Chocolate Berry Smoothie (vegan, naturally sweetened)

A healthy, sweet, five-ingredient smoothie


Chocolate and berries has always been one of my favorite food combinations, and after creating a strawberry & chocolate oats recipe (see note below for recipe), I wanted make a smoothie version!


The sweetness of the mixed berries balances out the more bitter taste of the cacao, and allows for a sweeter (almost dessert like) smoothie! This drink is also a healthier option when looking for a sweet beverage, as the mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries) are rich in antioxidants, and can support heart and brain health!


I recommend making this a smoothie into a bowl (and adding toppings), but it also works well taken on the-go, making it a great breakfast or snack option!


Note- For chocolate & strawberry oats recipe: https://www.faustinemicheyl.com/post/strawberry-chocolate-oatmeal-vegan-gluten-free-naturally-sweetened

Shown here with chocolate granola and strawberries

For the chocolate granola recipe: https://www.faustinemicheyl.com/post/chocolate-granola-vegan-gluten-free-naturally-sweetened


Ingredients:


1 cup mixed berries (if using frozen, allow to defrost slightly)

1 cup non-dairy milk (or water)

1/2 tbsp cacao powder

1/2 tbsp chia seeds

1 tsp maple syrup


Step by Step:

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender, finishing with the non-dairy milk

  2. Blend on medium until the smoothie has reached a creamy consistency

  3. Serve in a mason jar, glass, or bowl, and enjoy!

Tip: make it a smoothie bowl and top with anything you like! I recommend the following: chocolate granola, oats, more fruit, ground flaxseeds, and/or more chia seeds

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