This creamy Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie is filled with sweet strawberries, banana, and rich chocolate flavor. It’s tastes like a delicious treat that you can enjoy for both breakfast or an afternoon snack. It’s quick to make, easy to customize, and perfect for breakfast, snacks, or dessert!
Why You’ll Love This Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie
- It’s easy to customize – you can easily mix and match your favorite ingredients to add more flavor and nutrients. You can add so many extras to make this smoothie even more filling!
- It’s full of chocolate flavor – if you’re a chocolate lover (like me!), you’ll absolutely love the rich, chocolate flavor of this recipe.
- It’s a quick and easy breakfast or snack – all you have to do is combine the ingredients in a blender, and you’re ready to go! You can sip on it as you head out the door or make it for a quick afternoon pick-me-up.
Strawberries: frozen strawberries help keep this smoothie nice and creamy, but feel free to use fresh if that’s what you have.
Frozen Banana: be sure to use a frozen ripe banana for the best flavor. This helps to give the smoothie some creaminess and sweetness.
Greek Yogurt: plain Greek yogurt helps to make the smoothie extra creamy and adds a bit of extra protein.
Almond Milk: you can use plain almond milk or vanilla almond milk – whichever you prefer!
Cocoa Powder: I like to go with Dutch-processed cocoa for a rich chocolate flavor.
Almond Butter: this helps add a little extra healthy fat to the smoothie and a delicious nutty flavor.
Vanilla Extract: a little bit of vanilla goes a long way and really helps to enhance the sweet fruit and bold chocolate flavors.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
- High-Powederd Blender
- Reusable Straws
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Tall Glass
- Make it sweeter – you can make this strawberry chocolate smoothie even sweeter by adding a touch of maple syrup, honey, or even a pitted date.
- Make it dairy free/vegan – you can leave out the Greek yogurt entirely, or swap it for your favorite dairy-free Greek-style yogurt instead!
- Swap the milk – this recipe will work with almost any milk. Feel free to swap the almond milk for oat milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, or even plain cow’s milk.
- Add in some veggies – this smoothie flavor pairs well with the addition of fresh spinach, kale, or frozen cauliflower. So, feel free to add in a handful for a boost of extra veggies and fiber if you like!
- Swap the almond butter – if you prefer, you can use cashew butter, pecan butter, peanut butter, or even a mixed nut butter instead of almond butter. If you use peanut butter just know that it will give the smoothie a bit of a peanut flavor.
- Use vanilla yogurt – if you want a bolder vanilla flavor, you can use vanilla Greek yogurt instead of plain.
Ways to Customize
This chocolate strawberry smoothie makes a perfect canvas for tons of nutritious mix-ins! This is one of my favorite things to do when it comes to smoothies because it makes them heartier and more satisfying. Below are a few great additions that I personally love!
- Protein Powder – this UNFLAVORED WHEY PROTEIN POWDER is my favorite and something I use every day. I always add it to my smoothies when I’m making one to drink as a meal.
- Collagen Powder – I love adding a scoop of COLLAGEN POWDER for an extra hit of protein to keep me feeling full. This great option to use instead of protein powder.
- Ground Flax Seeds – these FLAXSEEDS are full of health benefits, and you can’t even taste them! Flax seeds are a great source of fiber, plant-based protein, and healthy fats!
- Chia Seeds – I recommend adding anywhere between a half to one teaspoon or so of CHIA SEEDS. Any more than that, and they might change the texture of the smoothie too much. Be sure to drink it right away or it’ll turn into chia pudding!
- Hemp Seeds – another seed that I love to add to my smoothies is HEMP SEEDS for all of the health benefits. I usually add 1/2 a tablespoon.
- Oats – I love adding 1/4 cup of OLD-FASHIONED OATS to my smoothies for even more fiber and whole grains. You can’t even taste them!
Can You Put Whole Strawberries in a Smoothie?
As long as you’re using a high-powdered blender, putting whole frozen strawberries (even the tops!) into a blender should not be a problem. However, if you want to make things easier, and if your blender is on the slower side, and ensure the strawberries become smooth and creamy, I recommend using sliced varieties instead.
How to Make a Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie
Step One: Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender.
Step Two: Blend until the ingredients are well combined and form a smooth, creamy consistency. Add a bit more almond milk if needed!
Tips for a Perfectly Creamy Smoothie
- Add the liquid first – add your liquid to the base of the blender first. This helps make the smoothie easier to blend.
- Start slow – for the best results, start the blender speed on low, and gradually turn it up before bringing it to full speed. This ensures all the ingredients blend completely.
- Use frozen produce – to get a really thick and creamy texture, be sure to use frozen strawberries and bananas. Fresh fruit will create a runnier consistency.
- Ditch the ice – if you typically add a ton of ice to your smoothies it may be tempting to add it to this one but trust me you do not need it. The frozen fruit is all you need to keep the smoothie cold and creamy.
More Delicious Smoothie Recipes
- Blueberry Smoothie
- Pineapple Smoothie
- Chocolate Banana Smoothie
- Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
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Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: No Cook
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon Dutch processed cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add all of the ingredients to a high powered blender.
- Blend everything until smooth and creamy. Add a bit more almond milk if needed.
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Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Meg McKeehan