Keto Chocolate Smoothie

Keto Chocolate Smoothie

This Keto Chocolate Smoothie is the perfect meal if you’re following a high-fat, low-carb diet. Made with six ingredients it’s a wonderful keto breakfast on busy mornings.

How to Make a Smoothie

All you need to make this healthy smoothie recipe is coconut milk, protein powder, ground chia seeds, stevia, dark chocolate, and ice.

Healthy Chocolate Milkshake

My chocolate smoothie tastes like a classic chocolate milk shake, but it’s healthy and high-fat.

Top your Keto Chocolate Smoothie with unsweetened Whipped Cream to add extra fat, and make it even richer, creamier, and more delicious.

Keto Diet Recipes

If you’re looking for more low-carb, high-fat recipes check out my Keto Diet Recipes page.

Keto Chocolate Smoothie

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Servings 2



  • In a vitamix, combine coconut milk, protein powder, chia, and stevia
  • Blend in chocolate until smooth
  • Blend in ice cubes until mixture is well combined
  • Serve
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
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Keto Chocolate Pudding

If you like to start your day with warming foods, simply skip the final ingredient, ice, and you will have an incredibly rich and smooth keto chocolate pudding.

Keto Chocolate Mousse

Place that pudding in the refrigerator, and it will set up and become a keto chocolate mousse. This is one of my most versatile keto recipes.

Keto Chocolate Smoothie with Greens

Are Smoothies Good for You?

If you’re wondering, are smoothies good for you, I’m here to help.

I love smoothie meal replacement when I’m on the go. Smoothies also work very well for my compromised digestion.

Gut Health and Smoothies

I was in my thirties when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, so maintaining gut health is an issue I deal with to this day. I can eat far more when the food is blended into a healthy smoothie.

For more information, see How I Healed My Gut.

Smoothie Cleanse

I haven’t ever done a smoothie cleanse. Have you? Recently my friend Steph told me about a green smoothie called the Alkagizer, but I haven’t tried it.

Alkagizer Green Smoothie Recipe

Wondering how to make an Alkagizer?

Simply blend a cup of coconut water, one-half lemon, an avocado, peeled cucumber, and five celery stalks in your Vitamix, then blend in a handful each of spinach, chard, parsley, cilantro, and arugula.

This looks like the perfect vegan smoothie!

Smoothies to Gain Weight

If you’re using smoothies to gain weight, the most important thing is to not load your smoothies with sugar. Instead of carbs, which turn right into fat, go for healthy macro-nutrients like protein and fat.

Today more than ever, the problem with gaining fat is that it is an incredible repository for toxins ranging from heavy metals to BPA, and more.

And if you’re trying to gain weight, you’ll want to use this body mass index calculator to make sure you stay in a generally healthy range –not too high or too low.

Best Milk for Keto

Best Milk for Keto

Anyway, back to healthy smoothies. And I have a quick question for you.

Do you make your smoothies with coconut milk, or prefer your smoothies with almond milk? I have a great guide, What’s the Best Milk for Keto? to help you decide what the best milk is for you.

Kitchen Scale and Keto

I’ve provided the measurements for this recipe in both volume and weight. If you own a scale and want to be very precise you can weigh your ingredients.

For those who don’t keep a scale in their kitchen, I’ve provided measurements in volume.

The ingredients for this Keto Chocolate Smoothie recipe can have equal measurements in volume, and yet yield different results when measured in weight. Why? Because some ingredients are denser and heavier than others.

Vitamix for the Perfect Smoothie

Here are a couple of additional notes to help you whip up this fantastic Keto Chocolate Smoothie recipe! First, use a high-powered blender like a Vitamix to make this, or you will not obtain the correct results.

Using a regular blender will yield an odd lumpy concoction, rather than a smooth and creamy shake or pudding.

Second, feel free to experiment with this recipe and try different types of protein powder and chocolate.

Smoothie Bowl

Although I haven’t tried it, all of my smoothie recipes would make a fantastic smoothie bowl to add your own granola and fruit.

Keto Smoothie Recipes

On a smoothie diet kick? Whether you’re having a smoothie for breakfast or a smoothie for dinner, my healthy smoothie recipes below will give you plenty of variety.

