Chocolate Chia Smoothie + 12 more fast, healthy smoothies


The hubby and I have a deal. I make the kids’ lunches every day, and he fixes my breakfast. So when I roll out of bed there’s a yummy smoothie waiting. Which is perfect since he dashes out of the house insanely early, usually before the chaos of getting 3 kids dressed and ready begins. Left to myself, I end up scarfing down the kids’ leftovers, a terrible habit any time of day. Instead I’m getting tons of vitamins (especially vitamins A and K for those dark circles) and antioxidants.

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I’m totally late to the chia seed show, but better late than never. I love that they don’t have to be ground up like flax seeds – that was a major roadblock. Who has time to grind seeds? And these guys have tons of fiber to keep you feeling full. And don’t get me started on the chocolate and coconut milk. The result is so much more creamy (and decadent tasting) than a typical fruit shake

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Chocolate Coconut Chia Smoothie

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 scoops of protein powder (I like the chocolate flavored kind)
  • 1/2 frozen organic banana
  • Handful of kale

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

12 more fast, healthy smoothies

chocolate banana shake

1. Berry smoothie – Here Comes the Sun. This berry smoothie is a great way to bring fruit into the diet of those who don’t like them, or even to replace a meal.

2. Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie – Oh My Veggies. The best remedy for your chocolate and peanut butter cravings, mixed into a healthy and nutritious cup.

spinach smoothie recipe

3. Blueberry spinach smoothie – Alaska from Scratch. An easy way to convince anyone to eat spinach: with the delicious taste of fruit covering it!

4. Pineapple smoothie – Set the Table. Great for kids and adults alike, this smoothie is made with pineapple, mango and almond milk.

banana smoothie recipe

5. PB blueberry banana smoothies – PDX Food Love.  Filled with energy, this smoothie is a great way to replace a whole meal. Plus it’s ready in about 30 seconds.

6. Raspberry smoothie – Call Me Fudge. Raspberries, strawberries and bananas can be quickly turned into a smoothie, with the aid of milk and honey.

breakfast smoothie

7. Breakfast banana date smoothie – Happiness Made From Scratch. Smoothies are a great breakfast replacement – and you can even eat them on the go! This one has all the ingredients to make you want one every morning.

8. Stoplight mango green smoothie – Minimalist Baker. A three color smoothie is so exciting for kids! Make it by pouring layers of delicious smoothie on top of each other.

mango banana breakfast smoothie

9. Mango banana breakfast smoothies – Offbeat & Inspired. This smoothie comes in tropical flavor, perfect for summertime. And it’s a good way to practice clean eating!

10. Fantasy melted chocolate ice cream – Oatmeal With a Fork. All the delicious taste of melting ice-cream, with none of the guilt! This healthy version is made with almond butter and cocoa powder.

Apple cherry smoothie

11. Morning protein smoothie with Brazil nuts – The Vedge. Vegan and filling, this is the perfect smoothie for breakfast or when you need an energy boost.

12. Apple cherry smoothie – Amazing Paleo. Not only does this have an amazing color, but it also tastes like cherry candy! Except there’s no sugar inside, other than from the fruit.

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  1. says

    Thanks for including my smoothie recipe in your awesome round-up! My son is still a huge fan of the Kale and pineapple combo, but he also loves peanut butter, banana and almond milk with a little wheat germ mixed in. Smoothies are such a great thing. Again, thanks for linking back to my smoothie! Best! Xo

  2. susan says

    Hello! When you say “coconut milk” does that mean from a can or the boxed kind that is more traditional to milk-milk. Thanks!

    • gerbermom says

      I used the kind of a can (the full fat version) but you can definitely use the kind in a carton to cut down on calories – it just won’t be quite as creamy :)

  3. says

    Chris always makes me breakfast too, although it usually consists of popping a muffin in the microwave. I am just too groggy in the morning to fend for myself. I’m definitely going to put this smoothie into my rotation–I’m obsessed with chia seeds! :D And thanks for linking to my chocolate PB smoothie too!

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