Chocolate Banana Strawberry Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Strawberry Smoothie

This image is the best I could to do in conveying how this smoothie tastes :)

Say that one more time, in your head or out loud, “chocolate banana strawberry smoothie”. Sounds pretty delicious, right?

This smoothie tastes so good you’ll have to remind yourself more than once that it’s also very healthy. If I ever create a dessert smoothie category this will be the first smoothie I add.

I’m sure you want to skip ahead to the recipe and make this smoothie right away, and I don’t blame you, but I’ll list a few of the health benefits for those who are interested.

  • Heart Healthy: Bananas, strawberries, and cacao are all excellent for cardiovascular health. The potassium and fiber in bananas, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action of strawberries, and theobromine in cacao all contribute to a healthy heart.
  • Antioxidants: As mentioned for strawberries, bananas and even more so cacao all combine to deliver a good dose of these free radical scavengers.
  • Digestion and Elimination: The fiber from the fruit help move things along, if you know what I mean.
  • Brainy: Cacao and cinnamon contain nutrients that enhance cognitive function.
  • Stabilize: Strawberries and cinnamon both help to regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Nutrients: Last, but not least, the ingredients in this smoothie are loaded with vitamins and minerals that support over all good health.

You’ll also get added nutrition from the milk you use for this recipe. I went with raw goat milk – other healthy milk options such as almond, coconut, and hemp are just as good. Enjoy!

Chocolate Banana Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • 1 fresh or frozen medium banana
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder and/or nibs
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 serving chocolate Sun Warrior protein powder (optional – feel free to substitute preferred protein)
  • A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional)

The Add-ons

  • 1 tablespoon flax or chia seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon maca
  • 1 cup spinach, kale, or other leafy veggie to go green

Show Time

Place all of the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until your desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 325
  • Fat: 10g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 52g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 33g
  • Vitamin A: 6% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 158% RDA
  • Calcium: 34% RDA
  • Iron: 7% RDA

I’d love to hear what you think of this decadent chocolate banana strawberry smoothie in the comments below. Happy Blending!

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15 Responses to Chocolate Banana Strawberry Smoothie

  1. Zofia #

    It tastes great! I used all natural ingredients. I used Almond milk, natural cacao powder, natural honey, Maca powder, some natural cinnamon, and of course the banana and strawberries were fresh. It tasted wonderful and I made some for when I wake up in the morning. Great recipe!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Zofia, I’m assuming you had the best day ever after drinking this superfood smoothie :) Thanks for sharing!

      • Rahima #

        Hi ryan am going to try this wondering would
        Normal ground cinammon do
        Thanks

  2. Amanda #

    This was so yummy!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Glad you liked it, Amanda :)

  3. lianne #

    I used a little too much cacao powder, but still, was a great smoothie! By the way, I couldn’t find the place where i could sign up for the free ebook?

    I love your smoothies :)

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Lianne,

      I get carried away with the cacao sometimes myself :) Good to hear the smoothie turned out well. You’ll receive an email shortly to opt into my newsletter and receive my free eBook.

      Cheers,
      Ryan

  4. Agnes #

    Really good! I also added a tbsp peanut butter, some rolled oats and sweetener. Thank you! :)

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You’re welcome, Agnes! Nice to hear you enjoyed this recipe and added a twist of your own with peanut butter and rolled oats.

  5. Mary #

    Thank you so much for this recipe.I wanted a smoothie exactly what the name implies but wanted to add kale in there. And bam! It’s part of the ingredients! It’s really delicious. I shared it on my FB page

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You’re welcome, Mary. Great to hear you enjoyed it with the kale. Thanks for sharing on FB.

  6. Tash #

    I doubted it would taste good and that there was enough cocoa, but it was DELICIOUS!! Thanks for the recipe!!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You’re welcome, Tash. Good to hear you enjoyed this recipe :)

  7. Jaja #

    Does the nutrition info include the protein powder?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Yes, nutrition information does include the protein powder, Jaja.

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