You only need five ingredients to make this creamy Strawberry Banana Chocolate Smoothie. This recipe is vegan, paleo, and dairy-free, and only takes a few minutes to make. If you are a chocolate lover, then you must try this ASAP!

ingredients for chocolate strawberry banana smoothie in a glass with chocolate shavings on top.

When you need a quick chocolate fix, or you just want a cold and refreshing smoothie that is healthy and delicious, then you’ve got to try this Strawberry Banana Chocolate Smoothie.

You probably have everything you need for this recipe in your kitchen right now. You can literally throw everything together and enjoy a thick chocolate smoothie in less than 10 minutes. Choose this over a candy bar!

Why You Need This Recipe

  • With only five simple ingredients, you can make this in just a few minutes.
  • This recipe tastes like a chocolate-covered strawberry, but in smoothie form! It’s so decadent, but also healthy.
  • You can adapt this smoothie to meet your dietary needs. Use regular milk or dairy-free milk. Use maple syrup or dates to sweeten. Add protein powder to make it a meal.

Ingredients

ingredients for chocolate strawberry banana smoothie.

Plant milk like unsweetened almond milk, hemp milk, pumpkin seed milk, cashew milk, or coconut milk all work in this recipe. You can use either boxed or homemade.

Maple syrup or dates help add some additional sweetness.

Cocoa powder or cacao powder adds that rich chocolate flavor without any sugar. Dark chocolate is very healthy since it is very high in antioxidants and magnesium.

Strawberries and banana add thickness, fiber, and natural sweetness. You can use either fresh or frozen fruit in this recipe.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Place your milk, strawberries, bananas, cocoa powder, and maple syrup in the pitcher of a high speed blender.

I highly recommend using a high speed blender like a Vitamix.

And, as always, please check the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

ingredients in blender for chocolate banana smoothie.

Step Two

Blend your ingredients on high for about 30 seconds, or until the smoothie is completely blended and creamy.

blended strawberry banana chocolate smoothie in vitamix.

Step Three

Once you’ve blended your chocolate smoothie, then you can serve it right out of the blender.

pouring chocolate smoothie into a glass.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You can easily double or triple this recipe depending on how many servings you want.
  • Add 1-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder to make this a meal replacement smoothie. See my list of the best clean protein powders.
  • You can use fresh or frozen bananas and strawberries. If you use all fresh fruit, add at least 1/2 cup of ice cubes to thicken the smoothie.
  • If you aren’t on a dairy-free or vegan diet, you can use regular milk in this recipe.

Recipe FAQs

I don’t have a Vitamix. Can I make this in a regular blender?

Yes, you can! It may not be as smooth, but it will still be delicious.

What kind of protein powder do you recommend?

There are a lot of different choices. I would recommend using an unsweetened protein powder of your choice. Or, check out my complete list of the best paleo protein powders (with vegan options).

two glasses of chocolate strawberry banana smoothie with straws.

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strawberry banana chocolate smoothie in glass.

Strawberry Banana Chocolate Smoothie


Description

You only need five ingredients to make this creamy Strawberry Banana Chocolate Smoothie. This recipe is vegan, paleo, and dairy-free, and only takes a few minutes to make. If you are a chocolate lover, then you must try this ASAP!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your choice of dairy-free milk)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 1/2 frozen bananas, broken into large pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or two pitted dates)

Instructions

  1. Place your milk, strawberries, banana, cocoa powder, and maple syrup in the pitcher of a high speed blender. 
  2. Blend your ingredients on high for about 30 seconds, or until the smoothie is completely blended and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 48 hours.

Notes

  1. You can easily double or triple this recipe depending on how many servings you want.
  2. Add 1-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder to make this a meal replacement smoothie. See my list of the best clean protein powders.
  3. You can use fresh or frozen bananas and strawberries. If you use all fresh fruit, add at least 1/2 cup of ice cubes to thicken the smoothie.
  4. If you aren’t on a dairy-free or vegan diet, you can use regular milk in this recipe.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothies
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: pms smoothie, cacao smoothie, banana chocolate shake

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