Raw Chocolate Smoothie - Savory Simple - www.savorysimple.net
I love smoothies. Like, really really love them. They’re a great breakfast on the run, a snack, a way to use up fruit and also… a great way to take care of a sweet craving. I’ve developed a knack for making healthy smoothies that basically taste like dessert. This raw chocolate smoothie is a total lifesaver when those night time cravings sneak up.

Raw Chocolate Smoothie - Savory Simple - www.savorysimple.net

Do you love chocolate as much as I do? You should get your hands on some raw cacao powder. Yes, it’s a bit pricy but one bag will last a really long time. There are many nutritional benefits to eating raw even on occasion and this decadent smoothie is just one example of how you can sneak raw foods into your diet. Bananas, almond milk, raw nut butter and raw honey round out the ingredients for a totally healthy treat. Too fancy? This smoothie is still healthy and delicious with regular, non-raw ingredients.

 

Raw Chocolate Smoothie
 
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Serves: 1 smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 tablespoons raw peanut butter
  • 1½ tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • ½ cup almond milk, either store-bought or homemade
Instructions
  1. Microwave raw honey for 5-10 seconds to thin it out.
  2. Puree honey, banana, peanut butter, cacao and almond milk in a sturdy blender until smooth.
Notes
For a more conventional smoothie, feel free to use non-raw versions of peanut butter, honey and cocoa powder.

 

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  • http://www.gimmesomeoven.com Ali

    Gorgeous photos!!! This sounds absolutely wonderful. I’m a big fan of going raw on occasion!

  • Kathryn

    This sounds wonderful – so tasty and nutritious at the same time!

  • http://www.grubarazzi.com Grubarazzi (

    I saw this come across the screen at 3:00 am when I couldn’t sleep and thought…yeahhhh… I’m definitely making this when I am still up at 5 am and ready for breakfast. It’s go time :)

  • http://www.bake-online.co.uk Jenny

    I’m really getting into smoothies this recipe is going to have to be added to my list to try! and your photographs are absolutely stunning!

  • http://thefooddept.blogspot.com.au/ Anne Marie

    looks super indulgent! yum! thank you!

  • http://megbakes11.blogspot.com Megan

    This sounds fabulous. I may have to splurge on some raw ingredients, but it’s also nice to know traditional ingredients can be substituted.

  • Liz

    Heaven in a glass!! Stunning photo!

  • http://traceysculinaryadventures.blogspot.com Tracey

    You had me at healthy smoothies that taste like dessert!

  • http://whatshouldieatforbreakfasttoday.com/ Marta

    I loooove chocolate as well. Soooooo much. This smootie looks so heavenly :D

  • http://peanutbutterandpeppers.com Jennifer

    YUM!!!!!!!! What a great smoothie! It looks so good! I am trying this one for tomorrows breakfast! Thank you for posting my Neoplitan Smoothie!! :)

  • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/ Anna

    I want to dive right into this! Gorgeous photo, Jen!

  • http://littlekitchie.blogspot.com Marie

    I agree that raw cacao powder is totally worth it. This smoothie looks to die for! And your photos are stunning!

  • http://www.farmfreshfeasts.com Kirsten

    Jen,
    What a beautiful photo–I’ve been experimenting with dark backgrounds in my online food photography class and your photos are my gold standard.
    I think this sounds like something I can easily whip up (have similar ingredients on hand) when I get my nighttime sweet cravings.

    Thanks!

  • http://acupofmascarpone.com carol

    Did you have to make this photo so gorgeous that it makes you want to drink right from the computer screen, Jen?! I’m not sure if I’ve ever combined all raw before, but after seeing this, definitely want to try!

