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Rev Up Your Health With A Creamy Chocolate Superfood Smoothie!

When I’m craving something sweet, I love blending up this creamy, chocolatey Superfood Smoothie. You’d never guess that it’s packed with nutrient dense greens and chia seeds! It’s great for breakfast or as a treat.

Superfood Smoothie

This Superfood Smoothie tastes like a decadent chocolate milkshake, but it’s packed with nutritious ingredients! 

Leafy Greens – Packed with antioxidants that zap free radicals and help to prevent cancer. Eating lots of greens also keeps your body alkaline (a state that prevents disease), so I try to eat some with every meal! 

Bananas – A rich source of pectin (unless overripe), a fiber that helps to keep blood sugar in check. They’re also high in potassium that is great for heart health. 

Chia Seeds – Having the most content of omega 3 fatty acids of any plant food, they fight inflammation in the body, reducing the chance for heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and depression.

Raw Cacao Powder – Gives you a blast of serotonin, endorphins and other neurotransmitters which all work together to give you an overall sense of well being, bliss, pleasure and pure happiness!

Cinnamon – Adds sweetness without sugar, is loaded with antioxidants, and helps to fight inflammation.

If you are a parent and have had a hard time getting your child hooked on green drinks – this smoothie is a lifesaver! If you are drinking this after a workout or want to increase the protein content, you can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder – I get mine here

Food Babe's Superfood Smoothie
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 frozen bananas, peeled
  • 1 cup kale or spinach
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1½ cups nut milk or coconut milk, more as needed
  • Ice, as needed
Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, adding ice if needed to reach desired consistency. Enjoy!
Notes
**Please choose all organic ingredients if possible.**
 

I hope you love this delicious smoothie – and if you know anyone else who would love a healthy smoothie recipe that tastes like dessert, please share this post with them! 

Xo, 

Vani

P.S. If you are looking for more recipes and healthy meal plans – you gotta check out the Food Babe Eating Guide – it may just be what you need to keep inspired and on track! Check it out here.

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52 responses to “Rev Up Your Health With A Creamy Chocolate Superfood Smoothie!

  1. Sounds delicious! Am wondering what can be used in place of bananas since several of us in my family can’t eat them?

    1. Use another fruit you like – strawberries would be delicious! It would taste like a chocolate covered strawberry 🙂

      1. MANGOES is a nice neutral sweet fruit too and light in color, so it would still turn a brown like a chocolate shake 🙂

    2. You might also want to add half an avocado. The bananas in the smoothie are responsible for the creamy, ice cream like consistency so you’ll need to add something to make it creamy. Also make sure your berries are frozen.

      1. Tammy, so when it calls for two bananas that would equal two avocados?

    3. Hi Jennifer,

      We like to substitute avocado for banana because it’s more healthy for help fight parasites as it contains less sugar.

      Also, many people are allergic to banana and don’t even know it.

      1. That’s interesting about people being allergic to bananas and not even knowing it! What are the symptoms of banana allergies? I’m worried I might be allergic…

        By the way, I tried substituting the avocado in this recipe and it was delicious – great tip!

  2. It looks so tasty! I can’t wait to give it a try. Already ordered cacao powder on Thrivemakret. Thanks for sharing, Foodbabe, you are the best!

    1. You have to be sure the cacao does not have cadmium, as most do, and it should pass a test for the purity.

  3. Hi Vani! Thank you always for providing very informative articles and delicious recipes.
    I see you make lots of juices and smoothies using very healthy ingredients. I have been reading about different types of juicer/mixer/blenders that could interfere your body’s absorption of nutrients.. (specifically, with the speed of motor) Which types of juicer/mixer/blenders do you use and if you wouldn’t mind sharing, the reason behind it, I would be very appreciative.
    Also, any thoughts of those ‘hydroponic’ greens??? I see they are quite convenient but at the same time, also wonder how much nutrients it actually contain compare to the ‘real’ thing that grew in the sun and soil. I would love to see you ‘investigate’ these products in the future…
    Thank you!

