Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shake


I love it when something healthy tastes absolutely decadent.

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This shake is brimming with vitamins and nutrients, but all you’ll taste is the sweet and rich flavor of a chocolate covered strawberry–> in the form of a milkshake.

Featuring a frozen banana and strawberries for an ice-cream-like texture, plus a bit of avocado for added creaminess, this shake is something you can indulge in daily, without any guilt! I always sneak a handful or two of leafy greens in my smoothies and shakes, but no one will ever know, thanks to the sweet strawberries and rich cocoa powder.

It’s no wonder that I’ve enjoyed this shake nearly every day this week!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shake
serves 1

Ingredients:

1 cup water or almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen organic strawberries
1/4 ripe avocado
2 handfuls fresh spinach
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 heaping tablespoons raw cacao powder
ice, if needed for texture

Directions:

In a high-speed blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy. Add a few ice cubes, if desired, for a thicker, more ice-cream-like texture. Serve immediately!

SONY DSC*Note: If you don’t own a high-speed blender, I’d recommend blending the water, avocado and spinach first, until they are completely broken down with no bits or pieces visible. Then, add in the frozen fruit, vanilla and cocoa, and blend again until completely smooth.

5 from 7 votes
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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shake
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
A creamy, dairy-free smoothie that tastes like a chocolate-covered strawberry!
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Servings: 1
Calories: 240 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water or almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen organic strawberries
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 2 handfuls fresh spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 heaping tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • ice , if needed for texture
Instructions
  1. In a high-speed blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy. Add a few ice cubes, if desired, for a thicker, more ice-cream-like texture. Serve immediately!
Recipe Notes

If you don't own a high-speed blender, I'd recommend blending the water, avocado and spinach first, until they are completely broken down with no bits or pieces visible. Then, add in the frozen fruit, vanilla and cocoa, and blend again until completely smooth.

Enjoy!

Reader Feedback: What’s your favorite smoothie or shake combo lately? I thought this one was particularly appropriate for Valentine’s Day

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Comments

Janae

This shake was sooooo good! I just made it for myself and my husband. It really does taste like a chocolate covered strawberry! What a nice little treat! (also, I had no vanilla so I made it without and it still tastes really good!) Thank you for your blog. I’ve been finding out so many wonderful recipes of things I can actually eat!

Sandra

do you know how many calories this would be? I just tried it and put too much cacoa powder. I had to alter it slightly by putting some chocolate syrup and it turned out great. my kids thought they were getting a treat instaed of veggies! Oh I just realized I forgot the vanillla!

Blueskykate

Doesn’t the addition of strawberries miscombine this smoothie? Either way though it is delicious!!

Mhawes

This is wonderful! I followed your recipe exactly but used dark chocolate almond milk. So good! Thank you.

Rachel Druckenmiller

I totally relate to your mission and feel like we are cut from the same cloth. You are the blogger who inspires and influences me the most, so THANK you for that 🙂 I tried this smoothie and featured it on my blog, too, always linking out to you (of course!) for the full directions 🙂 http://rachelsnourishingkitchen.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/chocolate-covered-strawberry-smoothie/

Jeanne

OK, what am I doing wrong? I followed this to the letter and the result was absolutely horrible! I mournfully dumped it down the drain….and avocados are such a huge part of my diet I can’t believe I just dumped one down the drain. But this tasted just awful and all the stevia in the world wouldn’t have saved it. It was also extremely watery. I can’t use almond milk as I am allergic to almonds but I used water instead. I used the Stevia brand recommended on this blog. I have a brand new Vitamix. I tried the Orange Julius shake too and that one came out good, so I don’t know. This did not turn out for me.

    Megan Gilmore

    I’m sorry you didn’t care for this one! With a whole frozen banana and a cup of frozen strawberries, this smoothie shouldn’t be watery, and the sweetness would depend on the ripeness of your banana. Did it have lots of spots on the peel before you froze it? The more spots, the sweeter the banana. How much stevia did you add? Did you make any other modifications to the recipe?

    I’m glad to hear the Orange Julius worked well for you!

      Jeanne

      Oh, this comment was supposed to be posted in the chico-cado shake section. My strawberry smoothie did come out nice and thick, but it didn’t taste like a chocolate covered strawberry. I couldn’t taste the berries at all, maybe because they were frozen? Anyway, it was my chcoc-cado shake that came out disastrously watery.

Cathy Mascis

Wow – a shake that tastes so delicious and contains so many great ingredients! Thank you – Just made this for my dinner tonight and I am thoroughly enjoying it and all your recipes that I have (including your cookbook!)

Camilla

OMG! ANOTHER HIT!!! LOVE IT! I bought your book and can’t wait for it to get here!! Thank YOU!!!! xxxxx

Lindsey

Had this for breakfast today! It is fabulous! Also, toddler-approved!

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