This dark chocolate banana smoothie is rich in nutrients, insanely creamy and delicious and easy to make in minutes in your blender.

You’ll need cocoa powder, frozen banana, chia seeds, ground flax, protein powder and almond milk to make it.

Creamy Chocolate Banana Smoothie with Almond MIlk - Running on Real Food

Blend up this feel-good chocolate smoothie anytime you need a natural boost in energy or a healthy breakfast on-the-go. It’s full of flavour, loaded with nutrition and tastes amazing.

The pinch of sea salt with cacao and frozen banana is delicious and the chia seeds and greens really take the nutrient-level up a notch! Give this smoothie a good blend so it’s extra, extra creamy, then pour it into a glass and enjoy the rich, chocolate goodness.

Ingredient Notes

To make this creamy chocolate smoothie you’ll need:

  1. Cacao powder. Cacao powder differs from dutch cocoa powder in that it’s pure, raw cacao rather than processed. Cacao is rich in magnesium. Magnesium is important for bone health and supports a healthy heart, brain and digestive system. Cacao also contains chromium and iron, both important for healthy blood, zinc, which is key for strong immune system and healthy skin as well supports the liver and pancreas and antioxidants which help destroy cancer-causing free radicals.
  2. Frozen banana. Hello creaminess, sweetness, potassium, folate, fibre and energy!
  3. Sea salt. A good sea salt is rich in a ton of minerals and beautifully enhances the chocolate flavour of this smoothie.
  4. Vegan protein powder. I used Vege Pro-7 to increase the protein in this smoothie and add flavour and sweetness.
  5. Chia and flax seeds. The chia and ground flax seeds add omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, selenium, chopper, phosphorus and calcium and help thicken the smoothie.
  6. Greens. You can’t go wrong with a handful of greens in your smoothies. They blend in easily so you can’t taste them and add so many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that they’re worth adding every time. I used handful of mixed greens but spinach, kale, swiss chard, mustard greens or collard greens would also work.
Banana Chocolate Smoothie with Chia - Running on Real Food

More Smoothie Recipes

If you like this smoothie, I would recommend trying my:

Mango Pineapple Smoothie
Strawberry Mango Smoothie
Kale Spinach Smoothie
Peanut Butter Coffee Smoothie
Mixed Berry Smoothie
Lemon Blueberry Smoothie

…and many more, browse them all here.

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Creamy Chocolate Banana Smoothie with Almond MIlk - Running on Real Food

Vegan Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie

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  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Breakfast, Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free
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Description

This dreamy chocolate smoothie is full of flavourful, ultra-creamy and loaded with feel-good nutrients such as magnesium. Try it for breakfast, dessert or anytime you need a natural boost in energy.


Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana (120 g)
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder (12 g)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (10 g)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax (7 g, or additional 1 tbsp chia)
  • handful of greens such as spinach or kale (40 g)
  • pinch of sea salt, optional
  • 1 serving vegan vanilla protein powder (30 g)
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend on max for 30-60 seconds until completely smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy with a glass or stainless steel straw.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 434
  • Sugar: 16 g
  • Sodium: 526 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 50 g
  • Fiber: 19 g
  • Protein: 28 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g