Who likes chocolate for breakfast? You can have it with this chocolate protein smoothie. If you have been following me for awhile, you know I prefer real food to protein powder in my healthy smoothies. This chocolate protein smoothie uses quinoa as a protein source. Quinoa is one of the only plant based complete proteins, so it’s a great option for this smoothie. If you like this, then you may also like my blueberry muffin smoothie or my raspberry coconut smoothie.
I used banana as a base in this chocolate protein smoothie, but you could also use avocado. Both would work well. Avocado would also add some extra healthy fats too. That should keep you full longer. If you wanted to add greens to this, you can do that as well. Some other add ins might be chia seeds, hemp seeds or flax meal. If you add those, you may need to add a little extra milk.
Chocolate Protein Smoothie
Yields 1 serving
Chocolate for breakfast? Yes please!
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 1/4 cup quinoa flakes or rolled oats
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 T cacao powder
- 1 medjool date
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup ice
- In a blender , combine all ingredients until smooth.
- Serve immediately. You can also pour the mixture into ice cube trays to freeze for later. Enjoy!