10 Delicious and Healthy Chocolate Smoothie Recipes
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10 Delicious and Healthy Chocolate Smoothie Recipes

Do you love chocolate?

Since childhood, most of us have a love affair with chocolate in all its forms, from dark to milk to white, it’s all so delicious that it can make us smile just thinking about it.

Regular commercial chocolate is high in sugar and fat content, depending on the kind you eat, but using unsweetened cocoa powder to make your own beverages has some strong health benefits.

In fact, eating cocoa products has been shown to improve cardiovascular health and cognitive function, meaning that it could be a great way to start your day.

Thus, I’m going to show you how to make a healthy choc smoothie so that you can get all the flavor and nutrients that you want - without the usual sugar and fat involved!

I started incorporating it into my daily routine, and now I look forward to every new smoothie that I make.

Here are my top ten favorites:

(click on any of the recipe names to jump directly to the recipe)

Feel free to experiment with different quantities of cocoa powder as well as different types of powders, such as Dutch, regular and raw - the most natural and nutrient rich variety.

 

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#1 Chocolate Banana Smoothie Recipe

As far as matches made in heaven go, chocolate is so incredible because it pairs with so many different fruits to make something that tastes better than the sum of its parts.

Bananas are a staple of the smoothie world, and when combined with chocolate it becomes transcendent. If you’ve ever had a frozen chocolate banana, then you know what this is about.

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • One frozen banana
  • ½ cup cottage cheese or plain flavor tofu cheese
  • ¼ cup vanilla or chocolate flavored protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup water

Directions

Whenever you make smoothies with fruit, it’s always great to freeze the fruit beforehand because it will keep you from having to add ice, which will dilute it overall.

Blend everything until you get a smooth, creamy consistency. Top it with a light dusting of cocoa powder.

#2 Chocolate Berry Smoothie

Berry smoothies are always a quick and easy way to make something that tastes great and has plenty of nutrients to keep your body going.

Adding chocolate, however, turns this simple recipe into something remarkable. Best of all, you can make it as a breakfast concoction or as a decadent dessert.

If you use fresh berries, then you will have to add some ice to make it cold and refreshing. If you have frozen ingredients, though, then you can skip the ice. If you want to make it even more chill, then freeze the milk into cubes beforehand.

Chocolate Berry Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup skim milk or almond milk
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup frozen blackberries
  • 1 banana
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder

Directions

Blend everything together until it’s nice and smooth, and then add a light dusting of cocoa powder on top.

#3 Chocolate Mint Smoothie

Growing up, one of my favorite ice cream flavors was mint chocolate chip.

While this smoothie is not quite the same thing, it comes close, which means that I can enjoy the flavor while staying relatively healthy. It’s a win-win.

Chocolate Mint Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup skim milk or almond milk
  • ¾ cup spinach leaves
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • One frozen banana
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • A few drops of Stevia liquid sweetener

Directions

Blend up your liquid and leaves first to make sure that the leaves are well processed.
If need be, chop them up before you put them into the blender so that you don’t have thick chunks in your smoothie.
Then add everything else and mix until smooth.
Place a mint leaf on top and add a sprinkle of chocolate chips for flavor.

#4 Hot Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

If you’re anything like me, then you love a steaming mug of hot cocoa on a cold morning.

Sure, coffee will wake you up, but cocoa is so much more filling, delicious and healthy. So, if you want to replicate that experience (but with a colder version), then here is a recipe you will enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Directions

To help make this smoothie so much better, it’s best if you mix everything by hand and let it sit in the fridge for at least a few hours. Then, take it out and blend until smooth. Doing it this way will soften up the oatmeal and make sure that the whole concoction is more creamy than lumpy. Nonetheless, if you’re pressed for time, you can add a bit more milk to the mixture to thin it out.

Top with a handful of chocolate chips or a dusting of cocoa powder.

#5 Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Chocolate already pairs so well with everything, but one of my personal favorites is peanut butter. Having the two together seems like second nature, which is why this breakfast smoothie is so amazing.

