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

Description

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


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
  • 45 cubes of ice
  • 2 drops of stevia to sweeten (optional)

Instructions

  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

Nutrition

  • 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. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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!!

  7. 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

  8. 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! 😀

  9. Your day is off to a FABULOUS start. I’ve never had an almond milk latte. Every time I try almond milk in plain coffee it doesn’t go well, but perhaps if it was steamed it would be incredible. I’m on a mission to find a shop that offers one!

    That smoothie and those flowers are both beautiful. Glad you’re taking the whole day off. Enjoy – and happy birthday, Britt!

      • Hi Brittany! I just tried an almond milk latte at Whole Foods and it was AMAZING! I haven’t been drinking/eating dairy for a few weeks and have seen huge improvements in my skin and sleeping habit – so I think I’ll stick with it! I had missed my morning lattes and the almond milk coffees I was making at home just weren’t decadent enough to fulfill my cravings. I can’t wait to try Lamplighter next!

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