Dark Chocolate Date Protein Smoothie

Craving a chocolate shake? Make this Dark Chocolate Date Protein Smoothie instead for the same great flavor, but so much more nutrition!

Craving a chocolate shake? Make this Dark Chocolate Date Protein Smoothie instead for the same great flavor, but so much more nutrition!

Linley and I have a pretty great routine down in the mornings (or I should say, I have it pretty great). After our workout I jump in the shower and she starts breakfast then we swap. Usually by the time I am out of the shower, she’s already whipped up something incredibly amazing because that’s just what she does. One morning we were both craving something chocolatey and full of protein and greens and by the time I got out of the shower, I had this amazing smoothie waiting for me.

Never in my 27 years of life have I ever put a date in a smoothie. GENIUS. It adds a hint of sweet and a delicious caramel flavor, the perfect pair to chocolate if you ask me.

Craving a chocolate shake? Make this Dark Chocolate Date Protein Smoothie instead for the same great flavor, but so much more nutrition!

Today’s smoothie is in partnership with Silk and their new Protein Nut Milk, which is thick, creamy, and so so soooo yummy. It’s made with an almond and cashew blend and has 10g of protein per serving with only 2g sugar. HELLLLLS to the yes. It’s also soy and dairy free, which is another yeehaw. I’ve been using it on top of cereal, in my oats, and in smoothies! It’s a great thing to add to pretty much anything for an extra protein boost, which we all need more of these days.

In addition to the protein nut milk, this smoothie has some other great nutritional components in it–

  • bananas
  • dates
  • kale
  • cocoa powder
  • vanilla

That’s all you need! We topped ours with almond butter and chopped dates.

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Craving a chocolate shake? Make this Dark Chocolate Date Protein Smoothie instead for the same great flavor, but so much more nutrition! Craving a chocolate shake? Make this Dark Chocolate Date Protein Smoothie instead for the same great flavor, but so much more nutrition!
Recipe

Dark Chocolate Date Protein Smoothie

Craving a chocolate shake? Make this Dark Chocolate Date Protein Smoothie instead for the same great flavor, but so much more nutrition!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas, medium
  • 3 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup kale, deboned and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Silk Protein Nut Milk*

Instructions

Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and mix until smooth.

Notes

*Depending on how thick you like your smoothies, add more almond milk by the tablespoon.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2
  • Calories: 312
  • Sugar: 40
  • Sodium: 213
  • Fat: 6
  • Carbohydrates: 65
  • Fiber: 9
  • Protein: 10
Craving a chocolate shake? Make this Dark Chocolate Date Protein Smoothie instead for the same great flavor, but so much more nutrition!

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