I admit I am a chocoholic so you know I had fun constructing this list of chocolate smoothie recipes. You will be surprised about how versatile these recipes are and did I mention they are also delicious.
Our list of chocolate smoothie recipes utilizes common ingredients such as bananas, peanut butter, and strawberries to more exotic ingredients such as zucchini and cauliflower.
The one thing these smoothie recipes have in common is they are all delicious and you will be forgiven for believing you are consuming a decadent chocolate dessert or chocolate milkshake instead of a healthy chocolate smoothie.
Common Ingredients in Chocolate Smoothie Recipes
Orange, Bananas, Strawberries, Mint, Avocado, Peanut Butter, Spinach, Blueberries, Almond Milk, Cherries, Coconut, Zucchini, Cauliflower, Raspberry, Oat Milk, Cottage Cheese
Protein Powder, Greek Yogurt
Honey, Dates, Ripe Bananas
Other Chocolate Smoothie Add-ins
Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Flaxseeds, Nut Butter, Almond Extract, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon
How to Make a Chocolate Smoothie
Type of Chocolate: Most chocolate smoothie recipes utilize cacao powder or raw, unsweetened cocoa powder. You will also find that some smoothies also utilize chocolate protein powder.
Thickeners: Most chocolate smoothie recipes usually have some time of thickener to mimic the texture of a chocolate milkshake. One of the main smoothie ingredients used as a thickener in smoothies is avocados.
Liquids: I like using plant-based milk for my smoothies. The main liquids used in chocolate smoothie recipes are almond and oat milk.
Sweeteners: You can use ripe bananas to sweeten your smoothie. However, if you don’t like ripe bananas, dates and honey are great substitutes.
Best Chocolate Smoothie Recipes
1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Chocolate is great by itself however, when you pair chocolate with peanut butter it takes your smoothie to another level. The addition of frozen bananas gives you a thick, creamy texture reminiscent of a decadent chocolate peanut butter milkshake.
2. Chocolate Orange Smoothe
Chocolate and orange is not a typical smoothie combination but it works in this case. Adding kefir and greek yogurt adds thickness to your smoothie and provides extra protein. The extra protein in this smoothie will help you to feel fuller longer.
3. Chocolate Banana Strawberry Smoothie
If you are looking for a chocolate smoothie without yogurt this is a great option. This smoothie recipe utilizes avocado to get that thick creamy texture. The dates, bananas, and strawberries provide the sweetness. This smoothie recipe is versatile, you can add chia seeds, hemp seeds, or nut butter,
4. Mint Chocolate Green Protein Smoothie
This smoothie tastes as good as it looks, granted it’s hard to go wrong with chocolate and mint. This smoothie not only has the looks but also substance. It’s is packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals.
5. Cocoa Almond Protein Smoothie
This smoothie tastes like a dessert. You will think you are consuming chocolate dessert instead of a smoothie. This smoothie has only a few ingredients so it’s easy to fix if you are pressed for time and need a quick breakfast option or a quick snack.
6. Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
The keto chocolate smoothie is also gluten-free, paleo, and vegan. This keto breakfast shake will quickly become a favorite of chocolate lovers, and it only has 4 net carbs. If you are not a fan of bananas you will definitely love this recipe.
7. Chocolate Banana Smoothie
Chocolate and banana is a classic combination. However, this smoothie combination is enhanced with the addition of oats, chia seeds, almond butter, and greek yogurt. The almond and vanilla extract enhances the flavor of this smoothie.
8. Chocolate Almond Superfood Smoothie
This chocolate almond superfood smoothie is packed with nutrients. An added plus is this smoothie is delicious, as a matter of fact, you will think you are consuming a decadent chocolate dessert. This smoothie is full of protein and healthy fats so it’s the ideal breakfast smoothie, and guaranteed to keep you full until lunchtime.
9. Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie
This chocolate oatmeal smoothie is a great option for breakfast. The oats help you to feel full longer, the spinach, mixed berries, and bananas provide much-needed vitamins and minerals, and the vanilla and cinnamon provide enhanced flavor.
10. Black Forest Smoothie
This smoothie is a liquid version of a black forest cake. However, instead of consuming empty calories in an actual cake, you get all the healthy goodness of a smoothie with the same delicious taste. This smoothie also contains a healthy dose of protein so it will keep you fuller longer.
11. Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
This chocolate avocado smoothie is dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo. The combination of cocoa and avocado in a smoothie means you have a power smoothie on your hands. The banana and honey provide extra sweetness and flavor. This smoothie flavor is further enhanced with the addition of vanilla extract.
12. Delicious Chocolate Smoothie
If you have a yearning for a chocolate milkshake but you don’t want to consume empty calories this smoothie is the perfect substitute. It literally tastes like a chocolate milkshake, you won’t know the difference. This smoothie also contains hemp hearts and almond butter which will help you to feel full longer.
13. Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie
The main reason I love smoothies is it helps me to get my daily quota of fruit and vegetables. This chocolate zucchini smoothie definitely helps me to get my daily quota of vegetables. It has not one but two vegetables, zucchini, and cauliflower. The beauty of this recipe is the chocolate taste disguises the vegetables, you won’t know they are there.
14. Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie
If you love cherries you will love this chocolate cherry smoothie. As a matter of fact, you will be forgiven for believing you are consuming a traditional chocolate milkshake. An added plus is this chocolate cherry smoothie is dairy-free and gluten-free.
15. Velvety Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie
Chocolate and raspberries result in a simply divine smoothie. The sweet-tart taste of the raspberries combines well with the sweetness of the frozen bananas. If you want an extra nutritional punch you can add some spinach to this smoothie.