9 Decadent but Healthy Chocolate Coconut Smoothies Recipes


Do you love chocolate but think it’s not a healthy option? You are about to be pleasantly surprised. You can make your own chocolate coconut drinks and still get all the benefits that coconut oil offers us. These recipes are completely vegan, super healthy, and full of fats that are beneficial to your body.

Try these recipes out and see if they aren’t the best you have ever tasted!

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Now the best way to get coconut milk is from the meat of organic, mature coconuts. However, most of us don’t have the time to crack open dozens of coconuts and trying to squeeze out the milk. Luckily for us, there is coconut milk in a can or as a powder. If you choose canned coconut milk, always choose the no added sugar options. Sometimes coconut milk is sold as either thick or thin versions. The thick milk does have more fat than the thin kind, but you can always save a bit of money by diluting thick milk with water. For instance, you could use ¼ cup of the thick coconut milk with a ½ cup of water instead of using ¾ of a cup of the thin coconut milk. The choice is entirely yours, of course.

 

1. Red Bean Chocolate Smoothie

¼ Cup of coconut milk powder

1 Cup of purified water

8 Organic dates, pitted and soaked in the water

½ cup small red beans, cooked well and then rinsed

1.5 tablespoons of raw organic cacao

1 Tablespoon of chia seeds

1 Packet of stevia

8 to 10 Ice cubes

Place the ingredients in your blender in this order: milk powder, water, dates, beans, chia seeds, stevia, and then cacao on top. Blend for one minute. Then add ice and blend until smooth.

 

2. Chocolate Coconut Silk

¼ Cup coconut milk

¾ Cup of purified water

5 Organic dates, pitted and soaked in the water

¼ Organic avocado – see benefits of avocado for health and beauty

1 Tablespoon raw organic cacao

10 Ice cubes

Pour everything into your blender leaving the cacao last. Blend well for one minute. Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth.

 

3. Simply Delicious Chocolate Smoothie

¼ Cup of coconut milk

¾ Cup of purified water

¼ Organic avocado

1 Tablespoon raw organic cacao

1 Tablespoon of lucuma

2 Tablespoons of coconut palm sugar

1 Packet of stevia

8 Ice cubes

Place the first two items into your blender, and then add the remainder with the cacao on top. Blend well for one minute. Add the ice cubes, and then blend until smooth and creamy.

 

4. Brazilian Chocolate Smoothie

¼ Cup of organic raw almonds (no salt)

3 to 5 Organic Brazil nuts (no salt)

¼ Cup of coconut milk powder

4 to 8 Organic dates, soaked in the water (depending on how sweet you like it)

1 Packet of stevia

1 Teaspoon of real vanilla extract

1.5 Tablespoons of raw organic cacao

1.5 Cups of purified water

14 Ice cubes

First, blend together everything except the ice. Then add the ice cubes and blend until smooth. This recipe serves 2.

 

5. Coconut and Beans

1/3 Cup of coconut milk powder

1.5 Cups of purified water

5 Organic dates, pitted and soaked in the water

1/3 Cup of garbanzo beans, well rinsed if you are using canned, cooked if they are fresh

1 Tablespoon of raw organic cacao

1 Packet of Stevia (read more if stevia is safe)

8 to 10 Ice cubes

Place everything except the ice into your blender with the other items leaving cacao on top. Blend well for one minute, then add the ice cubes, and blend until completely smooth.

 

6. Chocolate No Milk Shake

½ Cup of coconut milk powder

4 to 8 Organic dates, soaked in the water

1 Packet of stevia

1 Dash of real vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon of raw organic cacao

1 Cup of purified water

1 Large frozen organic banana

10 Medium sized ice cubes

Blend everything except the last two ingredients for 30 seconds, then add the banana and ice and blend on high until smooth, about one minute.

 

7. Coconut Smoothie

2/3 Cup of raw organic almonds (no salt)

3 to 6 Tablespoons of palm sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)

¼ Cup of powdered coconut milk

1 Packet of stevia

1 Teaspoon of vanilla

1.5 Tablespoons of raw cacao

1.5 Cups of purified water

14 Ice cubes

Blend everything except for the ice for 30 seconds. Add the ice cubes and blend on high until smooth. This recipe serves 2.

 

8. Chocolate Beans

½ Cup coconut milk

½ Cup purified water

5 Organic dates, pitted and soaked in the water

¼ cup Garbanzo beans, rinsed well if you are using canned, cooked if you are using fresh

¼ Cup organic raw pecans (no salt)

1 Tablespoon of raw cacao

8 to 10 Ice cubes

Add the milk and water to your blender, and then add the dates, beans, pecan, and cacao last. Blend for one minute, and then add the ice. Blend until completely smooth.

 

9. Blueberry Chocolate Heaven Smoothie

1 Cup of coconut milk or almond milk

½ Cup of Unsweetened yogurt

½ Organic avocado

½ Cup of Fresh or frozen organic blueberries (find out blueberries health benefits)

3 Unsalted Brazil nuts

1 Tablespoon of cacao powder

1 Teaspoon of lucuma

1 Serving of your favorite protein powder

1 Teaspoon of maca

2 Drops of real vanilla extract

¼ Teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Optional- ½ Tablespoon of coconut oil and/or 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds

Place everything in your blender and set on highest speed for abut 60 seconds. Drink and enjoy a little slice of heaven in a glass.