Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie



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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!

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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. 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.

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. You can also try my strawberry protein shake!

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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4.96 from 22 votes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

This chocolate covered strawberry smoothie combines strawberries, banana, dates and cocoa powder for a healthy smoothie that tastes like decadent treat.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 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.


Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 276mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 49g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate strawberry smoothie
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  1. 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!

    1. Thank you Jenn! It’s hard to find places that use almond milk, but I’ve found two in Richmond so far – Lamplighter (a local coffee shop) and Whole Foods. 🙂

      1. 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!

  2. My gym makes a great chocolate covered strawberry shake but yours looks even BETTER! May have to try your recipe tonight! Nom noms! Happy Vday & Bday!

  3. Girl, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love that you were born on V-Day! 🙂 So many reasons to celebrate today. I hope it’s wonderful.

  4. 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! 😀

  5. 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

  6. 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. 🙂

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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!!

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

  13. 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.

  14. 5 stars
    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.

  15. 5 stars
    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. So glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Jeanne!! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I appreciate it. 🙂

  16. 5 stars
    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. 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. 🙂

  17. 5 stars
    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. 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. 🙂

  18. 5 stars
    I loved this! Tastes just like a chocolate covered strawberry. Next time I’m thinking of omitting the dates. The bananas and protein powder made it Sweet enough.

    1. Hey Anthony – I have a note saying to make sure to peel the banana before freezing.

  19. I actually had all the ingredients and felt that was destiny calling out! Perfect recipe…Thanks!

    1. I love it when that happens!! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Deb. Thanks for the review. 🙂

  20. This smoothie definitely kicks a sweet tooth craving. It’s rich and decadent w a hint of strawberries. I added cocoa nibs on top and it was amazing
    Thank you

  21. Made this for the first time for the EBF Recipe Club and it was AMAZING! Reminded me of the decadent chocolate strawberries you get for Valentine’s Day! LOVED the flavor and the pack of protein and nutrients. Will definitely be making this again and again!

  22. 5 stars
    Had some fresh strawberries from the farmer’s market and decided to try this on a hot day. I had never had dates in a smoothie before but I love the flavor it added. I will definitely be making this frequently.

    1. So glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Karen! Thanks for tying it and for the review. I so appreciate it!

  23. Made this today with fresh strawberries from the garden and it is so good! Refreshing and light, a great combination of flavors!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Courtney! Thanks for making it and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

  24. Made this today with fresh strawberries from the garden! It is so good! Very light and refreshing, a perfect combination of flavors and great for summertime!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Courtney! Thanks for making it and coming back to leave a review. It means the world to me!

  25. 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. 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!

  26. 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!!

  27. 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. 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!