Skinny Superfood Chocolate Smoothie

By Chef: Julie Van den Kerchove
Posted: August 7, 2015


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Have you ever been hit by a sudden chocolate craving?It makes a great afternoon snack: it will help you to curb your sugar cravings, keep your energy levels high and beat afternoon slumps once and for all. You could even enjoy this smoothie as a post-workout shake too by adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder.


  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 very large (or 1 ½ small) ripe banana, fresh or frozen
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar (or maple syrup, date paste…)
  • ½ tablespoon of raw cacao nibs
  • 1 teaspoon of maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of shredded coconut
  • 1 large pinch of Himalayan crystal salt or sea salt


  1. Combine almond milk, banana, cacao powder, coconut sugar, cacao nibs, maca powder, chia seeds, shredded coconut and salt in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Garnish with finely chopped Almondsshredded coconut & raw cacao nibs


• This Skinny Superfood Chocolate Smoothie will stay fresh for at least 1 day in an airtight container in the refrigerator. • Do you prefer a thicker smoothie? Use frozen banana or add ¼ ripe avocado to the recipe. • Replace the almond milk with hazelnut milk for a ‘Nutella’ version.