Who else has been craving cold, fruity smoothies these past couple weeks?
As the weather has become too hot to cook over the stove, I’ve become creative with my smoothie blends. This sweetheart smoothie is a perfect combo of two of my favorite flavors—raspberry & chocolate. If you’re in the mood for a creamy, slightly tart & sweet smoothie to cool you off, this is the perfect recipe for you! Let’s make smoothies!
I recently was at a new-to-me smoothie and juice bar in Buffalo with one of my friends. On their menu was a smoothie bowl made with berries and cacao. After devouring the bowl, which was topped with shredded coconut and perfectly crisp granola, I knew I had to recreate my own version of it.
My love for frozen white sweet potato made its way to my version of the berry-cacao smoothie. White sweet potato is more dry and more neutral in flavor than regular sweet potato but also sweeter than regular white potato. The result of steamed and frozen white sweet potato is a soft, creamy, and extremely sweet base for this smoothie bowl.
Now that raspberries are in season, days are hotter, and the time we want to spend in the kitchen is shorter, this smoothie is the perfect start to any busy, hot day. Also, who doesn’t love a raspberry-chocolate “sweetheart” combo?
With only 7 ingredients, 5 minutes, and a blender, you can have this smoothie bowl on your table easily & quickly!
If you try this recipe, be sure to comment, leave a rating, and don’t forget to tag a photo #thelocalsprout on Instagram! I can’t wait to hear what you think!
- ½ cup raspberries, frozen
- 1 cup frozen cauliflower (or sub banana)
- ⅔ cup white sweet potato, steamed and frozen* (or sub banana)
- ½ cup plant-based milk (I used oat milk)
- ½ Tbsp. cacao powder (or sub cocoa)**
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- pinch salt
- Place all ingredients in blender***. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, scraping the edges halfway through to ensure evenness.
- Scoop into bowl, sprinkle with toppings if desired and serve immediately.
**See my post on cacao vrs. cocoa.
***If you plan on making smoothies frequently, I definitely suggest investing in a good blender. (I went through 3 cheep blenders over the course of one semester in college. no joke). I love my Vitamix - probably one of the best Christmas gifts I’ve ever received. It literally holds up anything. You can buy them certified refurbished which helps cut the cost and still gives you a great product.
Nutrition Information is a rough estimate of the full recipe without toppings.