Berry Chocolate Smoothie

This berry chocolate smoothie features just six ingredients and takes only five minutes to blend up for a healthy snack or grab-and-go breakfast.

chocolate smoothie in a glass mason jar topped with sliced strawberries

Want to switch up your breakfast routine? This tasty smoothie is sure to satisfy with its fresh, antioxidant-rich ingredients. The combination of fruits, Greek yogurt, and nut butter makes it nutritionally well-rounded with fiber, protein, and healthy fat.

Whether you need something quick to eat as you run out the door in the morning or a snack to re-energize in the afternoon, this berry and banana smoothie deserves a spot on your menu.

Ingredients

The ingredient list for this smoothie is as simple as it gets. Start with frozen fruit, then add creaminess and protein with yogurt and nut butter. Here’s an overview of the ingredients you’ll need to make the berry chocolate smoothie:

Berries: I used frozen strawberries and wild blueberries for the smoothie’s base.

These fruits which provide lots of fiber and disease-fighting antioxidants like anthocyanins. You can use any type of berry that you like––raspberries or blackberries would work as well!

Banana: Bananas are a nutritious addition to smoothies. Not only do they provide more fiber, but they are also a good source of potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Make sure to use frozen banana, as it adds extra creaminess.

Greek yogurt: You’ll need ¾ cup Greek yogurt for this recipe. It provides protein, which smoothies often lack. I used low-fat plain yogurt, but fat free would also work.

Almond butter: Add 1 ½ tablespoons of almond butter to the smoothie for more protein, fiber, healthy fats, and flavor!

Cocoa powder: A little unsweetened cocoa powder is all you need to make the smoothie chocolatey without adding any added sweeteners.

Low-fat milk: I used this for protein-containing liquid in the smoothie––you need liquid in order to blend the ingredients together.

Helpful kitchen tools

These kitchen items will help you make a delicious berry chocolate smoothie!

Paring knife: You’ll need a good, quality paring knife to slice the banana.

Measuring cups: Make sure to have a set of measuring cups on hand. You need them to measure out the fruit and yogurt when making this smoothie.

Measuring spoons: Use these for measuring out the almond butter and cocoa powder.

High-speed blender: A high-speed blender makes smoothies so much easier to whip up!

top down view of chocolate protein smoothie topped with sliced strawberries

Step-by-step instructions

Making a berry chocolate smoothie is super easy. Here are the steps:

Add berries and banana to the blender. Start by adding the frozen berries and banana to a blender or food processor.

I used strawberries and wild blueberries, but you can experiment with whatever types of berries and fruit that you have on hand. Because you’re using frozen fruit, you won’t need ice.

Add Greek yogurt, almond butter, cocoa powder, and milk. Next, you’ll add the rest of the ingredients to the blender.

Blend to the right consistency. Depending on if you like thin or thick smoothies, you may need to add more ice or liquid. If the smoothie is too thin, add 1 or 2 ice cubes or some extra yogurt and blend again to desired thickness. Add more milk if the smoothie is too thick.

Pour into a glass or bowl and add toppings. Serve your smoothie however you like it, whether it’s in a glass or bowl.

If you like toppings, you can add a few berries, chia seeds, granola, coconut flakes, hemp seeds, or a drizzle of extra nut butter. For an extra sweet touch, add a few chocolate chips!

chocolate smoothie in glass mason jar with a straw and sliced strawberries

Recipe FAQ

What variations can you make of a berry chocolate smoothie?

he possibilities are endless for the variations you can make of this smoothie. You can experiment with different types of berries and fruit and switch it up based on what’s in season.

You could also use dairy-free milk, such as almond milk or oat milk, as the liquid. If you don’t have almond butter, try sunflower butter instead. Another option would be to add some avocado for extra thickness and healthy fats.

Do you have to use frozen berries in this smoothie?

No, you don’t have to use frozen berries. If you use fresh berries, you may need to add ice.

Can I add ice to the smoothie?

Yes, you can add ice to the smoothie. It helps to make the smoothie colder and a little thicker. Because this recipe uses frozen fruit, that eliminates the need for ice. But if you use fresh fruit or like your smoothies ice cold, you may want to add ice.

Can I make the smoothie vegan?

es, you can make this smoothie vegan. Simply replace the Greek yogurt with a plant-based yogurt, like coconut milk yogurt or soy yogurt.

You’ll also need to replace the milk with almond milk, oat milk, or pea protein milk. It’s possible to make the smoothie without any milk at all by using water instead. But if you make it this way, it will not be as creamy.

creamy chocolate smoothie topped with strawberries

Plant-based tweaks

This frozen berry and banana smoothie is super healthy and easy to make. It needs just a couple of simple tweaks to be vegan, including:

Use a plant-based yogurt: Instead of Greek yogurt, use vegan yogurt to add protein and creaminess to the berry chocolate smoothie. Coconut milk yogurt would be delicious. You could also use avocado in the smoothie to make it creamy instead of yogurt.

Opt for plant-based milk: This recipe was created with cow’s milk, but you could make it vegan by using almond milk, soy milk, pea protein milk, or oat milk instead. Oat milk and pea protein milk tend to have the best textures for smoothies.

Note that plant-based milks are not always high in protein, so it may be a good idea to add a scoop of vegan protein powder to make the smoothie filling and balanced if you use a lower-protein milk such as coconut milk or almond milk.

Leave the milk out: If you desire, you can leave the milk out of this recipe and replace it with water. The smoothie won’t be as creamy, but you could add a few ice cubes to help make it thicker.

top down view of chocolate smoothie in a glass mason jar

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Final thoughts

Smoothies are so easy, nutritious, and tasty. This berry chocolate smoothie is creamy, naturally sweet, and takes just a few minutes to make.

The protein from the yogurt, nut butter, and milk will fill you up and keep you satisfied until your next meal. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Berry Chocolate Smoothie

This berry chocolate smoothie features just six ingredients and takes only five minutes to blend up for a healthy snack or grab-and-go breakfast.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 218 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup frozen wild blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen sliced banana
  • ¾ cup 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • tbsp almond butter
  • tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup low-fat milk

Instructions
 

  • Blend ingredients together.
  • Add additional water if a thinner texture is desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 13gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 48mgPotassium: 366mgFiber: 4gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 155IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 189mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Smoothie
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This berry chocolate smoothie has just six ingredients and takes only five minutes to blend up for a healthy snack or grab-and-go breakfast!
Blender / Food Processor | Breakfast / Brunch | Drink | Fast / Easy | Gluten Free | Low Carb | Low Sodium | No Added Sugar | No Bake | Pescatarian | Recipes (Organizational) | Snack | Vegetarian |

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