Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

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I was asked to create a gut-friendly recipe as part of a campaign and was beyond thrilled to create this Healthy Chocolate Smoothie 🥤. I chose ingredients from the periodic table of microbiome-friendly foods so you know this one will work for you and your gut. Not only that, it is incredibly delicious. You are more than welcome to incorporate your favorite 💪 protein powder in this recipe as well, but I’m not sure how gut-friendly it will be as that will depend on the protein powder you choose.

Why You’ll Love Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

This Healthy Chocolate Smoothie is not only delicious, but it will do your body good. It’s super smooth and creamy, and slightly sweet which helps to make it feel like a 😋 treat. The 🥜 nut and seed butters add in protein and healthy fats so this smoothie should keep you full until your next meal. I love it with a sprinkling of 🍫 dark chocolate to just take it over the edge.

How to Prepare Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

🥛To a blender, add in 1.5 cups of unsweetened almond milk.

🍌 Next, add in half a ripe banana, 1/4 of an avocado and 4 strawberries.

🍫 Now, add in your nut or seed butter, chia seeds and cocoa powder.

🧑‍🍳 If you’d like some sweetness, add in 1 to 2 pitted medjool dates.

🌀 Blend everything together until smooth.

🥤 Serve with a sprinkling of cacao nibs or dark chocolate shavings.

Nonna’s Tip 🥛

You can make it as thin or thick as you like by adjusting the amount of almond milk you add to the blender.

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

Variations and Substitutions for Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

  1. You can omit the 🥑 avocado if you are allergic.
  2. You can also use 🥥 coconut milk in this recipe instead of almond milk.
  3. The Medjool dates are totally optional. You could also use a drizzle of 🍯 honey, agave or maple syrup for some sweetness.

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Best Served With

  • Serve this Healthy Chocolate Smoothie for breakfast with your favorite protein such as eggs, 🥓 turkey bacon or my Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe.
  • Serve this alongside a bowl of fresh 🍓 fruit and yogurt.

Common Questions

Can I use a different type of milk instead of almond milk?

Yes, you can use any type of milk you prefer, such as coconut milk, dairy milk, soy milk, or oat milk. You can cut the milk a bit if you’d like and add a splash of water as well to thin it out.

can I use frozen fruits in this recipe instead of fresh?

I haven’t tried this personally, but I don’t see why not! You may have to simply adjust the milk amount and thin it out a bit more.

Can I make this healthy chocolate smoothie ahead of time?

It’s best to enjoy the smoothie fresh, but you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a day. Give it a stir before serving, as it may separate slightly.

What can I use instead of cacao nibs or dark chocolate shavings for presentation?

You can omit the cacao nibs or chocolate shavings altogether, or you can garnish with fresh fruit slices, a sprinkle of coconut flakes, or a drizzle of nut butter.

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

This Healthy Chocolate Smoothie is not only delicious, but it will do your body good. It's super smooth and creamy, and slightly sweet which helps to make it feel like a treat.
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Servings: 1
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk , or coconut milk
  • ½ ripe banana
  • 4 strawberries
  • ¼ avocado
  • ½ tablespoon almond butter, any nut or seed butter will work
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cacao, or cocoa powder
  • 2 pitted medjool dates, optional
  • cacao nibs or dark chocolate shavings for presentation are optional


  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend.
  • Adjust the sweetness accordingly, my banana wasn’t as sweet so I added 2 pitted dates as this recipe makes 2 portions. You can make it as thin or thick as you like by adjusting the almond milk or milk of choice. Enjoy!



Calories: 414kcal, Carbohydrates: 65g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 495mg, Potassium: 1015mg, Fiber: 14g, Sugar: 43g, Vitamin A: 191IU, Vitamin C: 38mg, Calcium: 557mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Snack
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