There are raisin people, and then there are non-raisin people. Non-raisin people are the ones who scorn oatmeal raisin cookies and think raisin people must have something wrong with their brains. Raisin people are the ones who bake raisins into their cookies upon occasion and tend to have a healthy digestive system. I’ve never met anyone who was super fanatical about raisins; I myself don’t eat them very often. But I think that is about to change.
I recently discovered Sun Maid brand dark chocolate yogurt covered raisins. They are so delicious! The yogurt shell is a perfect complement to the chewy, flavorful raisins! I shall from now on officially identify myself as a raisin person, despite the disparaging scowls this may earn me from strongly opinionated non-raisin people.
Needless to say, I incorporated the chocolate covered raisins into a smoothie. The flavor of the smoothie was good, though next time I might try to make it more interesting.
Apple Vanilla Smoothie with Chocolate Covered Raisins
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 Snack Pack brand pudding cup, apple pie a la mode flavor
- 1 tbsp apricot pineapple jam (I couldn’t really taste this in the smoothie. Maybe next time I’ll try some tart fruit like strawberries to add more flavor.)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- a dash of cinnamon
- 5-6 ice cubes
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate yogurt covered raisins
Place all ingredients except the chocolate covered raisins in the blender and blend for a minute or until ice is crushed. Stop blending and add chocolate covered raisins. Blend for about two seconds, then immediately stop and pour smoothie into desired glass.
Enjoy! (P.S.: the raisins are the best part!)