Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

This chocolate covered strawberry smoothie combines strawberries, banana, dates and cocoa powder for a healthy smoothie that tastes like a decadent treat.

You are in for a treat today! Few things are better than berries and chocolate… especially chocolate covered strawberries.

Now combine those flavors into a smoothie and you’ve got a healthy breakfast or snack that tastes like dessert. Yes, please!

Two glasses full of chocolate strawberry smoothies. Metal straws are in the glass, and strawberries garnish the glass.

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need for this smoothie:

  • strawberries – I like to use fresh strawberries when they’re in season because I feel like they’re sweeter, but frozen strawberries work too and will make the smoothie extra thick
  • frozen banana – frozen banana is the key to making smoothies with a creamy, thick texture. Just be sure to freeze your banana (unpeeled) before you want to make this smoothie
  • protein powder – I used a chocolate protein powder, but vanilla will work
  • raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • unsweetened vanilla almond milk – other non-dairy milk (or regular milk) works great too
  • medjool dates
  • vanilla extract
  • ice
  • stevia – this is used for an extra hint of sweetness, but taste the smoothie before adding it because you might not need it if your berries are super sweet

Ingredients to make a chocolate strawberry smoothie on a cookie sheet. Ingredients on the cookie sheet are strawberries, protein powder, cocoa powder, dates, almond milk and banana.

Fresh or Frozen Fruit for Smoothies?

You can use fresh or frozen fruit in smoothies. It just depends on how thick (and cold) you like your smoothies. I personally love using frozen banana in smoothies because it gives them a creamy, thick texture that is similar to a smoothie you’d get at a smoothie shop.

That said, I prefer to use fresh strawberries for this smoothie when they’re in season because they’re extra sweet. Frozen strawberries also work and will make the smoothie extra thick. If thick smoothies are your jam, opt for frozen berries.

This recipe also includes frozen banana chunks and ice so it will be chilled no matter which fruit option you use.

Side by side photos of bird's eye view blenders. The first photo is of the ingredients for a chocolate strawberry smoothie including banana, dates, strawberries, almond milk and strawberries. The second photo is of the chocolate strawberry smoothie blended in the blender.

How to Make a Filling Smoothie

My number one tip for making a filling smoothie is adding some sort of protein. Without protein, you’re basically just eating a bunch of fiber and sugar. The protein helps balance the blood sugar spike and it help you feel satisfied and full longer which is always a goal in my book! For this smoothie, I like using vanilla or chocolate protein powder, whichever you have on hand. Obviously chocolate protein powder will give the smoothie even more chocolate flavor.

If you’re looking for a smoothie that used Greek yogurt to amp up the protein content, try my strawberry banana smoothie or this 3-ingredient mango smoothie.

Two glasses with metal straws and full of chocolate strawberry smoothies. The glasses are garnished with a strawberry. Strawberries and flowers are around the glasses.

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Two glasses with chocolate strawberry smoothies. Each glass has a strawberry on the rim.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Diet: Vegan


This chocolate covered strawberry smoothie combines strawberries, banana, dates and cocoa powder for a healthy smoothie that tastes like decadent treat.


  • 1 cup fresh (or frozen) strawberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana (chopped into chunks)
  • 1 Tablespoon protein powder (chocolate or vanilla)
  • 1 Tablespoon raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 2 pitted medjool dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 45 cubes of ice
  • 2 drops of stevia to sweeten (optional)


  1. Place strawberries, banana, protein powder, cacao powder, almond milk, dates, vanilla and blend until fruit is pureed.
  2. Add ice and blend until smooth. Taste and add stevia if needed.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 332
  • Sugar: 49g
  • Sodium: 276mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 69g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: chocolate strawberry smoothie

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    1. Molly
      August 10, 2020 AT 9:58 am

      This is honestly one of the best smoothies I have ever made. It tastes JUST LIKE a chocolate covered strawberry! My fiance never drinks smoothies but I told him he has to let me make this for him because it’s that good.

      I used 1 1/2 scoops Tera’s Whey bourbon vanilla protein powder and only 1 date because my protein powder was sweet enough.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 10, 2020 AT 9:44 pm

        Ahh yay! So glad this smoothie was a hit, Molly. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    2. Lisa
      August 3, 2020 AT 4:17 pm

      OMGosh! This smoothie could not possibly taste more like eating a chocolate covered strawberry if you tried. This was my mid-afternoon snack while WFH today…totally AMAZING! Thank you so much for all of your delicious and nutritious recipes, Brittany!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 5, 2020 AT 1:38 am

        Woo! So glad you loved this smoothie, Lisa! Thanks so much for trying it and for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. 🙂

    3. Jeanne
      August 1, 2020 AT 1:29 pm

      So yum! I didn’t have any dates and didn’t add any sweetener and it was perfect without them! I also added in 1 T of chia seed and loved the addition. Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 3, 2020 AT 12:45 am

        So glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Jeanne!! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I appreciate it. 🙂

    4. Claire
      July 31, 2020 AT 4:24 pm

      Delicious and easy to make! Loved it.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 3, 2020 AT 12:48 am

        Ahh yay! So glad you loved this smoothie, Claire. 🙂

    5. Carrie Humpherys
      April 20, 2020 AT 11:06 am

      Awesome! I only used one date and left out the stevia and it was plenty sweet for me. The chocolate and strawberry combination is a winner for sure.

