Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

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This healthy Chocolate Smoothie is made with banana, almond butter, vegan protein powder, cacao powder and your choice of dairy free milk. It is packed full of flavour and best of all it only takes a few minutes to prepare.

Chocolate smoothie in two glasses with some nuts and chocolate sauce swirled over the top.

This chocolate nut smoothie is amazing!

It has quickly become one of my favourite smoothies, alongside my salted caramel smoothie, raspberry banana smoothie, and coconut mango & banana smoothie.

The combination of banana, almond butter and cacao is delicious. I used almond butter in my smoothie, but you could use any nut butter.

Same goes for protein powder, I love Raw Amazonia protein powders as they are one of the healthiest protein powders going around, but you could use any protein powder.

Smoothies are a really quick and easy breakfast or snack to make, so if you are short on time, they are one of the best healthy breakfast options.


Dairy free – made with almond milk for those with dairy or lactose intolerances. You can also use other dairy-free milk varieties.

Easy to make – this smoothie takes less than 5 minutes to make.

Made with fresh wholefood ingredients – which are easy to find at any supermarket, health store, food markets or on-line store.


  • Almond milk or your favourite dairy-free milk. I also like to use oat milk, coconut milk or macadamia milk in my smoothies.
  • Banana (frozen preferably)
  • Almond butter
  • Vegan protein powder
  • Cacao powder
  • Maca powder (optional)
  • Ice cubes (if you are not using frozen banana)


What is maca powder?

Maca powder (also known as Peruvian ginseng) is root that is used to improve energy and sexual function. Maca contains iron, calcium and potassium. It is an optional ingredient in this recipe.

What other milks can I use instead of almond milk?

Coconut milk, oat milk, macadamia milk or any other dairy free milk will work well in this smoothie.

Two smoothies in glasses with metal straws

Looking for other breakfast recipes? Try these:

Apple and Walnut Chia Pudding

Curry Scrambled Eggs

Simple Grain Free Granola

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Chocolate Banana Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Lastly, if you make this smoothie, then I would love to hear from you. You can either leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! If you do make this recipe, please tag me on Instagram! It really makes my day when I see your creations of my recipes.

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

Vanessa Gengaroli
This healthy Chocolate Smoothie is made with banana, almond butter, vegan protein powder, cacao powder and your choice of dairy free milk. It is packed full of flavour and best of all it only takes a few minutes to prepare.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Course Smoothies and Drinks
Cuisine Western
Servings 1
Calories 346 kcal


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana small, frozen preferably
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon protein powder vegan preferably
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon maca powder optional
  • ice cubes optional is not using frozen banana


  • Process smoothie: Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.


Serving: 1serveCalories: 346kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 10gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 329mgPotassium: 717mgFiber: 8gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 76IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 428mgIron: 2mg
Keyword dairy free smoothie, drink, milkshake
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