Here’s a tasty chocolate green smoothie that’s a healthy indulgence!
Both cacao and blueberries are high in antioxidants and help fight free radicals.
For a little variation, you can use fresh coconut water from a young, Thai coconut to enhance the tropical flavor. Substitute peach with mango. If you are using fresh blueberries, add ice to chill. This smoothie is naturally sweeter than the Chocolate-Banana with Goji Berries, but you might want to add a little agave nectar, stevia or honey to taste.
Chocolate-Peach Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1 peach, pitted
- 1 cup fresh pineapple, cubed
- 2 cups of raw baby spinach (or other greens)
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder (UK friends can buy cacao powder here)
- 8 ounces of filtered water
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
If you do not have a high-speed blender, grind cacao nibs in a coffee grinder or use cacao powder. Carob powder may be used as well, but you won’t get all the nutritional benefits of cacao.
Fat: 13.6 grams
Protein: 7.2 grams
Carbohydrates: 51.9 grams
Calcium: 16% daily value (DV)
Vitamin A: 89%
Vitamin C: 157%
Serving Size: One. (This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)
Browse more green smoothie recipes.
Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Health & Weight Loss Program and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.