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Shake Up Your Wake Up!: Hot Chocolate and Raspberry Breakfast Shake
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Shake Up Your Wake Up!: Hot Chocolate and Raspberry Breakfast Shake

This shake/smoothie/hot chocolate drink is dee-lish for breakfast and really sets you up for the day but it is also perfect as a warming, soothing drink before bed, to help you sleep. Or as a treat in the middle of the day: a kind of multi-purpose recipe really. It's so quick and easy to whip up that I get a lot of mileage out of this shake! It's filling and satisfying and keeps you going for a while, without giving you a blood-sugar crash, hence why it is perfect for breakfast. Total time to prepare and cook: about 7 minutes.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 600 ml of plant milk of your choice (I usually use rice-milk, as that is my current favourite)
  • 2 tbsp of vegan drinking chocolate
  • 3 tbsp of medium oatmeal
  • 100 g raspberries *


1) Place milk, drinking chocolate and oatmeal in a saucepan and bring to the boil.

2) Simmer gently for 5 minutes until the oatmeal is soft.

3) Place raspberries in a blender/food processor, add the chocolate/oat milk and blend until smooth.

4) Allow to cool slightly before pouring into 2 tall smoothie glasses.

 * You can always use frozen raspberries as a convenient alternative, if you don't have any fresh ones.

Your votes and comments are much appreciated!



*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. Carolyn
    Vote #2! Veganara this sounds wonderful! You know I love chocolate!
  2. pftsusan
    Nutricious meal. Vote#3.
  3. Kate Noel
    Kate Noel
    Vote #4! This sounds delicious!
  4. BuddhasDelight
    choc and rasp; my all time fave flavor combination! what a great idea for a smoothie, definitely gives one more incentive to crack the peepers open in the morning! lol. :) voted! check out my sauceless rustic garden pizza and lemon lavender party water recipes and please vote if you enjoy them. thanks! :)
    1. Veganara
      Thanks for the votes and comments everyone! I have already read and voted for those two recipes of your s Kristin! I think you have another couple out now though, so I'll have a look at those too. I notice a recurring "pizza" theme in your blogs! Which is fine by me, as I love them! I cooked your Margherita Pizza Quinoa recipe recently and it was delicious and easy, and as you say, satisfies the pizza craving in a healthier way! Keep up the good work!
      1. BuddhasDelight
        sorry i am a bit dim, have not checked all responses yet, but see you voted now! fabulous. yes, i must admit, have a weakness for pizza and pizza-esque things! :)
  5. kristo
    This sounds amazing, Maggie. I want to make it! voted :)
  6. Akanksha
    Yummy! Never tried such a combination of oatmeal, chocolate and raspberry...can't imagine what it would be like.. Is this a real pic taken by you? Vote#7
  7. Roopam
    hot chocolate and raspberry...awesome combination and with oatmeal...great idea must say...I am surely trying this...voted!
    1. Veganara
      Glad you all like it. I must admit, I found this picture, for a similar recipe, on the Internet, so used it to illustrate this! I forgot to acknowledge the source though, oops! I'll try to remember to do that in future.
      1. Akanksha
        I thought so..never mind..You can also acknowledge them in comments if you forget..Most sites want that you mention credits on the same page as the picture and both the picture and the credit must be on the same screen (there should be no need to scroll)
  8. crazyladyfarm
    Awesomely yummy! Thanks for this epic and simple recipe when I'm craving warm things
  9. John Hatanaka
    John Hatanaka
    seems really good for Vata as it is warm and sweet. I bet adding cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamon would be good for it as well!
  10. Delia
    What is medium oatmeal? And how many cups or non-dairy milk and raspberries is this calling for? Thanks! I love, love, LOVE raspberry and chocolate so I can't wait to try it.
    1. Veganara
      Hi Delia, thanks for your comment. 600ml is about 2 cups, I believe. And medium oatmeal is the type that is not too finely-milled, but not coarse either. But you can also use fine oatmeal in this recipe.


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