This chocolate raspberry cheesecake smoothie tastes indulgent, but is actually good for you! Packed with protein, fiber, and delicious chocolate flavor from CocoaVia® Sweetened Dark Chocolate supplement packs. Get your daily dose of cocoa flavanols!
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Today I have a delicious smoothie recipe to share with you! One of my favorite desserts is cheesecake. Whenever it’s a special occasion, I almost always request cheesecake. If there’s a chocolate cheesecake option, you can most definitely assume that I will be indulging on a slice! It’s the most perfect creamy dessert option.
I decided to create a smoothie that mimics this cheesecake flavor, while minimizing the fat and sugar, and increasing protein! This chocolate raspberry smoothie tastes just like a creamy cheesecake with sweet raspberry flavor and a rich dark chocolate taste.
This smoothie uses CocoaVia®, a daily cocoa extract supplement that delivers the highest concentration of cocoa flavanols, which are scientifically proven to promote a healthy heart by supporting healthy blood flow†. CocoaVia® supplement is made using a patented Cocoapro® process, guaranteeing the highest concentration of cocoa flavanols available in a dietary supplement. The cocoa flavanols in CocoaVia® are backed by two decades of scientific research that suggests these powerful plant-derived nutrients from cocoa beans may play a valuable role in cardiovascular health.
While chocolate is a fabulous treat, it’s not always a reliable way to get sufficient quantities of cocoa flavanols. The benefits of chocolate actually comes from the cocoa flavanols, not the perfect cacao or the darkness of the chocolate. Traditional cocoa processing, which includes drying, fermenting and roasting of beans, destroys many of the flavanols naturally present in the cocoa bean. CocoaVia® supplement isolates the “good stuff” in chocolate in a convenient, versatile form, without all the calories and fat. For more information, visit www.CocoaVia.com.
Taken daily, the cocoa flavanols in CocoaVia® cocoa extract supplement help support healthy blood flow† important for heart, brain and skin health, and exercise performance. The cocoa flavanols are best absorbed in your body when you drink them immediately after using them which is why I’ve been enjoying this creamy cheesecake smoothie right out of the blender!
Enjoy this tasty treat as a breakfast, or a snack anytime during the day. If you workout in the morning, this would be a great post-workout smoothie! The vanilla protein powder, cottage cheese and Greek yogurt adds a nice punch of protein and the raspberries adds a nice dose of protein. This smoothie is sure to keep you full until your next meal!
Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground flax seed
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- juice from a small lemon
- 1 pkt Cocovia Supplement Dark Chocolate Sweetened
- 1 graham cracker, crumbled
Blend all ingredients except for the graham cracker until smooth and creamy.
Garnish with the crumbled graham cracker.
†This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.