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  • 1 ½ - 2 cups chocolate almond milk
  • 8 – 10 drops chocolate raspberry liquid stevia (SweetLeaf brand)
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons coconut oil, melted

When you think of flavor combinations, lots of things probably come to your mind. Chocolate and peanut butter. Peanut butter and banana. Strawberry and banana. On and on and on.

Another favorite flavor combination of mine that isn’t usually quite as top of mind is chocolate and raspberry.  And since SweetLeaf makes a flavored liquid stevia in this combination (seriously, I could buy stock in these babies), why not build a protein shake around it?

I kind of go all out with the chocolate in this one, so when I make it, I use chocolate almond milk, the chocolate raspberry stevia and chocolate protein powder.  If that’s too rich for you though, you can always use vanilla protein powder instead.  I also use an avocado in this one for the same reason I usually use avocados.  The creaminess.  There’s nothing like it and when I’m indulging in a decadent flavor like this one, I want my shake to be lusciously creamy.  It doesn’t change the flavor and adds some “good fat” to the shake as well.  You can also use plain or vanilla flavored yogurt to add creaminess if you’re not a fan of avocado.

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.