Chocolate Almond Superfood Smoothie
Chocolate Almond Superfood Smoothie- packed full of nourishing ingredients, this smoothie is as filling as it is delicious. Each one provides a significant source iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium, plus 36 grams of protein!
If you’re looking for a powerhouse smoothie that tastes like dessert, THIS IS IT. It has a rich, luxurious texture and is loaded with satiating goodness.
I’m talking protein, healthy fats, complex carbs, calcium, magnesium, iron…all of the power players are right here in one glass. The best part is that you only need 7 ingredients + 5 minutes to make it!
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Dairy-free Milk- Technically you don’t have to use dairy-free milk but I like to keep my recipes dairy-free so that’s what I prefer. Vanilla hemp milk, almond milk or oat milk are all great options.
- Quick Cooking Oats- Oats are key to getting a nice, thick texture without the need for frozen fruit. Quick cooking oats are ideal because they have been steamed and rolled thin which makes them easier to break down. They also provide a good source of fiber, protein and iron.
- Dates- Medjool dates give the smoothie a subtle sweetness that pairs wonderfully with the chocolate flavor. Dates are an excellent source of minerals and immune-boosting antioxidants.
- Avocado- If you’ve tried my silk chocolate pie or chocolate avocado pudding then you know what avocado can do for texture. It’s so rich and creamy but blends in seamlessly with the chocolate so that you can’t even tell it’s there. Between that and the 20 vitamins and minerals packed in each one, it’s essential for boosting the superfood power of this smoothie.
- Cocoa Powder- We’re using unsweetened cocoa powder for a mild chocolate flavor that doesn’t require a ton of added sugar. Raw cacao powder is also a great option but it does tend to be more bitter than cocoa powder which requires more sugar to offset the bitterness.
- Chia Seeds- Just one tablespoon of chia seeds as a nice punch of calcium and omega-3 fatty acids. If you don’t have chia seeds on hand you can substitute hemp seeds or leave them out altogether.
- Almond Protein Powder- There’s no doubt you’ll feel full after drinking this smoothie thanks to Bob’s Red Mill Almond Protein Powder. One serving packs in 20 grams of protein! What I love about this protein powder is that there is just one ingredient. There’s no unnecessary flavorings or additives. The powder is made from blanched almonds giving it a creamy consistency with a subtle sweet flavor that blends perfectly into smoothies, sauces and baked goods. It’s quickly become my favorite go-to protein powder.
Tips for Best Results
- Soak the oats if using a standard blender. I’ve only tested this with a high speed blender which does a great job breaking everything down. That said, a standard blender will work the same so long as you soak the oats in advance. I recommend adding them to a bowl (or the blender) with 1 cup of the milk (from the recipe- so you’re not using extra milk) and letting them soak in the refrigerator overnight. You could also sub 1/2 frozen banana if you want to make it grain-free.
- Add milk as needed to thin. Depending on how thin you like your smoothie, you may need to add more milk as you blend to reach your desired consistency.
- Use additional dates or pure maple syrup to sweeten. Feel free to add another date or a few teaspoons of pure maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter flavor.
- Serve at room temperature or chilled. The beauty of not using frozen fruit in a smoothie is that you can serve it at room temp making it ideal for a chilly winter day. However, you can also refrigerate it for a few hours if you prefer it cold.
Altogether, the ingredients in this chocolate almond superfood smoothie make for a nutrient dense drink that tastes like dessert. I hope you love it as much as we do!
Looking for more smoothie inspiration?
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Superfood Chocolate Almond Smoothie
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. The recipe as written yields a fairly thick smoothie. Feel free to add more milk as needed to reach desired consistency. If you prefer it to be sweeter you can add another date or a few teaspoons of maple syrup. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate and enjoy cold!
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