilla or chocolate protein powder
1 c ice

Blend on low until smooth.

For a refreshing summer drink, omit the instant coffee and chocolate syrup, decrease milk to 3/4 cup and add 1/2 c. kahlua or coffee liquor.

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Those of you who are craving a little chocolate or a smoothie that tastes like a banana split but doesn’t have half the calories in it, and then this smoothie is just for you. It’s the type of smoothie which will have people coming back for more. Here is how to make yours.

First, you need to make sure that you have all your ingredients.

1 banana

1 Tbsp. chocolate syrup

1 C. skim milk

1 C. crushed ice

The rest is as easy to do as one, two, and three. Take all the ingredients and go about to put them in the blender. You will need to blend all these things until smooth when you do this you just have to pour it in a glass and be ready to share.