Chocolate, Blueberry & Banana Protein Smoothie

Blueberry Cocoa Smoothie

Blueberries and Chocolate?  For Real?  Ok, I know this sounds a bit strange and you’re probably thinking, no way.  I am sure you’ve had strawberries dipped in chocolate, or maybe a dark chocolate raspberry truffle?  But blueberries and chocolate in a smoothie might be pushing it.

Kind of what I thought too when I spotted this recipe for a smoothie on pinterest.   Blueberries, chia, spinach, cocoa nibs, almond butter, almond milk, pinch of pink himalayan salt, and for a bit of sweetness, 1/2 of a banana.  I said to myself, “I am not so sure…….wouldn’t it be kind of a weird mess”.                                                                                                                                  

Remember my freezer full of wild blueberries I wrote about in an earlier post?  Truth is, I have been bit stuck on my Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie so I decided to try something different…..but blueberries and chocolate….hmmmmm?    

I don’t mean to judge anyone or claim I am an expert at making smoothies, but I do have some pretty strong opinions of a lot of things.  For instance, Strawberries and Chocolate (yes) liver and onions (no thanks, not a liver fan) running the wrong way in a race (once is enough) and how many times can I say “I love you” in a day (pretty much no limit, what kind of question is that?).

So maybe I am a bit of a Smoothie snob?  Not really, it’s just that I used to think making a smoothie was a very specific thing; one or two fruits/veggies, mixed with a liquid (water or milk), a touch of sweetness, and some add-ons (e.g., chia seed) if desired.  But a smoothie with blueberries, banana, spinach? Cocoa? Almond butter, chia seeds, milk, and salt?  Seriously…. a Smoothie Mess!

Blueberries, Cocoa, Spinach, Chia, Banana

Blueberries, Cocoa, Spinach, Chia, Banana

WRONG!  Delicious!!!!!!!!!  You must try!  So forget what I just said and PUT LOTS of STUFF in your smoothie!  In fact, let’s put cocoa and blueberries in everything. Except my mom’s Blueberry pie🙂

Blueberries and Chocolate

Blueberries and Chocolate

I’ve discovered, blueberries and chocolate are one of those combinations that seem like they were meant to be.  Tart berries and sweet chocolate…..what a complimentary pair!  The banana gave this smoothie a thicker consistency so it’s like a thick milkshake!

I am obsessed with this smoothie!  It tastes like a chocolatey, blueberry, almond buttery heaven and is packed with protein! I drink this in the morning for breakfast after my runs!  I bet it would be good for dinner too when you’re too tired to cook.  Desert for dinner….Yep I can.  Seriously, can I just say this is even extra delicious sprinkled with raw cacao nibs on top!

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups of vanilla almond milk (unsweetened)

1/2 frozen banana

1 cup of frozen wild blueberries

1 serving of chocolate protein powder (I use the Chocolate Lifeshake but the Vanilla would work too).

1 heaping tablespoon of almond butter

1 handful of spinach

1 heaping tablespoon of chia seeds

a pinch of pink himalayan sea salt

a tablespoon of raw cocoa powder and a few cacaos nib for topping

Blueberry Cocoa Smoothie

Smoothie #2 Blueberries and Raw Cocao Nibs

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