Drinking a smoothie in the morning can save you time, while giving you the energy and nutrition you need to get through the day. Instead of relying on fruit smoothies and green drinks, you can start your day with a chocolate treat. This chunky chocolate Vitamix blender recipe is full of nutrients, despite its decadent taste.
If you are searching for an enjoyable morning smoothie, try this chunky chocolate Vitamix blender recipe.
Chunky Chocolate Blender Recipe Ingredients
Most people prefer to freeze their bananas before using them in a smoothie recipe. This is up to you, but the frozen bananas do help to create a thicker smoothie. To make your chunky chocolate smoothie, collect these ingredients:
- 1 banana
- ¾-cup of coconut milk (you could also use almond milk)
- 2 dates
- 2 tablespoons of nut butter (if you have the time, make your own from fresh nuts)
- 1 tablespoon of cacao powder
- 1 handful of leafy greens
- ½ a teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon of fresh cinnamon
Chunky Chocolate Blender Recipe Directions
Once you have the necessary ingredients, the only step left is to combine the ingredients in your Vitamix blender and blend just until smooth. Leave the mixture slightly chunky, to give the smoothie more texture and consistency.
You can store leftovers in an airtight container, in your fridge. Before drinking leftovers, pour the contents into your blender with one ice cube for every eight ounces of liquid. Blend until smooth and serve your leftovers.
The Healthiest Chocolate Breakfast
Most people do not associate chocolate with breakfast or healthy meals, yet this chunky chocolate smoothie is packed with beneficial ingredients. To give you a better idea of why this smoothie is such as great option for your breakfast, here are some of the benefits of the included ingredients.
The included bananas will provide a good source of vitamin B6, potassium, and magnesium. The coconut milk contains a small amount of protein, as well as healthy unsaturated fats, including omega-3 fatty acids.
The cacao powder provides the chocolate taste, but is not as heavily processed as cocoa powder. Cacao powder contains a large amount of antioxidants and additional nutrients. The nut butter is another source of antioxidants to help fight inflammation.
The handful of leafy greens will give you essential vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy body. The inclusion of cinnamon can help to control your blood sugar level.
Cinnamon – Cinnamon helps control blood sugar levels by slowing the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties.
The combination of chocolate, bananas, and nut butter will create a chunky chocolate smoothie that is actually good for you. There is no reason you cannot eat a great tasting snack for breakfast. With all the essential vitamins and minerals that you need to give you an energy boost in the morning, this chunky chocolate smoothie is quick and easy to make.
If you are searching for a new morning meal, try this chunky chocolate smoothie recipe using your Vitamix blender.