Here’s a delicious, vegan chocolate smoothie for when you’re craving some serious healthy chocolate treat.
This is deliciously more-ish and perfect for a refined sugar-free treat. The medjool date, vanilla and cacao powder will create a beautifully naturally sweetened chocolate smoothie whilst the pinch of salt brings out a whole other layer of flavour for this yummy vegan chocolate smoothie.
This chocolate banana smoothie is so easy to make and is one of my favorite smoothies. Probably it’s because it tastes like a chocolate ice cream dessert. Most of the time, I make it runny enough to just pour in a bottle and take with me on the go. It’s so smooth and yummy, like a healthy chocolate milkshake.
However, I sometimes love to indulge and make a smoothie bowl by adding half the amount of liquid and I top it things like nut butters (check my The Ultimate Guide: Homemade seed & Nut butter recipes) or I sprinkle puffed quinoa or homemade coconut chips, or mini protein balls.
You can easily adjust the smoothie to your taste. You can add more cacao powder for an even more pronounced chocolate flavour.
If you don’t have bananas, or just don’t like them, you can add frozen strawberries instead. Plus, strawberries and chocolate are a heavenly match.
You can also play around with the choice of milk. I love the combination of chocolate and almond milk. However, you can opt-in for your favourite plant-based milk and your favourite nut butter (almond butter or other).
And if you want more smoothie bowl inspiration then feel free to check out my Strawberry & Rose breakfast smoothie, Pink No banana smoothie, Salted caramel Vegan smoothie bowl , Healthy mint choc chip smoothie bowl.
Plus, there’s plenty of others if you just search ‘smoothie bowls’ on my blog or check out my ‘smoothies’ recipe tag!
Finally, here’s the recipe for this Vegan Chocolate Smoothie along with my tips for meal prepping it.
- Banana, spinach or kale, pitted dates
- Protein powder, cacao powder, oat flour, a pinch of salt
- Almond milk and peanut butter (both are easy to make at home and are perfect for this and other recipes)
How to make this chocolate smoothie
This is an optional step – it allows you pre-prepare one or more smoothies in advance and keep them in the freezer until ready to blend and drink. Check my other recipes so you make a variety of smoothies.
First, choose the freezer-safe container that you’d like to store your smoothie in. You can use glass containers, silicone bags or even mason jars.
Measure the required amounts of the oat flour (optional), protein powder and cacao powder. Add to the container.
Then add the spinach leaves. And finally, add the banana and pitted dates.
Close the container tightly and freeze.
Please note that we are not freezing the almond milk and peanut butter with the rest of the ingredients. We will add them directly to the blender when ready to make the smoothie.
Blending the smoothie
Add the almond milk and peanut butter in your blender/food processor.
Then, add the frozen ingredients.
Blend till smooth. If you think the smoothie needs to be a little sweeter, instead of adding extra dates, you can add a splash of maple syrup.
The smoothie is best consumed immediately. You can add ice cubes to help keep it fresh for longer.
Sometimes I top with sliced banana, mini energy bites, cacao and puffed quinoa, as well as a drizzle of salted caramel or a spoonful of homemade Nutella.
Vegan Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Recipe
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 2 dates pitted
- 1 tablespoon protein powder
- 1.5 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/16 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon oat flour optional
- Add the milk to the blender/food processor
- Add all the remaining ingredients
- Blend till smooth and enjoy.
- The smoothie is best consumed immediately, but in case you have leftovers you can freeze them in ice cube tray or freezer safe contianer for up to a month.