Let’s face it. We all love Nutella, but it is not the most healthiest food to eat. Here is a great alternative: This healthy chocolate smoothie recipe is sweetened with dates and made with all vegan ingredients. Guaranteed to cure all your Nutella cravings.
I have been on the hunt for a good chocolate smoothie for sometime now. It is safe to say that I tried over 10 different recipes to finally end up in this one. In my quest for the “best healthy chocolate smoothie”, I wanted a recipe made with healthy ingredients and no refined sugars. I also wanted it to taste like milk chocolate. And when it comes to milk chocolate flavor, Nutella is my all-time favorite. The taste of cocoa mixed in with roasted hazelnuts and blended into a creamy concussion is to die for.
I don’t know about you, but I grew up eating Nutella every morning. My mother would spread a thick layer of it on a toast every morning for breakfast. Now years later, I do not eat Nutella everyday, but when I treat myself with a spoonfull it surely takes me back to my childhood. It is so sad that Nutella is not a healthy food that we should consume everyday.
If you feel the same way, I have some good news for you. Because this healthy chocolate smoothie recipe made with cocoa powder, hazeltnuts, pears, coconut water, vanilla extract and sweetened with Medjool dates tastes like Nutella. When I first read the recipe, I had zero expectations and didn’t think much of it. But after the first sip, I thought that this was the best chocolate smoothie I have ever had.
So here is to a great vegan and healthy chocolate smoothie recipe to help you cure your Nutella cravings.Print
Nutella Lovers Healthy Chocolate Smoothie
Let’s face it. We all love Nutella, but it is not the most healthiest food to eat. Here is an alternative healthy chocolate smoothie recipe that is sweetened with dates and made with all vegan ingredients. Made with superfoods like cocoa powder and hazelnuts, this smoothie is guaranteed to cure all your Nutella cravings.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Total Time: 10 min
- Yield: 2 servings
- Category: Smoothie
- Method: Blending
- Cuisine: American
- ¼ cup roasted unsalted hazelnuts, a few more hazelnuts as garnish
- 1 cup ripe pear, chopped with the skin on from 2 small or 1 large pear
- 2 Medjool dates, pitted
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups coconut water
- 2 cups ice
- handful of seasonal fruit, as garnish
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and frosty. Serve immediately.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 266
- Sugar: 28.7g
- Sodium: 200.8mg
- Fat: 11.5g
- Carbohydrates: 41.7g
- Fiber: 9.4g
- Protein: 5.6g
- Cholesterol: 41.7g
This recipe is adapted from Julie Morris’s cookbook, Superfood Smoothies.