14 April 2012

Choco Snazzle Smoothie Shake


I made this smoothie for Cooper and I tonight. It is Saturday night and I thought we deserved a treat. It has milk and greek yoghurt in it, so it part smoothie and part shake and it tastes lush.



A thick, smooth chocolate drink inspired by memories of the Chocolate and Raspberry Sorbet I made last October. I had it in my mind today after talking to Kavey about her ice cream challenge 'Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream'. The topic this month is Sorbets, Granitas, Shaved Ice Desserts, Slushies and Spoom! I have never heard of spoom, but I have enjoyed a fair few sorbets, which I am rather partial to. I don't think I have made a sorbet yet I haven't enjoyed.


* Mango, Rose Wine & Cinnamon Sorbet
* Pear Sorbet
* Chocolate Orange Sorbet
* Melon, Peach & Red Wine Sorbet

They were all good. In fact great. Vastly superior! But none compare to the Chocolate and Raspberry Sorbet. It is so good that it can make you cry. It is a wee fibber too and it will try to persuade you that it is the creamiest of ice creams. So in it's honour I give you the Choco Snazzle Smoothie Shake.



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Choco Snazzle Smoothie Shake
A suitably fancy name for a suitably fancy smoothie. Thick, smooth chocolate and raspberry delight. Sweet with a touch of tart. Luxury in a glass.
Ingredients
  • 125g raspberries
  • ¼ cup/60ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 tsp cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tsp runny honey (depending on how sweet you would like your smoothie to be)
  • ¼ cup/60ml greek yoghurt
  • ½ cup/120ml semi-skimmed milk
Instructions
1. Whizz up all the ingredients. Taste to see if you would like a little more honey to sweeten the drink. If it is a little thick for your liking, then add more milk and whizz again.2. Pour and serve. 3. Enjoy!
Details
Total time: Yield: 2 glasses of smoothie





If you are admiring my lovely glass, I can tell you it is from The Pampered Chef. It is one of a set of four Dots Stemware that I was lucky enough to win in a competition over at Pebble Soup which is written by the lovely Solange. I have really enjoyed using my glasses and they even survived a trip through the dishwasher, courtesy of my stupid brave husband Graham, who obviously doesn't listen to a word I say.





I am submitting my smoothie to Ren's Family Friendly Fridays. I am a little late in posting it as a Friday event, but it is also a monthly event, so I am hoping we can look on it as super keen and early for next Friday.

20 comments:

  1. I was just about to ask about the glasses and then I scrolled down and saw the info. You know your readers so well :)

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    1. Haha, I thought someone might ask Pam. I do like them, they have a lovely big bowl, if you can call it that? Some glasses are just nicer to drink out of.

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  2. Yummy smoothie - but the glasses are indeed divine! I have gotten myself some glass paint and am going to make something fun like that for myself, but I have a set of six champagne glasses like that, and I'm a bit protective of them, too...!

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    1. Well the dishwasher can spell death for glasses. I am sure David will be more careful with your glasses :)

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  3. Smoothie looks great, lots of lovely ingredients. A bit cold for sorbet at the moment.

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  4. My mum has a great chocolate sorbet recipe - I've only attempted it once, and it was one of my biggest culinary disasters (I put it in the sink to cool, left the tap running, and flooded the bowl...). You've reminded me that I really should try again because it was heavenly! The smoothie version sounds quicker to make :)

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    1. The smoothie version is definitely quicker to make and very tasty, but really it doesn't compare to that sorbet. It is the bee's knees :)

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  5. Love the name Jac - bet Cooper did too. The shake sounds really good, but I think if offered the choice, I'd go for your chocolate and raspberry sorbet - mmmm!

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    1. Oh me too, but this is a lovely quick snack and you feel like you have had something wicked even though it is healthy :)

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  6. It looks like a creamy mousse! So delicious and creamy looking. Cute glasses too!

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    1. Thanks Emma, it was like a really thick shake and so rich and chocolatey. Mmmmmmmm P

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  7. I just love sorbet. And I am loving your glasses, they are super!

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    1. I know, I am loving the glasses. Such a pleasure to drink from :)

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  8. Looks lovely - I loved the glasses and also how the raspberries were artily off centre!

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  9. I know a wee boy here who would love that.

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  10. MMMM,...what a tasty & lovely smoothy: a real treat! :)

    Yum Yum Yum!

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