This thick, rich and creamy chocolate smoothie recipe is the best chocolate smoothie you will ever taste. You will feel like you are drinking a delicious chocolate milkshake!
Easy chocolate smoothie
If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast or snack that’s easy to make and will keep you full for hours, be sure to try this Easy Chocolate Smoothie.
It’s quick to make and full of nutritious ingredients. And unlike many other healthy smoothie recipes there is NO banana necessary!
Just throw everything in a blender, blend until smooth and enjoy the absolutely most delicious homemade chocolate smoothie of your life.
Also try this popular chocolate mug cake
Chocolate Smoothie Recipes
Chocolate Coffee Smoothie: Add half a teaspoon of instant coffee before blending.
Black Forest: Instead of yoghurt, you can also substitute 170 g of frozen cherries. If you don’t buy the fruit already pitted, be sure to remove the pits before pureeing.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie: Mix together 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, powdered peanut butter, or almond butter for a rich and decadent chocolate shake.
Nutella smoothie: Follow the steps above for the Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake, substituting store-bought or homemade Nutella for the nut butter.
Chocolate Strawberry: Instead of vanilla yogurt, use strawberry yogurt and add a frozen chopped strawberry or two. Or make a blueberry version with blueberry yogurt and a small handful of frozen blueberries.
Chocolate Banana Smoothie: For a smoothie with no added sugar, use a ripe frozen banana as your sweetener of choice. This will also result in a thicker smoothie.
Tropical Smoothie: Use canned coconut milk for your milk of choice and 6 ounces frozen mango or banana in place of the yogurt.
Chocolate Green Smoothie: Add a handful of fresh spinach or kale. Or mix in up to 1/4 cup of your choice of frozen spinach or veggies.
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Watch the chocolate smoothie recipe video above
Chocolate protein smoothie recipe
Even made without protein powder, this healthy chocolate shake contains up to twelve grams of protein.
To make an even higher-protein morning meal or healthy snack, feel free to add a scoop of your favorite chocolate, vanilla, birthday cake, or other protein powder.
Depending on the brand and type of protein powder used, the protein smoothie can contain over 25 grams of protein!
Adding a spoonful of peanut butter or a sprinkling of nutritious chia or flax seeds also increases the fiber and protein content of the recipe.
Use leftover protein powder for protein brownies
Healthy chocolate smoothie ingredients
You will need unsweetened cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder, your choice of milk, vanilla yogurt, your favorite sweetener, a pinch of salt, and optional peanut butter, cashew butter, tahini, or almond butter.
The recipe does not call for the addition of ice cubes and I recommend not using them. Ice dilutes the richness of the chocolate flavor.
The dosage of the sweetener depends on whether you use sweetened or unsweetened yogurt and milk, your personal taste buds and the type of sweetener you choose.
For a recipe that uses unsweetened milk and yogurt, I like to add about 2-3 teaspoons of plain maple syrup or raw sugar. You can use pretty much any all-purpose sweetener here, so go with your favorite.
Chocolate Breakfast Shake
Turn the recipe into a filling breakfast option by adding 1-2 tablespoons of quick or old-fashioned oatmeal.
Mix the oatmeal until it is similar in consistency to flour. Then add all the remaining ingredients and blend again. Aside from the extra fiber and protein, adding oatmeal is also a great way to make the smoothie even thicker.
How to make a chocolate smoothie
In a blender, combine yogurt, milk, cocoa powder or protein powder, salt, optional nut butter, and sweetener. Mix until thick and smooth.
Pour the drink into a tall glass. Or use a mason jar if you like it fancier.
You can also turn it into a chocolate smoothie bowl. Top the bowl with granola, mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut, raspberries, two-ingredient chocolate truffles or sliced bananas and homemade coconut whipped cream.
Chocolate Milkshake Trick: If you have a high-speed blender like a Vitamix and want to make an even thicker smoothie, pour the milk into an ice cube tray and freeze beforehand. Once frozen, take out the frozen milk ice cubes and blend with the other ingredients for a super thick chocolate smoothie.
Vegan and keto options
To make a vegan chocolate smoothie, use non-dairy yogurt and plant-based milk. I like canned almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, or coconut milk.
For a no-sugar keto chocolate smoothie, use either sugar-free vanilla yogurt or plain Greek yogurt. If using unsweetened yogurt, add 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and adjust sweetener to taste. Keto sugar substitutes include allulose, xylitol, or stevia.
Not only is the healthy recipe vegan and low-carb, but it can also be soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, low-fat, and low-calorie.
Chocolate milkshake or smoothie?
The difference between a milkshake and a smoothie is that ice cream is the main ingredient in milkshakes, while smoothies contain ingredients like fruit, yogurt, milk, and sometimes veggies, avocados, and vegetable or fruit juice.
Smoothies are typically much healthier than milkshakes due to their traditionally lower sugar and fat content and the addition of more nutrient-dense ingredients.
A milkshake is more commonly served as a dessert, while a fruit smoothie with yogurt can also be a great healthy breakfast or snack.
- 6 oz vanilla yogurt (dairy-free or sugar-free on request)
- 1/2 Cup milk of your choice
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoon peanut butter (Optional)
- sweetener of your choice taste good
Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy. If you have a high-speed blender (such as a Vitamix) and want to make an even thicker smoothie, freeze the milk in an ice cube tray beforehand. Once frozen, blend with the other ingredients for a super thick chocolate smoothie.View nutritional information
Easy smoothie ideas
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
This breakfast smoothie is a great way to use up ripe bananas. And you can switch up the flavor by substituting cashew butter or almond butter for the peanut butter.
Adding avocado to a smoothie might sound strange. Just give it a try and you’ll be amazed at how much it resembles the taste and texture of a vanilla milkshake.
These healthy, plant-based strawberry smoothies can be made with just 3 ingredients and no banana. Add a handful of boba (tapioca pearls) if you want to make fun bubble smoothies.
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Healthy shamrock shake
Top the healthy shakes with whipped cream or garnish with chocolate chips. They’re cold, refreshing, and a wonderful pick-me-up in the morning or afternoon.