5 Delicious Fruits to Combine With Chocolate for Your Next Smoothie

Fruit smoothies are deliciously healthy. But a fruit smoothie with chocolate thrown in the mix? Let’s just say that when done right, it can taste almost just like like a decadent dessert!

Chocolate — dark, to be specific — is a superfood for a lot of reasons. It can help you reach your daily fiber intake, it’s full of healthy nutrients like iron and magnesium, it’s an incredible source of antioxidants and it’s been known to help lower blood pressure. It’s also just plain wonderful for curbing those pesky chocolate cravings.

Ready to start combining chocolate with some of your favorite fruits? Here are some recipes to consider trying.

1. Bananas

5 Delicious Fruits to Combine With Chocolate for Your Next Smoothie

It’s no surprise that bananas are such a popular ingredient in smoothies. It’s a high-sugar fruit and therefore a great source of carbs, which is useful before or after a workout. They’re high in fiber, high in potassium and are a great source of tryptophan, which the body uses to produce serotonin — one of those feel-good hormones that can help boost your mood.

Blend these ingredients for a chocolate banana smoothie:

  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 medium-sized frozen bananas
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  • 1 tbsp honey or natural sweetener of choice

2. Cherries

5 Delicious Fruits to Combine With Chocolate for Your Next Smoothie

Cherries are a sweet and juicy fruit you’ll want to add to your smoothies not just for their taste, but for their powerful health benefits too. They may help prevent diabetes, improve your sleep, support your weight loss efforts, ward off Alzheimer’s disease, prevent stroke and more. A cup of sweet cherries is just 87 calories and are lower on the glycemic index than other sweet fruits like grapes, so you can enjoy a pretty generous amount if you like!

Blend these ingredients for a chocolate cherry smoothie:

  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 12 – 15 sweet cherries (with stems and pits removed)
  • 1 tsp honey or natural sweetener of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  • 3 – 5 ice cubes (optional)

3. Blueberries

5 Delicious Fruits to Combine With Chocolate for Your Next Smoothie

Blueberries are one of the highest sources of antioxidants among superfoods, making them an incredibly powerful food to help fight aging, boost brain function and potentially prevent some forms of cancer. They’re also very nutrient dense, offering you a range of vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, vitamin B complex, vitamin E, vitamin A, magnesium, iron, selenium, potassium and more.

Blend these ingredients for a chocolate blueberry smoothie:

  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tsp honey or natural sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk

4. Oranges

5 Delicious Fruits to Combine With Chocolate for Your Next Smoothie

A lot of people are aware of the high amounts of vitamin C that citrus fruits like oranges contain, but they offer so many more benefits than simply just that. Oranges may help prevent cancer, protect the kidneys, lower cholesterol, support heart health and boost immunity. They’re acidic prior to digestion, but they’re alkaline forming, which can help balance out the body’s pH levels.

Blend these ingredients for a chocolate orange smoothie:

  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 large orange (peeled and separated)
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 tsp honey or natural sweetener of choice
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  • pinch of sea salt (optional)
  • 3 – 5 ice cubes (optional)

5. Avocados

5 Delicious Fruits to Combine With Chocolate for Your Next Smoothie

Avocados and chocolate were basically meant for each other. This is what you’ll want to use if you want a real creamy texture to your smoothie, but don’t want to resort to using Greek yogurt or other dairy products. Avocados are high in healthy monounsaturated fat that help lower bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol. They may be high in calories, but all you need is a half of one to completely change the texture of your smoothie!

Blend these ingredients for a chocolate avocado smoothie:

  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 large avocado or 1 small avocado
  • 1 tbsp honey or natural sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  • 3 – 5 ice cubes (optional)

The best smoothie recipes are really all about experimentation and adjusting the ingredients as needed to get the flavor or texture just right for your taste. Feel free to combine multiple choices of these fruits and others with chocolate to find out if any other combinations might work really well too!

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Jack Y
Jack Y4 months ago

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Jack Y
Jack Y4 months ago

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John J
John J4 months ago

thanks for sharing

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John J
John J4 months ago

thanks for sharing

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Kelly S
Past Member about a year ago

I drink lots of smoothies

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Nellie K Adaba
Nellie K Adaba2 years ago

I love smoothies, I already combine banana with chocolate long before this list.

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Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill2 years ago

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Jim Ven
Jim Ven2 years ago

thanks for sharing.

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Kristi M.
Kristi M2 years ago

I love chocolate and I love smoothies! Thank you for the article!

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Jim Ven
Jim Ven2 years ago

thanks for the article.

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