  • https://www.consciouswater.ca Scott Miller

    Besides microwaving the honey I am Stoked to try this! Thanks tons! Have you heard of Giddy Yoyo? Best raw chocolate I have ever come across! Wild Heirloom Ecuadorian Arriba Nacional Cacao! Grown in mineral rich high elevation soil, watered by rain and PURE MOUNTAIN SPRINGS. Workers are paid BEYOND FAIR TRADE ; ). Raw. Vegan. Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Certified Organic. Canadian Company.

    Feel the flow…

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Well, if you don’t somehow warm the raw honey it’s going to clump in your blender. Trust me, I’ve tried.

  • http://www.texanerin.com Erin

    I love the ingredient list in this! And such pretty pictures. I also posted a healthy chocolate smoothie yesterday but it didn’t have peanut butter. That sounds like a nice addition! :)

  • http://sugardishme.com Heather

    That first photo is soooo gorgeous. Like really really beautiful.

  • http://www.unegaminedanslacuisine.com/ Valerie

    This looks too good to be “healthy!” Would it be defeating the purpose if I had about three? :D

  • http://www.thebeautifulbalance.com Christina

    This looks incredible! I love using raw cacao in smoothies and baked goods.

  • http://cookingactress.blogspot.com/ Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

    AHHH can I have this for breakfast every day??? mmmkay?

  • http://tutti-dolci.com Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Gorgeous smoothie, this would be perfect for breakfast or an afternoon energy boost!

  • http://www.crazyforcrust.com Dorothy

    Fabulous!

  • http://www.whatkatiesbaking.com what katie’s baking

    beautiful photos! and i love smoothies & chocolate, too, so i would looove this smoothie.

  • http://damndelicious.tumblr.com Chung-Ah

    Love this! And dude, any excuse to have chocolate for breakfast, right?

  • http://www.thisbakergirlblogs.com ThisBakerGirlBlogs

    I love smoothies, too. And, this looks like the perfect one to try next!

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com Joanne

    How did you know I have nightly chocolate cravings?? This would be PERFECT for satisfying them without all the guilt!

  • Carolyn

    Wow! That looks more like a thick chocolate shake than a smoothie! Gorgeous.

  • http://thefrostedvegan.com Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

    Ahh yes I need this this morning ASAP!

  • http://www.motherthyme.com Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    As much as I drink smoothies, I have never had one like this before. I am so eager to give this a try!

  • http://www.nutmegnanny.com Nutmeg Nanny

    I’m a huge smoothie fan :) your photos are beautiful, I’d love to have this!

  • http://gourmandeinthekitchen.com Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    I’m a big fan of raw cacao powder, you can have your chocolate and all the associate health benefits that go with it!

  • http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/ marla

    This is the perfect healthy treat!

  • Jackie

    Healthy?. Yes! ANTIOXIDANTS. Also very satisfying.

  • Jennifer King

    I tried this, with regular honey and raw almond butter vs. peanut butter. SO GOOD! Thanks. And I also appreciate the gorgeous photos.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      I’m so happy to hear you liked it! Thank you for the kind words :)

  • angela

    This was so delish. I had all ingredients so I was excited to see recipe. I would do frozen banana next time. I froze mine but not quite all the way. This taste like a milkshake. Yum. I am not eating dairy or meat or processed food so wanted to try some choclate recipes!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Hi Angela, I’m so glad you liked it!

  • Danielle

    This looks so good. I’m going to try to replace the honey with agave syrup. Because you know honey isn’t vegan right. I adore your blog by the way.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Yes, I know it’s not vegan :)

  • http://www.becauseilikechocolate.com Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate

    Where has this been all my life? Any excuse I can think of to have chocolate for breakfast, I will take. This has officially been added to the list!

  • Laetitia

    I was looking for a easy cacao recipe and I came across this one – perfect. I changed it though, two tablespoons of cacao, one banana, one cup of milk, squeeze of honey. So good, thanks for the inspiration.

    • mary

      Should ice be added?

      • Jennifer Farley

        I didn’t add ice.

  • http://www.breakfastcriminals.com Breakfast Criminals

    Delicious! Great pics :)