decadent chocolate cacao smoothie recipe

reader reviews

“I love the cacao smoothie!” - Kim “So wonderful!” - Nelson


cacao powder chocolate protein powder unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice) almond butter baby spinach chia seeds frozen riced cauliflower optional: ice

about this recipe

gluten-free dairy-free refined sugar free

This healthy, chocolate cacao smoothie recipe is easy to make with plenty of plants, almond butter & cacao. A creamy, decadent way to start any day. Makes the perfect quick & healthy on-the-go breakfast or snack!



Combine all the ingredients in a blender.



Blend on high until very smooth and creamy.



Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking!

If you like a thicker smoothie or are using fresh instead of frozen cauliflower rice, add ice for better texture. For a thinner consistency, add more milk. Add 1/2 a banana, 2 tablespoons maple syrup or 2 pitted Medjool dates if you prefer a sweeter smoothie.

simple ways to customize this recipe:

For nut-free, use seed butter in place of the almond butter and a nut-free milk. For vegan, be sure to use a plant-based protein powder and milk. For paleo, be sure to use a paleo-friendly protein powder and milk.

simple ingredient modifications:

more easy ingredient swaps:

Substitute baby kale in place of baby spinach. If you don’t have chia seeds you can use flax seeds in their place (or skip altogether). If you don’t have cacao powder you can use cocoa powder in its place.

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