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 love all of your recipes so much; you are a genius! I was told by a medical professional that when you drink a smoothie, you are actually giving you digestive system a break, it’s already predigested for you. I feel totally amazing when I do this. Wish I had heard this before this year.
Over the past 22 years I have now lost 170 lbs, I feel kind of shocked about it. They say the longer it takes to come off, the longer it stays off. I just shared this with my family, I have not seen them since 2018 or ’17 maybe. Thank you, Elana, for all that you do and all that you share. :)
Laura, what a fabulous comment in so many ways. Thanks for sharing your healing journey with me <3
This is my favorite breakfast smoothie! It is the only smoothie that will keep me full for hours plus it tastes great.
Jan, that’s a wonderful idea!
Another fun thing to do with a smoothie might be to freeze the mix in a popsicle mold for a hot day treat.
Anne Lee says
I made a version of this smoothie this morning. I used Lily’s dark chocolate, and 2 TBSP vital proteins collagen peptides, because egg whites are so inflammatory for the body. I skipped the chia seeds as well, and added a drop or two of peppermint extract. Delicious smoothie! Loved it for a morning treat that I didn’t need to feel guilty about. :)
Anne, so glad to hear you enjoyed this smoothie!
This shake is super yummy, and it kept me full all morning. There are a lot of keto shake recipes on the web, but they do not look too appealing. This shake makes me feel like I was cheating! Thank you for all of your hard work.
Christine, you’re welcome! When I have a protein shake or smoothie I want it to be good for me but taste like high-end gourmet ice cream :-)
Can I substitute the egg white poweder for regular vanilla protein powder? As well as for the coconut can I use regular almond milk ?
Helen, I haven’t tried that so not sure, but feel free to experiment :-)