Just be sure to use a 100% natural peanut butter, without any sugar added. This smoothie is sweet enough!

The surprise ingredient, cucumber, adds a refreshing taste to this morning smoothie, along with a dose of healthy nutrients and fiber.​

Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 medium sized cucumber
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • A few drops of Stevia liquid sweetener
  • 1 ½ tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened (or regular milk)

Directions

Blend everything together until it is smooth and creamy.
If the mixture is too thick, then add more milk. If it’s too thin, add more peanut butter.

#6 Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

If you want a delicious and decadent dessert, nothing is quite as extraordinary as chocolate-covered strawberries.

Now, you can replicate this experience in a beverage by blending them together to create a tempting smoothie.​

The best part about this smoothie is its simplicity. The bananas are there to give it a creamy texture, and the chocolate syrup works as an ingredient and a topping.

If you want to make it healthier, though, use cocoa powder instead.

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 tbsp chocolate syrup (or cocoa powder)
  • 1 cup yogurt (plain, Greek or soy yogurt)

Directions

Blend until smooth, then drizzle some syrup on top.

#7 Chocolate Milkshake Smoothie Recipe

One of the biggest problems with having a milkshake is that it has so much sugar and fat that it’s not good to eat them on a regular basis.

Fortunately, this smoothie has vitamins and minerals in it, so it only tastes like it should be forbidden.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt (or soy yogurt)
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp liquid stevia sweetener
  • Handful of ice cubes

Directions

If you want to make this smoothie a bit thicker and more nutritious, you could add half a frozen banana. If you do that, you won’t need the ice either, which means you don’t have to worry about diluting the mixture.

Blend everything together until smooth. To top it off, drizzle some chocolate syrup or sprinkle some chocolate chips over it.

#8 Chocolate Chip Cookie Smoothie Recipe

As far as cookies go, chocolate chip is by far the most popular. Now, you can replicate that feeling of having a cookie but in a beverage form, which means that you can drink happiness. Who doesn’t want that?

While it may seem blasphemous to blend cookies after they’ve already been baked, it will make the smoothie so much better. If you don’t want to do that, then get edible cookie dough and use that instead. The result will be much creamier, so you won’t need more than a couple of scoops in that case.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Smoothie

Note: this recipe is a sweet treat and contains more sugar and fat than our other recipes. For special occasions only.

Ingredients

  • 4 chocolate chip cookies
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp vanilla flavored protein powder
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened

Directions

Blend everything together until smooth, and then add whipped cream (optional) and chocolate chips on top. If you’re feeling saucy, stick another cookie into it as well.​

#9 Energizing Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

If you need to give yourself an extra boost throughout the day, this smoothie will give you natural, sustained energy to get you through.

It’s packed with vitamins and nutrients, and because it’s chocolate, you won’t even know that it’s healthy.

Energizing-Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ avocado
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

Directions

While the dates are not necessary for this mixture (if you can’t find them), they do add a bit of texture, sweetness and nutritional value to the whole thing. Otherwise, they can be replaced with another fruit or more banana.

Blend everything until smooth and then top with a bit of rolled oats.

#10 Chocolate Coffee Smoothie Recipe

For those who wished that my hot chocolate recipe involved coffee, here you go.

With this recipe, you get the best of both worlds: a hit of caffeine and a boost of nutrients. Coffee lovers will definitely like this recipe.

If you want the mixture to be a bit more frothy, then add more coffee. If it’s too much caffeine, then add more milk.

Chocolate Coffee Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cold brew coffee
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • Dash of turmeric for flavor

Directions

If you want to avoid putting ice cubes in the mixture to dilute it, then I recommend freezing your coffee beforehand (and/or your milk). Blend until smooth.

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Try the best chocolate smoothie recipes! They're delicious and easy to make. We show you how to choco-fy your smoothies to make them taste great and be nutritious as well.
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