This chocolate smoothie recipe is so rich, it’s more like a healthy chocolate milkshake. It’s just a pure fruit and nut drink with no added sweetener, making it a low-glycemic treat.
It may sound strange to combine chocolate with fruit, but they’re natural companions since chocolate is fruit!
When I crave a chocolate dessert, 99% of what I’m craving is the full fat richness, so this is perfect because it’s not particularly sweet. Plus, this smoothie is dietary friendly: dairy free, gluten free, vegan and paleo.
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Can I use any milk with this chocolate smoothie?
Absolutely! I like this smoothie with homemade almond milk, but you can easily use your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk.
Why is there ice in this milkshake?
After testing this recipe without ice, I found the texture to be too thin for a milkshake. If you don’t want to add ice, you could achieve a thicker texture with extra frozen banana, ice cream, or slightly frozen almond milk.
I can’t find brazil nuts. Can I use a different nut?
Yes. We don’t often think of using brazil nuts in smoothies (they’re good!), so if it’s easier, feel free to try using 8 cashews or 2 Tablespoons of your favorite nut butter. The point with the nuts is to introduce extra fat, making this creamy and satisfying like an ice cream chocolate shake.
I hope you give this smoothie a try. It’s a heavier drink for when you want something rich. I’m usually 50/50 divided between this frozen treat and the refreshing turmeric tropical smoothie.
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Healthy Chocolate Smoothie Shake
- 5 brazil nuts
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 frozen banana
- 4 dried mission figs
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 2 cups ice
- 1 1/4 cups almond milk
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. Enjoy right away for the best texture.
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