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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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

5 from 8 votes
This chocolate covered strawberry smoothie combines strawberries, banana, dates and cocoa powder for a healthy smoothie that tastes like decadent treat.
Two glasses with chocolate strawberry smoothies. Each glass has a strawberry on the rim.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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

Serving: 1smoothie Calories: 332kcal Carbohydrates: 69g Protein: 11g Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 276mg Fiber: 10g Sugar: 49g
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate strawberry smoothie

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    81 comments
    1. Amber
      June 30, 2021 AT 9:31 am

      5 stars
      This chocolate covered strawberry smoothie is delicious! Tastes like I am eating dessert for breakfast. My toddler loves it as well. What a fun treat and so easy to whip up!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 30, 2021 AT 12:03 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this chocolate covered strawberry smoothie, Amber!! Thanks so much for trying it and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    2. Skyler
      June 29, 2021 AT 5:11 pm

      Chocolate shake substitute that I don’t feel guilty about. Thank god!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 30, 2021 AT 12:13 pm

        So pumped you enjoyed this smoothie, Skyler! Thanks for the review 🙂

    3. Sandra
      June 28, 2021 AT 12:39 pm

      I’m seeing the ingredient list and pictures and comments, but I am not seeing the actual recipe.

    4. Jennifer B.
      June 26, 2021 AT 11:14 am

      5 stars
      10 stars! I soaked the dates while I gathered the rest of the ingredients just to make sure the blender could handle them. This is such a fabulous flavor combination, thank you so much, Brittany!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 28, 2021 AT 12:29 pm

        Woo! So glad this smoothie was a success, Jennifer! Thanks for the review 🙂

    5. Sara
      June 17, 2021 AT 6:04 pm

      5 stars
      I have been trying to drink more smoothies, lately, and was excited when I came across this recipe. I used 3/4 c. homemade plain yogurt, instead of non-dairy milk for extra protein, and used collagen powder, instead of traditional protein protein. Since I used dates, I didn’t need to add any sweetener. The end result was a very creamy, thick smoothie, that was similar to a chocolate shake. It’s been a struggle for me to find a smoothie recipe I really like and this one is a real winner that I will continue to make. I also see you have a ton of other smoothie recipes on your site (yay!), so I can’t wait to try out your other ones.

      Thank you for this fantastic recipe! Besides the amazing taste, I also love how incredibly healthy and guiltless it is.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 18, 2021 AT 11:18 am

        I’m so happy this smoothie was such a success, Sara!! Thanks for trying it and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

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