Chocolate smoothie

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Chocolates are everyone’s favorite! But it is often limited to an occasional treat by a wide majority for health reasons. Now, it is true to the extent that apart from a few types of chocolates, the rest are all high-calorie content ones. So, it is a no brainer that an adult content of chocolates should be limited.

So, in other words, we can say that chocolates can be incorporated into our diets in a healthy way.

The best way to add chocolates to our healthy diet is by adding to smoothies. This way, you can add quite a lot of healthy ingredients to your smoothie yet make it tastes absolutely delicious and chocolaty in taste!!

How to make an easy chocolate smoothie at home?

If you are a chocolate lover, then we warn you to watch out for the super simple and nutritious smoothie recipes that we are going to review here!

Quite often we mistake chocolate smoothies as delicious treats by adding chocolate ice cream. But in essence, that is not the case. So, how to make chocolate smoothies without adding ice cream?

Ideally, there are three basic ways to make tasty chocolate smoothies:

1. By adding cocoa powder (sweetened or unsweetened)
2. By adding chocolate syrup
3. By adding chocolate ice cream

Healthy chocolate banana smoothie

Description

An easy and simple recipe to a healthy, tasty, nutritious and filling chocolate smoothie with a banana twist.

Ingredients

• 1 ½ cups milk of your choice (almond milk recommended for vegans)
• 1 cup baby spinach
• 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1 tbsp chia seeds
• 2 frozen ripe bananas
• ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
• Ice cubes (optional)

Instructions

Step 1- Add all the ingredients in the blender.
Step 2- Blend till creamy and smooth
Step 3- Serve cold
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This is a vegan chocolate smoothie with very simple ingredients that can easily pass for breakfast or as a midday meal. However, it is not surprising if some people don’t like bananas in their smoothies. There may be many reasons why you don’t like bananas in your smoothie.
1. Bananas are considered to be a sweet fruit with more calories than other fruits
2. They make the smoothie too thick when you prefer a juice like consistency
3. It makes you put on weight
4. You simply don’t like the smell and taste of a banana!
So, if you are a person who doesn’t like smoothies in your bananas, then we have got your back too.

Strawberry chocolate smoothie without banana
Description
This smoothie recipe is an all-time favorite combo of strawberry and Choco! Relish this smoothie as it tastes sweet and yummy, yet healthy and nutritious.

Ingredients

• 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen strawberries
• 2 tbsp chocolate syrup
• ½ cup low-fat yogurt
• ½ tsp vanilla extract
• ½ cup of orange juice
• Ice cubes (optional)

Instructions

Step 1- Place all ingredients in the blender
Step 2- blend till very smooth
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The Choco-strawberry combo is perfectly combined with yogurt to give a smooth finish consistency. The tanginess of the orange juice combines beautifully in the smoothie adding just the right amount of the acidity required.

So, you don’t like yogurt too? Well, there are chances that many people try to avoid yogurt for various reasons. This could be either because they try to avoid anything that is dairy, calorie-filled or simply because they are vegan. Make sure to check out blenders for smoothies.
In that case, check out this amazing chocolate smoothie without yogurt below. Infect, this is the perfect chocolate smoothie for weight loss!

Protein chocolate smoothie for weight loss

Description

This delicious and creamy chocolate milkshake is tasty and protein packed. It is a great choice for a filling breakfast or as a post-workout meal.

Ingredients

• 2 overripe bananas (fresh or frozen)
• ½ cup almond milk (any other milk of your choice)
• 2 tbsp peanut butter
• 2 tbsp cocoa powder
• ½ tsp vanilla extract
• Ice cubes (optional)

Instructions

Step 1- Add all ingredients, blend till smooth.

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This protein-rich healthy chocolate milkshake has fewer calories than you would expect from it! It could make for a perfect breakfast meal. This milkshake powder with cocoa powder is a perfect smoothie for weight loss without feeling like a punishment!

There are other ways to make your smoothie even more healthy. In fact, the list of healthy chocolate smoothies that you can make is literally endless. Here, is one just perfect combination that you would like to try out.

Blueberry chocolate smoothie without banana

Description

Ingredients

• 1 ripe fresh or frozen banana.
• 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries.
• 1/2 cup almond milk (or another milk of your choice)
• 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)
• 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder.
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Instructions

Step 1- Add all ingredients
Step 2- Blend till smooth and thick

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This blueberry chocolate smoothie tastes heavenly is in fact, the world’s best chocolate milkshake, if we may say! This vegan chocolate milkshake with no yogurt is perfect to eating healthy yet enjoying it! The tanginess of the blueberries gives a twist to this homemade weight loss milkshake.

Additional notes for making the perfect chocolate smoothie:

1. You can add peanut butter to make the smoothie thick if you are not adding yogurt or bananas.
2. You can replace strawberry with blueberry or any other berry to get unique and a variety of tastes
3. Add superfoods like greens (kale or spinach) or seeds (chia, flax) or nuts to any of your chocolate smoothies to make it healthier.
4. You can cocoa powder to any of your detox smoothies to make it taste delicious.
5. For extra sweetness, you can add maple syrup or natural honey to your chocolate smoothies.

So, that was our round-up of the best, simple and quick recipes for healthy chocolate smoothies!

Make them and enjoy your day!

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This entry was posted by Jehzeel Laurente, who has written 20 posts as , on Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 10:44 pm and was filed under Chocolates.

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