Indulge in this delicious, nutritious, filling, and dare I say amazing treat of a smoothie!
All the credit for this fabulous recipe goes to Ana, a fellow smoothie enthusiast, and chocolate lover. While exchanging emails about smoothies, chocolate, and good food she was kind enough to share this recipe with me, and now the smoothie world. She even supplied the beautiful image to the right. Thanks, Ana!
This dreamy smoothie is similar to the one’s I make for breakfast. It’s loaded with nutrition and macronutrients to keep you full of energy and satiated until lunch. There’s plenty of healthy fat, ample protein, and it’s low in sugar – a winning combo in my book.
The blueberries and superfoods offer some fantastic health benefits. In short, you’re getting a huge dose of antioxidants and a plethora of vitamins and minerals that will boost your immune system, feed your brain, increase your energy, and put you in a good mood.
This smoothie is higher in calories than most of my recipes. As mentioned above it’s very satiating and the type of large breakfast active people like myself require. If you’re looking to reduce the calories, forgo the Brazil nuts (93 calories for just 3 of these guys) and possibly the protein powder. I used Sun Warrior’s Warrior Blend, which clocks in at about 84 calories a serving. You can also use water in place of milk.
If you’re counting calories, I encourage you to try a smoothie like this and see how you feel. You might be surprised at how satiated you are and less likely to reach for a sugary snack or consume a large lunch.
Ana and I both like to toss everything but the kitchen sink into our blenders. If you don’t have every ingredient listed below, use what’s available and don’t sweat it. Enjoy!
Blueberry Chocolate Dream Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup almond milk (substitute your preferred milk)
- 1/2 cup yogurt (preferably whole milk or full fat)
- 1/2 small avocado
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 3 Brazil nuts
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon cacao nibs
- 1 teaspoon maca
- 1 teaspoon lucuma
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 drops vanilla extract
- 1 serving of your preferred protein powder
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds or chia seed gel
- Anything else you like and/or have on hand
Place all the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-60 seconds or until nice and smooth.
- Calories: 499
- Fat: 30g
- Protein: 27g
- Carbohydrates: 39g
- Fiber: 15g
- Sugar: 18g
- Vitamin A: 13% RDA
- Vitamin C: 28% RDA
- Vitamin K: 40% RDA
- Calcium: 53% RDA
- Iron: 45% RDA
Ana and I would love to know if you try this blueberry chocolate dream smoothie – please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!