Smoothies as an Easy Complete Meal, Delicious too!


Cocoa Peanutbutter Yogurt Smoothie

My kids call these milkshakes, and I don’t correct them. Sweetened only with banana, these smoothies are a fast breakfast, lunch, or nutritious snack (though we don’t snack) that keep you going for hours!  The topping is just plain yogurt and fresh raspberries. We love raspberries, and purchase small baskets of them instead of candy or cookies as treats.

Recipe, serves 3:meal smoothie

1 cup full fat yogurt + more for garnish (see how to make yogurt here)

1/4 cup peanutbutter or other nutbutter (buy sprouted nutbutters here)

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (buy cocoa here)

2 extra ripe bananas, frozen

1/2 cup full fat coconut milk (buy full fat coconut milk here)

2 tablespoons diatomaceous earth (optional)

9 fresh raspberries


Blend all ingredients other than the raspberries and yogurt for garnish, adding yogurt or milk if needed to thin. Pour into cups and top with plain yogurt and a couple fresh raspberries. Pour any extra into popsicle molds for a treat later!



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About Cara

Cara is the main author here at Health Home and Happiness. She loves the health and energy that eating well and playing well provides and has a goal to share what she's learned with as many families interested in making healthy changes as possible.

She helps other families achieve health in simple steps with the GAPS Starter Package, The Empowered Mother Pregnancy Resource, and helps them stock their freezer for busy days with Grain-Free Freezer Cooking Guide.


  1. Can you please tell me why you add the diatomaceous earth? Thanks.

  2. Heather says:

    Thanks for the recipe Cara! I’ve been contemplating using D.E. Will you tell us what your reason for using it is and how its working for you? Thank you and Happy Mothers Day:)

  3. love the smoothie recipe with the coconut milk addition! i’m a big fan of homemade kefir and raw cacao nib smoothies, i’m excited to add the coconut milk.
    i am also curious about DE. i have always taken it on an empty stomach at least 20 min before food as i read that it inhibits nutrient absorption if taken with food. i am aware of it as adding silica and minerals and also as a gentle digestive/parasite cleanser. what is its purpose in the smoothie?
    thank you!
    btw: i purchased your “what can i eat now” 2 months ago and it was priceless for doing GAPS intro. i have recommended to many folks. AWESOME!

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