Chocolate Raspberry Sneaky Green Smoothie

Yes, the word “green” is in the title of this post. No, it’s not a typo. This is totally a green smoothie! I mean, look!

Chocolate Raspberry Sneaky Green Smoothie |

What? It’s actually chocolate brown?! Why, my gosh! It is!

Okay, I’ll stop now.

See, this Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie is actually a green smoothie, too. A sneaky green smoothie. I know there are a few (or a lot) of people (like my guy and my kid) who are a little put off by the green hue of a good green smoothie.

So I thought, hey! How about I come up with a series of smoothies that have the good green stuff inside, but if you’re not the one who made them, you’d never ever know?

Yep, I’m sneaky like that.

Chocolate Raspberry Sneaky Green Smoothie |

This smoothie has a full cup of fresh spinach – and a little flax seed thrown into the mix, too. But you just taste cool, creamy, slightly decadent chocolate-raspberry bliss.

What a way to show the love this Valentine’s Day: a little healthy deception.

Oh, and do you see that super-cool big clear straw? It’s glass! The folks over at Glass Dharma sent me a selection of their glass straws to try out, and I’m totally digging them. They’re a great eco-friendly solution for my recent smoothie obsession, and they’re remarkably strong (how strong? I even knocked one onto the kitchen floor [eep!], and it didn’t break!)

Print Recipe

Chocolate Raspberry Sneaky Green Smoothie

There's healthy green stuff in there, but no one will ever know! All they'll taste (and see) is chocolate raspberry bliss.

Yield: 1 large or 2 small smoothies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes



  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, plus a few more for garnish
  • 1 cup milk of your choice (I use almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed


Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with additional raspberries if desired. Serve with a straw.

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9 Responses to “Chocolate Raspberry Sneaky Green Smoothie”

  1. Charmaine (The Party DIY) posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Any smoothie that has a hidden healthy gem inside which includes spinach is something I must try. What a creative idea would of never guessed a smoothie with spinach and flaxseed would look so good.

  2. Julia posted on February 16, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Valentine’s Day may have passed, but I say keep the chocolate coming! Oh my gosh this looks so good! I’d drink it for breakfast any dern day sluuuuuurp!

    • Karen Troughton posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      Hee. :) Thanks Julia!

  3. madscar posted on February 18, 2014 at 1:24 am

    Love this Smoothie! Thanks for recipe:)

  4. Alyssa posted on February 18, 2014 at 5:35 am

    I’m a serious chocolate smoothie addict! I love how you can hide all those leafy greens and still make a totally decadent (but actually healthy) breakfast. I just made one with strawberries, but I’m definitely going to give this raspberry one a try. Chocolate and raspberries are probably one of my most favorite flavor combos on earth. Thanks for sharing!!

    • Karen Troughton posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks, Alyssa! Mmmm, strawberry and chocolate … such a perfect combo! :)

  5. Jelli posted on February 18, 2014 at 6:55 am

    This looks so tasty! I made a green smoothie for breakfast today, and though it was tasty and mango-flavored, chocolate ALWAYS hits the spot. Pinning.

    • Karen Troughton posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Thanks! I have actually been HUGE into mango smoothies these past few days. Something about them – so refreshing!

  6. Jordan Smith posted on September 19, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I have a feeling my daughter will like it! looks tasty

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