      1. Thank you, Pam for taking the time to post link. I appreciate it! I will look into them and hopefully can start trying those recipes soon…

      2. Hi there, we use one of the amazing Green Juicers, ahs never missed a beat and easy to clean.

        One item to link to, I have found innumerably useful. . The Thermomix TM5. I love it, its not a juicer, but its a damn good blender and does almost everything else as well….

        Great site…. Love your work

        XXX
        Mark

  4. Hi Vani — This sounds and looks amazing! One question — could I substitute flax seeds for the chia seeds? I know that the nutritional benefits are different, but am hoping it would still be good. 🙂 Thank you!!

  5. I never heard that bananas would help control blood sugar. In fact I have always learned the opposite…that bananas actually break down into sugar. What are the best fruits and vegetables to help control diabetes type 2?

  6. Hi Vani,

    Just for your information! Kale, spinach, cabbage, etc. These vegetables blocks the function of the thyroid. It doesn’t matter weather your thyroid is healthy or not.

    1. A couple of Brazil nuts a day (if not allergic) gives you enough of the Selenium needed to counter balance most issues. My Dr. actually prescribed them for me – love a Dr. who give natural remedies. 🙂

    2. Yes, these greens have goitrogens that block the thyroid from producing important hormones for health. This occurs from “raw” greens only. By cooking or fermenting the greens it breaks down the goitrogenic compounds. I would not eat raw greens on a regular basis and only on rare occasions.

    1. Every ingredient listed has numerous nutritional benefits. You can do a quick online search if you’d like more specifics.

  7. So Foodbabe you recommend Nutiva as far as the protein powder? Any others that you like as well??

  8. This made me sick. Probably the cocoa since I have a kale smoothie every day. I missed an afternoon of work. Was hard not to vomit.

    Do you try these recipes?

  9. Congratulations on the baby… I’m so happy and excited for you. You are changing the world for the better and I think that’s pretty awesome. I can’t wait to try this smoothie. I’m wondering if I threw in a bit of chocolate mint that I have growing in my garden would that be good??? Just a thought. anyway I guess I’ll have to try it and let you know.Lol thank you vani for being you

  10. This sounds good except 1/2 cup of cacoa. That sounds like a lot? Just making sure it wasn’t supposed to be 1/2 tBs or tsp? 🙂

  11. Is the body actually able to breakdown chia seeds to absorb the nutrients … Since they have a shell?

    Thank you

  12. HMM HMM. Delicious, I added some protein powder. What’s your recommendation on protein powders. Thank you.

  13. Beware! This is equivalent to drinking a pot of coffee! It kept my 8 month old and I up all night (not that we needed any help with that!) when I thought about it it made sense–1/2 a cup of cocoa powder! That’s outrageous! I noticed right away how bitter it was despite using two bananas, but since I love dark chocolate I went with it. I’ll definitely be tweaking this one, 2 Tbsps and 1 banana would’ve been plenty. This made a double batch, but sadly I’ll be throwing the rest out.

  14. Just made this for breakfast. Yummy and very chocolaty! Would be great as a sweet treat when you are craving dessert. Since a couple of people commented the cacao was too strong, maybe start with a smaller amount and add more to taste? I liked this a lot and think it’s a keeper. Thanks Vani for all you do and congrats on the happy news of your pregnancy!

  15. Hi Vani!

    My dear old mother is on your email list at my suggestion and when she saw this superfood recipe she wanted to try it, as she loves chocolate…To my surprise, my parents who are both in the late 80’s, just drank this smoothie and they loved it! My father just won’t eat greens generally, but loved them in this drink! I have been trying for years to get my parents to read labels and eat better and this recipe did the trick!!! Thank you so much for helping even very old people change their diet for the better!!! Cheers!!!

  16. I tried using organic cacao powder in my smoothie and it tasted really good. Then I started reading alot of negative things about cacao powder on the internet. Have you done much research on this?????

  17. hi
    I am wondering, what is the overall is the gram of protein? Is it good to drink as morning smoothie every morning?

    Thanks,
    Chloe

  18. Do you have a recommended substitution for nut or coconut milk for this smoothie…can’t have either due to allergies? Thanks!

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