Chocolate Fitness Smoothie



Chocolate Fitness Smoothie

The best thick and creamy chocolate protein smoothie! It’s a great thing that you can pack your smoothie with so many nutrients, and they are so easy to make. And this smoothie is so dang good!
Its loaded with so many benefits! If you are serious about meeting your fitness and wellness goals you need to fuel your workouts and optimize recovery and get enough protein into your body throughout the day.
It’s one of my favorite smoothie combos, which says a lot since I make so many different kinds. It doesn’t hurt that it tastes like a healthy chocolate milkshake. And you would never guess it has almost 2 cups of veggies in it.
Better yet, it is also very balanced – which means it has a good ratio of carbohydrates, protein, and fat and this recipe provides a 2:1 carb-to-protein ratio.  Its easy to digest and will give you balanced blood sugar, to avoid those spikes and crashes that some sugar loaded smoothies can do.
It emphasizes carbs and protein for recovery, while also having some healthy fats and fiber to help with fullness. This chocolate protein shake keeps me full for a handful of hours and has been my go-to after workouts.
You can totally customize the amounts of carbs and protein to fit your lifestyle and activity level though.
It does take a little extra work if using cooked frozen sweet potatoes. I find this is so much better than mashed or canned for getting the best thick consistency. All you have to do is bake sweet potato until soft, cut it into large chunks, and freeze. Its good to get some ready to go in the freezer ahead of time.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack


  • 1 small sweet potato, cooked and frozen or a banana, sliced and frozen
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice
  • 3/4 cup frozen cauliflower rice or florets  
  • 1/2 cup cherries, frozen (or berries of choice)
  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon any nut or seed butter
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • granola, chopped almonds (or other nuts), chia and/or hemp seeds, toasted coconut, fresh fruit, cacao nibs, nut butter


  • If you wish to use sweet potatoes you will need to prepare them in advance. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake for 30-40 minutes until soft and can be pierced with a knife or you can cut into chunks and boil until soft.
    Let cool for a few minutes and roughly cut into 1-2 inch pieces, peeling off the skin as you go. Place cut sweet potatoes on a parchment paper-lined dish in the freezer and let freeze overnight, or at least 4 hours.
    Blend your smoothie. Add all the ingredients to a high-powered blender until smooth and creamy.
    Drink or top with toppings of choice!
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