Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie
Published Jul 31, 2020, Updated Jun 07, 2023
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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!
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
- 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
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. Check out my how to freeze bananas guide for some tips and tricks!
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.
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. You can also try my strawberry protein shake!
Love Smoothies? Try These Too
- Acai Bowl
- Health Nut Smoothie
- Orange Banana Smoothie
- Snickers Protein Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie
- Golden Milk Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Butterfinger Smoothie
- Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie
Be sure to check out all of the smoothie recipes on EBF!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie
- 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
- 4-5 cubes of ice
- 2 drops of stevia to sweeten, optional
- Place strawberries, banana, protein powder, cacao powder, almond milk, dates, vanilla and blend until fruit is pureed.
- Add ice and blend until smooth. Taste and add stevia if needed.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.