    6. Charla
      February 4, 2013 AT 2:38 pm

      WOW!!! After just completing a 30 day green smoothie fast that consisted of some not so easy ingredients to consume, this was a most pleasant treat! Today is my birthday so I treated myself to this smoothie minus any green leafy vegetables!! It is totally AWESOME!!! Thank you.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 4, 2013 AT 9:37 pm

        So glad you enjoyed it Charla!

    7. Katherine
      August 6, 2012 AT 11:16 am

      I just tried your smoothie for the first time and I must say it is my new favourite smoothie! So delicious! Thanks for sharing!

      1. Eating Bird Food
        August 6, 2012 AT 7:47 pm

        Thanks for trying it Katherine. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    8. Peggy
      February 24, 2012 AT 9:36 am

      Sounds like you had a fabulous day! Can’t wait to bust out this smoothie =)

    9. Megan @ Fiterature
      February 17, 2012 AT 10:31 am

      That smoothie looks BOMB! I’m so glad I”m not the only one that puts dates in their smoothies! Sometimes I feel like a little kid, just throwing random foods in my Magic Bullet hoping it tastes good! I’ve tried figs, too. YUM!!

      Hope you had a wonderful <3 Day!!

    10. Heidi
      February 15, 2012 AT 5:06 pm

      That smoothie sounds delicious! Looks like you had a wonderful Valentines Day: )

    11. Tiff
      February 15, 2012 AT 1:34 pm

      What pretty flowers! Oh, and that smoothies dang pretty too!

    12. Moni’sMeals
      February 15, 2012 AT 11:27 am

      Missed your Bday—Happy Belated and happy V-day as well. Great smoothie AND pancakes. YUM!

    13. Kathleen
      February 15, 2012 AT 9:41 am

      Happy Birthday 🙂 I tried the chocolate strawberry smoothie–it was great!!

    14. Emily @LivingLongfellow
      February 14, 2012 AT 10:20 pm

      You make the smoothie look so delicious it can’t be healthy. Good to see it is! Lucky to have such a great man!

    15. stephanie
      February 14, 2012 AT 10:09 pm

      so glad you got to enjoy a day off today!!! definitely the perfect way to spend a birthday and valentines day for sure 🙂 love those flowers!

      1. Eating Bird Food
        February 14, 2012 AT 11:20 pm

        Thank you Steph!!

    16. Maria
      February 14, 2012 AT 7:42 pm

      Happy birthday! Isaac did great with the flowers and that arrangement would make a spectacular bouquet!

      1. Eating Bird Food
        February 14, 2012 AT 11:30 pm

        Thank you Maria. And my thoughts exactly. I love all the different colors. 🙂

    17. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
      February 14, 2012 AT 7:20 pm

      What a great day!! Happy birthday, hope the venue touring goes well and you have a great night with your man :).

      Oh and delicious sounding smoothie!

      1. Eating Bird Food
        February 14, 2012 AT 11:15 pm

        Thank you so much Heather. I hope you have a great V-day as well.

    18. Liz @ iheartvegetables
      February 14, 2012 AT 6:32 pm

      I’ve never actually been to Lamplighter! But now that I know they have almond milk lattes, I’m SOLD!

      1. Eating Bird Food
        February 14, 2012 AT 11:13 pm

        Yes, you should definitely check Lamplighter out. It’s my favorite coffee shop in Richmond.

    19. Katie
      February 14, 2012 AT 6:01 pm

      Happy Birthday again love! Sounds like you had a wonderful day planned! <3

    20. Pure2raw twins
      February 14, 2012 AT 5:56 pm

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And happy Valentine’s day too!

      both the pancakes and smoothie look wonderful.

      1. Eating Bird Food
        February 14, 2012 AT 11:04 pm

        Thank you ladies. xoxo

    21. Alexa @ Simple Eats
      February 14, 2012 AT 5:15 pm

      Happy birthday and Valentine’s day! This smoothie looks and sounds awesome 🙂

    22. Sam @ Sam Bock Illustration & Design
      February 14, 2012 AT 3:45 pm

      Happy birthdayyyy! Hope it’s so much fun! Mmm, chocolate-covered strawberry shakes are my favorite, I haven’t done that in a while!! I will wine and dine myself with one of those after a Barre Sculpt and yoga night. 🙂

      1. Eating Bird Food
        February 14, 2012 AT 11:01 pm

        Thank you Sam! I hope Barre Sculpt and yoga went well tonight!

    23. Erin
      February 14, 2012 AT 3:38 pm

      Happy Birthday, Brittany!
      I am a HUGE fan of your protein pancakes, and will have to try this strawberry twist on a favorite 🙂 Have fun touring venues

    24. Jasper]
      February 14, 2012 AT 2:02 pm

      Happy Birthday! Brittany…you are just too cute! Iit was a great day to begin my marathon training 😀 hopefully I’ll get to see you if I pass through Richmond when I head to C ville for marathon in April! 😀

      1. Eating Bird Food
        February 14, 2012 AT 10:57 pm

        Thank you Jasper! Definitely let me know when you’re passing through Richmond!

    25. Tia @ Veggies and Pearls
      February 14, 2012 AT 1:33 pm

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY my fellow V-Day baby!

      1. Eating Bird Food
        February 14, 2012 AT 4:11 pm

        Happy Birthday to you Tia! 🙂

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