A rich, thick and creamy chocolate smoothie, perfect for a quick breakfast or a post-workout snack.
Having a few balanced smoothie recipes up your sleeve is just what you need when you’re juggling a busy schedule. This is my go-to morning smoothie when I don’t have a lot of time and often I’ll take it in a jar to drink in the car or on the train.
I love the texture of this smoothie and I’m yet to find one in a Melbourne cafe that gives it a run for it’s money. If you like it even thicker, simply add more ice.
Time saving tip: Almost every client I see in the nutrition clinic tells me they are low on time. So, to save even more time, you can create ‘smoothie bags’. Once a week I portion out the spinach, banana and ice into zip lock bags and keep them in the freezer. Each time I want a smoothie, they are ready to go. The zip lock bags can be reused – just keep them in the freezer between uses to keep them fresh.
Perfect chocolate smoothie
Yield 1 smoothie
A rich, thick and creamy chocolate smoothie.
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup ice blocks
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 scoop plant-based chocolate protein powder
- 2 tsp cacao powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Simply blend all of the ingredients and enjoy!
You won't even taste the spinach.
For an extra thick smoothie, add a few extra ice blocks.
Courses Breakfast, drinks & smoothies
Serving Size 1 smoothie
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5.2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 4.2 g
Sodium 513.7 mg
Total Carbohydrates 35.5 g
Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
Sugars 15 g
Protein 20.4 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.