Chocolate almond smoothie

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Chocolate lovers, how would you like to start your day with a delicious and healthy chocolate breakfast smoothie? Chocolate almond smoothie combines the goodness of bananas with nutrient-rich almonds and dates with a hint of cocoa to make this delectable smoothie. You have to try this today!

Chocolate almond smoothie served with a red and with straw. There is also a cocoa mix bottle along with almonds, dates and bananas in this picture.
Chocolate Almond Smoothie

How to make chocolate almond smoothie?

You know how sometimes kids don’t want to eat breakfast in the morning. They will insist that they are not hungry. That’s when this recipe for chocolate almond smoothie comes handy.

Who can say no to chocolate, right? Especially kids.

You don’t have to tell them that other than chocolate it has almonds, dates, and banana as well :-). I have used a hot cocoa mix in this recipe but you can also use unsweetened cocoa instead. If you are using cocoa, you could go easy on the quantity (about 1 tablespoon should suffice) because unsweetened cocoa can be bitter.

Variations – There a lot of ways you can add variations to this smoothie depending on what you have in your pantry. For instance,

  1. Use almond butter instead of almonds
  2. Frozen bananas for that creamy texture
  3. Add 1/4 cup oats to the mix to make a filling breakfast
  4. To make it vegan, use almond milk and use cocoa powder instead of the hot cocoa mix.
  5. You could also make a chocolate almond smoothie bowl, reduce the quantity of milk by 50% and then serve the smoothie in a bowl, along with sliced almonds, bananas, and oats. Oh..so filling!

Chocolate almond smoothie served in a glass jar with a red and white straw

 

Looking for more smoothie ideas that your family will love? Here are my top picks –  

  1. Kesar Pista Smoothie (Saffron Pistachios smoothie) – This smoothie combines saffron (kesar), pistachios (pista), with banana, cardamom, and milk to create a delicious and nutrient-rich drink that’s perfect for kids and as a post-workout drink. 
  2. Chickoo (sapota) smoothie –  This nutritious blended drink made from Date and Chikoo (Sapota) is a great treat for any time of the day – be it an after-school snack or a post-workout drink. 
  3. Papaya Mango Smoothie – This smoothie is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants and is the perfect way to start your day or recharge your body after an intense workout. 
  4. Banana Nutella Smoothie – Your kids will love this delicious Banana Nutella Smoothie Recipe – a healthy-ish drink made from bananas and milk with a hint of Nutella and hot cocoa. 
  5. Dry fruit smoothie – This smoothie is a great way to combine nutritious milk and dry fruits to create a wholesome meal for any time of the day. Make one today! 
  6. Apple smoothie is a delicious way to start your day with the goodness of milk and apples and with no added sugar. It is ready in less than 5 minutes – now you have no reason to skip breakfast.
  7. Strawberry banana smoothie –  This delicious 4-ingredient gluten-free strawberry banana smoothie is perfect for busy families. Make it for breakfast or as an after-school snack – all you need is 5 minutes. 
  8. Chickoo (sapota) smoothie –  This nutritious blended drink made from Date and Chikoo (Sapota) is a great treat for any time of the day – be it an after-school snack or a post-workout drink. 


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chocolate smoothie in a mason jar with straw on a burlap napkin

Chocolate almond smoothie

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Chocolate almond smoothie combines the goodness of bananas with nutrient-rich almonds and dates with a hint of cocoa to make this delectable smoothie. You have to try this today!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Diet : Gluten-free, Vegetarian
Course : Smoothie
Method: Blender
Cuisine : Fusion

Ingredients
  

  • 6-7 pitted dates
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 1 medium-sized banana
  • 2 tablespoons hot cocoa mix
  • 2 cups whole milk

Instructions
 

  • Soak the dates in milk overnight, if possible.
  • Add the dates along with milk and all the other ingredients. Blend in a blender until the smoothie is of a consistency that you desire. Alternatively, if you are using the Blendtec blender, run the smoothie cycle twice to get a well-blended smoothie.

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Nutrition

Calories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 7gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 117mgPotassium: 580mgFiber: 5gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 270IUVitamin C: 2.6mgCalcium: 192mgIron: 0.9mg

Disclaimer: Approximate Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and can vary depending on the exact ingredients/brands used. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist.

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