Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie

This blueberry smoothie is a healthy chocolate banana smoothie made with blueberries: it’s a naturally sweet way to curb your sweets craving! 

Chocolate blueberry smoothie

What are your thoughts on sugar? This year on social media there’s been a big push for No Sugar January. Then that caused a separate backlash: “Why don’t we just eat sugar in moderation?” Either way, Alex and I are all about enjoying sugar in moderation AND reducing our sugar consumption. To us, the key is not making sugar an enemy. And then, finding some good alternatives for when we have sweet cravings that are full of nutrients. This chocolate blueberry smoothie is so, so tasty. For me, a chocoholic: it hits the spot of my chocolate craving. Keep reading for the recipe.

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Healthy chocolate smoothie

Being sick is the worst, right? We’re just coming off of some sickness the past few days that had us completely bedridden. THE WORST. But luckily, since Alex, Larson and I typically eat a whole food plant based diet, we don’t find ourselves getting sick too often! This blueberry smoothie is not a cure for sickness, or a health elixir. BUT: it’s a way to cure a sweets craving with nutrient dense fruits: blueberry and banana. You could call it a chocolate banana smoothie, or a chocolate blueberry smoothie, or a healthy chocolate smoothie: whatever it is, it’s delicious!

Related: This recipe is part of our 28-Day Healthy Meal Plan.

Chocolate banana smoothie

How to make this chocolate blueberry smoothie

OK, call us crazy. We don’t often post smoothies on this website, because—well, we’re bad at making smoothies.  Yes, laugh away! For some reason, it’s really hard for us to find smoothies recipe we love. Most of them ended up either too bitter, too sweet, too thick, too thin. Following a recipe didn’t work, and throwing random smoothie-like ingredients into a blender didn’t work. Anyone else have this problem?

Last year, we finally found a great smoothie recipe: our Glowing Green Smoothie. The tangy is balanced with sweet, and it has a loose but creamy texture that’s easily drinkable and a vivid, glowing green color. Yum.

Finally a year later, we have a new delicious smoothie to add to the mix: this Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie! It’s extremely easy to whip up in a blender, and it uses ingredients we typically have on hand. Sometimes I get made at smoothie recipes that call for a frozen banana (I never remember to do it!), so in this one it calls for just a regular banana. Then add in some frozen blueberries (easy to keep on hand in case a craving strikes), cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla. Whiz it up and it makes a dark purple drink that tastes a bit like a healthy chocolate smoothie.

I made these for myself and Larson and he absolutely loved it. As in, won’t let go of the straw loved it! I think we found a winner.

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Chocolate banana smoothie

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This blueberry smoothie recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, gluten-free, and naturally sweet.

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Chocolate banana smoothie

Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie


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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large; 2 small 1x

Description

This blueberry smoothie is a healthy chocolate banana smoothie made with blueberries: it’s a naturally sweet way to curb your sweets craving!


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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or dairy milk)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Slice the banana into pieces. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend on high until combined.


  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Blueberry Smoothie, Chocolate Banana Smoothie, Healthy Chocolate Smoothie, Healthy Snack Ideas, Vegan Breakfast Ideas

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

4 Comments

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    Katie | Whole Nourishment
    February 7, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    SOOO delicious! Have made it a few times now. It’s amazing how a very simple but smart combination of a few ingredients allows the flavors to explode! I skip the maple (find it’s sweet enough without) and add almond butter and hemp seeds (or collagen) to make this substantial enough for a light breakfast.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2019 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you so much Katie! Love the idea of adding almond butter for a filling protein!

  • Reply
    Natalie Davidson
    February 11, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    This is delicious! Made a double batch so my kids and I could share, not knowing if they’d like it or not. My 2 and 4 year old LOVED this and I had to share my portion with them. Will definitely have this on rotation as an easy and healthy snack for them and me.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2019 at 10:53 pm

      So glad to hear that it was a hit with the kids — that is the best compliment! Thank you so much for making it.

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