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4.5 from 4 votes

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

Get your chocolate fix in smoothie form! Velvety smooth, rich & chocolatey but full of good for you ingredients, this healthy chocolate smoothie will get your day started the right way.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: gluten-free, vegan
Servings: 1 large smoothie
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Melanie McDonald

Ingredients

  • 240mls | 1 cup non-dairy milk (I used my homemade cashew milk )
  • 1 ripe banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 100g | 1/2 cup cooked sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or 1 medjool date (optional - see recipe note)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional but adds some extra nutrition)
  • 5 ice cubes , if using a fresh banana , none if your banana is frozen

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients except maple syrup or 1 date to a blender.
  • Blend until velvety and smooth. This takes 1 minute on the smoothie setting with my Blendtec . If your blender isn't a high powered one it will probably take a little longer.
  • Taste a little bit to check sweetness and add either some maple syrup or a medjool date if necessary. Blend again to incorporate.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Maple syrup or a medjool date are optional ingredients. If your banana is very ripe it will probably add enough sweetness on its own.
I served my healthy chocolate smoothie with a sprinkling of cacao nibs for extra texture and nutrition.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 1148mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 59.4mg | Calcium: 540mg | Iron: 5.9mg