This chocolate-covered berry green smoothie will have you thinking you’re eating dessert for breakfast!
chocolate-covered berry green smoothie

Not for nothing, but there is something really satisfying about knowing that you’ve drank an entire serving of kale.

Before noon.

Skeptical? I. WAS. TOO.

And now I’m like give me a green smoothie for second breakfast…or I can’t stay awake at work past 3pm.

Life. Changing.

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Something you should know about me is that I am the anti-Bandwagoner.

I still haven’t watched a single Harry Potter movie, I was probably the last person I know to join Pinterest, and if you had asked me two months ago what I thought of green smoothies, I would have dry heaved for at least twenty minutes straight. And meant it.

Oh how times have changed. But I think that’s truly a testament to how good green smoothies can really be!

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Okay, sure, some of them are bad. (Really bad.)

But what most people don’t realize is…IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!

In the end, it all comes down to ratios.

Good smoothies = 1 part green : many many parts fruit. And a few dates if you’re really in a dire situation.

GREAT smoothies = all of that plus YOGURT. Because creamy probiotics – don’t leave home without ’em.

Lately, I’ve been all about Coconut Dream® Non-Dairy YogurtIt’s made from real coconuts, meaning it has a bit of tropical flair to it, plus it’s totally non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free, lactose free, soy free, and a great source of calcium. If you’re into all that good stuff. (Spoiler alert: I am.)

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Also, Coconut Dream®’s berrylicious flavors happen to make this chocolate-covered berry green smoothie sing with flavor. You will really think you’re eating something naughty when you’re slurping on this…when actually you’re drinking a whole lot of vitamins and minerals and nutrients.

So many good life choices…all in one glass.

Chocolate-Covered Berry Green Smoothie
 
This chocolate-covered berry green smoothie will have you thinking you're eating dessert for breakfast!
Yield: 2 smoothies
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces (56 g) baby spinach or baby kale
  • 1 ripe banana, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces (225 g) strawberries, hulled
  • 4 ounces (112 g) frozen cherries
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 6 ounces (168 g) raspberry or strawberry dairy-free yogurt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice
Instructions
  1. Combine the greens, banana, strawberries, frozen cherries, cocoa powder, yogurt, water and ice in a high powered blender. Blend for 2-3 minutes or until smooth.
Notes
An Eats Well With Others Original
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothi

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Coconut Dream® Non-Dairy Yogurt. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own.  

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30 Responses to Chocolate-Covered Berry Green Smoothie

  1. Krista says:

    This does sound absolutely scrumptious, Joanne. I’m not a green smoothie fan, but if you tell me this is good, I will take your word for it and give it a whirl. 🙂

  2. I’ll admit I’m hesitant about green smoothies, too, but this one looks great! Love the addition of cocoa powder & I’ll have to look for this yogurt!

  3. I NEED to get my face on tis yogurt! We recently discovered the Hubs can’t have dairy, and he has been CRAVING yogs for REAL. PLUS, he adores smoothies. Clearly you made this for him 😉 Love this healthy chocolate goodness – pinned

  4. Any smoothie with the words “chocolate-covered, berries, and GREEN all in the same sentence is just destined for great things. Case-in-point right here! I mean, this smoothie is calling my name!

  5. I would love to start my day off with one of these amazing sounding smoothies!

  6. Good grief, now you’re going to have me drinking kale, a thing I would have sworn I would never do, except this looks SO GOOD.

  7. I love smoothies (my next post is my new favorite one – stay tuned!) and now I want to try this new coconut yogurt! I typically add spinach instead and throw in some ground flaxseeds as well. I want a glass of this chocolate covered berry green smoothie right now!

  8. Heath says:

    I’m with you – 1 part greens and a whole lotta fruit and definitely some yogurt. Definitely going to try adding cocoa powder, though! Can’t believe I haven’t done that yet! Ha ha.

  9. I love the look of that yoghurt. And whilst I’m pretty slow at bandwagons too, I do love green smoothies and agree they can be as decadent as you want them to be!

  10. Mira says:

    This smoothie looks so good! And it is green, too? Love it!

  11. I could certainly get down with green smoothies as long as they are chocolate covered berry flavored. For real!

  12. Coconut yogurt is delicious!! Love this way to use it in a smoothie!

  13. Corina says:

    I still haven’t tired a green smoothie but I do have far too many green cabbage leaves in the fridge at the moment. I’ll have to see if it’ll work instead of kale. If I’m brave enough!

  14. Monica says:

    This sounds/looks really good, Joanne. I’m resistant to bandwagons too (I just can’t keep up anyway even if I wanted to try) but almost every time I do try something new, I often love it so I guess it pays to be a little adventurous. I haven’t done the smoothie thing but you’re making me think again.

  15. Julia says:

    I’d say consuming a full serving of kale before noon is a major win, for sure! And when combined with creamy dreamy coconut milk yogurt, strawberries, and chocolate? All the wins in one basket! I could slurp this thing down ee’ery dang morning!

  16. I’ve never made food in a jar, so I I’m not a trend setter, either. However, I am completely and totally 100% on board with eating dessert for breakfast. Pass me a straw.

  17. You somehow made green smoothies sound like a triple chocolate cake. That take skills, my friend.

  18. I’m a total anti-bandwagoner too and I held out as long as I could watching Harry Potter…but girl, when I gave it in I was like, Dang, that was good! Same thing about green smoothies, lol. This looks fabulous – the perfect way to start the day or satisfy a sweet tooth craving!

  19. asha Shiv says:

    This smoothie is definitely happening tomorrow. Tbh, I was never a fan of green smoothies until last year, now I’m addicted. With chocolate who can say no.
    Yum.

  20. Joanne, let me just say this… when I saw chocolate.. I ran to your blog girl lol. I am in love with chocolate. But I never tried it in a smoothie.. crazy right? I can’t wait to try out this recipe.

  21. Fruit really can hide a multitude of sins. I’m all about new smoothies for breakfast. Major yum! I haven’t read or seen any Harry Potter movies. I feel like I owe it to myself as a writer to get on that.

  22. This smoothie sounds amazing! Love all the fruit and veggies you packed in it!

  23. Hannah says:

    Okay, I have to admit that I really did not like the rice dream nor almond dream yogurts… But I will give the coconut version the benefit of the doubt, because the smoothie certainly looks delicious, at least! I’d happily give it a try.

  24. easypeasy says:

    Oh now I am craving this!!! 🙂 Some chocolate for breakfast? Nothing better! 🙂

  25. Kate says:

    I love green smoothies. I love kale in smoothies. I love that your green smoothie is red.

  26. This smoothie sounds and looks delicious!

  27. I have been having a small green smoothie every morning for the past year or so and I feel so much better for it. Like you say, getting in all those greens before it is even lunch time feels so good!

  28. I love these flavors together.I bet it’s so refreshing!

  29. I could do this type of a green smoothie with pleasure 🙂

  30. Kelly says:

    This sounds like an awesome way to start the day! Love the chocolate, cherries and berries combo!

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