A Healthy Chocolate Smoothie Recipe?

Can a chocolate smoothie recipe truly be healthy, satisfy your hunger, help you lose weight, and improve your skin? They sure can! Wow! Wondering how?


Chocolate is not the cause of weight gain and sugar highs and lows. Chocolate gets a bad name because of all the extra calories added to the cocoa. It isn't just the added sugar but also the delicious fat that makes chocolate melt in your mouth.

Why is it that you see chocolate toted for its high antioxidant properties, and yet many health experts say to stay away from it? How can we get the benefits of chocolate and still keep our calories low?

Chocolate Smoothie Recipe Ingredients

I propose for us to look at chocolate from a different prospective. What can give a chocolate smoothie recipe a creamy base? Nuts, dairy, coconut, avocados, oatmeal, beans... The list goes on.

I have used all of these in my chocolate smoothie recipes. Most of them taste just as good as a chocolate shake filled with ice cream and sugar. But I do have to admit that some of my experiments didn't taste so great. But how do we learn to be better if there are no failures?

What about replacing the refined sugars? My favorite way to sweeten chocolate smoothie recipes is to use dates soaked in water. They are extremely sweet and the flavor blends beautifully with chocolate. It also naturally thickens the smoothie. Plus, it contains healthy nutrients and fiber. Make sure that you remove the pit from the center, as they are as hard as rocks.


Stevia is also another great way to sweeten a smoothie. It contains no calories. Stevia is an all-natural sweetener made from leaves of the Stevia plant. Please, make sure not to put in too much. If you use too much, your smoothie will taste bitter. One to two packets easily sweetens a smoothie.

Another great way to sweeten up a chocolate smoothie recipe is to use frozen bananas. This also creates a creamy base that many people love!

I also enjoy sugar-free flavored syrups. Jordan's Skinny Syrups are my absolute favorite! I use them in smoothies, tea, and coffee.

Just imagine...

Chocolate that you could indulge in without adding the extra pounds on your hips. Making chocolate with these healthy smoothie ingredients will actually be beneficial for you body! Especially, when you don’t need the sugar and fat filled chocolate, because you have better alternatives.

I see it as “killing two birds with one stone”.

First, you avoid the unnecessary addictive problems that come with regular chocolate.

Second, you fuel your body that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized.

My #1 tip for making a tasty chocolate smoothie is to blend everything together before adding the frozen fruit and/or ice. That way you will be savoring the smooth texture instead of chewing smoothie ingredient chunks.

Now you know how to savor chocolate without the gut-wrenching guilt.

To make your chocolate smoothie recipe even healthier toss in a handful of fresh spinach. Don’t worry... The flavor of the spinach gets covered up by the smoothie. Check out why green smoothies are so good for you.

Pick a chocolate smoothie recipe below and have fun experimenting!

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Chocolate Smoothies

Click on the different bases for more chocolate smoothie recipes:

Coconut Base

Chocolate Silk

1/4 cup coconut milk

3/4 cup pure water

5 dates, pitted and soaked in the water

1/4 avocado

1 tablespoon of raw cacao

10 ice cubes

Pour the milk and water into the blender with the dates, avocado, and cacao on top. Blend. Add ice and blend until completely smooth. Serves 1-2

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Nut Base

Chocolate Divine

1/3 cup cashew, raw

7 dates

1 tablespoon of raw cacao

1 cup water

10 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients except the ice cubes until smooth. Add the ice cubes and blend again until smooth. Very yummy! Serves 1

Pecan Delight

1/3 cup raw pecans

4-8 dates, soaked in the water (depending on your desire of sweetness)

1 packet of stevia or other sugar-free sweetener

1 tsp vanilla

1 tablespoon raw cacao

1 cup water

12 ice cubes

First, blend the pecans, dates, stevia, vanilla, cacao, and water. Then, add the ice and blend on high until smooth. Serves 1-2

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Bean Base

Red Bean Smoothie

1/4 cup coconut milk powder

1 cup pure water

8 dates, pitted and soaked in the water

1/2 cup small red beans, cooked and rinsed

1 1/2 tablespoon of raw cacao

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 packet of stevia or other sugar-free sweetener

8-10 ice cubes

Pour the milk powder and water into the blender with the dates, beans, chia seeds, stevia, and cacao on top. Blend. Add ice and blend until completely smooth.

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Oatmeal Base

Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie

3 tablespoons of uncooked oatmeal

5 dates, pitted and soaked in the water

1/4 cup almonds

1 tablespoon of coconut powder

1 tablespoon of raw cacao

1 packet stevia or other sugar-free sweetener

1 1/4 cup water

10 ice cubes

Pour the water into the blender with the everything but the ice on top. Blend. Add ice and blend until completely smooth. Serves 1-2

Sugar Free Chocolate Smoothies

Chocolate Cashew Dream

1/4 cup cashews, raw

1/4 avocado, large

1 tablespoon of raw cacao

1/4 cup coconut milk powder

2 tsp stevia or other sugar-free sweetener

1 cup water

11 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients except the ice until smooth. Then add the ice and blend again until smooth. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Green Smoothie

Yummy Chocolate Cabbage Smoothie

1-2 cups cabbage

1/2 cup almonds, raw

7 dates, pitted

1/2 tsp stevia or other sugar-free sweetener

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 tablespoon cacao

1 cup water

7 ice cubes

1 banana, frozen

Blend the first 7 ingredients until smooth. Add the frozen ingredients and blend again. Serves 1-2

Almond Carob Smoothie

1/2 almonds, raw

6-8 dates, pitted

1 1/2 tablespoon carob, powder

1/4 tsp stevia or other sugar-free sweetener

1 cup pure water

12 ice cubes

Pour the water into the blender with the almonds, dates, carob, stevia on top. Blend. Add ice and blend until completely smooth. Serves 1-2

Have A Tasty Chocolate Smoothie Recipe?

Did you blend up a yummy healthy chocolate smoothie? Or maybe you have some terrific tips to share? Let's hear them!

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