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
- 1 can full fat coconut milk (375 grams)
- ¼ cup egg white protein powder (20 grams)
- 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds (20 grams)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla stevia
- ⅓ cup chopped 85% dark chocolate (50 grams)
- 2-3 cups ice
- 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
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Smoothie for breakfast? My Breakfast Smoothie is the perfect combination of a strawberry shake and an almond butter 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 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
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.
I am ok with eating raw egg whites so can i substitute egg whites for the egg white protein powder, if so how many? I ask because there are so many keto recipes online that require many ingredients that I don’t already have in my pantry and difficult to find at the store. I don’t have a problem shopping online for them but often the price is steep not to mention the shipping.
Toni, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
I also have an MS Dx and have been on LDN and gluten/dairy/legume-free diet since 2008. I was feeling the need to further modify my diet and BOOM I saw a documentary where the specific carbohydrate diet was discussed. I then found you while doing further research and bought two of your cookbooks (they haven’t arrived yet), got a food processor and ingredients for keto bread, and then ordered a Vitamix. By the end of the week I should be ready to go in this new direction and I’m super excited to experiment will all these awesome recipes.
I love Boulder and wish I’d known about you when I was there. Do you do workshops there? I’d consider a visit to attend.
Margie, it’s such a pleasure to meet you here. Sounds like we have a lot in common –Boulder, SCD, etc. I’m thrilled to hear you are going all in and have bought my books as well as a food processor and vitamix. I haven’t been teaching our touring lately due to this:
I hope you’ll stay in touch here!
Really happy I found your recipe on Pinterest! I made it today (with a few tweaks: stevia drops, vanilla whey protein powder (zero carb), and cacao powder instead of your items listed), and it was the perfect post workout shake. I’ve been craving something sweet, and this was just what I needed. Thanks again for the great recipe!
Danielle, thanks for letting me know you enjoyed this recipe!
Danielle: how much cacao powder did you use?
Looks delicious, like all your incredible recipes. I fear I may have developed a sensitivity to coconut milk, but thought I’d check out the brand you recommend. But the brand that is the link of the coconut milk you recommend has guar gum, can you tolerate guar gum? Thanks!
Elaine, yes in very small amounts.
This just made my morning! Thank you!
Thanks Christine! I’m so glad you liked it :-)
Man! that was good! I was craving a Sonic chocolate shake, and I’ve now found the answer. I changed it up a little based on what I had available. I had no canned coconut milk, so I used coconut milk from the carton combined with some heavy cream. I didn’t have vanilla stevia, so I used plain stevia powder, and added some vanilla powder. And I used cacao powder rather than chopped 85% dark chocolate, and a 100% vegetable protein powder. Also added a handful of fresh spinach. Sooo good!
Donna, I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed this!
I have a Ninja and it worked very well in a Ninja single serve. I blended the chia seeds in it first to pulverize them, then added the rest including ice. Be sure to pulse a few times first, as with most blenders, then let her rip! It worked great for me.
Do you have nutritional information for this keto recipe?
Hi Mary, for more info on that please see this post:
Have a great day!
Using the brands listed in the recipe, this is what I came up with for estimated Nutritionals for those that may be interested. I’ve rounded to whole numbers, so some per serving amounts obviously round up a gram.
Per Recipe/Per Serving
Debbie Pitzel says
Thanks for providing keto-friendly recipes Elana! I am moving in this dietary direction for neuroprotective reasons! Can’t wait to try this smoothie!
You’re welcome Debbie!
I’m a big fan of your blog. Thank you for all you do. I haven’t tried this yet and I’m not super familiar with keto, so maybe this isn’t allowed on that diet, but I’m thinking about cold brewing some coffee, making ice cubes out of them and using a couple of those with the regular ice to equal the 2 – 3 cups of ice. I could definitely use a healthier version of the ice blended mocha I order frequently. I’ll be sure to return to let everyone know how it turns out.
Hi Dan! That sounds amazing, please let us know how it turns out :-)