When you need a little protein pick-me-up and some sweetness at the same time, then this chocolate strawberry smoothie is for you. With this recipe, you do not have to worry about having too much sugar or adding too many calories to your diet. We all need a little chocolate in our lives sometimes!
This Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie Is Perfect Any Time Of The Day
For this healthy and delicious smoothie, you will need spinach, almond milk, avocado, strawberries, chocolate protein powder, and vanilla extract.
You can always substitute some ingredients with other foods. Try using blueberries, kale, coconut milk, cashew milk, cinnamon, almond extract, and vanilla protein powder. If you want to swap out the avocado, consider adding healthy fats, like almonds, pistachios, or peanut butter.
The protein powder in this smoothie is key in making it extra nutritious. However, you do not have to go with chocolate if that is not your thing. Try using vanilla, or better yet, unsweetened for better matching with other flavors. Be sure to pick a protein that is natural and has fewer additives, like pea, rice, or chickpea.
If you do not want to use spinach or any other greens, you can instead use fruits like kiwi, apples, and honeydew. These are all high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals and not too high in calories.
Once you have your ingredients ready, place them in the blender, and blend until smooth. You can add more or less liquid depending on how thick you want your smoothie. The same goes for the protein, which can be adjusted to your taste.
Enjoy your chocolate strawberry smoothie as soon as you wake up for more energy, during a snack break at work, or as a pre-dinner treat! You can even serve this smoothie in smaller cups as a yummy, but healthy dessert.
Looking to try another amazingly refreshing smoothie? Check out this Honey, Banana, and Strawberry Smoothie recipe!