Chocolate Protein Smoothie

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.

Chocolate Protein Smoothie - My Whole Food Life

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

Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Prep Time 5 min Serves 1 serving     adjust servings

Chocolate for breakfast? Yes please!



  1. In a blender , combine all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately. You can also pour the mixture into ice cube trays to freeze for later. Enjoy!


Join more than 35,000 subscribers and start gettiing free recipes direct to your inbox!

You may also like

38 thoughts to “Chocolate Protein Smoothie”

      1. I love all your recipes! I wanted to make your four ingredient almond butter breakfast cookies but the recipe is no longer on your website. Any chance of bringing it back?
        1. Hi Amy! Thank you! I had to take that one down because it is going in my cookbook. The book is out in 2 weeks. It was supposed to be out December 30th. I am so sorry, but it was part of the terms of my contract.
  1. Hi Melissa! I read an article about you and your family and decided to check out your site. My daughter and I were gluten free for almost three years. I was pretty much vegan for most of that. Eating that way pretty much eliminated processed foods for my family. We started getting more sensitive to guten than we were in the beginning so we went back to " normal " . That has been a gateway to processed craziness! We feel better eating healthy, we know we have to go back. I have 3 busy teenagers. I feel overwhelmed at the thought.... Any thoughts?
    1. Glad you found me Tiffani! My best advice is to make the change slowly. That way it will seem less overwhelming. I just tried to change out one or two new things a week. Here are some of my other starting points.
  2. This made a great healthy snack for my son that has a sweet tooth. I may add almond or peanut butter next time for some added protein. Thanks!
  3. I just came across you and am interested in healthy eating, you definately piqued my interest. Although I am basically a carnivore, there is much more to my diet than meat. My question is what is your definition and examples of "Whole Foods"? Thank you Joe
    1. Glad you found me! I like to share Michael Pollan's quote from In Defense of Food. "If it came from a plant, eat it. If was made in a plant, don't." If you eat meat, look for grass fed or pastured meat. Same with eggs. Look for pastured eggs. If you do eat meat, give it a supporting role in your meals and eat mostly vegetables. I hope that makes sense? If you have not read In Defense of Food, I highly recommend it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *