Looking for something sweet to share with your sweetie? Skip the ice cream sundae and serve up a healthy smoothie instead. These recipes combine decadent, antioxidant-rich dark chocolate with fruity, fiber-filled raspberries for the perfect blend of irresistible flavor and nutritional benefits. Each makes enough for two””surprise your workout partner, or save leftovers for a second sweet treat later in the day.
Directions for all smoothies: Combine all ingredients in blender, adding liquids first, and blend to desired consistency.
Dark Chocolate-Raspberry Dream Smoothie
1-1/4 cups fat-free dairy milk or almond milk
1-1/3 cups (2 6-oz. containers) fat-free raspberry yogurt
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
2 scoops dark chocolate protein powder
½ dark chocolate and raspberry bar, chopped
Raspberry-Cocoa Bliss Shake
IFBB figure professional Melissa Transou, a fitness expert, wife and mother, blogs about the unique sports and nutrition needs of women and female athletes exclusively for Vitacost.com. Learn more about Melissa in this recent RXMuscle.com spotlight article, connect with her on Facebook or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.