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This Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie is easy and delicious. It’s made with fresh strawberries and unsweetened cocoa powder. It’s tastes great and is healthy enough that it can be served for breakfast or as an after school snack.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie
Chocolate covered strawberries are such a rich and decadent dessert; not to mention delicious. I love smoothies. I love strawberry smoothies. And, yes, I love chocolate.
I also love to add a little twist of flavor to my smoothie recipes and am always looking for a great tasting combo. So, why not combine all of this love into the blender and see what happens? What happened was the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie.
It’s actually a rather simple combination of ingredients. It’s made of fresh strawberries, ice, milk, unsweetened cocoa, honey and vanilla extract. That’s it! And, yet its creamy, rich and flavorful.
Here’s the printable version of the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie for your recipe making, taste testing try;
- 2 cups fresh strawberries
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Wash, hull and slice the strawberries before measuring the
two cups of strawberries.
Add the sliced strawberries, ice, milk, honey, unsweetened cocoa powder
and vanilla extract into a blender pitcher.
Blend the ingredients until they are mixed well and the ice
is fully crushed.
Pour and serve! Don't forget the straw...
More on the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie Ingredients;
Dairy Allergies: Swap your favorite dairy free milk alternative for the milk; rice milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, almond milk, etc. There are so many wonderful options available. I personally have found that rice milk is actually fairly tasteless when made in a smoothie and lets the flavors really burst, but it does make a recipe icier. If you are looking for creamier, if your dietary needs allow, try a coconut milk or cashew milk. But always, do what’s best for your own personal needs!
Strawberries: Always wash your fruit before using it! Believe it or not, strawberries are hight in vitamin C. Not at all what I think about when I look at these red beauties. Here’s more information on the health benefits of Strawberries (click here).
You can eliminate the ice and replace the fresh strawberries with fresh frozen strawberries if desired. Make sure you grab the ‘no sugar added’ fresh frozen strawberries.
Unsweetened Cocoa: It turns out cocoa is rich in history, rich in health benefits and rich in flavor! Cocoa powder is actually made by crushed cocoa beans with the fat removed. When I was researching what unsweetened cocoa actually is, because we know it goes great in recipes, I learned it’s high in polyphenols. Here’s more from the experts (click here).
Making the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie with children;
There are lessons in making any recipe. If you’re making this smoothie with the kiddos, here’s a few kitchen knowledge to focus on;
- Preparing fruit
- Hulling strawberries
- Knife safety
- Measuring ingredients
- Leveling dry ingredients
- Blender safety
More Making Smoothie YUM:
If you are liking this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie and want more strawberry flavor in your blender, check out my original Strawberry Smoothie Recipe. Yes, there’s a burst of flavor in this mix too. It’s actually a twist of lime. Strawberry Smoothie Recipe Link
Gadget Love for Strawberry Smoothie Making YUM!
I love all of these!
I love this strawberry huller; in fact, I own five of them.
I just love the colors of these measuring spoons and liquid measuring cup. I think kitchen gadgets should be fun!