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This chocolate blueberry smoothie tastes like chocolate covered berries, with bursts of bright, juicy flavours combined with the luscious taste of dark chocolate! Made with banana, plain greek yogurt, spinach, and peanut butter, this smoothie is both filling and incredibly nutritious.

Chocolate blueberry smoothie in a glass.

Blueberry smoothies are one of my go-to breakfasts, as evidenced by my popular Lemon Blueberry Smoothie, my Blueberry Peach Smoothie, and this Blueberry Tahini Smoothie.

This chocolate blueberry smoothie came together on a whim because I had some raw cacao powder on hand, and boy were my husband and I pleased with the results!! It kind of tastes like chocolate covered fruit, where you get those bursts of juicy fruit amidst the smooth, dark chocolate flavours. I’ve since been making it for breakfast multiple times a week 🙂

Not only is this smoothie delicious, but it’s packed with healthy fats, fiber, protein, and even some greens. It’s sweet enough just from the fruit (no added sugars necessary) and makes a wonderful filling breakfast or post-workout treat.

Can you make this with other fruits?

You bet! If you enjoy this base recipe, feel free to swap out the blueberries with either:

  • cherries
  • strawberries
  • raspberries

These fruits all pair beautifully with chocolate and would work well with the other ingredients here. It’s a great way to switch things up!

Recipe ingredients in small bowls.

About the ingredients

  1. Blueberries: I recommend using frozen blueberries if you can – it makes this smoothie nice and cold without the need to water down the flavours with ice. Of course, you may use fresh blueberries if preferred.
  2. Bananas: Like blueberries, I recommend using ripe, frozen bananas if you can. Freezing the bananas makes them so thick and creamy. You may use unfrozen bananas if you haven’t had a chance to freeze them ahead of time.
  3. Raw cacao powder: Raw cacao powder is an unsweetened source of milled, unrefined cacao beans. It’s got a rich, chocolate flavour and is high in antioxidants – you will LOVE adding it to smoothies.
  4. Plain Greek yogurt: I used plain Greek yogurt to add protein and creaminess to this smoothie recipe. While I enjoy that a plain option doesn’t contain added sugars, this recipe would work with a vanilla Greek yogurt as well. For a vegan option, you are welcome to swap the yogurt with your favourite dairy-free alternative.
  5. Almond milk: I used unsweetened almond milk for this recipe, but you may use any type of milk or milk alternative of your choice. To keep things added sugar free, simply opt for an unsweetened version.
  6. Spinach: A few handfuls of baby spinach is a great way to get in some extra greens! It has such a neutral flavour, I promise you won’t even notice it 🙂
  7. Peanut butter: I used a creamy, unsweetened peanut butter (where the only ingredient is peanuts). You may also use almond butter OR a seed butter (like tahini or sunflower seed) for a nut-free version.
  8. Chia seeds:  Chia seeds help to boost the nutrition factor of this smoothie, adding in heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. They also have a unique property where they swell up to create a gel-like texture, which helps to thicken up this smoothie nicely.
  9. Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon gives a nice sweetness and warming sensation to this smoothie.
  10. Sea salt: A pinch of salt really helps to enhance the flavour of the other ingredients in this smoothie. I love using a high-quality sea salt (this popular one from Maldon is my go-to).

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!

Visual guide: how to make chocolate blueberry smoothie

Smoothie ingredients in a blender.

STEP 1: Simply add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender, starting with the liquid.

Chocolate blueberry smoothie in a blender.

STEP 2: Blend for a minute, or until your smoothie is thick, smooth, and creamy. Enjoy cold!

My go-to blender

Nutrition benefits of this recipe

  1. Blueberries are an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants, and micronutrients like vitamin C, K, B6 + manganese.
  2. Bananas are a fiber-rich carbohydrate, with one medium banana providing 3 grams of fiber. They’re also a good source of micronutrients like potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and magnesium.
  3. Raw cacao powder is an excellent source of antioxidants, which help to fight free radical damage in the body. It’s also a good source of essential minerals, like iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, and zinc!
  4. Spinach is packed with phytonutrients and is a source of micronutrients like, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, iron, and calcium.
  5. Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein, gut-friendly probiotics, B-vitamins, and minerals like calcium and phosphorus.
  6. Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, and plant-based protein. They’re also rich in minerals like magnesium, iron, and calcium.
  7. Hemp seeds are one of the best sources of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids. They’re also rich in plant protein and minerals like zinc, iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
  8. Peanut butter is rich in heart-healthy unsaturated fats, plant-based protein, and micronutrients like vitamin E, B6, niacin, manganese, copper, folate, and magnesium.
Chocolate blueberry banana smoothie in a glass.

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This chocolate blueberry smoothie tastes like chocolate covered berries, with bursts of bright, juicy flavours combined with the luscious taste of dark chocolate! Made with banana, plain greek yogurt, spinach, and peanut butter, this smoothie is both filling and nutritious.
Chocolate blueberry smoothie in a glass.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk, unsweetened (or other milk of choice)
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 large banana, frozen (or 2 small)
  • 2 cups blueberries, frozen
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter, unsweetened (or almond butter)
  • 3 Tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • Ice cubes, until cold (omit if using frozen fruit)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, starting with the almond milk.
  • Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Feel free to adjust flavours or amounts of liquid until desired taste/consistency is reached. Enjoy!

Notes

*LEFTOVERS: While best enjoyed fresh, you can keep leftovers in an airtight jar in the fridge for the next day! Simply give the smoothie a bit of a stir before drinking.
*FROZEN FRUIT: I recommend using frozen berries and bananas if possible. They help to make this smoothie thick and creamy. Plus, there is no need to water down the flavours with any ice as it will be cold enough!
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS:
  • Want to try this with other fruit? This smoothie would also taste amazing using raspberries, strawberries, or cherries in place of blueberries! They all go great with chocolate 🙂
  • While I enjoy a plain Greek yogurt, this recipe would work with a vanilla Greek yogurt as well. For a vegan option, you are welcome to swap the yogurt with your favourite dairy-free alternative.
  • I used unsweetened almond milk for this recipe, but you may use any type of milk or milk alternative of your choice. To keep things added sugar free, simply opt for an unsweetened version.
Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 885mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 2947IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 521mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition

As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.

Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.

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