Breakfast? Dessert? Both? I'll let you be the judge, because I honestly can't decide. Although this creamy raspberry, coconut & chia shake leans toward the sweeter side of the flavor spectrum, I would happily welcome its rosy hues to my breakfast table.
Frozen raspberries are blended with a hearty dollop of rich coconut cream, almond milk, medjool dates, chia seeds, and a splash of vanilla. The coconut cream and chia seeds thicken and offer a shake-like quality, the dates lend sweetness, and the vanilla provides that extra something special.
The result is a silky-smooth, pink-hued shake with just enough sweetness to balance out the tart notes from the raspberry.
This recipe makes enough for two snack-sized shakes but could easily be single-strawedly devoured. The only judgment for the latter endeavor? That you're pretty darn awesome.
Creamy Raspberry, Coconut & Chia Shake
- 1 ½ cups frozen raspberries
- ⅓ cup full-fat canned coconut milk, chilled
- 1 cup unsweetened oat milk or almond milk
- ½ cup ice
- 4 soft medjool dates, pitted
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth.
Celeste Jackson says
looks like dessert for me tonight! So pretty too!
Thank you! Hope you enjoyed it!
Heather B. says
This looks absolutely delicious! I can see how it could be either a great breakfast or lovely dessert... I'm looking forward to trying it!
I needed to use up some raspberries so I searched your site for a smoothie to do the trick! The coconut and raspberry combo is very good. I didn't have coconut milk so I used coconut cream instead, making it extra luscious. Perfect smoothie on this warm summer day ☀️
Lisa Henderson says
I just prepared this shake. It is absolutely delicious and very pretty too! Thank you for this recipe. I really enjoyed it.
So happy to hear you're enjoying the recipe, Lisa! Thanks for taking the time to come back and share your feedback.
So once you open a can of coconut milk, how long does it stay good and what can I do with a partial can?
Hi, Sandy! It depends on the brand, but usually about 3 days once it's open (obviously kept refrigerated). You can use the remainder of the can to make more smoothies, to add to curries or other savory dishes, or thin it out with filtered water and use it as milk for cereal. Hope this helps!