Strawberry Lime Shake

Strawberry Smoothie

Perhaps my favorite fruity drink of all, my Strawberry Smoothie with Lime is a delicious smoothie with coconut milk. The strawberry lime combination is out of this world.

breakfast power smoothie

Breakfast Smoothie

Smoothie for breakfast? My Breakfast Smoothie is the perfect combination of a strawberry shake and an almond butter smoothie.

Mint Chip Protein Smoothie

Keto Mint Chip Protein Shake

Another smoothie with coconut milk, we love this Keto Mint Chip Protein Shake for St. Paddy’s Day. Green smoothie recipes are the bomb, smoothies with kale, smoothies with spinach. I love them all!

peanut butter protein shake gluten-free recipe

Peanut Butter Smoothie

Craving a smoothie with peanut butter? My Peanut Butter Smoothie will not disappoint. It can also be made with almond butter for an almond butter smoothie.Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

It doesn’t have to be fall to have a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie, this incredible treat can be enjoyed year-round.

Smoothies for Kids

I fed all of these protein shakes to my boys growing up and they are the perfect smoothies for kids.

Egg White Protein Powder

You’ll notice many of my healthy smoothie recipes above contain egg-white protein powder.

This ingredient is crucial to make the smoothie fluffy and to create the perfect texture. And if you are looking for a smoothie for energy, you’ll want this ingredient.

Healthy Smoothie Recipes

What’s your favorite smoothie recipe? Leave a comment and let me know.

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared this Keto Chocolate Smoothie recipe in 2016.

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It’s wonderful. Tastes like the chocolate milkshakes of old! I’m so happy I can jump to the keto recipes on your site!


82 responses to “Keto Chocolate Smoothie”

  1. Is the consistency truly smooth and creamy like a real milkshake? I tried to make a coconut milk milkshake and ended up with a very thick and fatty smoothie type drink. The texture was not pleasant for me. I’d really appreciate a coconut milkshake that has the texture of a true dairy milkshake. Is this the one???

  2. Hi there,
    I am from Western Australia. I have never heard of egg white protein powder.
    Where can I purchase this product from?

    Regards Rosanna

  3. This is super delicious! I love coconut milk in smoothies. I am intolerant to Stevia– gives me symptoms about 10xs worse than lactose intolerance. Have you ever used monk fruit sweetener? I’ve been meaning to give it a try.

    • Michelle, I had the same problem until I got pure organic Stevia not mixed with anything else. It was that long e word mixed in most Stevia products that cause most of the problems. Once I got the pure Stevia I had no more problems.

  4. Hello all,

    I have a Braun blender and made a delicious, lower carb version of this with soaked chia seeds, whey protein powder, raw cacao powder (2 T.), maca powder (1 t.). I used about 3/4 can coco milk to offset the water needed to soak the chia.

    Thanks to Elana for the inspiration.

  5. I love how you specifically mention that you haven’t tried any variations on this recipe and then a large portion of the comments ask about substitutions. And yet you are so kind in mentioning you aren’t sure. Every time. :)

  6. Ugh, stevia just leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. I have erythritol granules…might try it with those.

  7. Can’t use Chia seeds – need to be very careful if you are on blood thinners like Coumadin/warfarin. Also, allergic to stevia. Any substitutions?

    • My cook’s (not doctor’s) brain thinks of gelatin (collagen peptides) to thicken up and hemp or some other allowed raw seed/nut for nutrition. Hemps seeds are really great in smoothies, and you can read about collagen peptides at another blog, Kitchen Stewardship.

  8. Delicious Chocolate pudding dessert! I tried 2 T. (Great Lakes Collagen (green can)) as I wanted the protein because I didn’t have any of the egg-white protein powder. I just should have added the collagen powder as the last ingredient, as it sticks to the bottom of the Vitamix. Also, I used an already very cold full fat coconut milk can contents and it took several minutes for the contents to get smooth and that’s when I should have added the collagen powder to the Vitamix. Next time, I will try some peppermint extract for a peppermint flavor. Great recipe as usual, thanks.

  9. I just made it. It’s wonderful. Tastes like the chocolate milkshakes of old! Made 1/2 recipe since it was just for me. Even that was more than a serving! I’m going to make the leftovers into popsicles. I often use cocoa powder in my smoothies. But I think the chocolate makes the whole thing better! Didn’t have vanilla stevia so I used vanilla + stevia (duh).
    Anyway, thanks for the wonderful keto recipes. I’ve just made a commitment to LCHF/Keto diet and I’m so happy I can jump to the keto recipes on your site!

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