I have been eating this chocolate smoothie once a day for 3 months and it’s about time I post the recipe for you! I’m a total chocolate lover and this might be the best thing I’ve discovered. It’s SOOOOOO yummy!!!
I tend to go through smoothie phases. Experimenting here and there… Then I find a favorite and go on a smoothie spree for a few weeks. This chocolate smoothie is my absolute favorite!
VEGAN CHOCOLATE SMOOTHIE!
It’s super easy and such a delicious treat! Alex and I both love them, although I’m definitely more obsessed… 😬
Gus has been begging since the start, but hasn’t gotten to try this smoothie since dogs can’t have chocolate (he doesn’t understand). He keeps trying though 🙂
By the way this is always what Gus is like when I’m taking pictures!! He never leaves if he thinks there might be a chance he’ll get a treat. 🙂
This smoothie is filled with all sorts of nutritious ingredients and there is room for more if you want to experiment!
A creamy plant-based milk combined with frozen bananas is what makes this smoothie perfect and really creamy. It’s kind of like having a healthy milk shake for breakfast. Who wouldn’t want that?! My personal favorite nut milk is cashew (it’s creamy), but I usually use almond milk because we always have it.
We had a debate between Alex and I- whether ‘cacao’ was the same or different from ‘cocoa’.
It all started one day when Alex was teasing me because I kept calling it ‘cacao’ not ‘cocoa.’ He insisted that it was the same as cocoa and just a hipster trend to all it cacao. I insisted that there must be a difference…why else change the name? We made a deal that if they were the same I would no longer say ‘cacao’ but use ‘cocoa.’
Well ladies and gentlemen, there is a difference! And I will continue to call my chocolate smoothie powder, ‘cacao powder.’
Cacao is the raw powder form of the cocoa plant. It is made by cold-pressing raw (not roasted) cocoa beans. Cold-pressing keeps the enzymes and removes the fat. Cocoa powder on the other hand is made by roasting the raw beans at high temperatures. The heat from roasting modifies the enzymes, which lowers the nutritional value of the cocoa bean.
My smoothie recommendation is to use cacao powder, so you obtain the highest nutritional benefit. If you’re in a pinch and just really want a chocolate smoothie go for the cocoa powder! I promise it will fill your craving!
Vegan Chocolate SmoothiePrint
- 2 frozen bananas
- 3/4-1 cup nut milk
- 2 T. cacao powder
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 t. maca powder
- 3 T. hemp seeds
- 1-2 t. cinnamon
- 1 t. maple syrup
- 1-2 T. almond butter or peanut butter (optional)
- 1 scoop spirulina or another 'green powder (optional)
- 2 dates (optional)
- I use a NutriBullet for my smoothies and it works perfectly.
- The amount of milk that you need is going to depend on the size of your bananas. When the bananas are smaller I use quite a bit less milk.
- There are many optional ingredients in this smoothie, but if you have them I definitely suggest adding them!
- Green powder: This includes a powder mix of spirulina, wheatgrass, barley grass, chlorella, etc. I always add something. I will link some that I have tried.