I am partnering with Hamilton Beach today to bring you all this recipe for a creamy & healthy Chocolate Raspberry Chia Seed Smoothie that only tastes like a decadent treat. As always, all opinions expressed below are 100% my own.
I have had a love/hate relationship with making smoothies. I love sipping on smoothies and packing them full of the good stuff. But I have often found myself hating actually having to blend them up. You do that first pulse of the blender just to have to take a spoon to scrape down the sides of the blender cup and scoop up what is laying on the bottom to get it all blended in and smooth & creamy. And often times I have to repeat that once or twice more. I know that a fancy pants high tech blender would solve my little blender conundrum, but have you all seen the price tags on some of those blender models?? Yikes!
When Hamilton Beach approached me about giving their new Wave-Action® Blender a whirl (see what I just did there ;) ), I was all in. I mean, what did I have to lose? Besides possibly my smoothie/blender frustrations. And the first thing that I whipped up in my new sleek & shiny Wave Action Blender was this smooth and creamy Chocolate Raspberry Chia Seed Smoothie. I kind of have a thing for making smoothies that tastes just like desserts since my mean sweet tooth can often get in the way of my attempts to eat healthier. ;) This creamy and chocolaty smoothie satisfied my sweet tooth without the guilt...
Chocolate Raspberry Chia Seed Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None
Ingredients (1 smoothie)
- 2/3 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 banana, frozen & chopped
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp mini semi sweet or dark chocolate chips
- small handful (about 1/3 cup) of fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1/2 cup of coconut or almond milk (or milk of your preference)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
Place all of the ingredients in your blender. Blend until smooth. (Tip- Use the Smoothie setting on your Hamilton Beach Wave-Action® Blender.) Pour into a glass, pop in a straw, and enjoy!
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So, let's chat about this Hamilton Beach Wave-Action® Blender for a sec, shall we? First of all, I love the that the four function buttons on the Wave-Action take out the guess work. Not only does each button tell you which function it performs, but it also lets you know which function is best for whatever you are blending up whether it be a smoothie, milkshake, or a fresh homemade salsa. Remember how I told you all about how much I loathe having to scrape down the sides of a blender cup 2-3 times while blending? Say goodbye to that little problem! The Wave-Action® Blender is designed to continuously force the contents of the pitcher down into the blades making for smoother results. But my favorite thing about the Wave-Action is the price tag, folks. I was actually shocked when I saw how much this blender retails for! Because when you use it, you think you are using a fancy pants blender with a hefty price tag. But nope! You get this fancy, high powered blender for the retail price of around $34.99! :)
In mere minutes, I was sipping on a creamy, delicious Chocolate Raspberry Chia Seed Smoothie thanks to my new Wave-Action blender. And the best part? I no longer have a love/hate relationship with making smoothies. ;)
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